Craftster Pick of the Week – Two Very Different Monsters


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Time for another look at some of the great work featured in the forums at Craftster. Note: Although they’re the pick of this week, they may have appeared before this week.

This week’s pick is two embroideries posted by loireag, whose craft of choice is usually knitting and crochet. She was inspired to embroider after a long lapse. The reason she chose to pick up an embroidery needle instead of a knitting needle? Craftster. In her blog, she says it was seeing some of the great stuff posted there that made her decide to try embroidery again, especially when she realized she didn’t have to follow a pattern.

Happy Monster by loireag

Here’s a happy little monster – look at that toothy grin! She was really able to show his joy in this stitch.

Some Thing by loireag

She calls this wonderfully odd piece vine mouth. Cool, creepy, awesome. We hope you keep at it, loireag, because we want to see more!

This post made me think about something. How many of us were originally inspired by Craftster to start embroidering, cross stitching, creating patterns, etc? I know it was instrumental for me. What about you?


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5 thoughts on “Craftster Pick of the Week – Two Very Different Monsters

  • If it wasn’t for Craftster I wouldn’t be doing ANYTHING crafty right now! I spent days online looking for the perfect place to store my Nintendo DS games, and stumbled upon this: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=127932.0 and fell in love with not only the site, but also cross-stitch, embroidery, crochet, and altered journals! Thanks Craftster, and thanks Mr. X-Stitch 🙂

    • Craftster was a really big deal for me as well. After spending a few weeks floating in the “I stitch something different but there’s no one to share it with” zone on the internet, finding Craftster was such a relief!

  • I love how that little fella with the balloon looks like he’s at a 3-year-old monster’s birthday party and having a great time wit his friends and his red balloon.

    Craftster got me back into crafting, for sure. I’d always been a maker of things, but not much in the few years prior to finding craftster. I’d been wanting to start embroidering again for years and the exposure to all the awesome stuff there helped get me going. It’s also inspired me to do more sewing, try paper crafts and swap crafts. The knowledgeable and helpful members have helped me tackle resin and glass projects as well as some crafts for kids.

  • Actually I had never heard of Craftster until I started reading Mr X Stitch!

  • My mom actually got me into embroidery years ago, and then I stopped because I thought it wasn’t the punk rock thing to do (lame.), and then I realized that was idiotic, and picked it up again.

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