Archive | January 2015

NEW Mirabilia “Spring Queen” & “The Bliss Fairy” Ornament Hangers!

WIPs of Mirabilia “Spring Queen”

As I have promised earlier on that I will stitch more Mirabilia seasonal Queen series , so here she is, The “Spring Queen”.

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Stitched on ivory 28ct. Belfast Linen with lots of mill hill seed beads, approximately total of 220 plus seed beads, 5 different colors. Her crown was stitched with dmc gold metallic floss (5282).

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Beautiful necklace backstitched with dmc gold metallic floss. Border stitched with blending floss from dmc 3768 and kreinik metallic blending filament. She is a gorgeous queen!

WIPs of Mirabilia “The Bliss Fairy”

The bliss fairy is one of the interesting fairy that I always wanted to cross stitch her into my ornament. However, I want her background to match with her hair ornament colors. So I decided to cross stitch her on my special hand-dyed linen instead.

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As you can see, she was stitched on a misty ocean blue fabric. The hair ornament colors match well with the blue background color. Stitched with lots of mill hill seed beads and 9 pieces of blue acrylic crystal drops.

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She is a cute little Bliss Fairy! Borders stitched with blending floss from dmc 931 and kreinik metallic blending filament.

 

Available in Ebay On Saturday , 31st January 2015!

Mirabilia “Spring Queen” Ornament Hanger

*Stitched on ivory 28ct. Belfast Linen.

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Mirabilia “The Bliss Fairy” Ornament Hanger

*Stitched on special hand-dyed misty ocean blue 28ct. Cashel Linen.

*Top with a handmade ribbon bow with a Lucite flower in center.

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Beautiful Mirabilia ‘The Kiss’ and ‘The Petal Fairy’ Ornament hanger!

Valentine’s Day is getting nearer. I decided to cross stitch Mirabilia ‘The Kiss’ small motif design. I want the small design to exclude the background picture. So here is it:

WIPs Of Mirabilia The Kiss small motif design

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Stitched with lots of different Mill Hill seed beads and pony beads.

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Done with the cross stitching. Borders are again stitched with blending floss from dmc and kreinik blending filament. This is a very interesting and beautiful design. One mirabilia design that I always love.

Also I stitched along Mirabilia The Petal Fairy. This fairy is beautiful!

WIPs Of Mirabilia The Petal Fairy small motif design

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Stitched with only one color mill hill seed beads. But it is still beautiful!

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Many parts of the fairy’s wings are stitched with krenik metallic floss. Beautiful glittering effect on her wings! This design border will also be stitch with blending floss from dmc and kreinik blending filament.

Now, Let’s get ready and take a look at the finished ornament hangers!!

 

Available in ebay on 24th January 2015!

Mirabilia The Kiss Ornament Hangers

Stitched on light pink 28ct. Cashel Linen.

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Mirabilia The Petal Fairy Ornament Hanger

Stitched on hand-dyed misty light sky blue 28ct. Cashel Linen.

Ornament center top with a Lucite petal flower handmade ribbon bow!

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Mirabilia The Rose Of Sharon Ornament Hanger

WIPs Of Mirabilia The Rose Of Sharon Ornament Hanger

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I started cross stitching The Rose Of Sharon small motif design on Saturday. She was one of the small version of my small motif design collection. I found this beauty rather plain on her dress. So I decided to add in some little petite seed beads on her hair and sleeve. She was stitched on natural 30ct wichelt linen. Borders are stitched with blending floss from dmc 3721 and kreinik blending filament. I completed making her into an ornament on the second day. So there will be 3 mirabilia ornaments listed this week in ebay. 🙂

Available In Ebay Now! Special 5 Day Listing!

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6 Words From Cross Stitching Thoughts:

This is my 36th year of cross stitching. I started learning cross stitching when I was a child. Staying by my grandmother’s side learning how to cross stitch. It started as a hobby and now it has become part of my online business. I never thought a little ‘cross a stitch’ could bring me so much joy. But… of course, sometimes it also brought me anger and lack of patience (especially when working on lots of beading work). However, if I overcome these little problems, the end of cross stitching result brings joy. Cross stitching taught me some important rules in life. – “NEVER GIVE UP!” – These 3 little words are important to me. If you never give up, you will earn a beautiful piece of needlecraft art in life. In our daily life, you will succeed in what you do if you ‘never give up’. The below are 6 words that came from my Cross Stitching Thoughts:-

  1. Patience

  2. Motivate

  3. Calm

  4. Concentration

  5. Perseverance

  6. Achievement

– May you enjoy every moments making ‘cross a stitch’ , Happy Cross Stitching! ~ TAN. January 2015

This entry was posted on January 19, 2015. 4 Comments

Mirabilia The Queen Mermaid, November Topaz Fairy Ornaments !!

WIPs Of Mirabilia “The Queen Mermaid” Ornament hanger

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Started my cross stitching for ‘The Queen Mermaid’ on 7th January 2015. She is the Queen of all mermaids. Holding a treasure box in her hands, her body was stitched with blending floss from dmc floss and kreinik blending filament, adding a gorgeous glittering effect on her body. Also a purple crystal apple bead was stitched in this design. Treasure box was also stitched with kreinik metallic floss. Beautiful!

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Queen Mermaid was stitched with lots of mill hill sead beads. Also the design was a little larger in size to fit into my small motif border. However, as you can see from the above picture, all details of mermaid can be seen after finishing cross stitching the small motif design. So it is worth cross stitching some extra parts of the design. I love this mermaid queen! Again borders were stitched with blending floss from dmc and kreinik blending filament.

WIPs Of Mirabilia “November Topaz Fairy” Ornament hanger

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Okay here is another Mirabilia fairy I stitched along on 9th January 2015. Although she is a November Fairy but it’s always a happy thing to stitch her in January. I had a hard time searching for the 9 pieces of yellow flower beads. Finally, I found the flower beads one day so she finally fall into my cross stitching wishlist.

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Stitched with lots of mill hill sead beads, 9 pieces of topaz Swarovski Crystal drops and 9 pieces of yellow flower beads. Some parts of her wings are stitched with blending floss from dmc and kreinik metallic floss. The borders are stitched with blending floss from dmc 926 and kreinik metallic blending filament. Part of the fairy’s hair was also stitched with blending floss from two dmc colors too. November Topaz Fairy is one of the more complicated design to cross stitch in the “fairy of the month series”.

 

Available On 17th January 2015 In Ebay!!

Mirabilia – The Queen Mermaid Ornament Hanger

*Stitched on special hand-dyed misty sea green 28ct. Cashel Linen.

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Mirabilia- November Topaz Fairy Ornament Hanger

*Stitched on special hand-dyed misty sky blue 28ct. Cashel Linen.

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Mirabilia Ornaments- Sabrina , Fairy Moon 10th Jan 2015

 

Two NEW Mirabilia Ornament hangers will be listed on coming Saturday.

First, I would like to share with you WIPs of Mirabilia Sabrina ornament hanger that I cross stitched and finished it into an ornament hanger. Well, Sabrina was a sweet little beauty in one of the Mirabilia ladies series. I had a difficult time drawing her into my small motif design for my ornament. I thought she could be fit nicely into my design border (the border that you usually see in most of my Mirabilia ornament hangers.) However, I was WRONG! When I added the border into the chart, it was not what I expected. Either Sabrina’s dress was out of the border, or part of her hands could not be seen in the small design. They came out not perfect. I had to change another design border on her. Also, I had to cross stitched her on 30ct. wichelt linen instead. If I were to stitch her on a piece of 28ct. linen, the ornament hanger will be too big in size, which is not what I expected. This is one of the designs with lots of challenges! I want to see Sabrina with full details in my ornament, meaning her head, part of her dress and her hands must appear in the small design.

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WIPs Of Sabrina

Sabrina took me 3 1/2 days to complete working on her. The design came out perfect on 30ct linen.

Other than Sabrina, I also stitched along Mirabilia  Fairy Moon. This is one of the earliest design came from Mirabilia. I picked out a natural color fabric for the design instead. I have stitched this design in a dark blue fabric 6 years ago. The background look too dark on the fairy’s dark brown hair, so this round I want the fairy background color to be in either natural or light sand color. I stitched her on natural 28ct. cashel linen. Stitched with lots and lots of mill hill seed beads on her brown color hair. Borders are stitched with blending floss from dmc 597 and kreinik blending filament.

 

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Available In Ebay Saturday, 10th of January!

Mirabilia Ornament Hanger – Sabrina

(*Stitched on natural 30ct. Wichelt Linen)

New border design specially for Sabrina! Border stitched with blending floss from dmc 601 and kreinik blending filament.

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Mirabilia Ornament Hanger- Fairy Moon

(*Stitched On natural 28ct. Cashel Linen.)

Moon stitched with silver metallic floss.

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Also Check Out this cute Bear “Bee Mine” Valentine’s Day Ornament too!!

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New Mirabilia Ornament Hangers!

I have been working on two Mirabila small motif designs in the past week. So these are the two ornament hangers that I created at the few last days in 2014. I have always wanted to cross stitch Mirabilia Cinderella. However, I gave up the idea since I knew there were too much beading work in the design. But I knew it was a beauty! I got the design chart a year ago and was waiting for a chance to cross stitch her when I have more free time. So before Christmas time, I picked up all the dmc color floss, mill hill seed beads and the Swarovski crystals. I started cross stitching her on 22th December. Other than this design, I also stitch other designs along. Let’s look at the WIPs of Mirabilia Cinderella.

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WOW! A total of approximately 270 plus mill hill seed beads and 19 pieces of Black diamond Swarovski crystals are stitched in this design. At the end of the day making her, my eyes and fingers were tired! Borders are stitched with blending floss from dmc 317 and Kreinik #044 metallic blending filament.

Also I cross stitched another Mirabilia design. It’s Shimmering Mermaid. She is my first mermaid in small motif design. Below are the WIPs of Shimmering Mermaid.

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Most of the mill hill beads stitched in this design are in petite sizes.

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I love her expression.

 

Available in Ebay on Saturday, 3rd January 2015 !!

Mirabilia Cinderella Ornament Hanger

*Stitched on dove grey 28ct. cashel linen.

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Mirabilia Shimmering Mermaid Ornament Hanger

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