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« on: May 05, 2009 02:06:52 PM »

I stitched these pillowcases for my partner jca1982 in the Embroider Me to Sleep swap. She's finally received them, so I wanted to post them. jca listed fairies and pin-ups as 2 of her favourite themes, so I tried to combine the two Smiley

Both patterns were inspired by fairy flash tattoo art I found in a Google Search, but I made significant changes to the reference pics and re-sketched both. I'm particularly proud of the moon fairy-- I think the arm in the star fairy is a bit wonky, and her eyes are a bit on the special side (does anyone know a trick to making eyes *not* look evil?).

Excuse the slightly dodgy colouring- I've come to the conclusion it's almost impossible to get a good picture of stitching on this particular shade of brown! Mostly stitched in 2 strands, except the hatchings in the fishnet stockings, the faces, and the lines inside the wings. I used a variegated thread for inside the wings, and blended two different colours for parts of the wings and hair. Back stitch, stem stitch, satin stitch and possibly some split stitch.

Fairy #1 - Moon Fairy (stitched 2nd):

Fairy #2 - Star Fairy:

Both together:

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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2009 02:27:28 PM »

I'm so bummed I missed this swap. I bet your partner loved it.

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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2009 10:43:40 AM »

Those are GREAT!

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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2009 11:41:38 AM »

Thanks ladies!  Grin They were a lot of fun to stitch- it was hard to let them go!!

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