This is my (reboot) newest gigantic WIP. Mirabilia’s “Enchanted Mermaid”. I started it in Spring, 2012 but really didn’t work on it over the summer, well, because it was summer! This is my second attempted Mirabilia piece. The first was “Winter Queen” but I abandoned it. The reason I gave up was that I was still more of a novice back then but have built up more experience and confidence leading up to this pattern. This one, though, I cannot wait to see finished with all of the fancy treasure beads and seed beads, etc. I dyed the fabric but really kept it super light though….I was afraid of ruining it. Since I am back in University full time now, I can only limit my cross stitch time while I am listening to audiobooks for school to maximize my time.
I finally got another close up to post of this picture. I had a close up before but it disappeared…very nice trick huh? LOL! So, this little cutie is a Halloween design from Stoney Creek I finished over about 1 1/2 evenings.
Also, I hand-dyed the fabric myself long before I decided on this pattern and I think it worked out well despite that I obviously didn’t mix the RIT dye long enough..but the multi-coloured “stars” seem to work! 🙂
This pattern I think is kind of funny with the knight’s armour as the scarecrow in the dragon’s garden.
What can I say? I’m a dog person (but I like cats too but just do not own any right now). So, anyway I definitely have to have a completed work of a cute, wee, little dog. I love mushrooms and especially the red and white I think is very cute. I hand-dyed this small piece of Aida cloth too. I had already dyed it long before I had the pattern and they seemed to match up perfectly with each other. I had a lot of fun dying this piece because I was trying to create a “ground/grass and sky look
Yes! Another hand-dyed cloth by me! Um….the cloth is nice but I think I made a mistake matching it up with this design. The colours that the pattern called for are beautiful but definitely too light for this colour of cloth. It was my first time I stitched with buttons and can definitely see why stitchers love using embellishments – it adds a little more “oomph” to the finished product for sure!
Ah! Another G & Pat design… The interesting thing about this dyed fabric is that I thought it was way too dark the first time I set it and bleached it light and was ready to toss it because I felt I kept messing it up.