Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

DIY Space Invader project - Free Space Invaders Pattern for Needlepoint

Today's DIY project will allow you to create a Space Invader framed item. The item is available here, but this item is a perfect entry point into needlepoint design.
Here is what the finished product will look like:
Materials needed: scissors, plastic canvas (size 7 Mesh), needle (tapestry size 16), black yarn, blue yarn and a mini gold frame (available at AC Moore / Michaels). See picture below.

You will also need a pattern for the Space Invader - you may want to print this. I have all my patterns printed in a binder.
Step 1: Cut your plastic canvas. Although the pattern shows 15 x 15, your plastic canvas should be cut 16 x 16. The reason the pattern shows it otherwise is because you have to compensate for the actual stitch. 
Step 2: thread your needle and begin in the second column five holes up. Always stitch going diagonal up right. See picture below:
Step 3: Continue making your design until you complete the black outline. Once the outline is finished, flip your item upside down and thread the yarn through the back.
Step 4: Pull the needle all the way through. 
Step 5: Cut any excess yarn off. 
Step 6: Begin threading the blue yarn. My advice is always start left to right.
Step 7: Complete the filling and repeat step 3 and 4 with the blue yarn.
Step 8: Disassemble the frame. Remove any clear cellophane off of the frame as your item will not fit with the cellophane.
Step 9: Place the Space Invader inside the frame and then push in the white binding that came with the frame. You should hear a click on the right and left side of the frame. This indicates that the backing locked in correctly. Congratulations - you just completed your Space Invader!




Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Birdo Pattern for Bead Sprite, Needlepoint and Cross Stitch

I made a Birdo some time ago and I figured I would pass on the pattern to everyone. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Zelda Rupee Pattern for Bead Sprite, Needlepoint and Cross Stitch

Made this Rupee from my shop. It is available here.

Here is what the finished product looks like:


Enjoy the pattern!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Clank pattern for Needlepoint, Cross Stitch and Bead Sprite

This week I made a Clank and I figured I would pass along the pattern for the item. Here is what it looks like complete:

So here is the pattern! Enjoy. Project time is roughly: 15-20 minutes. Item is available here.


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Zelda Heart Container giveaway

Congratulations to A.Adams for entering my Mario Star Giveaway and being the winner. This month I wanted to make something special for my Blog that is not available for purchase on my shop. So this month I made something unique. This month: a floating Zelda heart container.

Giveaway Details - Start day: May 2nd. End Date: May 31st, 2013
How do I enter? Leave a comment in the comment field with a way to contact you, and a link your favorite item from my shop.
Additional entries: Go to my Facebook. Check my photos in May Listing and click the Zelda Heart Container and simply write <3
So what do I win? A Zelda Heart Container - it measures: 6in x 3.5in


Good Luck! Only one will win! Winner will be announced by June 1st, 2013!