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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.


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.


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.


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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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


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?


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.


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.”



Three Cheers for Cupcakes!

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