scoot!!
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more mermaids! more tarantula's!!!!

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Today I thought I would give a little insight into how I went about creating my mermaid embroidery for the hoop up swap - she seemed to go down quite well!

Jessica specifically asked for us to work from Heather Ross's mendocino fabrics for colour and subject, I knew straightaway that I NEEDED to do the mermaid!!!  I began by sketching her onto the fabric which is a linen type.  No ordinary pencil could handle this task!!! the marks would not show up on the dark colour but very luckily John had sent me the above super pencil!!!!!!!!!!  It marked better than all my other pencils put together!!!!!!

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My next point of hurdle was how to do the face.............this bit actually scared me as I knew if the face was wrong the poor mermaid would be the laughing stock of the stitchy sea!!  I think it took me three go's.  First I decided to give her a white face and body to make her stand out of the background more but she just looked like an edwardian vampire...........  Second time round, the expression just wasn't mermaid-y enough!!  Third time though, phew!

She doesn't have the same expression as the original but I was not going to be so fussy as to pull these stitches out and try again.  The hair and body I 'sketched'  in thread using my drawing and the fabric right in front of me, observing and stitching as I went.................

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I think she turned out pretty well....................though I  wish I didn't have to send her away:(

Meanwhile.......

........the tarantula is born!!!!

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Well it is not yet tarantula like but it will be........................85" square is the where this is destined, due to my husbands frequent complaints that his feet get cold at night because none of the quilts I make are big enough................................I wouldn't mind but he is hardly the eiffel tower of husbands...............................

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Lastly this really interests me!!!!

The hat above is the knitted thing I was making over the last 2 weeks............

(the scarf was knitted for little C for Christmas),....can you tell I am a beginner?

Anyhow look at the colours of the hat and the spiderweb..................now this is subconcious but it is not the first time this week this has happened, go look at monday's post with scoot and my dresden plate!

Now I must dash, I have a web to spin....................  

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