A few days shy of Halloween and I am almost finished with what I've been calling my "Creepy Pumpkin Girl." I am almost done embroidering her -- I think I'll make her into a pillow.
(Her dress is dark purple, but I didn't capture that very well in the fading light this evening...)
I originally spotted this gal at the terrific crafty blog of Early Bird Special (if you click on that link, you will see a much better version of what I'm showing you here).
The pattern is freely distributed here by the amazingly talented Andrea Zuill (check out her Etsy shop, badbird -- I especially love the bunny prints: Flopsy Chooses to Fly, Few Know Mopsy's Secret, and Fluffykins hates gum. Hee hee! Bunnies!) I feel like my work is not doing justice to Andrea's original print, but I'm pretty happy with her.
The biggest thing I have left to do is my favorite part of the design: the bat on the front of her dress. Unfortunately, I think it would best be done in satin stitch and I am horrible at satin stitch, so... ack.
I also need to add a line in her face that I somehow missed and add some yellow glow inside of her head. I tried to stitch it in earlier, but it looked awful, so now I am thinking some kind of fabric markers? Hrm.
I hope to be done with the embroidery in time for Halloween this Friday, but the pillow? Well, there's always next year...
PS -- I just watched this awesome satin stitch tutorial from Needle n' Thread. Armed with new tips, I am now excited to go finish my girl's bat!