Hey there, Stitchy Peeps! The mermaid I told you about is complete! Woo hoo!
Let's take a look at her, shall we?
This little sweetie is from Badbird, who totally rocks, don'tcha think?
Here are a few more pics:
Ok, so you may have noticed that this sweet little mermaid's lips are a little large, especially if you've seen the original pattern that Andrea (Badbird) made. I had to do a little improvising because my Sulky pen, as wonderful and lovable as it is, is not good when it comes to getting a fine line drawn...so all those little details on things end up being not so little. So the mouth, along with the nose, came out a little thick. I swear, I redid that mouth so many times! This one here was my 6th --AND FINAL, darn it!--attempt. At first I thought it looked just a little too large, but I figured I would just have to learn to love it. ('Cause it sure as heck wasn't getting frogged and restitched again!) But you know what? Now that I've been looking at it for a while, I really do love it. I think her lips are so sweet! Not what I had in mind whatsoever when I started, but really quite lovely all the same. :) Plus, she's got super smoochable lips for all those cute mermen she'll run into while she's under the sea...
Hmmmm, do you think perhaps I've gotten a little carried away? No??? Good. Me neither. :)
Here are a couple of detail pics of the stitching. I am still working on my stem stitch.
My stem stitches really do need some work, but I think they look ok. Just as long as I keep on practicing, right? Once upon a time, my french knots were hideous. I mean, HID-E-OUS. Bad bad bad. But practice makes prefect. Well, near-perfect anyway. ;)
Ok, that's it for me! I hope I didn't bore you with all this blah-blah-blah. Tee hee.
Hey, don't let me forget, I've got a couple pics to show you of some cutie pies wearing the shirts I embroidered for them...but that's gonna have to wait until next time. Until then...