Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Thank you, Oxmoor House

I'm still working on the Judith Kirby piece, but I took a step away to do a small project - my niece is rapidly approaching her first tooth fairy encounter, and my sister asked if I could make a little bag or other holder similar to what I made for my daughter.  Since I was anticipating this, I grabbed one of those hardcover books that were all the rage in the 1980s/90s, many published by Oxmoor House.  This one was "One-Hour Cross Stitch," and what do you know, it almost WAS a 1-hour project!  I'll probably finish this up tonight.  (My stitching time might have been extended by the fact that I'm using blending filament in the fairy's wings.)  Then I can show it off in my January Smalls SAL post...
I changed the colors around, because my niece's favorite color is orange!  I'm also debating changing the fairy's face - the pattern uses black for the eyes and mouth, but I'm wondering if blue eyes and dark pink lips might not look cute.  And maybe the fairy needs some hair?  I'll probably finish it is a pillow pocket, similar to the picture, only with different colors (and no lace trim!). 

2 comments:

Beth said...

I have oodle of the Oxmoor House books too and flip through them for ideas every couple of years.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

A pillow pocket for the tooth fairy - What a great idea.