Sunday, September 30, 2012

9.30 Scott Pilgrim WIP

It's been a couple of days since I took this picture, but I haven't gotten any more work done since then. Gideon has some crazy anime hair here, and you can see the first couple of spikes of it.

Once I get to Gideon's body, work should progress much quicker because of his white suit.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

9.20 Scott Pilgrim WIP

Work in progress is a slightly misleading name for this post, as there's nothing in progress here. There's a tiny blue bird to the right of Gideon Graves, and I stitched the bird before I started on Gideon.

Here's the bird, and next week, you'll see my progress on Gideon!

Friday, September 14, 2012

9.14 Scott Pilgrim WIP

As I predicted last week, I finished Kim Pine. I've moved all the way back to the right hand side and after I finish this tiny blue bird just a little bit below Nega Scott, I'll start work on Gideon Graves. So you've got that to look forward to next week!

Sunday, September 9, 2012


A fancy new fleur de pouch for my boyfriend to wear at the Renaissance Faire

Saturday, September 8, 2012

9.8 Scott Pilgrim WIP

Things I discovered this week: The actress that played Kim Pine in the Scott Pilgrim movie plays Maggie, the blonde junior producer on HBO's The Newsroom.

Did not see that coming.

As far as the project goes, I'm down to the bottom of Kim's left shoe and her lower right leg. So, this might be the last time you see Kim until the next full project shot. We'll see what happens...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Custom Pushpins

I wanted some owl pushpins for the cork-board in my office, but I didn't want to spend a ton of money, and all the owl pushpins I saw were way cutsier than what I had in mind.  So I came up with this quick fix, for about $5.00.


Supplies needed:

Flat pushpins
Buttons or other embellishments
Hot glue gun and hot glue
Wire-cutters or snips, if using buttons with shanks

Snip, snip!

Step one:  If using buttons with shanks, cut them off as close to the button as possible.  Your goal is to get the back of the button as flat as you can.

Gluing these is a bit of a pain.

Step two:  Put a dollop of hot glue on the back of your button, and press a push pin into it.  You may need to try a couple of times, as the "flat" pushpins actually have a bit of a dome to them.  Hold the pieces together until the glue cools.

 Step three:  Put your pins in your cork board!

Please note that this was a quick-n-dirty project, hence the hot glue.  I'm guessing a few of these will pop off with use, and I will probably just hot-glue them back on.  You could easily use a different adhesive (maybe superglue?) for a more sturdy end product.

Monday, September 3, 2012

A Sticky Wicket

I lost my old tomato shaped on cushion, so I was keeping my pins in a little bowl. Which I always tipped over, and then I'd step on them, and everything sucked forever. So I made this: