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.