I remember when my mother was pregnant with my younger siblings, I was around 10-12 at that time and she would spend hours upon hours on these large cross-stitches. The one I remember clearly was of a duck with a ribbon around its neck. It was nice but so so much work went into it. I must confess I don't think I will ever have the patience for a job that involved. However lately I have developed an interest in doing a little needle craft, embroidery in particular. Just wanting a little practice, I drew a picture of a little girl in her nighty, coat and boots. I taped her to the window in the light and traced her onto some linen with a water removable marker. I backstitched the entire picture with black embroidery floss.
lilipopo if your interested in having a look at some of the other princesses check out the flickr group. I strongly suggest you check out Kate's patterns, they are gorgeous. My favorite is the Daisy Girl, which I just picked up on her Etsy.
I set my girl aside to complete my first 'princess' so I'm not too far behind the rest of the group.
The lilipopo princesses have gorgeous striped tights and sleeves. I chose pink and blue as predominant colours of my princess.
She has french knots on her hat and dress and metallic silver thread on her shoes. She is not quite finished at the moment so I will have to get back to you with final photos.
Anyone else started something completely new to them lately? I'd love to hear about it.
Take care now