Thursday, July 16, 2009

Some little things

I've been enjoying playing with some of the variegated DMC threads this week. I started this little cross stitch but I was getting annoyed with myself because I kept forgetting which way my crosses were going! And with the variegations it was really obvious where my threads started and finished.



So I started experimenting with a star stitch (don't know it's name) that I normally associate with canvas work, and made this bookmark:



I love these two threads together, the subtle colour changes in the thread give it so much vibrancy.


I also made this little sachet which I plan to fill with lavender:



And Sug has been enjoying her new mat. She does kind of fit on it, but was stretching in the direction of the heater here. Poor thing, she had a sore tum the day this was taken so spent all day asleep in front of the heater and didn't eat at all. But she is much better now.


2 comments:

AJ said...

love the new mat you made for your dog. What a great idea to use jeans!

Sweet P said...

I don't think you can tell where the threads start and stop. It's a gorgeous small piece. I love playing with variegated threads. I have quite a few of them and should pull them out for play time.