woensdag 30 december 2015

Alice in Wonderland Finished

And here she is, Alice in Wonderland is all finished! This was a kit by Bothy Threads. It came with the pattern, the floss and hand-dyed Aida fabric, but because I wasn't too kean on the fabric (it was nice, but it just wasn't my taste) I switched it out for a linen, and I stitched 2 threads of floss over 2 threads of linen. Now I just need to wash it, iron it and frame it, and then see if I can find a bit of free space on one of our walls somewhere...


dinsdag 22 december 2015

Alice in Wonderland

Hi Marjon and Mirjam, so you both recognized what you see here! it is indeed Alice in Wonderland. As you can see Alice has now made an appearance too. At first I wasn't satisfied with the way her hand turned out. It looked a little weird to me, and I  knew it would continue to bother me. So I ripped it out and gave her a slightly different hand. The new hand still isn't perfect, but I think it looks better than before, so I will keep it like this. 
This project is really going fast now. One more character to go, and Marjon already guessed it, that will be the Cheshire Cat!

Alice's hand before:

Alice's hand after:

The total picture now (well, 2 days ago, actually): 

zaterdag 19 december 2015

Cross Stitch Update

December is always a busy month because of preparations for the Sinterklaas feast, and after that I got the flu, so that's why this is a late update. 
I made some cross stitched presents for Sinterklaas, but I forgot to take pictures, so I can't show you those. Sinterklaas gave me quite a lot of skeins of DMC floss, some of which were incorporated into a picture. I now have enough floss to start two bigger projects that I've been wanting to do for some time.

I also gave myself the 'Little Red Riding Hood' pattern by The Prairie Schooler. I had been eyeing it for some time, and I think it's such a funny pattern.

And finally there is some progress to show on my current project. As you can see now a rabbit holding a watch and a caterpillar smoking a water pipe have emerged...