Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Cross Stitch a Space Mouse!

Hello, everyone! I am half asleep and not very coherent, so I should probably not blog, but I want to keep posting my anime mascot portrait patterns tonight! My newest pattern in the set features, as you guys have been warned, one of the Space Mice from Voltron! I do not know as much about Voltron as I do about certain other strange dubs of 80s robot anime, but the Space Mice are great. At first I thought it was good that the show had a bunch of cute cartoon mice running around the giant robot hell battle landscape, so I was all for them at that point. After that, though, the Space Mice built a tiny Space Mouse Voltron, and then I was impressed. I cannot give a summary of what happened on Voltron, except it seems like they killed and unkilled Sven, which was confusing, and also, they gave a princess a giant robot, which is cool. I can, however, talk at length about Space Mice, though most of it will be total nonsense and questions as to what exactly makes them Space Mice rather than normal mice in space, which is why this pattern happened.

I'm pretty sure that someone who actually paid attention to Voltron is reading this with a cartoon vein popping out of their forehead.

Anyway, today's pattern is of a decent size, at 60 by 75 stitches, and because most of the pattern is made of of ears, it shouldn't take too long to stitch. I actually think that this came out really well, and hope to make it myself someday. The colors are simple, so substitutions should be easy to make if you want to do so.
I have been working on my stitching, so I should post some WIP photos, but I am really sleepy, so I will do so in my next post. There's one project that I'm hoping to finish by the end of the weekend, but if I don't pull it off, I will post photos at some point. Until that and my next patterns post, have a good evening and good luck with your crafts!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Another Weird Space Rabbit, Robotech Edition

Hello! Recently, I've been working on my anime mascot character portrait patterns again, but in choosing the two new characters, made choices that are, at best, probably questionable. Because of that, I am starting with the more obscure one. Tonight's cross stitch pattern is a ridiculously big chart of one of the Pollinators from Southern Cross, the second season of Robotech. I know that they are obscure because I spent a ton of time on Google and Bing typing things like "robotech space bunny" or "robotech fuzzy space cat" and, finally, the coherent and grammatically correct, "robotech dana pet what called" before actually figuring out that they were called Pollinators.

Mostly, I made this chart for myself, because I wasn't sure who else was ever going to make this. I ended up not even making the one Dana keeps as a pet because the other ones are pink, like some deranged Sanrio character, and I am shallow. After some thought, however, I decided that if anyone got it in their head that they really wanted a big cross stitch pattern of an alien rabbit-creature that appeared in one scene of Robotech, this is the blog they'd be reading. Therefore, I am posting the pattern.

Tonight's cross stitch chart is really big, at about 75 by 90 stitches, but despite that, it is not very complicated. (Something tells me that Southern Cross was not a super-high budget show.) I actually added details when I was making this pattern that weren't in the original artwork so that it would be more fun to stitch. It's all just shading, but it takes away from the mind numbing monotony of stitching a gigantic block of light pink for weeks upon weeks. There's still only a few colors here, though, so it shouldn't be a challenge to find the colors for this, whether you want to use the real DMC floss colors or not, or to stitch it. Anyway, here is today's anime mascot character!
I'm pretty sleepy right now, so I am going to stop blogging for the time being. I have a companion pattern to this one, though, featuring one of the Space Mice from Voltron, and hope to post that within the next couple of days! After that, I need to make some more mascot character patterns, but still have a ton of sprite patterns to post, too. I am in no danger of running out of patterns. Anyway, I will be posting again soon, so, until then, have a nice weekend and good luck with your crafts!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Because You All Loved the Rushmore Sprite Pattern So Very Much...

Hello! My blogging tonight probably isn't the best idea, because the sleepier I get, the more tenuous my grasp on actually running a computer and making cross stitch patterns becomes. Because of that, my post tonight is not going to be too long. I went to see The Grand Budapest Hotel this morning, though, and after seeing it got it into my head, as I'm sure most people did, that if I stitched the Society of Crossed Keys emblem, it would be considerably less difficult than trying to recreate the needlepoint from the beginning of Moonrise Kingdom, as far as Wes Anderson themed needlecrafts go, but in terms of movie themed crafts that are not so director specific, that it would look very nice next to my stitching of the Pan Pacific Defense Corps logo from Pacific Rim. (I'm sure my roommates are constantly amazed by my decorating sense.) I wanted to make this pattern this afternoon, but because I had a lot of homework, I made myself wait until I had it done to work on fun stuff. I got my homework done, but was not very focused about it, which is why I am posting this after midnight.

Anyway, when I made this pattern, I had the stitch count be between 70 and 80 both vertically and horizontally so that it would be a fairly quick project and one that would be well suited to stitching on a tote bag. No one asked for this, but I thought it might look cool on one. When I stitch this, though, possibly quite soon, I think that I'm going to do it on Aida cloth and put it in an embroidery hoop, so it looks nifty and old fashioned.

I just spent ten minutes staring at the first paragraph, not sure that it makes sense, so before I do that again, here is today's pattern! I hope that you guys like it!
I have no WIP photo today, since my current project is a boring blob of red so far, so it is time for bed. I have two 80s robot anime mascots coming up for you, as well as the usual barrage of sprite patterns, so I will be posting again soon! Until then, have a good start to your week!