Tuesday, 30 September 2008
Finally, I went to my course today and we made ear-rings with brick stitch and fringing. For some reason, I just couldn't get the look I really wanted. I ended up with a passable attempt but am going to take a break for a day or before making up the pair for the final coursework.
So, no pictures at the moment but I hope to have the cuff finished later today...
Friday, 26 September 2008
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Saturday, 20 September 2008
Thursday, 18 September 2008
Sunday, 14 September 2008
The flat cuff piece has 3mm faceted beads put randomly into the work and it is really effective. The 'lumpy' piece will be a bracelet or necklace, although I don't like the colours on me. It will be going in my Folksy shop when it is finished.
Of course, when I got home, I had to have a play. My husband and son had not seen me all day, so a few more hours wouldn't hurt would it!? I thought about making another flat cuff in blues and greens as there is a 'Seaside Challenge' on the Crafter...oo forum. I thought that this would fit the bill nicely.
Friday, 12 September 2008
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Although the pattern looks complicated, it is actually just two ladder-stitched 4mm cube strings joined together with loops.
Monday, 8 September 2008
Sunday, 7 September 2008
I got the pattern for these from one of my new books (recently blogged). They were simple to make and I think they are really effective. A bit too glitzy for the school run maybe, but perfect for all the Christmas parties coming up...
And this is a necklace I made a while back. My friend wants to buy it and asked me to shorten it for her. She ordered a pair of matching ear-rings from the removed beads! Waste not, want not!
Friday, 5 September 2008
Thursday, 4 September 2008
Only 7lbs since the picture at the top of my blog, but it all seems to have come off my face! No full length pictures yet though as I still have a HUGE bum! I even lost 2lbs on holiday, despite fish and chips, a few drinks and some sweet treats. Walking seems to be the thing for me...
These challenges are so much fun. Any cardy people out there...you have until the early hours of tomorrow morning to get a card made and posted on her site (see link in my list of fave. blogs). Give it a go - there is a real community out there and some incredibly talented card-makers.
Well, here is mine...not so talented and a bit gaudy if I'm honest, but it is eye-catching I suppose!