Sunday, June 29, 2014

WIP Update: Alicia and Graceful Butterfly

Hello artsy types,

I thought I would have more to update about this week, honestly, I did! What happened was we bought the DLC pack for Pikmin 3 and spent at least two days doing that. That's a third of the week gone! The remaining days were spent on Alicia, the custom bead dress based on GraniteFire's work, and a new xstitch piece, a butterfly with fancy framing.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Much Art Progress: WIP - bead dress and dressmaker's

I don't have a whole lot to say in terms of progress this week (it's the same ol' thing), but I did make significant amount of it!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Mirabilia WIP - Dressmaker's Daughter: Summer

Hey there fellow stitchers,

I was gone for the first half of the week helping my cousin clean up a deep, mysterious closet that she's been shoving random things into for the past several years. We filled three full bags of trash and killed a more-than-my-nightmares-will-enjoy amount of spiders along the way. I did manage to get a peacock Dimensions Gold Collections kit out of the deal, along with a small box of thread, so that's going to be in the mix some day too.

Since I got back I've been working on my modified Mirabilia's Dressmaker's Daughter:
Not the most progressive thing I could be doing with my time in terms of making money, but I am enjoying it fiercely!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Alicia WIP - Custom Five-Inch Tall Bead Dress

Progress is going well, blogging types!

You may be familiar with my first two custom pieces and their creators:

Eumelia, designed by Guy2362.
Kerria, designed by Noire-Ighaan and Vinsuality, [for sale].

They were both especially enjoyable to make! Eumelia took 30 hours of pattern drawing to do, Kerria was done extremely loose from a pattern and admittedly I didn't write most of it down. Likewise, Eumelia is very particular in her detailing to be as similar to the original artwork as possible, and Kerria was done much more freestyle to implement elements into my beading.

Alicia is an unposted character from my dear friend GraniteFire, designed and modified with my bead dresses in mind. Now I can't claim credit for the inspiration itself - I didn't decide to do a bead dress from it until after I saw the finished piece - but GF was making some heavy hints on bead dresses beforehand so that's the story I'm going with, haha. GF modified the sleeves for me in the turnaround so that they wouldn't become "jagged" on the curve.