Monday, July 27, 2009

Sea Monkey 1 says hi.. :)

I love where I am at right now..I can imagine how gorgeous its going to be all filled in. That little sea monkey is full of bright blues and greens, I am tempted to fill him in soon, and maybe even sneak down and work on more of him on the other page, but we will see. I need to try and be a little disciplined and get that hair done first. And there is a lot of skin on this page too.

I will probably work on her a few more days, but I do expect my fabric for Meddy Mermaid any day now, so I may have to work on her when that comes in. :)


Saturday, July 25, 2009

A peek at Bella peeking :)

I am working away on the black outline, I plan to keep that up for now it gives you a nice "map" and you can go back and fill in however you feel like working. Right under her eye is the first sea monkey's little head...he will get outlined next but there is still a good deal of black in her eye for now that will probably keep me busy for tonite. I am enjoying her so much, and happy to be settled in with a project after several days of struggling to decide who to work on. :)


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bella's Sea Monkey Progress

Here is a pic of my progress, and a pic of how my Bella will look. I cropped her down a bit, on the sides and bottom. It will save weeks, maybe months, of stitching and I like her better this way. Valarie and Sheriella will be left as is. I am in a groove with Bella right now, and with a few ladies at the HAED BB hoping I will keep working on her, I am encouraged to get down into her face. I know that's what we all are dying to see, lol! She is so bright! And from what little of her skin I have done I can say her skin tone is just gorgeous, peachy and pinky. She will be beautiful. I plan to finish her hair on the current page then move directly under that page, which gets right into her face and even has part of one sea monkey. Then I will either move over to the left from that page, or go back up and do more hair to the left of the current page. But it might be fun to work on down, and get all of that sea monkey. :)


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Lilac Progress

I stayed up late to finish her bouquet (except for beads) last night and even did a bit more copper in her wing. Isn't she perfect? I love her!

So I am not sure yet, if Bella will get pulled out tonite or nor..I am still really enjoying Lilac. :)


Monday, July 13, 2009

Lilac Spring Garden Progress

Ahh, she is so pretty! I had forgotten how much fun it is to stitch a Mira design. I got the missing kreinik I needed today so I will be able to get more wings done tonite. I am looking froward to getting back to her. :)

Tonite we have a pool party with our church, and the kids and I are really looking forward to it. Its from 6-8 and we get it all to ourselves. No blazing sun and no crowds, but we still get a lifeguard, yay! My mom picked up a couple of floats for Elora, who is 2.5 to try out. We are all going to the beach in a few weeks and this is a good chance to see how she does with them. One is a vest that makes her float, then the traditional water wings. I am afraid she will hate both, but she will have to use one of them. I hope she will cooperate! lol


Monday, July 6, 2009

Bella progress

Bella has a little skin now! And its beautiful! I love the orange highlights that she has in her hair, and got to fill in a bit of one. She is really bright IRL. She is going to be really beautiful I think. :)

I ordered Sheriella (also by Hannah Disney) during the 4th of July sale at HAED. And I plan to start her asap..that will make 3 Disney mermaids going and if Misty Morning were to get released, that will make 4, LOL! For now I will continue with Bella, but Valarie is starting to call out so I am not sure for how long. And I keep thinking it would be a good idea to finish Blue Beard Princess before my Meddy Mermaid fabric comes in, and I could easy if I just spent the time with her. I don't really like finish something, I prefer having them as a wip. Weird, I know. ;)


Thursday, July 2, 2009

More Bella Progress

She moves quickly. I did do more outlining and got a tiny bit of red stitched in before my eyes couldn't take anymore. :) I will be working more with the reds for a bit, I am tried of black even if it is easy. So far no major mistakes but I have been counting and recounting a lot. Its worth it I hate frogging.

My missing DMC for Bella will come in the same package as the fabric for Meddy I am anxious to hear that it has arrived. I hope this week!

I decided I am going to have to sculpt a baby soon. I would like to get the beads for Meddy and I also really want the Pixie Couture Lilac. So some of my afternoons will have to go to that soon I guess. But its for a good cause, lol. ;O)

Happy Stitching!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Bella progress

Bella is coming along! I hope tonite I can stitch in some of her hair, but I may make myself do more outlining. It gives you such a nice map to work where ever you want to and it goes quickly.

Thats a nice blue isn't it? Very bright IRL. She looks like she is going to be even more colorful stitched up. I am stiching her on 22 ct ivory fabric with one strand.

Well laundry waits, and the house is a mess. A perpetual state of being since the boys are out of school. ;) Tonite is church, yay. :)