Friday, September 18, 2009

Back in love with cross stitch...

I know I said things like "CROSS STITCH IS SUPER BORING" and stuff like that, but I was wrong! I've fallen back in love with it again. Sometimes I need some structure in my life...

This ice cream contains drug references

I had a cute ice cream cones pattern, and couldn't resist the urge to make drug references. I'm classy.

I stitched this while watching episode after episode of Twin Peaks... and now I'm working on a cross stitch based on The Shining... haha. You'll see!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

!!!! Holy shit...

A couple of things I've discovered recently that have made me lose my shit a little...

CAKELAND by Scott Hove:


Stephen J Shanabrook
casts gory death scenes/pieces in chocolate

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Recent stuff.

Recently I was featured on my favourite embroidery blog on the internet, Mr X Stitch! I'm so excited and proud to be featured among some amazing contemporary textile artists... find the link here!

Other things I've been up to recently:

Maximum carnage!
Patch for a bag... chain stitch obsessive!

With book for comparison...
Embroidered shirt, featuring an illustration from Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast Of Champions (which is a great book, by the way).

Embroidered patch for a shirt...
Patch for a shirt, I'm a David Foster Wallace nerd... READ INFINITE JEST.

For my friend Flick's birthday.

An Animated Description Of Mr Maps
"And he
woke up screaming,
having dreamed
of a colour he
had never seen
- from the song An Animated Description Of Mr Maps by The Books.


Sunday, August 23, 2009

The toughest thing about selling resin jewellery online...

Is that there are SO many people doing it right now - and they're all copying off the most popular sellers. Exact copies of pendants, directly ripping off ideas, etc. And of course the copies aren't as good as the originals, and are half the price.

Anyway, for now I've started selling some jewels in my pal Chloe's Etsy shop AWESOME EXPRESS. I really need to list some more stuff, promote more... but I'm off to have a drink. Before I go, here are links to the two items I've listed... so far.

orange amp

orange amp
Originally uploaded by pul(sew)idth
There are so many other things I could blog about right now, but I just saw this on Flickr and it's too amazing not to share!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

One of my favourite things...

Random craft epiphanies. I just had one about resin!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Genetically Engineered Bouquet.

Genetically Engineered Bouquet

The latest embroidery I've actually finished. I've dubbed it "Genetically Engeneered Bouquet".

Recently, I've swapped from cross stitch to embroidery. There's just so much more room to move... not restricted by all those rigid squares - not that I didn't take my liberties with cross stitch. Embroidery offers me so much more flexibility - more stitches (although I've only really been obsessively using chain stitch, satin stitch, back stitch and a semi-detatched stitch that I can't remember the name of), and my ideas are much easier to just draw on the fabric and get going, rather than having to map it all out (and inevitably miss out cross stitches and fuck the whole thing up anyway).

Here's a look at my little embroidery/cross stitch wall next to my bed, featuring Francis Bacon postcards from the Tate...

Stitched pretties on my wall.

Also, I can't help but add this, anyone who watched Sesame Street as a kid should remember this....

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Recent inspiration... & a cross stitch!

This is my last night living at my parents house, I'm feeling good, taking my last opportunity to drink my dad's beer. I can't wait to have my own space again, to create constantly, and not just waste time looking at gorgeous pictures... with that said, here are some amazing/inspiring/just generally rad pictures I've found on flickr in the last couple of days... click on the links to go to the original pages...

& to finish, my latest cross stitch I've uploaded to flickr...

This deer is tripping balls