Friday, August 21, 2015

NEW 'Epic' Start - Alice

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Well I've finally decided on the next 'epic' piece. You're all going to laugh as it's not so epic as Dragons... but it'll still take me awhile and is the same format so I'm going to say it's the 'epic' piece of choice.

This time it's a real Heaven and Earth Designs (HAED) pattern. But of the mini variety.
My husband approved this choice and so we plan to frame and keep it for our home once complete. DH has been obsessed with Alice in Wonderland since I first met him more than a decade ago. He has tattoo plans for Alice items and is always finding comparisons to or references to Alice in everything and anything. We looked at a few Alice themed pieces but decided that this one fit our 'style' best. Our home is very antique/steampunk looking. We have a mix of antiques (Victorian tea box, 1941 typewriter (that works!), spinning wheel, and more) alongside new-ish furniture that is styled to look antique or military (rivets on the coffee table for example). So this Alice seemed to fit nicely into our mood (and it's pretty darn cool which is a big factor too!)

Alice in Clockwork
Finished Design Size 185 W by 232 H 
Artist: Jasmine Becket-Griffith

Designer: Heaven & Earth Designs (HAED)


Stitched One over One
On 28ct Platinum Evenweave
DMC floss (86 colors)








Here's my little, itty bitty start: 

And let's not kid ourselves there is no way I am going to type "Alice in Clockwork" for the next however long before I complete this piece. So we will just shorten it to "Alice" now and save any grief later. :) 

Coming up: 
- Stitch From Stash update (I got invited to a unstash facebook group... it's awesome, yet awful...)
- Butterfly from Mill Hill kit is getting very close to being completed, update of it soon
- Take Time to Read from Jeannette Douglass: borders and one motif are complete, update very soon
- Owls is back from the framers (baby piece from a few months ago) and looks great. I'll share it as soon as I take some photos

Thanks so much for dropping by! 

14 comments:

Fidike Mamivonat said...

A beautiful start!

Heather said...

Lovely start great pattern :)!

Lija Broka said...

Great choice! My sister has the same pattern! I love Alice myself. We even made an Alice art doll! Also on the artist's Etsy account (the lady who designed your alice) one can find necklaces and bracelets... I might get something. Good luck on stitching!

Lija Broka said...

Great choice! My sister has the same pattern! I love Alice myself. We even made an Alice art doll! Also on the artist's Etsy account (the lady who designed your alice) one can find necklaces and bracelets... I might get something. Good luck on stitching!

Esmeralda said...

Congrets on choosing a new epic piece between all of those wonderfull designs
That cannot have been easy
I wish you many happy stitching hours with this new project and look forward to see it grow

demeter83 said...

Lovely chart, and can't wait to see you working on her. Great start!

Justine said...

I have this in my stash! I just love her. Great choice for your next epic stitch, I'm looking forward to following as you stitch her.

sew.darn.quilt said...

I just added this Alice to my HaED wishlist. Your off to a good start.

Leonore Winterer said...

Great start!I bet you'll have lots of fun with this :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great start. I love Alice too, we had so much beautiful merchandise this summer to celebrate the anniversary of the books.

Did you know there is a FB group for Alice themed cross stitching?

Susan said...

Great choice and great start. Alice is a great favorite of mine also.

Sharon said...

I LOVE this piece and it does sound like it will be a perfect piece for your home and hubby! Don't you like how HAED call some of their pieces "mini's"? Seriously, their mini's would be other designers "maxi's". (Okay, that sentence just sounded way too much like a commercial for feminine products but you get my drift, right?) LOL You're off to a great start!!!

Anonymous said...

I love this one! The designs from the Alice series from JBG are so cute. I will have to stitch one at some point...

Sophie Aerts said...

Very special design and a great start!