Tuesday, 30 October 2012


It's Halloween tomorrow night and due to my chaotic year so far, I've managed to stitch a BIG FAT NOTHING towards it!

In my last post I did mention that I was quite close to finishing a WIP but struggling rather .... well, being back in blogland again and hearing from so many of you must have spurred me on and
(come on! it is nearly Halloween!)
let me show you . . .

I don't think there will be anyone out there who doesn't know who this little cheeky chap is but just in case (where have you been?) ~ he's the cute house-elf from Harry Potter and in our house we love him to bits!

He was stitched in just 10 shades of DMC on 18-count white Aida, I had thought about changing to a linen or evenweave but as the design was stitched edge to edge, it didn't seem worth it.  I started him back in September so I suppose not too long in completing but as you can see from the next picture, there is no definite parts of the design to stitch, it's just random patches of colour and quite often just 1 or 2 crosses of a shade in the middle of another colour!  It was only when I put it down each time at the end of 2 or 3 nights stitching that I could see any definition of the image!

Anyway, hope you like him ~ this is the only design I will have done in time for Halloween and although he's not the prettiest, he's just toooooooooooooooooo cute!

A little finishing to show too . . .

Christmas Patches ~ now a simple pillow and finished with the fabric shown in the background!

Have a fun Halloween everyone
Thanks for stopping by


Catherine said...

You just have to love Dobby!!
Your Patches pillow is so cute!!

Shirlee said...

Patches is wonderful!

Shirlee said...

Patches is wonderful!

cucki said...

aww too cute..
patches is so lovely xx

Cath said...

Dobby is great , it really has his look,lol. Tour finish on the patchwork Santa is lovely too, the backing fabric is a great match.
Take care ,xxx

Maggee said...

Wow--that is a lot of stitches in your WIP--well, finish now! And love the pillow finish! Hugs!

Bianca said...

Great stitching. I'm curious where the Dobby pattern is from.

Elaine said...

Just love Dobby Jane. We;re having a Harrython this week on film 3 today. Patchwork Santa is lovely too.
So nice to see you back, hugs.

Annette said...

Beautifull pieces!!!
happy halloween

Sally said...

Dobby is lovely Jane. I loved him in the HP films. So cute.

Love your pillow finish.

Denise said...

I am a big Harry Potter fan and love cute little Dobby. You did a great job on him.
I saw you working on your patchwork santa and I found my pattern that I had in my stash and stitched up the medium Santa and I hope to stitch the wreath and stocking to match it before Christmas.(
Happy Stitching

Myra said...

I love Dobby too! He looks fabulous. I love your patches finish - so cute.

Barb said...

Oh my Oh my Dobby is fab-u-lous.Want him !!
Patches is lovely too but being a HP fan I love Dobby .

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on finishing Dobby. He is gorgeous. Love your patchwork santa.

Pixie said...


Just found you through another blog.

Your Christnas Patches is beautiful and I like the way you chose to finish it.
Dobby is brilliant, I love him too!

Happy weekend.

Shebafudge said...

Sorry I'm so late but Dobby is gorgeous!!

I love Patches too.

Congratulations on 2 lovely finishes :)