Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Poppy - almost there!

I really need to post more often. Poppy is almost finished - just needs the rest of her wings, then hair, beads, and backstitch!


As usual, I made some small changes. The front of her dress (her hip) was originally silver, which made no sense to me, so I changed it to red. I also changed the white in her wing to DMC 1 (very pale grey) to suggest translucence, since you can see her dress through the wing. I might add a bit of blending filament to help it stand out just a bit more from the background fabric.

Overall I'm very happy with her and aiming for a finish this week! :)

Monday, January 08, 2018

Raven - finished!

Well, that was fast once I stopped dragging my feet!

Here's Raven by Nora Corbett, stitched on a beautiful piece of Belfast from Fiberlicious in the color California Dawn. I feel like I got lucky with the placement of colors on the fabric because I was able to put the purple areas at the top to accent the sky. :D



I made some changes to the thread colors because the original threads mixed blue-toned and red-toned purples and that's a huge nope. Mine are all blue-toned. I also replaced a couple of the beads to use random stuff from my stash.

Oh, and I also made her head bigger because it was hilariously tiny. I think it's still too small, but at least she doesn't look like an alien anymore.

DMC changes:
154 to 29
156 to 340
550 to 32
743/3078 blend to 744 (I hate one-off blends in a pattern that doesn't have any others - just pick a color that's between the two! Why does every Mira pattern have one pointless blend?)
413 to 832 (Grey backstitch for skin? NO THANK YOU)

bead changes:
02056 to 02014
10019 to 02028

Next up is Poppy, who has a much bigger skirt than you'd expect. Haha. :p