Tuesday, August 14, 2012

MLP Cross stitch iPhone Case

** I've entered this in my friend's contest over at Craft Battles. Go check it out and vote for who's project you think is best!**


    I know this blog needs a serious update soon, but I'm just going to make a quick post about my updated phone case instead. 


    Early this year I bought a case off amazon for my iPhone. The Cross Stitch Silicone Case for iPhone 4 is a rubbery phone case with a 43x22 grid on the back for cross stitching. (There is also an alternative Cross Stitch iPhone case kit on amazon that is a harder plastic with a 71x35 grid). I bought the first one because it was cheaper but if I buy a second one in a different color I'll probably give the hard shell a try. 


    The size of the grid is the only thing limiting the customization of my phone case. Finding patterns that are 22 stitches or less in width can be a little challenging. This little rose was the first pattern I used. Now that I think about it, I must have had that design on my case for almost half a year :\ I guess it really was time to redo it, oh well. This time I wanted to do an image that was a little more fun. I chose Spike from My Little Pony because a) he's super cute, and b) I found this picture of a perler bead project someone made which I copied to make my cross stitch chart. He's super tiny, measuring just 17x29 stitches, so he fit on my iPhone case perfectly :)


    I hope all you bronies and pegasisters love it as much as I do. And if anyone knows of anything else that could translate well into a tiny cross stitch pattern then please let me know! Thanks for looking.

Comments/Criticisms welcome.

7 comments:

  1. Very nice. The change was long overdue. Looks great and I hope to see more blog posts soon. :)

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    1. Thanks :) I have a couple planned out already.

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  2. Awww I love this! I may try my hand at stitching some cases as I already do "nerdy" cross-stitch for my Etsy shop and I had no idea these cases existed :3

    My suggestions for tiny patterns: video game sprites (if that's something you're into, as I am) http://spritedatabase.net/ has a huge compendium of sprites, or google about. NES and SNES would probably translate best and be the appropriate size. I'm guessing a lot of pokemon could be made to fit on these too (ideas!)

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    1. Spyro! Great idea, that's going to be my next cross stitch for sure :)

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  3. Where did u get the case from? And is there any chance they have a iPod case?

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    1. I bought the case off amazon. I checked but there doesn't seem to be a similar ipod case, sorry :(

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