Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!!!

So I spent the day learning how to box finish using the tutorial the Mother Found, and while I am preparing a Hogwarts style feast for sister and I, a quick post was necessary!
Here is the link to the tutorial I used from the amazing Twisted Stitcher
And the link for the bow tutorial on you tube (the Crone usually ties mine!)

"Halloweenies" by Bent Creek, stitched on 28ct Periwinkle Pizazz.
 A shot of the back...
 I used two fabrics, a black and the sparkle one you see (just because it wasn't difficult enough!)
 I finished this one differently, I just love the skull in the center of the bow!

 A sneak peak at some of the materials I used...
(Walmart is by FAR cheapest for foam and fabric, the other embellishments were obtained from Michael's)
And finally, my Trio!
I will keep one and the others will be gifts!
The Maiden

Friday, October 24, 2014


"Sabrina" by Mirabilia
 Stitched on 32ct ODlinen Vintage Light Exampler.

This project was never meant to be mine. After languishing for years, my desire to finish her was fueled by a compilation of photo's my Framer and Friend Sara Lamp had completed called
"the girl in the white dress" series.

Sara is the picture of Sabrina being lithe and blonde, and after all she has given me I could think of nothing more appropriate than gifting her this piece, my largest finish!  
The Maiden.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Halloween Box Finish!

I finished my Nora Corbett Ana conversion using the Twisted Stitcher's techniques (the link is in an earlier post).  I am thrilled at how well it turned out. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Halloween Haul

So I have finished the first of 4, yes FOUR of the Halloweenie sets and wanted to show a preview before I attempted to make boxes...
Of course I lost the pattern, and when I went to the LNS today to get another they were out!
I did however find this GEM, a gingerbread haunted house! The pattern and embellishment pack are outrageously expensive, so I left with the pattern and will have to come back for all those buttons!
I fell so madly in love with the project that I am even forgoing the annual stitcher's retreat in October so I can put the $40 towards the cause!

 More skeleton Halloween fun! I already have the frame for last stitch cemetery, a Christmas present from the Crone 2 years ago!

 I picked this one up while my framer was in town and she exclaimed "I have the perfect black oval frame for that!" Done.  
 And lastly, the 2 new Nora witches. Where ever will I find time for all this madness!?
The Maiden.