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

9 comments:

  1. wowowowowowow it's wonderful!!

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  2. Beautiful! I haven't seen the "proper" version but I do like yours. I agree on the blended threads too, ok if there are a few blends but not one on its own.

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  3. Love her, I have her started and I'm doing the called for. Hope to get her back out soon after seeing yours. Nice finish.

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  4. She looks stunning, especially on such gorgeous fabric. Congratulations all round. :)

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  5. She is very lovely, I had to go look the original up and I definitely love the changes to her head. Nice use of color as well. Stunning!

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  6. Gorgeous! Congrats on the finish!

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  7. Congratulations, she looks stunning!!!!!!

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  8. Beautiful! Your changes and fabric choice are just fantastic!

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