Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A new, blond-ish me! :)

I've always been a brunette at heart.  Those who know me the best know that I have the worst blond moments in the world.  I had decided when I got my hair cut about a week and a half ago that I wanted to change it up and do something different -- my hairstylist suggested that I go lighter since I always go darker, so what the heck? Might as well!!
Here are a couple pictures of the process!

This first picture is of me with my new haircut, still brunette! :)

Me, marinating with my hair all crazy!
The end result!! It's subtle enough to blend with the rest of my hair, but it's different enough to stand out! I love it!! :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Day two completion

Here's a picture of what's been completed after day two.  Not much, still working on the trees. I always work with one color of thread at a time.

I'm using a pen that has ink that washes away with water to mark where my stitches should be going, since this is kind of a HUGE project.  We'll see how it works out.  So far, so good. I think after each thread color is completed I'm going to have to wash in the sink to get all of the ink out, then go on to the next color. Just so I don't get confused.

New project!

Well, technically I'm still on haitus, but because I joined a crafting group at my church, I needed something to craft. So off to Joann I went...
I've done some counted cross-stitch before, but nothing of this magnitude. I saw this, which is a Disney + Thomas Kinkade, so of course it had "WIN" written all over it.  It's going to be a long project, but I'm very excited.
Here's a picture of the actual painting that Thomas Kinkade did.  The one I'm working on is called "Snow White Discovers the Cottage".  It's the first in a series called "Disney Dreams Collection by Thomas Kinkade".

It's pretty darn intricate, as you can see, and I suspect this should take...oh...6 months or so? If I don't get totally burnt out and end up like my mom, putting it away indefinitely.  There's a few more that I saw at Joann that I'd like to do.  My goal is to make all of them for when I have kids, have a Disney nursery room theme.  I love Disney.
Here's a picture of the cross stitch when it's completed:
And here's my progress after day one (man this stuff is going to take forever!!!). It's not much, but it's part of the big tree directly to the left of the cottage!

I'll upload more as I go along.  Probably on a weekly basis, since I don't want to take pictures every day. Maybe I will. We'll see. I'm pretty lazy =P