***I've had some issues with Blogger lately, which has led me to change the way I post pictures. They don't link to flickr anymore and are larger than before. I think I like it. Let me know if you do, too.***
As promised in my last post, here is a look at what I made for Amanda. What's funny is we didn't plan out a swap or anything; we both had some floss that the other wanted to try and decided to send each other a package of goodies. We both just happened to include a little handmade gift.
|Design by Helga Mandl; stitched 2 over 2 with DMC and Crescent Colours on 28-ct Crystal Monet Cashel by Picture This Plus|
This is just a bitty little thing...about 2.5 inches square. It was fun to make! Look at that pumpkin, how cute is he?! I especially like the spider, in part because of his petite seed bead eyes, and partly due to that fact the I designed him myself.
Here's the original design:
I didn't care for the wording. "I am the Queen of THE Halloween" sounded sort of odd to me, so I tweaked the design a bit. I like the way it turned out.
It wasn't until I was about to pop this cutie in the frame when I took a really close look at it...and realized I had to make another change. Do you see it? Here, let me give you a side-by-side look at the before and after. See if you can spot the difference (please ignore the discrepancy of the fabric color).
|Uh-oh, I see a problem!|
See it? The candy corn? Every traditional candy corn I've ever seen is, from top to bottom, white-orange-yellow. That was not the case with this pattern. So, I had to frog the candy corn and redo them. It bothered the stitchy perfectionist in me too much to leave them. Luckily, it was a super simple--and quick-- fix.
|Ahhh, problem solved!|
|I have other Halloween projects in the works, in addition to other things (gifts, yea!). That means I have stitchy goodness to share with you in the near future. Stay tuned! :)|