Monday, June 13, 2016

Another quick update and an unexpected haul!

A little more progress...

Slytherin has shaped up nicely, and now Ravenclaw is in progress!

And an unexpected haul!

So, years ago, my mom had a garage sale, and I had told her to go ahead and sell this collection of beads since I was deployed at the time and not sure what to do with it. Turns out, she couldn't bring herself to sell them, so she held on to them until the other day. 

Holy COW...I had way too many seed beads and too much money when I was younger...

At least now, I don't have to go out and buy them! Keep an eye out for some more dichroic glass and bead experimentation...

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Yay for progress!

Slytherin banner has been finished!

Now, on to the Ravenclaw banner, and that will be the top section completed.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Another bit further!

Time for a little more progress...

It's been kind of a slow run crafting-wise due to, well, life...the universe...and everything, but at least I was able to get some more stitching time in. It's been so long since I did the banners for the other houses, however, that I forgot that I had changed the background banner color to a lighter shade intentionally. 

Total freak out moment - I thought I was going to have to go back and redo it all! 

Turns out, the memory got jogged a little more when I did a color comparison with the colors that I actually used and the colors called for in the pattern. On comparison, the Gryffindor lion would sort of blend a little too well, in my opinion, with the background parchment color, so I used a lighter one to give it a little more contrast. Hope this tip helps if anyone else doing these Harry Potter patterns runs into the same issue!