What I've been doing...
This week I have been making myself this little pretty !
She is from a lovely Christmas design named 'The Magic' by the talented French stitcher, now designer, Nataliejo - L'Atelier Perdu. The chart was one of my few purchases whilst I was not stitching and I have been longing to find time to do it. Having missed stitching it ready for Christmas, I have just used part of the design and re-jigged it about a little bit as I wanted to mostly stitch the girl, who I have called Miss Mimi :-) I have given her a face as she did not have one, she needed her red lipstick on for when she meets up with her boyfriend. I also made her shoes into ice skates to go with my small winter display.
She is very tiny, smaller than these pictures, so I wanted to do a tiny finish to suit her. Hence the floss tag or whatever it could be called ? It is pretty anyway :-) I used silk ribbon to cover the little curtain ring and an antique crystal bead. It looks nice on this and sparkles like a frosty icicle.
Here she 'Miss Mimi' is again as I am proud of myself for sticking with it, I love 1/1, it looks so delicate. I still may stitch the whole design sometime as it is so cute with the little presents and the tiny finish for it will be adorable. Hopefully now I have got over the first hurdle I may be cracking away at my 1/1 and get a sampler I started years ago 1/1 on 40ct finished? Then again I may leave that until the summer and light days :-))