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Right, first update on the art nouveau lady!

Excellent progress is being made, I'm pleased with myself. I've got the shoulder of her gown done, plus all her face and the first few locks of hair. I'm leaving her eye until last though, because I don't want her staring at me out of half a head o_O






I wasn't even going to attempt it because I'm working on 20 count, but I did manage (more or less) to do the fractional stitches on her eyebrow. It should be noted that I loathe fractionals and have been known to re-chart sections of designs I like in order to get rid of them because I have trouble not with the actual stitching but with reading them on the chart and translating that to the fabric. It's like a weird version of dyslexia, I get confused and can't make what I'm seeing make sense in my head. But I managed because it was only a couple of stitches. Yay!



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Date: 2019-02-08 09:27 pm (UTC)
casualbird: tiny screencap taken from terrible manga abandoned years ago, with young woman making constipated face (Default)
From: [personal profile] casualbird
she's beautiful! keep up the good work, i'm excited to see her when she's finished.

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Date: 2019-02-08 10:42 pm (UTC)
casualbird: tiny screencap taken from terrible manga abandoned years ago, with young woman making constipated face (Default)
From: [personal profile] casualbird
i'm sure she will! good luck, it seems like a really complex design.

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Date: 2019-02-08 11:22 pm (UTC)
casualbird: tiny screencap taken from terrible manga abandoned years ago, with young woman making constipated face (Default)
From: [personal profile] casualbird
i do cross-stitch! i'm not very experienced, but i'm in the process of learning to make my own patterns.

20 count is TINY!!! i've never been brave enough to try it. so good on you!

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Date: 2019-02-09 08:21 am (UTC)
casualbird: tiny screencap taken from terrible manga abandoned years ago, with young woman making constipated face (Default)
From: [personal profile] casualbird
sheeeeeezus, 22 count must be infinitesimally small! i didn't even know they made it that small. i wonder how small it gets?

also, how do you make a cross-stitched piece into a card? do you just stick it to the paper, or is there a more complex process?

thank you!! i've just made the one design thus far. it's neither very large nor very complex, but i'm happy with it. i get most of my other designs from etsy, though, because that's where you can find the fandom stuff. i think my favorite thing i've ever stitched came from etsy--it's a little sign i keep in my dorm that says BE NICE OR LEAVE.

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Date: 2019-02-10 10:04 am (UTC)
casualbird: tiny screencap taken from terrible manga abandoned years ago, with young woman making constipated face (Default)
From: [personal profile] casualbird
i cannot imagine something like that... my little seamstress hands are sore after a couple hours sewing on 14-count today.

i should really think of making a cross-stitched card sometime! i don't really have a wide variety of things to do with finished pieces--i usually just frame them. i set one in the hoop once, but that was a painstaking process and i don't think it came out very well.

i really should have bought the materials for my recent project online. i was thinking about using black aida, but i just settle for white since that's what they had at the store.

my pattern called for silver, and the craft store had some fun metallic thread! i decided to give it a try, but it's been pretty difficult to work with. it's a little rough, so it doesn't pull through the holes very well, and it's really hard to thread the needle with it. i couldn't get it to stick to itself with water--i actually had to put some glue on the ends of the thread so i could get it in the dang needle. (plus it cost about five times as much as a regular skein.) but it looks really nice, and will be even better when i'm done!

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Date: 2019-02-11 05:24 pm (UTC)
casualbird: tiny screencap taken from terrible manga abandoned years ago, with young woman making constipated face (Default)
From: [personal profile] casualbird
thanks for all the advice! it's all really useful.

i'll get to getting some of those cards, and a needle threader, thanks!!!

when i go home for the weekend, i'll put up one or two of my finished projects, plus maybe a process pic of the one i'm doing now?

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Date: 2019-02-08 09:37 pm (UTC)
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That's a lot of progress in a short time - and she's looking lovely. I can understand you not wanting her looking at you though!

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Date: 2019-02-08 11:04 pm (UTC)
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I'm sure it will look good. If the shades are quite similar they will tend to blend into each other. I've got a few greens where it's really quite hard to tell them apart.

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