Monday, 28 June 2010

Pearl's A Singer

I made this bracelet in about two hours and I think it is really pretty. I used freshwater pearls with gold lined 11° beads.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Lots of Things!

These are two of the three pictures that I have decided to make as teacher presents for the end of the school year. They work out to cost around £5.25 each, not including time obviously.

Above them are two presents that I bought for my friend's 40th. I got them from Folksy, from...

Natalie Farrell (make-up bag)

Snowdon (Fridge Magnets)

Both of them are totally gorgeous. I have loved Natalie's bags for a very long time and wanted to buy one for myself, but never had an excuse. Now I know that they are even more fantastic in the flesh, I will forget needing the reason and just buy myself one!

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Cross-Stitcher Project

I bought the latest issue of Cross Stitcher today and in it was a project on ribbon roses. I didn't have any ribbon 4mm or less in width and I noticed that they also suggested using cross-stitch floss. So, I gave it a go, which made me then think of ways to expand on it and make a picture. I am so pleased with the end result that it is going to be a picture for the TA in Max's class who has spent a huge amount of time with him this year.

The embroidery was so quick to do and would look as beautiful with just the roses, put onto a card. I am definitely going to investigate this avenue more...

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

I Have Been Redecorated!

Some of you may have seen that Blogger had updated their templates. I had been meaning to have a look so, this morning I did! When I saw the choice, I just had to set up a new page for myself - it would have been rude not to!

I hope you like it. It is a little busy but I think it just takes a bit of getting used to after the really plain one that I had previously.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Twisted Bracelet

A twisted bracelet in gorgeous peacock colours.

Two Bracelets

These are made using a pattern from The Bead Merchant. Kits can be bought from their website. I love the colours in these two and I am putting them in my Folksy shop - see button at side.

I HAVE Been Making Things...Honestly!

There is a cross stitch that I have started. I am only sewing the cats as I don't want all the background. They are in this month's Cross Stitcher magazine - my favourite sewing mag. The card is for my Mum's birthday - it is A5, so large and I think it is lovely. I hope she does too.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

More Things

This bracelet was going to be a gift for one of Max's two teachers. I realised that I don't really know if it would suit either of them (their taste in jewellery is understated), so I am putting it in my Folksy shop.

The card is also going in my shop. It is so pretty - teals, creams and blues.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

New Folksy Items

Please do take a look at my other items. I love beading and making things, especially my own designs.