I am the craftiest daughter of a very crafty mother. She taught me a lot of crafty basics when I was young. In k-12, I used to get in trouble for drawing on my schoolwork. Later on I picked up a ...
I am the craftiest daughter of a very crafty mother. She taught me a lot of crafty basics when I was young. In k-12, I used to get in trouble for drawing on my schoolwork. Later on I picked up a paintbrush and taught myself how to paint. For a brief period in college, I played with a computer based paper doll program (kisekae) and I got quite handy with a mouse. Today, I use my chronic doodling habit to develop cross stitch and embroidery patterns.
I'm taking a break from designing patterns to work on a crazy quilt project. There are several new embroidery designs that I'm developing for this project. When it's done, I will work on publishing them as patterns here.
Almost Fairest is inspired by the tale of Snow White. The evil queen is so beautiful and for many years was the fairest. But now, she has been reduced to a runner up which doesn't jive with her competitive spirit. The queen here is golden haired and dramatic as she stands commandingly in front of her magic mirror.
100 stitches tall
100 stitches wide
That's about 7"x7" with 14 count Aida
or 5.5"x5.5" on 18 count.
Colors used on any color canvas, although I think black looks best! A strand of metallic gold stitched with the framing and silver with the mirror would be amazing.
Floss colors used in the pattern:
DMC Cotton 223shell pink - lt
DMC Cotton 938coffee brown - ul dk
DMC Cotton 738tan - vy lt
DMC Cotton 224shell pink - vy lt
DMC Cotton 407desert sand - dk
DMC Cotton 225shell pink - ul vy lt
DMC Cotton 739tan - ul vy lt
DMC Cotton 902garnet - vy dk
DMC Cotton 347salmon - vy dk
DMC Cotton 335rose
DMC Cotton 782topaz - dk
DMC Cotton 728golden yellow
DMC Cotton 780topaz - ul vy dk
DMC Cotton 160gray blue - md
DMC Cotton 161gray blue
DMC Cotton 156blue violet - md lt
DMC Cotton 334baby blue - md