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I had some little leftover pieces of aida fabric, but they were big enough that I didn't want to just throw them out. 

I've seen patterns like this before, but I decided to make my own, which you can see behind the bookmarks. Also, that meant the pattern fit the leftover pieces perfectly.
It's based on the Final Fantasy 7 save screen (the large screen usually before or after cutscenes), but the pieces were small enough, it's practically its own work now. I doubt anyone would even notice it was made off of something else. 

They were made for three friends of mine, and they each picked what color they wanted. 


Spring 2015
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SilverTwilight05 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
That's a really cool idea, perfect for a bookmark.  Nice work!
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FireWings26 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you! :D 
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momokitty27 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015   Writer
How did you do that??

I want to make them too!
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FireWings26 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm not exactly sure what part of the process you're asking about what I did. lol. XD I made the pattern, stitched them, cut the extra fabric a little to have the pattern fit nicely, frayed the edges slightly, and then washed them. I assume you mean the actual stitching, right? Considering uploading the pattern as a resource, but I haven't decided yet...
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momokitty27 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015   Writer
I have no idea how to start something so awesome ^^;

I need to try at least!
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FireWings26 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm sure you could get it with the right guidance! :D 

First things first. Do you know how to cross stitch? Or anything about it for that matter? (You can note me, btw, if that would be easier.)
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momokitty27 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015   Writer
Well I got one of those DIY kits from Walmart. I just have yet to open and explore it. ^^;
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FireWings26 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Student General Artist
That's a great way to start. My first piece of advice is that you can never check your counting too much, but if something does go off, it doesn't matter! :D Don't sweat it. lol.
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momokitty27 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015   Writer
Yea... I'm so basic I don't even know what I'm counting.

I'll work on the diy and go from there
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FireWings26 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Everyone has to start there too, so don't feel bad!

So you have a grid pattern printed in the instructions. If you look closely at the fabric, called aida (there's more types, but this is the standard), you can see it's weaved back and forth to create a grid with small holes. You thread the needle through the holes to create an "x" over one square. One square on the fabric relates to one square on the pattern. So, you count the squares and stitches in order to follow the pattern. 
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tristhefox Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
That's really awesome!
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FireWings26 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks! :D
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tristhefox Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
Your welcome
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