Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Hello....anybody?

How embarrassing...I can't believe the last time I wrote on my blog or even looked at blogs was in March!! Where does time go? I am not sure. I have been inspired to get on the wagon again by a lovely friend of mine Melissa who shared her blog with me and various others she follows, and inspiration from all the beautiful creative crafters out there willing to share their work.
Even though I've been absent for those months, I have been stitching and scrapbooking still. My latest finish which I blogged about back in March is Halloween Fairy by Mirabilia. She is so lovely, and I really enjoyed stitching her. It took me 7 months to complete as I am busy with my 22 month old daughter of a day so she was mostly stitched on in the evenings.
She was stitched on 32 count natural linen and I used crescent colour threads which I thought were a joy to work with. It was my first time and I loved how smooth and vibrant they were and the colour changes were slight but still noticeable.

I loved doing the beading on her hair, dress,wings and wand. I thought it added such pretty character. All I need to do now is have her framed and sitting next to feather fairy. The coincidence about finishing Halloween fairy was that I actually finished stitching her on Halloween. It wasn't meant to work out that way but it did. We don't celebrate Halloween much here in Australia although it's just starting to be more recognised.
I don't have anything else in the pipe line as yet but I hope to soon. I have a tub of stash stacked away so I could easily just pick my next project but I am going to wait and see what comes to me first.
Hopefully I get back into my blogging and reading again. I really do love seeing what everyone has been doing.

Happy stitching xx

11 comments:

  1. Welcome back. A gorgeous finish.

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  2. Welcome back! Gorgeous finish. Love that you finished her on Halloween :)

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  3. Welcome back...love your finish and perfect finishing time

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    1. Thank you, I thought the timing was perfect too. :-)

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  4. Welcome back--your fairy is so lovely!! Can't believe your daughter is already 22 months--I still remember when she was born :)

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    1. Thanks Carol. I really like her too! Oh I know, don't remind me. She is growing up so quickly, don't want to lose my baby too fast. :-)

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  5. I like this a real lot. I am a Halloween fan.

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  6. Thanks Melissa, I like Halloween too even though it's not celebrated so much here.

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  7. She looks awesome hun! I love seeing your finished work :D And thanks for giving me a kick to update too! ;)

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