A while ago I bought a Pokemon cross-stitch pattern off of etsy (see end of post). I've been sporadically working on it, but with Christmas drawing near I decided it was high time to get it done if I wanted to give it as a gift. Then I went kind of crazy with the frame, making Dallin cut out the pieces for me. :)
Side note: that frame is 18-inches long. It's a behemoth.
Pattern designed by Siobhan Barbour * www.fingerpricks.com * www.etsy.com/shop/lithy
Often times I don't like to share sketchbook pages (the-kind-of-person-who-doesn't-like-others-to-see-their-incomplete-work), but as I was doodling, the expression on one sketch in particular reminded me of the song from Wicked called "I'm not that girl..." So I polished it up and threw in some color.
Ultimately, it turned into more Sailor Moon fan art. :P I thought that Sailor Mars especially identified with Elphaba in that moment as she watched her unrequited love choose another. :)
I was in Joann's, patiently waiting for Dallin to finish gathering his loads of fabric when an adorable flannel caught my eye. Not only was it ridiculously cute, but it was also on sale for $2/yard and it looked like there was about just a yard left. Score! Then, my gears a-churning, we scurried over to Hobby Lobby where I found the perfect specimen to use with that fabric:
Behold! My first, completed sewing project of my adulthood!
I think I may have mentioned that we draw names in both my and my husband's families for Christmas. On his side, as soon as I found out who I was giving to, I knew immediately what I wanted to create. I was so excited that I bought all of the supplies back in early November.
From start to finish, this piece was extremely satisfying and seemed to create itself. I love it when the process works out that way.