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Pod people

Earlier this year, my parents went on a whale-watching holiday, and Dad was quite taken with the tiny (huge) baby whales that they saw. So, for Fathers’ Day this year, I made him a pod of whales, complete with pale whale babies. The pattern is from Planet June, and the results are extremely cute:


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Posted by on September 21, 2012 in Craftiness


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Geek craft for my father

It is now an estabilshed fact that my Dad (while reamining impossible to buy for) will happily recieve gifts of geek craft. This Fathers’ Day, I decided to expliot his space-geekery:

This cross-stitched Earth is from a free pattern by Harmless Eccentric; it’s a pixellated version of Apollo 17’s famous “Blue Marble” photo.

It was stitched on 14-count black Aida with three strands of DMC. It’s framed in an op-shopped hoop, and took me about four days of madly stitching in every spare moment.

While it looks a bit chunky close-up, it looks much more impressive the further away you are standing. Now that I think of it, the same is true for the real earth, too. Neat.

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Posted by on September 5, 2010 in Craftiness


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