There's a whole lot going on at once and the result is that I'm slightly more stressed than usual while I play catch-up with my own projects.
You can read all about it here on my blog, which includes photos of my first sewing machine project and various WIPs.makeitpink.blogspot.com/2015/0…
I have put in an application to become a Community Volunteer here on dA.
Of course I have volunteered for the Artisan Crafts galleries and can only cross my fingers and wait now!
For the past ten years I have used the same icon by my good friend tZ2
and for a-number-I-have-forgotten years I have used the same journal CSS from my friend FloraLuna
. While I love both of these gifts dearly I find that I want a bit of a refresh to update with my life. After all, a decade with the same icon is a bit strange, wouldn't you say?
On the other hand, because it has been my icon (and journal CSS) for so long, I feel like it's part of my "brand" and would be difficult to change simply because people might not recognize it. Or... maybe I'm overthinking it.
My own artwork doesn't seem to work very well on the 50x50 size limit. Miniature beads and cross-stitch just don't look like much of anything! I also tried my face, and while I like it as an icon I didn't think it really stood out amongst other icons.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I could use?
My best idea so far is a really macro photo of a pink bead. I'd like to move away from text in my icon, too. Maybe there's someway to incorporate dresses in there, like GraniteFire
did for my watermark?
As for journal CSS, GraniteFire
is going to be helping me get a new layout to match the new icon.
Here is also an update from various WIPs going on for the Mucha Princesses!Buy a pattern here!Journal: Merida Segment 5 from Mattsma
Need To Post
> MLP Xstitch kit (private though)
Currently Working On
> Birds Xstitch
> Butterfly Xstitch with beads for stitchingpirates contest
> Pattern for Miskumi
> Second machine sewn project (dress for myself)
> Glasmond's Between Day and Night Xstitch
> Sheer and Lace Robe (real human sized) (September?)
> Barbie bead dress prototypes (second draft)
> Star Trek Bead Dress (Based on OS and NG designs)
> Kitchen Xstitch (6/10 plants done)
> Princess Daisy (unknown time frame)
> Awesome beaded cake kit by Katie Dean (gotta practice her book now)
> HAED Storykeep
> Two Wedding Sampler Xstitch
> One Baby Sampler Xstitch (it's a girl!)
> Sewing machine project, jacket for myself
Thank you to my dedicated watchers who added me in April 2013!
April 2013 was when I got my astonishing second Daily Deviation.
It surprised me even more than the first and gave me another boost in attention, friendships, and motivation to keep doing what I'm doing. Thank you, everyone!Pinky My Catalog
Black & White Cat + Basket & Quilt 2nd in set
Siamese Cat + Basket & Quilt 3rd in set
Big Cats (White Tiger, Tiger, Panther)
In The Garden
Calico Kitty Pumpkin
Egyptian Anubis Moon
Tribal Gothic Butterfly
Santa With Present + Floss Gloss
Birds In Christmas Tree + Floss Gloss
Fade from Black to White Cats
Bird House Feasting Frenzy
Free Flight - Nature Lady with Butterflies
Butterflies and Bamboo
Leaves Pillow Case Printed Cross-Stitch
Wine Friends Printed Cross-Stitch
"Dolphins And Music Notes" Light Switch Cover Melted Beads
Roses And Lace Embroidery
Large Vases With Flowers Embroidery