Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cross stitch Exchange Gift 2013

Since i was cross stitch newcomers in this year and i never participated in cross stitch exchange gift before so i challenge myself for participating in this year..

In this year, there are 60 stitcher who participated in this event. we will got a receiver's name but we also doesn't know the one who will make cross stitch for us. the late date for sending this gift before 1st January 2013. so it will be also new year's gift.. don't you think so?

At the first time, iam really confused what is the thing that i want to make it? i have to see my receiver's favorite genre. she is love with cute things and that's why i choose to make soda pattern.. not only one soda pattern but combine into three pattern! *O*

The next idea is showing up when i wanna take a bath.. i think i will try to make a bathroom's towel with an soda stitch decoration on it.. I also think to add some beads and the color of the girl and boy's dress will be different in each time. that's why i need more beads color.

Here it is my preparation for making cross stitch exchange gift 2013!

The materials that i will be using to :
- Blue Towel
- White Aida 18CT Fabric (75x75cm)
- 3 soda's stitch pattern
- DMC thread
- Japan red, green, pink, black, white, orange and blue (Conversion from MillHill beads)
- Water erasable pen
- pink scissors
- Paper scotch tape

will i can make it finish soon before 1st January 2013? who is the lucky one who will receive my cross stitch exchange gift? wish me good luck for tomorrow, i will make it soon! :)

Pages 2 progress and Travel Memories

Hello my fellas stitcher, it's have been one week more that i haven't share my progress for spring comes (DOME).. it's really challenging since in pages two i have found many flower's color which need to be stitched.. so my decisions is i have to stitch pink, blue, orange, purple and also yellow flower first and then continue to a whole gradation green leaves and grey's gate.. check this out

the other rest white side is only for green leaves gradation and the grey's gate.. will i finish it soon the whole page 2 of 10? :p

In the other side, iam so happy yesterday i have received my Travel memories (Dimensions Petite kit) which i have bought from Stitch and More (America). I know it really takes a long time since it will shipping from America to Indonesia.. finally i received it in 27th October 2012 and i remembered i ordered it from 13th September (44 days it's such a long time, isn't it?)

Title: Travel Memories
Designed by: Dimensions., Inc
Size: 18 x 13 cm

Why i bought this kit? it is a simple answer. i love cross stitch kit which contains genre of vintage, classic and also paris things. Since i was born in Paris but i grown up in indonesia. *wish i can go back to my birthplace for the second time :)

Monday, October 22, 2012

IHSW : WIP Spring comes Pages 1 of 10!

Hello my stitcher fellas! it almost two week that i have been finished my bongsan Talchum's traditional dance.. i have focused to make my first landscape cross stitch. This is really new challenge for me since it is 10 pages for complete it! At least i'm amaze that i can make finish page 1.. There are 9 pages that i need to be done.. wish me good luck tomorrow i will continue this project!

This is the first look of my progress.. the green color is totally crazy.. since it has 5-6 color gradation 

continue to the bottom for stitching the green thread.. it really more looks like trees doesn't it?

The green thread is have met with pink color thread gradation! i want to meet the cherry blossom tree soon

now, i have continued to finish the brown chimney.. wishing that i can finish to the rooftop and also the wall

Voila! finally i can made this page 1 and there are 9 pages more that need to be done! wishing i can make it this is really my first landscape cross stitch! 

Title: Spring comes
The total size: 60 x 40 cm, stitched on 14 CT
Date timeline: 8th - 22nd October 2012
Pages : 1 of 10 (nine pages hot to go)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Voila! My Bongsan Talchum's dancer is finish!

This is my second dancer lady from six lady that i have been done so far. Actually, the second dancer is looks more colorful and easy to make the backstitch for her!  I need one week for finish her with the backstitch. (1st - 7th October 2012). I intend to submit my dancer lady into eight color contest that held by #StitchingPirates (

I took initiative to start stitching from her dress. you can see there are many pink, red and yellow color

I already finish her dress and her mask.. i really disappointed when the thread for my kit is not complete. The Seller is gave me a wrong thread.. it must be DMC 581 (Moss Green) for her dress but she gave me the light blue. So i need to go to the mall for buying one floss only at that time i have to pending my stitching until i get my thread =__=

After i have bought my moss green thread i can continue her dress very smoothly.. and here we are the dancer already finish and it only need the backstitch then!

Voila! this is how is she looks like after i make the backstitch.. I have an idea in the next dancer i will use some beads for her dress. is that a good idea? 

Here we are, my Samulnori's dancer and Bongsan Talchum's dancer are standing together now.. are they lovely? which one do you like the most? 

P.S :
If you wanna know the history background of The Bongsan Talchum's dancer you can see this link * i hope we can learn more about the background about the cross stitch that i have been made :)