Titania Floss Toss

Mirabilia’s Titania is one of the first Mirabilia patterns I fell in love with and wanted to stitch, but the size and apparent complexity, plus the fact that in Australia MIrabilia patterns are not cheap, put me off (this was 12 years ago… long before I decided I could stitch ANYTHING – that was something I decided 3 years ago :D)

So I have decided to finally sit down and stitch her. She will be my first Mirabilia fairy, and I have what I have decided are her companion pieces – Midsummer’s Night Fairy, and Shakespeare’s Fairies. ( Even if she didn’t mean to, all three names make me think of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. I also have Lily of the Woods to stitch, and if I get all 4 of those done, I will have enough fairies stitched I think. (I am also stitching two PR Fairies so that will make 6 designs if I ever want to make a fairy wall).

Anyway, floss tosses:
Black Orchid Flair
floss toss  titania

Fairy Twilight
floss toss

Spring Meadow:
floss toss

I bought the black orchid with Titania in mind, but I may change my mind. Although I do think she would work well on any of those fabrics.

Also finally started playing with my new dyes. This is a very pale version of what I am thinking for Midsummers Night. It is a blend of blue, grey and a pinky mauve colour.
mini tiral dye

It was just a small piece to trial things, so tomorrow I think I will try a bigger piece and then if that looks good, go from there. Ignore the dark spots. They were an accident! What do people think?


  1. Anka said,

    July 1, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Having stitched her already: I would suggest the Fairy Twilight or Spring Meadow!
    The top fabric might be a bit dark and to much into the red-tone.
    Both other fabrics will make her appear more cheery and not too cloomy!
    I suppose you will stitch her with wings?

    • aflyingneedle said,

      July 1, 2010 at 1:44 pm

      The photos probably aren’t the best, but the colours in the top fabric are actually similar to the middle colour in the purple-y ribbon. It photographs a bit oddly though 😦

      Fairy Twilight actually has a lot of tones similar to 818, which has two skeins in it so i am not sure how well that would work. What do you think?

  2. Hev said,

    July 1, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Personally, I would stitch Titania on the Black Orchid Flair cause I think it would make her stand out. If not that one then Fairy Twilight. I just don’t like Spring Meadow with the floss. It just doesn’t look right to me.

    Your dye job looks quite interesting. I think it will be perfect for Midsummers Night fairy. Can’t wait.

  3. Anka said,

    July 1, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Personally I like the spring meadow best – the sparkles take away from her sparkly wings and the sharp contrast to the darker fabric will make her not so fairy-light :o)
    I know – sounds odd but I am not much of a fan of putting a airy light-colored design on a dark background fabric :o(

  4. cupcakesprinklz said,

    July 2, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Hi 🙂
    I’ve been quiet lately but I am back from our honeymoon and cross stitching and blogging again! I’ve started my own cross stitch blog if you are interested and would like to take a look? I’ve added your blog to my reading list. It is

    I hope all is good with you. By the way I think all the fabric looks pretty!! 🙂 That probably doesn’t help much.
    From Belinda x

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