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Sunday, January 29, 2012

In Full Bloom

First finish of the year! And it's almost the end of the month!

Nora Corbett's Lily of the Valley, without wings, with the skin and hair converted and a modified headpiece. Original here.

The skin was easy, but the hair gave me some trouble. Details of the exact changes below, but there's a giant blue streak in her hair ;).

Originally the beads in her hair were yellow, but with the dye job that just looked weird so I changed them to blue and I truncated the headpiece ruthlessly.

The beads at the bottom of the flowers were a pale yellow, but all the pictures of the actual flower online seem to be pure white so I changed the beads. (I've never seen a lily of the valley in real life, but they seem really pretty). Of course, the white beads are from a previously unopened package, which means they are being cannibalized from some other project (no idea which), so it should be fun seeing if I have enough when that project rolls around XD.

Her toes! The back of my mind asks exactly what those beads are meant to be and how they stay in position, but the rest of me screams "Pretty!" and ignores that part of me.

Giant beads are really giant!

And some more pics:


TitleLily of the Valley
DesignerNora Corbett
Start dateOctober 7, 2011
Finish dateJanuary 29, 2012
Total time36.75 hours
Fabric32ct Waterlily Jobelan
FlossSkin: 754-->435; 948-->436; 779-->433
Hair: 767-->939; 782-->3371; 869-->838; 3823-->823; 3852-->310
Beads3046,10049-->10104; 2002-->60479

41 comments:

Cindy's Stitching said...

What a beautiful piece. I love the colors.

Deb said...

Congratulations on your first finish for 2012! Lily turned out absolutely gorgeous!!!

Loretta said...

Very pretty

nima said...

OMG..that's an amazing change and looks gorgeous

Yvon (jioya) said...

GOOD JOB!!!!

I ove what you did with this piece,she is very pretty.


Hugs Yvon.

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on your first finish for 2012. She is beautiful.

Farm Girl said...

She is beautiful, I love the colour changes you've made, well done!

gracie said...

She is lovely. We used to have a beautiful patch of Lily of The Valley...they are so pretty and no yellow..pure white.

Manka said...

GORGEOUS!!

♥ Nia said...

Congrats on your finish Blu! :)

Carol said...

What a stunning finish, Blu!! You did a wonderful job :)

Deborah said...

Wonderful first finish of the year!

Sarah said...

Lovely finish and I think your changes are lovelier then the original!

natalyK said...

Beautiful finish! The beading in these pieces make them so delicate looking. Great work.

Sherry said...

Wow!!!! I'm going to have to stop looking at blogs...my list of things I want to do grow longer and longer! I love the changes you made. She is beautiful. Adding her to my list...

Julie M said...

Beautiful! Love the changes you made. Congrats on a lovely finish!

Ziggyeor said...

OH She is Gorgeous! I love it. I'll have to see the pattern to see what changes you made, I know I've seen it in the store but don't remember.
Very lovely.

Melissa said...

Congrats on the finish! I love the changes you made :)

Beth Pearce said...

Lily is beautiful! I really love the changes you made in skin tone and hair. I think that it sets off the beauty of the Lily of the Valley better. Lily of the Valley is one of my favorite flowers, here it can be seen in the forests and hillsides as well as in flowerbeds.

Topcho said...

Congrats on the first finish for the year! def deservs a happy dance, she's beautiful! You did great with the colour changes

TammyK said...

Beautiful Blu!

Mouse said...

ooooo she is gorgeous and well done with the conversions .. and love the blue in her hair ... for your info lily of the valley is white :)
can't wait to see which one you've robbed of the beads hahahah :) love mouse xxxxx

demeter83 said...

The conversion is absolutely beautiful. Did you change it for someone in particular

Joysze said...

Congrats on the finish, Blu. She's gorgeous!! I like your color change. On her shoe?? Why... that's ermm.... yeah!! LOL!!

Katrina said...

A gorgeous finish, congrats :)

Terri G said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Lily of the Valley is my birth flower so of course I have this in my pile of "must stitch" projects! I love your changes and will definitely refer them when I stitch mine. Great job!

Jennifer M. said...

Hello from a new Follower :)

Gorgeous stitching on this piece. It has so many beads! But a beautiful result. I just finished the letter "J" by Nora Corbett. It was such a nice project. Now I'm ready to tackle a bigger Mirabilia.

Jen

valerie said...

Gorgeous! Love the conversion you did with the skin tone and darker hair! And the bling is so fun!

Topcho said...

Hi, just wanted to let you know I nominated you for a blog award. I don't know if you're interested in these, but you can take it from my last post :)

Kruissteekies said...

stunning

xstitcher21 said...

She's lovely, well done.
Think I perfer this version to the orginal.

Silverlotus said...

She looks lovely. And I think it was a great idea to change the beads to white. I'll have to remember to do that.

We have lily of the valley around here in the spring. They last about two weeks in full bloom, and they smell wonderful. They are one of my most favourite flowers.

Lesley said...

Beautiful finish and I like the changes you have made too:)

Dani - tkdchick said...

She's fantastic! Congratulations!!!!

Sharon said...

She looks magnificent! Great job on your conversion! Congrats!

Mrs Dibble said...

She is gorgeous....have been wanting to do some stitching with beads and things....now I have inspiration

Karoline said...

She's gorgeous, congratulations

Veronica said...

Oh wow, this is the first time I've seen an actual finish of Lily of the Valley and I must say, she's stunning. I mean, I knew she was pretty but dang, I never knew how pretty she really is. Great job on the changes :)

Hugs,
Veronica.

Tatkis said...

She looks perfect! Congratulations with your finish!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Lynn said...

She's stunning! I like her much better without her wings. Lily of the Valley is the flower for those born in the month of May and I've often thought about doing this piece.
Congrats on your gorgeous finish!

Mangogirl said...

wow gorgeous stitching :D i love what you did to change the pattern.