Sweetie!

It's a baby orange!  Three threads.  One bead.  One small space.

Today's #smallspacesunday is another composite stitch.  Part of the magic comes from filling in the open (and not open) spaces with unique threads. 

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The stitched sample includes City Needlework Silk, Very Velvet, Fyre Werks, and a Sundance Bead.  An Upright Cross is added to the intersection where the threads meet.  The diamond shaped open space is filled with a single bead and the square shaped open space is filled with another Upright Cross.   A trifecta of orange goodness.

Composite stitches offer so many opportunities!  Using the same primary design (from the aqua lines), here are just two more possibilities to fill the open areas.

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Any one of these stitches work in both large and small spaces.  Suggestions include pants, a hat, or a bag.  They would make a wonderful architectural element, water, or greenery.  It would also be great for a bird body, as you can add multiple colors to bring the feathers to life.  It's just such an adorable stitch.  

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I hope you have the perfect spot for this stitch! Enjoy!