This is a bit of an understatement, like saying my cats like catnip.
I completely avoided everything about The Force Awakens until I saw it. I didn’t want to get super excited about something and have to wait to watch it. While it does have its faults, I enjoyed the movie immensely. Is it the best movie in the history of ever that everyone should watch no matter their interests? No. Is it a fun movie that fits very well with the feel of the movies and the (non-canon) expanded universe? Very much so.
I’m still plotting out some sort of craft to make after seeing the movie. Perhaps a flag modeled after one of the ones from Maz Kanata’s castle.
I have made a bunch of Star Wars themed crafts in the past. This is just a roundup of the ones I could find pictures for.
It seems that when I start a new hobby, I don’t just dabble in it; I jump into the deep end.
I’ve been really flinging myself into cross stitch. I find it’s easy to pick up and put down, I can work on it while I watch TV, and it’s fairly easy for me to work on it during slow times at work. The only part I’m still working on is easily packing up the things I need to take them back and forth.
But as of now, I’ve only bought one pattern, and it was because I just wanted a single element for my next surprise project.
I really enjoy making patterns, though usually it’s more cobbling together patterns. I’ve found that perler bead patterns work extremely well for cross stitch. The program I use, PCStitch, lets me make font patterns with nearly all of the fonts on my computer. Since I’m a bit of a font enthusiast (windows says I have over 1,200 fonts) this is fun and sometimes time consuming.
My most complex finished cross stitch is the Godzilla one I made for a friend’s birthday. He’s a bit of a Godzilla fan (I’m fairly sure he owns every movie made, a couple of them twice because of bonus features).
I can’t possibly only work on one thing at a time. No way, no how. That makes too much sense. Then I might actually *finish* something in a timely manner. Can’t have that!
For my birthday/mother’s day I got a new sewing machine. My old one still mostly works and would probably work just fine if I took it for a tune up. It is, however, older than I am. After some research and checking of the budget and saving up, I got the Brother SE400 sewing & embroidery machine. I LOVE IT! Continue Reading “Work on ALL the projects!”→
I *finally* finished a project. I believe I started on it (passively) sometime in October and I finished it on Sunday, a full two months late for the birthday it was for (I would have finished it a month ago, but I was kind of hospitalized).