Sunday, 16 March 2014

12. Southwest Designs - Kokopelli

Native American fertility deity also associated with music (hence the pipe) and "an important conveyor of information and trinkets from afar, a Story Teller, par excellence".
Chart from Southwest Designs by Jenny Rasmussen.

I stitched him on 32 count evenweave over 1 using a Jodyri Variegated thread called Peacock Feathers.
There are jellybabies wrapped in the bag.
The backing fabric is a velvet furnishing fabric sample.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

11. The Snowflower Diaries Spring Witch

March Choice for the Hallowe'en Ornie SAL Blog
I chose the Spring Witch by The Snowflower Diaries
I stitched her on a piece of random 28 count linen I had using the recommended DMC.  
The only change I made was to give the witch green eyes and I used satin stitch for the broom.  I just love the effect I got using that stitch.  
There are three more seasonal witches and I will definitely stitch them all.
Here is the full picture mounted:

Sunday, 9 March 2014

10. Brooke's Books Vampire

I saw this design in the Just Cross Stitch Hallowe'en Special 2013 and I knew I wanted to stitch her as soon as I saw her.  So when I was planning the themes for Hallowe'en SAL blog I thought "if I choose Vampires I can stitch that 1920s Vampire Lady".  Perfect.

Then, along comes February, I dig out the magazine and realise that Brooke Nolan had designed her as a Bat Witch!  I decided to leave off the witchy accessories (broom, hat and bat) and add some little fangs so she looks like the Vampire I envisioned.

I stitched her on 32 count lilac evenweave using the recommended DMC and Mill Hill beads.  I subbed the Kreinik for DMC Metallic because they are a fraction of the price and go much further being a stranded thread.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

09. Just Nan Band Sampler Round Robin

Bands taken from Just Nan NeedleStory
Stitched for Measi's Bold Band Sampler
I used the colours she provided plus some additional lilacs and beads.

The whole piece so far:

Sunday, 2 March 2014

08. Somebunny to Love Bathtime Bunny

Cover Gift with WOCS magazine issue 213
Stitched on 14 count aida
Given to my friend as a Birth Card for her fourth child.