This is Polly the Pirate Witch. Counted cross-stitch and bead work done on perforated paper.
Well, I'm not exactly making this today...it's already done! Woohoo! And it's been packed up and mailed and everything...early even. But I wanted to show it to you all finished.
I made it for my niece...an early birthday present. Her birthday is the day before mine...just a week before Halloween. So I wanted to send it early so she could have it out with other decorations. (And so it wouldn't get lost in the shuffle around here between now and then!)
I don't send gifts...I don't even send cards...I'm just really bad about it--which is WHY I'm doing the 52 letters in 52 weeks challenge this year--but when I saw this kit, it just reminded me of her so much...she's a little bit of a pirate. :) I kind of like it without the hat, so I didn't attach it...thought I'd let her decide whether to attach it or not.
Seeing it hanging from the china cabinet knob shows the actual size better.
I loved making it. The thing I love most about counted cross-stitch is starting with a blank slate and seeing the progress made. Makes me smile. There's a pattern that's been packed away for ages that I'm thinking about pulling out now.