Thursday, 29 September 2016

Noni's September Finish

Hi there!  Here I am back with my September finish just in time....

I couldn't find a wicked fairy to stitch this month so I extended the theme out to wicked witches and/or queens and came up with a Black Hearted Queen!

I found this design by doing an internet search which landed me on the Sub Rosa blog.  She has a number of great freebies on her blog - link to the blog is here

The fabric is from Stitches and Spice and is called Lime Ghost Gum.  Unfortunately I struggled to get a true colour of the fabric when taking a photo but believe me it is a stunning colour and looks great with the black thread.

So that's it for me... up to date again!

Til next time... happy Halloween stitching!
Hugs xx

Monday, 26 September 2016

Lili's September Ornament

This is my stitching piece for this month.
I know that don't fit well on the month theme, but I made a mistake on my notes for this month.

Designer: Nikyscreations – Witch Needlebook (JCS Halloween Collection Book 2015)
Fabric/Threads: 35 count flax linen / DMC

Thanks for visiting!
Happy stitching,

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Noni's Spooky Words...

I'm late... but I did manage last night to put the final stitch in my spooky words piece for August

Double Double - Lizzie*Kate
Just Cross Stitch Halloween 2013

Now it's time to find a bad fairy.... looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up for Sept's theme!  So far I haven't managed to find anything that fits the brief but I will keep looking.

Til next time, happy spooky stitchings
Hugs xx

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Jo's September Finish - Bad Fairies

This year I have been stitching a Just Nan band sampler called Counting Bats for our blog.   I have reached the final band which features some wings.  They may be bat wings, they may be spooky fairy wings but I doubt it!

stitched on 32 count lilac linen

And here is the finished piece:

It's very hard to get a good photo of it because it's so long and thin!  But you've seen all the individual bands throughout the year, so look back for close-ups.

Just in case the jury decide those aren't bad fairy wings, I thought I ought to have a back-up plan.  I looked everywhere for Bad Fairies and mostly found full-coverage pieces or Nora Corbett's Trick or Treat Fairy (which I have in my stash).  I wanted something little.  I found some nice Maleficent designs in that pixel style but I'm not really a Disney person.

So I decided to adapt an existing fairy by Lucie Heaton and make her Bad!

That's actually the same fabric as Counting Bats is stitched on but it looks more blue here.

Here's the original design so you can see the changes:

I used the silks from Counting Bats for her dress, tights, shoes, hair and hat.  DMC for her bat wings and Kreinik for her wand.  I sketched her on graph paper to get the wings right.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

N is for Necromancy, Night and Newts

When we first started this blog I made a series of posts beginning with each letter of the alphabet starting with A.  Unfortunately, they ground to a halt after L.  So in honour of The Alphabet Club hosted by Chiara I have decided to continue the posts and link up each month with the rest of the Alphabet Club posters.  To learn more about this SAL follow the Alphabet Club link to Chiara's blog.

N is for Necromancy from A Dark Alphabet designed by Julie and Becky's Note of Friendship blog.  Necromancy is the art of communicating with the dead via magic, either summoning their spirit or raising them bodily.  The hope would be that they could predict the future, reveal secrets of hidden knowledge or just be used as an undead soldier!

Here's a fun stitch from Son of a Cross Stitch on Etsy:

N is for Night, the time when the witches and ghosts come out.  

Out to ride without your head:

Or out with your pals:

And here come the Girls:

The "girls" have their frogs' toes in their little cauldrons so all they need now is some eye of Newt

Or maybe you could just stitch with a newt?

Thursday, 1 September 2016

August's Spooky Words

My spooky words for August:
This is the back of the scissor keep from Creepy Crawly.