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Your Future Lies Smoldering At The Feet Of The Robots

5 Sep

This is another nightmare with the glitter embroidery floss. I love the finish product but it took me forever. Every stitch was an argument. I thought working with the glitter floss was rough going when I was doing embroidery, but it was nothing compared to trying to wrestle it through 18 count cross stitch fabric.

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Those of you who were In/Humanity fans or just hate robots, will appreciate the quote.  Once again, the sampler motif comes through for the classic grandma feeling.

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My favorite part is the “Blip Bop Beep Boop” line towards the bottom. Not everyone notices it, but I think it is such a funny detail.

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Glitter and Luchadores

24 Mar

This is a piece that I had completed quite a bit ago. I fell in love with the glittery embroidery floss, I made several cross stitches and some embroidery works completely in this glittery goodness. It is such a headache to work with, but I can’t stop. 

Everyone loves glitter. Everyone loves lucha libre. Right?

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Cupcakes

21 Mar

I figured the world needed yet another post about cupcakes. But, I don’t care. I love cup cakes. Yummy, yummy cupcakes. Just the perfect self contained little sweeties. I often go in and out of cupcake obsession. Sometimes when I’m having a particularly shitty day I’ll treat myself to the terrible combination of cupcakes and champagne…mmm

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No self-pity this time. I just wanted to make a special treat for a special person. I was wandering the baking aisles of the crafting store and came across…Edible Glitter! This maybe old news to everyone else, but I had never seen such things. I immediately snatched some up in a pretty blushing pink and grabbed some candy coloring gel in a complimentary tone and made a beeline to the grocery store. Cupcakes!

I decided on doing a vanilla cake and an almond icing. Pink almond icing?…why not?

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The glitter was easy to work with. After I finished frosting the cupcakes, I let them sit for a bit so the icing could set up some. After they were past the gooey stage, I just brushed the glitter on with a dry, soft fan brush.

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I found that I could work the glitter on in layers to create different tones and effects.

I just adore the aluminum style cupcake papers, something about them just seems so old-timey to me. Plus, they come in the “jumbo” size and I like my cupcakes oversized.

I can’t wait to deliver these! I was really pleased with the iridescent effect, although I was hoping for something more “glittery.”

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Three Cheers for Cupcakes!

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