Alright, peeps. I know I'm a day late (and a dollar short) in sharing this, but better late than never, right???
I simply couldn't let a Halloween go by without sharing this rockin' finish with you all. I did this two years ago (even though I just swore to myself it was only last year....good thing I date and sign all my work....) and absolutely love love love this.
It's called "Eat, Drink, and Be Scary" from Waxing Moon Designs. I stitched this on 28 count Smokey Grey (LOVE THIS FABRIC -- I also used it for "Hiss" of "Eek, Boo, Hiss!") and used all the overdyed threads called for in the pattern. If you've been following me for a while, you know it's very unusual for me to do that -- I'm always changing either fibers or the fabric from the sample. I'm telling you, though, you CANNOT go wrong with Smokey Grey. Just not possible. Trust.
I would like to point out the fly ("I don't know why she swallowed a fly....perhaps she'll die...?") hanging precariously off the tip of the hat. Also of note, the candy corns slighly askew amongst "Eat". Love them. Well, not literally. I hate actual candy corn, in fact. It's quite nasty. Much like wax with a hint of sugar. But not so waxy that they're like wax lips (remember those nizasty things?? Good God.), but just waxy enough that you feel like you just accidentally ate the wax drippings from a birthday candle that was allowed to burn just a smidge too long along with your gigantic forkful of cake and icing. Ew. No, no. I'm talking about how much I love these little buttons. And how about that bat at the bottom? Awesome. All of these are from Just Another Button Company and can be found at your LNS or you can find them and order online!
Up next, since Halloween is officially over, a pretty Autumn piece I finished 2 years ago (again, would have sworn on my purple robe that I did this last year).
This is a pretty Mill Hill piece that I got from one of their books, which I think can only be found online these days. All full of pretty beads and treasures, I love hanging this where all can see. It's not very big, but it definitely has a lot going on! I love working with stitching band, too -- especially this one, since it has the lovely fall leaves on the sides to give it that added umph.
And how about that hanger!! Awesome, right??? This can also be found online at Mill Hill.
Love that lil' acorn ;-)
I love how stitching band is SO EASY to work with, and gives you a fabooooo alternative to framing. We all know how expensive framing can be, so having even just a few alternatives to framing your work, especially with something as simple as this, can make your work look just as beautiful, and sometimes, gives it an entirely different look altogether. Stay tuned for more of my love affair with stitching band ;-)
Until then...do something cReATIve today and bask in the fall leaves and crisp air with some mulled cider (or better yet, mulled wine!! woop!)!!