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Tenth Doctor and Companions cross stitch

So after I completed my Firefly cross stitch project, I thought I’d give it a go at designing my own pattern, using the basic template for people that was done on the Firefly pattern. I really wanted a Doctor Who design, and it wasn’t until after I’d started stitching my own Doctor Who design that the talented couple at Wee Little Stitches came out with a Doctor Who design of their own. (Which is amazing, by the way.) But I decided to stick to my own design, as I wanted to do Ten and his companions, and Wee Little Stitches’ design was of all 11 Doctors.

Ten and companions

I’m mostly pretty happy with the way it turned out. Some of the colors aren’t quite right. I think Rose’s hair is a little too yellow and Donna’s hair is a little too orange, but I was limited to the materials I had on hand (mainly the leftovers from the Firefly design). Martha’s shirt and jacket are too different color reds, but it’s really hard to tell since they’re so similar. I wish I’d had a different red for her shirt.

Ten, Rose, Jack

Martha, Donna

But I’m most proud of my little Tardis design. It took two days alone and I think it’s awfully cute.

TARDIS: Time and Relative Dimension in Stitches?

Next project: “The Big Bang Theory.”

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Geek Craft: ‘Firefly’ Pixel People

I’m not creative. Really, I can’t just think new stuff up. But I can copy reasonably well. Which is probably why the only things I’m moderately good at, craft wise, is cross stitch. The pattern is already there, I just have to copy it onto fabric with bits of thread.

Finding a good pattern isn’t easy, though. I’m not one for most of the available kits out there. Mostly I do the Asian-inspired kits or nature themes. That is, until I discovered Etsy and found some geeks like myself who can create. That’s where I found the pattern for the “Firefly”  cross stitch I’ve been working on for the past week.

I was so excited when I found it! “Firefly” is second only to “Doctor Who” in my list of Favoritest TV Shows EVAR. The pattern was adorable, but I’d never bought just the pattern before. I’ve always bought kits. So it was a bit daunting, having to track down all the materials myself, especially since my town is too small to have its own craft store. Fortunately, there’s plenty of online places to shop from.

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So, here it is. My “Firefly” cross stitch. It’s a design from Wee Little Stitches on Etsy. They have an amazing selection of geek-inspired designs (Justice League, Avengers, Ghostbusters, etc… check them out if you like to stitch!). I had to modify the design just a wee bit. I  only had white aida fabric, so I had to outline Book’s hair and Simon’s shirt, otherwise it would have been lost. I also added the caption, because I felt it just needed that little something to finish it off.

But, while I was studying the design, I realized just how awesome it is in its simplicity. So I started thinking, what if I can be semi-creative? Why couldn’t I do a design like this of my own characters… like “Doctor Who.” So, now that “Firefly” is done, I am going to attempt it.

Wish me luck.


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