Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ready to party!

Clara and her little nutcracker are ready for the holiday party!

To complete Clara's costume, I added pantaloons, using white DMC floss in alternating horizontal rows of tent stitches and French knots.

Clara's nutcracker is a miniature version of the ornament I've previously blog-stitched, so I used the same threads for the tiny one. Red Petite Very Velvet formed his hat and sash, with black Petite Very Velvet creating his belt and boots.

His jacket and pants were worked in white Trio with trim in Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002. Brown Burmilana was used in French knots for his beard and mustache. To make him stand out from Clara's dress, I outlined the white of his uniform with DMC floss #318 in tent stitches.

For the next canvas in the series, I'll be heading to the Land of Sweets!


Cool City Stitcher said...

Clara and her nutcracker are perfect! I love the bit of sparkle and all the details you've managed to put here. Beautifully designed and stitched!

Possibilities, Etc. said...

This is exquisite! I love her pantaloons.

threadmedley said...

The sparkle in the background is perfect, not fighting with the Clara at all. And I agree with Judy - the pantaloons are wonderful! This continues to be an original and beautiful series!

Rachel said...

Great pantaloons - Clara's a pretty little Victorian miss!