Thursday, 29 September 2016
September Smalls SAL
The Smalls SAL is hosted by Heather from Stitching Lotus
This year I have two Small Challenges:
For the Hallowe'en Blog we had Bad Fairies which was a very tricky subject to find! In the end I converted a Lucie Heaton fairy to be a Bad Bat Fairy:
Here's the original design so you can see the changes:
I used the silks from Counting Bats for her dress, tights, shoes, hair and hat. DMC for her bat wings and Kreinik for her wand. I sketched her on graph paper to get the wings right.
For the Christmas blog we had Festive Food for the theme, lots of yummy stitching going on there. I am stitching the Primitive Hare Cubes for this blog and here is "I":
This is exactly as charted apart from the substitution of B5200 for Blanc.
Here are all seven so far:
stitched on 35 count Country Mocha from Willow Fabrics
You can tell "I" was photographed at a different time to the rest!
My other Smalls are two Sugar Skulls by Brookes Books which may be small in size but certainly take a lot of stitching! Here they are nearly completed:
That photo was taken on Monday, I have actually finished all the stitching now but forget to take a photo before I started cutting them up. So you'll have to wait until I have finished-finished them to see what they look like!
This is my current evening project; an extract of Potions and Brews by Cherished Stitches from the JCS Hallowe'en Ornie special 2016:
I'm stitching it on a 28 count evenweave which is far too big for a small! If/when I stitch the whole thing I will definitely go for a 36 as recommended. This is what I had in my stash and I wanted to stitch the top part right away. It's called Moondust from Crafty Kitten.
Finally, I received another Birthday present which I will show you soon AND I ordered my fabric and threads for my Chatelaine taking advantage of the Birthday discount Crafty Kitten gives you. I have some of the special threads as gifts, I have ordered the Rainbow Gallery and one Waterlily which didn't convert to DMC. The rest will be the DMC conversion or a Jodyri thread substitute as some of those threads might be more suitable. Exciting times ahead!