Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Three New Unconnected Sprite Patterns, Because I Haven't Done That For Quite a While

Hello! Today, I'm done with my summer grad student work, so I'm free to do some really superficial crafty stuff! That means that, today, I've got three totally unrelated sprite patterns to post! I'm working on three sets of sprite patterns lately- Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, by request, Kingdom Hearts, by ninety requests, and Rival Schools/Project Justice, because I want to- so I'm cleaning some of the random stuff off of my desktop before I get too far with any of them. That means that for today, I have a character from an FX hour long drama, one from a really bad 80s anime, and a character from a Disney movie that came out a couple of years ago. There's nothing really out of the ordinary here. 
Today's first sprite pattern is of Molly, from the TV show Fargo, because I like that show and wanted to make some cross stitch patterns from it. I've made Gus, too, and will be posting him in the near future. I think that, of the three patterns I've got for today, Molly might be the most difficult to stitch, since she requires a lot of different types of brown embroidery floss for her hair and police uniform. There's nothing that should make this more complicated than normal, though, so if you want to stitch her, it should go pretty well!
Today's next pattern is of Princess Rasa from an anime called (at least in America) Planet Busters. I watched in on VHS in my campus apartment last fall, which may have been a mistake. If I understood things correctly, this is the main character, but it was a really boring movie where people kept having wacky chases and having the same dub voices as characters from Robotech, until an unexpectedly existential ending, so I actually spent most of the movie making this pattern. There was a guy who I think was her brother and also could have been the main character, so don't hold me to this information. Though I wasn't a big fan of Planet Busters at all, I was impressed by how 80s-anime-giant-headed Princess Rasa looked, so I wanted to see if I could get a sprite pattern to have that look, too. I actually think I succeeded! I'm definitely going to make this, even if no one else ever does, but if you do decide to stitch her, this is a very easy pattern with basic, easy to find colors. Since she's from a pretty obscure movie, it is possible that no one will ever notice if she is stitched in completely the wrong colors of floss.
The last pattern for today is of Vanellope from Wreck-It-Ralph, who I'm sure is going to be the least often stitched of any of the patterns posted today. I made this pattern because she's the only perky girl in a Disney movie that I have heard threaten to behead people, and that is worth a lot as far as this blog goes. Luckily,the pattern seems to have come out really well! There's a lot of colors that are only used for one stitch in this pattern, but they're bright and basic, so you should be able to use scraps of floss from other projects for the candy in her hair. Other than that, there's nothing really strange about this pattern.

For today, I'm done, but I have piles more sprite patterns to post, a few more big patterns, and some finished projects to show off, too. I should be back with some of that very soon, but until then, have a nice day and good luck with your own crafting stuff!

Friday, August 1, 2014

A Monochrome Metropolis Pattern

Hello! Tonight I'm mostly just posting to be posting, so this won't be anything fancy. I do have a new pattern for you guys, though, so hopefully, that's something!

Last Saturday night, TCM showed Metropolis (the silent movie, not the anime), and I happily sat and watched it, even though I had seen it at least twice before. As had happened before, I ended up sitting around and making a cross stitch pattern based on it after the movie was over. Last time, I made sprite patterns for Freder and Maria, which I still need to make, but this weekend, I did a monochrome portrait pattern of the movie's machine-man, which seems to me to look more like a woman, but I'm not the mad scientist here, so what do I know?

I have stitched pattern this twice in the less-than-a-week since I made it, so I can safely say that it is a quick stitch that comes out very well when done in specialty floss. I'll have photos to prove it in a few days, when I am less lazy, but until then, I can tell you that she can be stitched in just a few hours and looks very nice in an embroidery hoop. With that crucial information given, here is tonight's pattern!
I am done posting for tonight, but as always, I have more patterns and have not quit making them! Have a nice day, and good luck with your crafts!