Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Feather Fairy Finished!!

My feather fairy is now complete! I finished the stitching on her today and I did a happy dance in front of my dog Matilda :-) who looked at me wondering what I was doing. But she did look at my fairy when I held it up to her. I am so excited to have finished this fairy, she did take me 12 months as I didn't work on her every day. You know things such as work and life in general get in the way of stitching. :-)
So without further ado, here she is....
I stitched her on 28 count evenweave called 'arabian nights' hand dyed by 'stitches and spice' and I used DMC threads and kreinik metallic thread. The beads were Mill Hill antique glass beads.
I really love this fairy and I am proud to now display her on my wall once she's been washed and framed. It will look great when I've stitched halloween fairy too one day, as they will go so well together.
Here are some close up's of some of the details.
The beading on her bodice and hair piece. The hair piece is one of my favourite parts as I think it's so pretty and elegant.

And the metallic thread in her wings, unfortunately the photo doesn't do it much justice as it sparkles alot in real life.

Next project up is to finish off my little cats and start on my baby sampler when it arrives!

Happy Stitching x


  1. Wow she is absolutely beautiful Belinda!

  2. Congratulations on your finish. She is Gorgeous!

  3. wauw, she is really beautifull, a job well done !
    you have a lovely blog, I´ll pop in more often !

  4. Congratulations on your stunning fairy finish Belinda! What baby sampler design did you choose?

  5. Oh, she turned out just gorgeous! Something to really be proud of there - beautiful!

  6. Just found your blog and it's delightful. Congrats on the baby. Your finish is beautiful.

  7. love love here! congrats on the finish! Can't wait to see her framed :)

  8. She looks gorgeous hun! I can't wait to see her close up at our next meeting :) xxx

  9. I just happened across your blog this morning and have to say what a gorgeous job on the feather fairy. I have admired this design for quite some time. Congrats on a wonderful finish.