Saturday, March 11, 2017

A Mermaid Mini

A couple years ago, I stitched this piece from the Cricket Collection.  And while I have no intention of stitching the whole thing a second time, I just couldn't bring myself to get rid of the pattern.

Evidently, this is why...
I always loved the little mermaid, to the right of the lighthouse in the larger piece.  And after discovering the whole "pocketwatch" finishing trend, I figured out how to make her fit perfectly (I used 32-ct. fabric, and modified the waves a little bit).  I also changed her hair to something a bit more brown, and added beads in place of stitches for her bra/top.  Then toss in a sprinkling of turquoise glass beads, and voila!

I think I will take this, along with the larger piece, to my LNS next month, when they've asked me to do a kind of "trunk show" of different kinds of finishing techniques.  We'll see if that turns into any requests for classes or workshops...gulp.

4 comments:

Justine said...

That's lovely! Good luck with your trunk show. It sounds interesting.

Mii Stitch said...

That is a lovely little mermaid, no wonder you couldn't put the original design away, she looks great on her own too!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

A pretty finish that works well with the pocket watch frame.

Astrids dragon said...

What a great piece! And of course, she's adorable!