Thursday, 11 October 2012

Reasons why not to craft in poor light


Bad for your eyesight, right? Nooo, nothing so unimportant as eyesight.  More like wrong thread colour usage going undetected, right up to the point of taking a photo to show you my progress.

Yes, I took Mr Squirrel into the bathroom (best light in the house) for a photo only to realise he was a two toned squirrel.  Colour blocking in ombre shades.  Fabulous.


He is supposed to be the colour of his head and the red-brown of his tail.  Not the orange-brown of his bottom half.  Looks like tonight's crafting is going to involve a fair bit of unpicking!



Luckily, Christmas Bambi managed to dress himself in the right shades, hues and tones required.  But I have to say, metallic DMC is a bitch to work with!!  I reckon it almost took me longer to do the gold ribbon on the present than the rest of the present.  Anyone got a good metallic floss brand suggestion for me?


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7 comments:

Kirsa said...

I kinda like two-toned squirrel! He is a hipster :-) Love your Cross stitching, each time I see one I am tempted to get out my floss and linen and needle.

San @ Made in Hem said...

I did that, ehm more than once... Before I had my Daylight-lamp! And far worse than this, I took purple and thought it was a brown... XD
I think he still looks pretty much okay, not sure if I would unpick but it might look different in your hands than on your photo...

2paw said...

It's happened to me too. I love Christmas Bambi and the only metallic thread advice I have is use short lengths. It's awful and splitty and breaky after a while.
I laughed- hipster squirrel. Could you not just use two strands and go in one direction over the squirrel instead of unpicking??

Kirsty @ Bowerbird Blue said...

loving your christmas delights, they would make beautiful cards

Amanda said...

Your cross stitches look great Megan, even Mr Two Toned Squirrel :)

Sally said...

Oops!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I couldn't even tell until I looked really closely :-)