This is the start;
Here is a close up;
The white strands are ordinary sewing cotton (as I couldn't be bothered to get up and used what was beside me in my sewing box!) but I think it looks OK. I do a have some 'proper' silk threads which I might have a practise with on something else. Got to finish this one first!
On a completely different note here is a Spotty cat. I commissioned him from a lady on a craft forum I frequent who does pottery. www.clairemanwani.com I wanted something that goes in with the rest of my kitchen and to replace the dull manky brown tea bag holder that I had.
Look at his sweet face and blue eyes, and here he is with a tea bag (Scottish blend of course :0P )
handmade Monday and also http://iamonly1woman.blogspot.com.ar/ and http://sewmanyways.blogspot.co.uk/ and http://www.handymancraftywoman.com/ has once more come around with lots of crafty blogs.