Sunday, 13 January 2013

Dala Horse Gloves & Crochet Wrist Warmers

Here are a couple of things I've finished this week and I suppose quite good timing too as snow has arrived overnight!

Firstly, I saw these lovely cyan blue, cheap and cheerful gloves in Tesco last week.

They were screaming out for some decoration.
I quite like this colour with red so I decided to embellish one of my favourite symbols on the front, a little Swedish Dala Horse.

Using some pre-shrunk red felt I cut out the horses and stitched them down.

I then used yellow, white and blue embroidery floss to add the details and here are the finished gloves.

I was going to continue embellishing with some flowers across the bottom, maybe a heart button or two but at the moment I have left them plain and simple like this.

My other project in similar-ish colours has been crochet wrist warmers done in broomstick stitch. Here they are:

I find wrist warmers very useful when sat at my desk on the computer. I don't use a mouse, I use a graphics tablet and pen and the tablet is very smooth and cold as your hand slides over it so the wrist warmers add a bit of warmth and still allow my hand the freedom to move & glide over the tablet without scratching it.


greenrabbitdesigns said...

Wow you've definitely cheered up those gloves ~ beautiful embroidery!!!
I really love the stitch you've used in your wristwarmers. :)
I have been wearing my cat mitts this week when out walking in the evenings. We've had a bit of wet snow this morning but thankfully it didn't lie and it's now turned to rain, I want my blue skies back though!!!!
V xxx

Anne said...

Brilliant idea Sally, I love what you have done to those gloves and would never have thought of that myself!