This will be for sale on Etsy, eventually! pinkythepink.etsy.com/
But of course if you have your heart set on it now, send me a note and we'll expedite that.
Happy new year, everyone!
This piece got finished ahead of schedule since it was my open carry-around-with-me project, I started it on my family trip for Thanksgiving and as the holidays continued so did the butterflies. I feel sort of guilty uploading it while everything else on my plate is still waiting, but it was just the project at hand that didn't require the computer in front of me. Would you be surprised that stitching during family hangouts isn't frowned upon, but having the computer open is?
You might recognize part of this piece as something I've stitched before, and you would be right! I did a color conversion of the lower left butterfly last year.
There's some changes made to this design, as I always do. The major one was removing some pink (!!!) to replace with yellow on the centermost butterfly, the one with the orange and purple. The pink just looked... absurd, I'm sorry. I didn't like it so I changed it. The second most obvious change would be some added sparkle, the butterfly in the lower right didn't have any sparkle (...? Why?) so I went ahead and added some in. The rest of the changes are minor but frequent, which is to say they're all over the place but I wouldn't know how to point them all out to you. These are tiny things like moving a backstitching point up one square or removing/adding a stitch that looked out of place.
I don't do a lot of work on printed fabric but I'm pretty pleased with this design's use of it. It gives it a lot of texture that would have been a major pain in the butt to add otherwise. The kit also had a disclaimer on it saying, "these aren't real butterflies, just the artist's imagination!" So there you have it.
The lower two photos are my attempts at trying to get the SPARKLE of the Kreinik blending thread to show up for you all to enjoy. Sparkles are so difficult to photograph!
Color Total: 32
Size: 11 x 11 inches
Time: 65 hours
14 Count printed ivory Aida
This is a modified Dimensions kit.
Lovely colours in this cross stitch
Gorgeous! (I'm stitching butterflies at the moment...)
Very beautiful work!
The colors are so vibrant, absolutely beautiful.
You are so talented! This is just beautiful!
It looks great! I was rummaging around looking for something else and found that butterfly pattern with leftover thread from the kit that I thought I'd sent to you half an age ago but apparently didn't.. it's in an envelope with your name on it now, will send when the envelope isn't so empty
Thanks! Ohhh I totally forgot about that, thanks for remembering and finding it again.
ur talent has many levels
Ooooh, it's like a color splosion! I love the purple and blue ones
They look very pretty!
Wow, that's dedication. The decision to add a shadow really makes this something special too.
Thank you very much! The shadows are actually part of the kit's original instructions but I do agree that it really adds an extra bit of pop.
amazing work didn't even know one could do that...
Thank you very much! Always glad to show someone something new~
This one is the bane of my existence and may never get finished. I mis-centered it so the stitches are too far to the right. I was about 1/3 to 1/2 way done when I realized my error.
That's alright! I bet you can still fix it up. A few stitches here, a couple shadow-esque half stitches there, I'm sure you can salvage it.
I see what you mean but! I still think you could save it! Better to finish a project than to leave it dead in the water forever, you know. Especially with how much work you've already put in! I wouldn't try adding another butterfly but you could take the leaves and stitch a couple more on the right hand side, to fill in the space. And besides... unless you point it out non-stitchers aren't going to know there's anything off center about it, after all it IS just butterflies flying in a group. I think it looks just fine, honestly. And it'll be unique to you!