thanks to all my lovely customers my work table has been mostly full of kit supplies and packaging while I have been sending out such a lot of lavender girl kits! How lovely to think of all the lavender girls that are being stitched this winter.
But I have had a moment or two to carry on working on this 'fairy with attitude' design. I've used my absolute favourite Liberty fabric - red mitsy for this prototype. Sadly I can't get hold of any more but I may have enough for a couple of dresses!
I'm still tweaking the dress design and thinking of adding a stitched dress design as well as an applique pattern. I have a tutu idea in my head but whether it will work in stitch as well as it works in my head...
I love stitching with one strand of thread (using my super duper magnifying lamp!) because it looks so much more like my original drawing but I am also stitching her up using two strands to give a more solid line. I think she'll work with both but the effect will be different.
I'm also looking at these oval flexi hoops
I used the round one for catching wishes and they are so easy to stitch and then frame in. I also love the little Victorian look hanger at the top. I think these may be easier for using in the kits too as they stay taut.
I love the lace and the Christmassy fabric. I was thinking of making her into a sort of mini quilt hanging...
I also have a little elf drawing on my work table that is soon to become a fairy cushion for boys. My own two boys were always very happy to have messages and gifts from the fairies so it's probably about time I designed a boy version!
I'm also messing around with my blog template so that it works on mobile phones and ipads, because not everyone is as old fashioned as I am and still using a laptop for looking at blogs! It will probably change again before I am happy with it...
Now for hot chocolate and a nice film on this grey cold evening