Saturday, November 30, 2013

Almost there!

I think this is about three fourths of the tablecloth!  I should have started doing some of this sooner! Sorry, it is a bit on an angle! I figure 4-5 more hours and it will be done!  It is looking good even if it takes a while!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Toasting Thanksgiving

Corliss has had more than her share of the Champagne as you can see by the empty bottle in the bucket!  Both are all stitched now using lots of Kreiniks and some Water n Ice.  Hope you and your friends and family have a great Turkey Day!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


I have started the jacket.  Neon Rays, Kreinik, Fyre Werks and Gold Rush cover all the colors!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Start a bit

I am moving right along on this and decided I best get some of the tablecloth done!  It is all across the
bottom of the canvas and looks like a brocade.  I am using Splendor to create the pattern.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

And the lapels

So the camisole is done!  So are the lapels!  I am starting the jacket colors and have the black in.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Starting Lapels

The jacket is up next and I am stitching the lapels with Flair.  The left one is done and most of the right one.  I also added the dark brown line above her face next to her hair.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Starting the Camisole

The camisole is all worked in Neon rays and I have the black all done and am working on the purple.  Almost done with it and you noticed I am covering up the necklace, right?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hair and .........

Her hair is done and so is the cigarette, holder and smoke.  The brim and top of the hat are done too!  She is a fast gal and stitch!  BTW, the hair is a different stitch than I used on Corliss I.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Fun stuff

All of the skin, blush, lips, nails are done.  I also did the choker at her neck and her ring.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Basics

I generally do all of the skin first and Corliss is no exception.  Her face, chest and arms are all done in Splendor and I have completed the lightest and medium values.  Just the dark tone to go!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Champagne Corliss, #2

Yes, I am stitching a second Champagne Corliss by Leigh Designs.  She is from the Floozies collections. A friend has asked for one.  I don't generally stitch the same thing  twice but I made an exception for her.  I will be changing just a couple of things from the first one I did and mostly following that stitch guide.  Will let you know what I change!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Showgirl-Jubilee!

She is all done and ready to frame!  I am going to finish writing the stitch guide!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

More Crystals

I have added Swarovski crystals to the body suit and headdress!  She has to sparkle!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Brushed and Bordered!

All of the feathers are brushed and all four rows of border is done--all the way around!  Getting the beads next!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

A lot more feathers

All of my stitching time was feathers!  I got a lot done but will have at least one more day on the rest of the feathers.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Big Progress

All of the skin is now done!  Yippee!  I then moved on and am working on the feathers on your right. I am getting anxious to get the bracelets and more embellishing done!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Just more leg

I finished the back leg down to her front foot!  While it may not look like much that is a lot of leg!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Right side Feathers

I have started the right side Feathers!  I made great progress today.  I also brushed out the left side feathers at the top as I wanted to see how it is going to look!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Border work

I spent all of my stitching time on borders!  The left side border is done down to the bottom and I added more to the right side as well.  Time to do more feathers!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Front leg and gray

I finished the front leg clear to her shoe and then started the gray feathers on the right.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

And more feathers

I worked down the right border some more and then did all the rest of the feathers on the left side.

Friday, November 1, 2013

More leg and border

The front leg is done down to the knee!  I also worked on the the right border.....back at it!

Great costumes!

 Kailyn was a witch--even with her broken wrist cast!  Falling off the monkey bars did not deter her!
Peyton was Darth Vadar!  The kids had fun even though we took umbrellas due to the drizzle and then rain!