Thimbelina's regal pose led directly to the solution for her heavy perch. A rich, velvet fabric is perfect both as royal upholstery and as an excuse to break up all that purpleness!
The legs of her Pin-Cushion have now become a Pair of Scissors and a silvery Needle Threader. Her wings are almost complete and her face and body have been given some shading. Not much more can be accomplished at this point without actually starting to stitch and finding out how all the colours, beads, blending filament and braid work together.