Sunday, 9 March 2014

Jo's February Ornament

Which only took a few days longer than I planned!

I saw this design in the Just Cross Stitch Hallowe'en Special 2013 and I knew I wanted to stitch her as soon as I saw her.  So when I was planning the themes for this blog I thought "if I choose Vampires I can stitch that 1920s Vampire Lady".  Perfect.

Then, along comes February, I dig out the magazine and realise that Brooke Nolan had designed her as a Bat Witch!  I decided to leave off the witchy accessories (broom, hat and bat) and add some little fangs so she looks like the Vampire I envisioned.  Here she is:

I stitched her on 32 count lilac evenweave using the recommended DMC and Mill Hill beads.  I subbed the Kreinik for DMC Metallic because they are a fraction of the price and go much further being a stranded thread.

I am now looking for a nice stone doorway for her to pose in so I can make a scrapbook page for her.

I promise my Witch will be ready actually in her month!


AnaCristina said...


Lili said...

How cool she is!!
Wonderful work, jo!!

Angel Blue said...

That is beautiful.

Stitching Noni said...

She looks beautiful!
I am still stithing Feb - but he should be finished tonight!
Think March will be a smaller design! ;O)

Marcy said...

Great lady vamp! She's a beauty.

Gypsy Rose said...

Love it!

SoCal Debbie said...

She is perfect as a lady vampire! Love all the beads and metallic bling!