Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Serendipitous Jo's Thirty-Sixth Frolic of the Year

This year I have been stitching a Just Nan band sampler called Counting Bats for our Hallowe'en Ornie SAL blog.  Each band has matched the monthly theme, until this month which is Bad Fairies.   I have reached the final band which features some wings.  They may be bat wings, they may be spooky fairy wings but I doubt it!

stitched on 32 count lilac linen

And here is the finished piece:

It's very hard to get a good photo of it because it's so long and thin!  But you've seen all the individual bands throughout the year, so look back for close-ups.

Just in case the jury decide those aren't bad fairy wings, I thought I ought to have a back-up plan.  I looked everywhere for Bad Fairies and mostly found full-coverage pieces or Nora Corbett's Trick or Treat Fairy (which I have in my stash).  I wanted something little.  I found some nice Maleficent designs in that pixel style but I'm not really a Disney person.

So I decided to adapt an existing fairy by Lucie Heaton and make her Bad!

That's actually the same fabric as Counting Bats is stitched on but it looks more blue here.

Here's the original design so you can see the changes:

I used the silks from Counting Bats for her dress, tights, shoes, hair and hat.  DMC for her bat wings and Kreinik for her wand.  I sketched her on graph paper to get the wings right.

I didn't finish a cube this week.  Hubby shut himself in the living room to watch the Grand Prix in peace and my stuff was all in there!  I'll have to double-up another week.


diamondc said...

Jo: The band sampler is beautiful.
I love your adaptation of the Lucie Heaton Fairy.


CathieJ said...

I love the Halloween sampler and your adaptation for the bad fairy.

Rachel said...

What a great finish on the Halloween design :)

Your 'bad' fairy looks too cute to be evil :) Maybe she's only occasionally evil!

Hopefully you can get back to your craft room before your husband takes it over again!

Mini said...

Congrats on a wonderful finish. Eben though i don't celebrate Halloween, this may be my fav Halloween pattern.
Wow you stitched a back up fairy!! That's a lovely adaption , may be something the designer would like to see.

Brigitte said...

Oh, she is so cute, your "bad" fairy. Like Rachel I'd say she is only occasionally evil, lol.

Summer said...

These are so cute ♥


Kaisievic said...

Yes, a bit of a long bow on the Bad Fairy wings on Counting Bats but definitely a great job on the Lucie Heaton Fairy.

Stitching Noni said...

Love your cute "bad" fairy!
Hugs xx