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Thank you everyone who participated in my first monthly feature challenge! It makes me so darn happy!
Monthly Feature Challenge: DRESSESStitchingPirates
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Less than ten days left, get cracking!!
The poll revealed to me that the lot of you are in favor of features, but another half of you are interested in challenges! Because I'm not a direct contest person (just ask my favorite ladies at stitchingpirates, I hired them to do the contests
No flower-shaped dress cakes or cake-shaped flower dresses, but I can dream!!
As promised, everyone who participated is being featured today. Thanks again for making the world a more gorgeous place!
Currently Working On
> Glasmond's Between Day and Night Xstitch
> 5th machine sewn project: dress shirt for my brother
> 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
Personal Project List as of October 2021
I'm always talking about my to-do list but it's been years and years since I posted it. I used to keep a running list on my DeviantArt journals and updated it constantly. I went to the last page on my journal history and found it! You can look at this ancient bit of Pinky history by [clicking here]. 2008... what a different world, what a different life. This may look like a case of "listing all the patterns I own" as many hoarding stitchers sympathize with. Most of these projects are intended to be gifts in some form or another with just a handful for myself. All but a small few are 'secret' gifts though, so if I never get to them there's no feeling of loss. I hope if nothing else this list allows you to reach even more wonderful patterns to stitch between working on mine! Hannah Alexander's Ariel to be given as a gift to her Bella Filipina's Bellatrix, but in pink and also there's wings and a dragon 'cause I'm turning her into Aerie Princess Aerie the Fairy Sailor Scout Bead
Prioritizing Work and Sunsetting Beading
This is mostly a continuation of my thoughts from May this year when I spoke about the Very Real Limitations of Time. To make a very long story short: my brother, his girlfriend, and their new puppy were meant to stay a few weeks with me and my mom and it ballooned into a few months. This set back my plans considerably for moving out of my singular room to take over his old bedroom to turn into my office. From the start of June until mid-September my life and work became very difficult for me to manage and maintain. Really nothing compared to what my brother was going through, but a big deal for me all the same. This chunk of time, combined with the January 1st - April 15th schedule of H&R Block work, has eaten more than half of my year's plans. It feels like a do-over from 2020's interruptions for me where taxes were extended through July and at the end of the year my grandmother had to live with us for a few months. I'm trying to get things together over here, world! I feel like
Artisan DDs for September!
Here are all the beautiful things I had the honor of featuring on the front page in September. :love: Please give them love if you haven't already. Drop them a comment of congratulations or just downright tell them how much you've been inspired! :D Comments like that keep the artistic elements flowing!
Where do I put these things?
Excuse me while I vent a little. I'm finding myself increasingly frustrated with my art not getting accepted into various groups because I'm working with other artists to make it happen. I know it's a group by group ruling. There's some where they just auto-accept anything and it's chaos in those folders. There's some where they like my digital work but not the fact that I link to my shop. I put hours and hours into these patterns and digital groups won't accept them because they're not original. If I put even more hours in and stitch them physically there's artisan groups who will decline them because they're TOO MUCH like the original!! What am I supposed to do, then? What about other artists who do collaborations, you know, where one does the lineart and one does the coloring? Is that not essentially what I'm doing in another medium? It's not like I've yoinked this artwork off google images and gone nuts with it. I'm working WITH these artists. In most cases they get a percentage