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!



7 comments:

AnaCristina said...

Wonderful!

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!