I’m selling a few of my bigger patterns I’ve made, check out my patterns for sale! I’m still trying to figure everything out so please bear with me while I get it all set up :-)
Sorry everyone, I’m trying to start up a business of selling my patterns and such and this is one that I never wanted to just give away because of how hard I worked on it.
It’s only $5! If you’re interested in purchasing it, go here.
I was chosen as Redditor of the Day for today! I wanted to post something reddit-related in honor of that so I give to you the perler orangered! For those not familiar with reddit, when you have a new message it shows an orangeish/reddish envelope. Pattern is below :-)
The finished piece is 3″x2″, I use mine as a coaster but you could turn it into a magnet or a small wall-hanging instead :-)
I got a comment yesterday asking for patterns to my Jack Skellington and Kirby stitchings, so here they are! These are two really early patterns I made so they’re not as polished and professional as I normally like but they’re still pretty good.
All numbers listed are DMC. For Jack I used generic threads in blue shades (thus the Lt, Md,and Dk on the pattern) but you can change the shades to whatever color you want! Enjoy :-)
Hi everyone! I’ve posted my Mario question block a couple places and it seems to be pretty popular, so I figured I’d do a tutorial!
First off, the finished product(s)! (and a few more exclamation points!!)
I made both of these boxes using Perler beads, they’re great little fusible beads that you melt together with an iron. Hama beads are basically the same thing just a different brand. You’ll also need a huge embroidery needle, as long as you can find, and coordinating embroidery thread. I chose dark brown thread for both boxes. You may also need a large paper clip, slightly unbent, to push your needle through all the way.
First, decide if you want to make the large box or the small box! Patterns are below. Also decide if you want a functional lid or just a cute, non-functioning box. Next, iron all the pieces for your box as shown on the pattern, making sure not to iron too much, you want to be able to thread your giant needle through the holes. Remember that some of the pieces might look wrong if you flip them upside down so check before you freak out and disassemble them (don’t you all like how you can learn from my mistakes?? I did that like 3 times when I didn’t need to). I like to put my freshly ironed pieces under something sort of heavy, like a book, to make sure that they cool flat.
If you want to make a lid, make one square outline that is one peg smaller on all sides (for example, if you do the small box, make one square that’s 12×12 in addition to those found on the pattern). Using your iron and ironing paper, carefully melt the sides of your smaller square so that it will fit snugly within a normal-sized square; be careful to make sure you can still thread your needle through the holes.
When you’ve made all of your pieces, line them up and make sure they look correct. If you want a lid, take the top piece and your smaller piece and keep them separate. If you’re doing just a simple box, you can toss a bell inside before stitching so that it makes a noise similar to the sound in makes in Mario when the block is hit. If you’re electronically-inclined you could make something that will play the actual Mario sound when the box is moved and stitch it up inside the box!
Thread your needle with a long piece of embroidery thread and tie a double-, triple-, or even quadruple-knot at one end, just make sure the knot will be able to fit in the hole without slipping out. Making sure to keep your pieces properly aligned, thread the needle all the way through all pieces using the running stitch method and carefully push your knot into one of the little holes, this will keep it secure, just don’t push it too far. Go all the way around your box with a running stitch in one direction first. If your needle isn’t long enough you might need to carefully push it through with the paper clip; make sure you don’t stab yourself! When you reach the end of your thread, tie a large knot as close to your box as possible and push it into the hole the same way you did at the beginning. Once you’ve gone all the way around with your running stitch, reverse and go all the way back to make it look nice, neat, and keep it secure. For the lid, stitch it the exact same way only placing the small square in the center of the larger square so it fits properly.
That’s it! Pretty simple but a little time-consuming. I use my boxes to hold spare change, quite fitting for a Mario block I think.
These are all of the pieces you’ll need to make the blocks. For the first and last pieces shown for each pattern, make those as full squares. For all other pieces they’re only square outlines, nothing in the center. Some of the beads are white, keep that in mind when making your outlines, I should have figured out a way to differentiate between “white” and “nothing”. Oh well!
So, as usual I have approximately ten million creative ideas floating around in my head. Here’s a list of just a few of them. I’ll try to update this in the future so it’s all in one place. If you make anything inspired by this list, please let me know, I’d love to see it! :-)
- Bell-sleeved shrug, similar to option C in this pattern but with bell sleeves
- A black denim trench coat with lacing in the back to look like a corset. I am currently working very, very slowly on this
- Angel wings embroidery on the back of a shirt. I have already made one shirt like this and want to make another
- Bell-sleeved kimono-style dress, I like this pattern, option A, but with long sleeves like option B
- Mario star pillow. Perhaps put lights and a button to play the star music
- Mario question block foot rest/ottoman
- Messenger bag purse, following this tutorial and using black denim, perhaps with “Bag of Holding” stitched on it
Renaissance-style bodice and skirt, perhaps using bodice skirt B from this pattern or the bodice and skirt from this patternCompleted! Blogged about here
- Neckroll pillow using my cherry print fabric for the center part and my dark red fabric for the sides (fabrics were previously used here)
- White and sapphire blue wedding dress using option D of this pattern or possibly this pattern. It’s probably going to be a while before I make this one, but I’ve got it planned out now! :-D I might do a sapphire satin waist sash and may do a lace-up back
- Groom’s outfit inspired by this outfit from the movie Stardust using option B (but the sleeves of A) of this pattern for the shirt, still need to find patterns for everything else
- Leather or black denim collar. Take a strip of the material, put grommets/eyelets on it and lace it up with ribbon
- (Inspired by my friend Thallium!) Embroidered canvas shoes. Find some cheap canvas shoes and just stitch something on ‘em! I’ll probably do something like a tree or vines, something nature-related
- Fabric gift bags using this tutorial
- Kitty/fox ear hat using this tutorial
- Sushi-shaped dog toys, inspired by this. I just need to find some squeakers to put in them, or maybe bells
- Somehow I want to try to replicate this top, it’s simply amazing
- One of these super-cute, super-simple iPhone/iPod cozies
- Plush companion cube using this tutorial
- Garter belt using this tutorial
- Add rainbow ribbon as a trim to a shirt
- Embroidered headband
- This top
- Button up spats like these Completed! Tutorial posted here
- Skirts B and C from this pattern
- A low-backed dress with a single strip of fabric across the back to cover my bra (because I can’t wear stuff without a bra)
- Something to do with this patch I made
- Layered lace fabric cuff made from this tutorial
- Cross stitched circuit board for my honey
- 3D Portal Cube from perforated plastic or plastic canvas (inspired by this)
- Sketch-style T-rex and Godzilla hugging embroidery or something else ridiculously adorable like puppies or kittens
- Carl Sagan-inspired cross stitch patterns
- “A still more glorious dawn awaits. Not a sunrise, but a galaxy rise. A morning filled with 400 billion suns. The rising of the Milky Way.”
- “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch you must first invent the universe”
- “The cosmos is also within us, we’re made of star stuff”
- Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series-inspired cross stitch
- “The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed”
- Stag and deer coordinated cross stitch patterns
- “Love notes”: embroidery with a musical staff and heart-shaped notes, like this
- An embroidered love note, stating all the things I love about my honey. Inspired by this
- Office Space cross stitch: “It’s not that I’m lazy, it’s that I just don’t care”. I will not be bringing this to work >.>
- Alice in Wonderland “Eat me” and “Drink me” embroidery for a tote bag
- Fabric wrist band with embroidery
- Eye of Ra cross stitch pattern
- A towel for my honey to wipe his junk on instead of using my hand towels >.> I’ll probably embroidery little penises on it or something
- …A crocheted ball sack filled with something gel-like inside it to use as a stress reliever
- An embroidered Tux (Linux) on a shirt
- One moon earring, one star earring, with matching necklace
- Chain choker with a small padlock keeping it on, like this
- A bracelet like this one
- A bracelet using this pattern, one in dark blue and black for me and one in purple and baby blue for my mom
- My own website, maybe named Kyoti Makes?
- Jewelry holder inspired by this made of either wood or acrylic
- Paint this wooden tape box using this pattern. The moon and stars will be on one side and will fade into the sun and clouds
- A staff, because I am a geek like that. No idea how I’ll do it, yet!
- Chainmail “dreamcatcher” following this tutorial
- “Wallet” card using this tutorial
- Needle book, inspired by this
- 3D Perler companion cube, inspired by this
- A tiny sewing kit with pre-threaded needles to keep in my purse for emergency repairs
- Re-stuff my bed pillows because they’re getting all limp and thin
- Something with vinyl; I don’t know what, but I have a ton of it. If you’ve got ideas comment and let me know!
I am a geek. I am proud of that. Therefore, I proudly display my Lord of the Rings Mines of Moria cross stitch in my home!
I completely made the pattern myself. If you’re interested in purchasing the pattern, leave a comment :-)
So Happy Seamstress is having a contest for Nintendo-themed crafts. I’ve entered a couple items (two of which I’ve already posted here before). Check out the entries and vote on stuff!
Here are the ones I entered:
Sorry I’ve not been posting much lately, I feel terrible that I don’t update as often as I’d like. School is getting very time-consuming, but I get my degree in 3 weeks!!
I’ve still been crafting a lot and trying to take pictures (when I remember to do so). Hopefully I’ll have a ton of posts once I finish school. If anyone ever misses me and wants me to update, just leave me a comment so I know I actually have some readers other than just my mom and my best friend! :-)
It’s been a while! I’ve been working on a few projects that I’ll try to update everyone with as soon as I can. In the mean time, it’s another pattern post! This time it’s the Hyrule crest and Triforce.
First, pictures of the completed patterns!
I stitched these on a green fleece scarf, one pattern on each end.
By far my most requested pattern has been for the Super Mario montage that I made my partner for his birthday. I figured this would be a good choice to post for my next pattern update!