Monday, February 28, 2011

Thank-You Gift

Back in November, a fan asked is she could interview me for her crafty blog, Nerd Craftices. It is in Portuguese, so you may not be able to read it (but its a very nice looking blog with good photos). Here is a direct link to the interview itself: Interview by Érica.

Well, after the interview, she sent me a sweet gift. And I mean sweet, this calendar is pretty awesome. :)

It's truly a stat nerd's calendar. She used R to create the images for each month! How cool is that. I love it. It sits on my bookcase where I can see it easily from my desk. :)

Thanks so much for the great interview and awesome gift!

Friday, February 25, 2011

A Twist on Science

You may have seen pictures of my subject pencil pouches, in particular the SCIENCE pouch. That one is by far the most popular.

A week or two ago I was asked if I could put a different word on the side of the pouch, instead of SCIENCE. After come conversing, we decided I would make a custom pencil pouch that said CULINARY instead.

I found some groovy purple print fabric for the lining. I like the way it came out and it sounds like she did too!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Cross-Stitching for the Classroom

I always enjoy pictures from customers! Be they pictures for contest, appreciation photos, or pictures of finished cross-stitches. Well I've got another one, and it's extra extra educational!

An AP Statistics teacher purchased a few patterns and has finished the first one! She stitched it up quickly so it could make it to her classroom in time for teaching inference.

How cool is that?! I'm so pleased to see it as educational classroom art!

A couple notes about how she made it and the finished product:
  • It's framed in a 9"x12" frame and is large enough to be read from the back the classroom.
  • It's done with #3 Perle Cotton thread, but it didn't quite lay flat for each stitch.
  • Aida fabric was used, she doesn't quite remember the size, but it's probably about 11 count. (original pattern is for 18 count and finishes for a 5"x7" frame)
Thanks so much for the picture and for sharing your method! Can't wait to see the next one!