Friday, October 26, 2012

The Angels Have the Phonebox!

Quote from yet another fantastic episode of Doctor Who, Blink.

Next time I decide blackwork looks amazing and I need to have a go, remind me that lots of little lines are annoying, and that performing this act of blackwork embroidery on 28 count evenweave is a bad idea, please :)

But isn't it coool?

I love blackwork embroidery.

And how much does it look like some awesome foreignly written caligraphy from the back?

Still have to iron it and frame it, but Ive spent such a long time working on it, and I'm fairly proud of it, so it just couldn't wait :)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Bear #4

I finished bear 4! I think he's pretty damn cute. Gorgeously soft and a beautiful colour.
I also tried out some acrylic clear eyes instead of plain black ones (not enough contrast with body colour). Hand painted (with nail polish - three coats of pale sparkly blue, one of silver-grey) to give him gorgeous baby blues.

Love his eyes.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Bought this kit a long time ago. Decided it was time to stitch it!

I love this style. I think it is so entirely gorgeous. But, it's so not cross stitch. The whole thing was just back stitching and half stitches. And you had to stitch non-traditionally into the aida cloth. I almost couldn't, my OCD feelings really didn't like not stitching into the holes of the cloth... Having to make new holes in those perfectly aligned squares. Even to make this bit of pretty, I almost couldn't!

But she is finished, and oh so pretty. And sparkly!!

Her wings and the pompoms on her shoes are with awful-to-stitch-but-fantastic-looking metallic thread. Love this effect!!