I haven't cross stitched in at least 15 years, but I saw this pattern on etsy and had to try it Started it August 2010, worked on it pretty much nonstop except for a month or so to make holiday gifts. Here is the pretty lady, finally! (The edges are really even, it looks wobbly because the fabric wasn't flat in the pic )
It's on 14ct white aida, 126x166 stitches, 39 colors.
And some closeups (click to see full-size images):
Of course, I've already started my next project, bigger and twice as many colors! Thanks for looking
I received a bunch of gorgeous fabric through a personal swap from India (thank you urvi!) and finally had a good project where I could incorporate all of them I present Molly Monkey!
She took a while to make, with a bunch of pieces to cut out, but it was totally worth it! Also a lot bigger than most stuffed toys I make- she's close to 2' tall! I sew everything by hand, but for anyone with a sewing machine, using it will probably save a lot of time
I haven't posted in this forum in a long time, but I've been working hard, I swear. So here's the result of the last couple months... (the fused glass pendants were all made by shoozles on etsy):
Flowers at dusk
There are a couple shots of me actually wearing them on my flickr, if anyone wants to see how they hang. I can't seem to bear to give any of these away (or sell them), so they're all just accumulating in my room Hope you like them!
At least I think it's a hamster I made him from a Japanese pattern book so I can't say for sure. Anyway, he's only 4-5" tall, and I added the flower myself since he looked a little bland. I named him Bloom, which is probably not a good name for a boy, but whatever