Sunday, 11 October 2015

Octocon 2015

We had a wonderful time at Octocon. Thanks to everyone who called to the stand. I'd love to see any photos you have of your bracelets and completed embroidery kits!

Here's a close-up of my favourite colour combination from the weekend

I'm happy to take bracelet orders by email or comments here on the blog.

I'll be developing more cross-stitch kits too, so I'm looking for suggestions of any favourite 8-bit imagery you'd like to stitch a picture of.

I'll link to photos of the kids costumes as soon as I get my hands on them.

edited to add:

Here's a photo of my favourite phrase from the weekend - "There are four lights!"

Sunday, 4 October 2015

The best way to make toy shields

The kids are dressing up with a Zelda theme for halloween this year, but the costumes need to be ready for Octocon next weekend. After searching high and low for toy shields that I could modify for their costumes I came up with one of my best ideas ever: cushion shields.

I bought flat kitchen-chair cushions, moved the ties onto the back

and painted the front

They're soft, light, and hold their shape. Perfect!

I'm really proud of the painting, so I'm very reluctant to actually hand them over to the kids, but they'll get them soon :)