Aw! Thanks y'all! I've been thinking about making some more out of different fabrics and such as just regular stars (actually, this may be my Christmas present for some people) and embellishing them different ways. If I do, I'll post more pics (I love having a working camera again!!!!!)
Ilovepaper, I think I commented on your mermaid in another thread, but just in case, I think she is so adorable! I'd love to see some in other poses!
And Ezri_B, those fairies are awesome!!!! You should be really proud of both of them! I'm so impressed by your drawing skills, too! Oh, on the colorized one, are her wings done in an iridescent? I like how they're there, but they're not in your face. I think that's a nice twist (although there's nothing wrong with some in-your-face wings, too!) I've got my fantasy picked out, but it's sort of weird, but I'm going to embroider it anyway!
Oooh! I have a resident mouse, too! My grandparents said I should find a way to get rid of it, but he's not doing any harm. He comes out and picks up the cat food around Malcolm's bowl, we have a cup of coffee together, talk about our plans for the day, retiring to the Bahamas, that sort of thing, then he scurries away.
Thank you! I'm going to have to find that Kreinik stuff! I found thread heaven while I was out yesterday buying dressmaker's carbon (my new best friend for making embroidery patterns), but I can def. think of some times I could use the kreinik, too! And you're right, the floss isn't sooo horrible. I just learned on this project (big time) that I don't want it to rub against itself a whole lot because that's part of what made it fray (although I have to admit I'm terrible about sticking with short lengths - I don't like making knots )
Aw! He's a cutie with or without whiskers, but I think whiskers would be cool to see! Yarn would be cute, although I'd be curious about something with a little more stiffness to it. Fishing line maybe?