I'm very pleased to tell you that my first two months as your pink Community Volunteer has gone extremely well! I feel like I'm really immersed with you all and it's greeeeeat.
Picking out Daily Deviations is really difficult on my internet
it takes me soooo long to load the pages but the treasures I uncover are always worth it. Keep helping me out by sending me suggestions, I'm super thankful for every note!
Here are the projects I'm involved in personally, in case you want to have a look!
A gamer-themed cross-stitching contest by my lovely pirates! GAMER'S DELIGHT CONTEST
A literature contest by my lovely chat room! The Grand Erinshaw Tale Weaving Tournament #1
An artisan challenge with prizes, get creative with rain! April Artisan Craft's Challenge
monthly challenge, make something pink! Monthly Feature Challenge: PINK
And here are some events going on by my fellow CVs that you might enjoy checking out!
A fabulous photography contest from JenFruzz
! Flowers, Trees, and Plants Month... Contest Time!
A gorgeous photography feature from MarcosRodriguez
! Light Hunters Feature #127
Okay, so todayyyyyy is April 15th which means my job at H&R Block comes to an end for the year. This meanssss no more regular paycheck but
it also means I get to go back to full time art.
I know you've noticed (I've noticed anyway)
the full lack of whole submissions going on here. I promise art has still been going on it's just slow and full of Work In Progress shots that I post on [facebook]
instead of here in my gallery. Currently, the big Twilight Princess piece I'm working on based on Glasmond
's work is at 180 hours! I know, right!?
I'm really hoping it'll be finished before the end of the month so that I can submit it to the Gamer's Delight contest and destroy all my stitching competitors.
Also currently, the dress shirt I've made for my brother is finished except for buttons! Next Thursday I meet with my seamstress master to learn the delicacies of creating button holes and then I'll have this small window where it's done and perfect and he's wearing it two days later for a wedding to get photos.
I should make note that once I'm done featuring my watchers from 2014 I won't be able to do it anymore. This is both sad and happy for me, and the reason for this is that I've just gained wayyyy too many watchers to physically feature everyone in my journals, especially with how infrequent I update mixed with my poor internet. (Seriously, putting these journals together takes more than a few hours of my day!) Don't take this as a complaint, because it's not! I'm just overwhelmed! As of writing this I have 5,111 watchers -- 4,375
of which have added me since January 1st, 2015
I don't know about youuuuu, but featuring that many people is totallllly out of my scope. I appreciate you all, sincerely, and I do mean it when I tell you that seeing your name in my inbox makes me smile.
But once I finish wrapping 2014's features I'll change formats.
Once my mad rush to finish Between Day and Night
is done I'll be taking a short break to reorganize my life. I'll still be online, naturally, but I need to reestablish my living space and stop leaving piles of beads and glitter all over the place for a while. My room is essentially a pink explosion of half-finished art projects, unfiled mail, bead purchases, and winter blankets that I have still yet to fold. You could call this Spring Cleaning and I would be fine with that.
I look into the future and now Between Day and Night
is finished and my room is an organized place of peace... and Hannah-Alexander
's third set of princesses
I knew I said it would be summer but it's sort of frightening how accurate I am with my own time scales, haha. Right now the backstitching lines are pretty much done and I'm working with Magical525
to get at least the base colors flattened down so that I can start blending things together. Once that gets moving it really should only be a week or two of work and then I do all the post-pattern work like putting the ZIP files together for you to buy.
As a side note, seriously why does it take so long to get all those files put together, what a monster of work that is...
This leaves me with the rest of the year, which is really sort of irritating for me because, like, there are not enough days in the year to get everything done that I want to get done. I still want to pile-drive through my three-inch dress patterns, I still want to get that Star Trek
dress done (especially this year, we have an anniversary!), I STILLLLLL haven't bought the supplies to start Katie Dean's book... yarrrg. And of course I am never done with myself...
I just created a pile of work for Christmas (yes, I know it's only April) that's going to require more than one shopping trip to the city, I'm sure, to buy fabric and thread. It'll help me become a professional seamstress in the end since it's going to be true practice with my machine and really making sure I understand how patterns work without my seamstress master looking over my shoulder and telling me how it works.
Yeah, and what about the Barbie sized dresses?! What about the beaded parasols or fairy wings?! Pinky My Catalog
Need To Post
> Super secret project
> 5th machine sewn project: dress shirt for my brother
Currently Working On
> Glasmond's Between Day and Night Xstitch
> Hannah-Alexander's Disney Mucha Princesses, Set 3
> Teeny dresses (many, many color combos)
> Like, a ton of three inch dresses
> Barbie bead dress prototypes (second draft)
> Personal project based on one of Qinni's pieces (xstitch)
> Star Trek Bead Dress (Based on OS and NG designs)
> Kitchen Xstitch (6/10 plants done)
> Awesome beaded cake kit by Katie Dean
> HAED Storykeep
> Two Wedding Sampler Xstitch Thank you to my dedicated watchers who added me in July 2014!