Friday, April 20, 2018

Carrier bead bracelet finish

I started this last year after a friend made a necklace and it was going to be a necklace as well but I decided in the end I would get more use out of a bracelet plus I was getting bored of  making them!
I pulled it out and finished it after the monthly challenge in the facebook group was for carrier beads last month.

I've just noticed that they all look like they are different heights but they aren't it's just the patterns I used.






Thursday, April 19, 2018

More proof I still stitch :)

After I finished Alane I fancied a new start for myself and as Teejay was here I got him to help me decide on one and this one won.

Statement flowers from DMC.


I've reached the bottom edge already as you can see and it wont be long till I hit the left hand edge, well once I'm working on it again it won't take long.
I've had a couple of small projects come in that need doing so I've put it down for a week or two but they are freely available so I can share them as I work on them.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Bali Bangle

Recently in the Facebook group I'm in there has been a bit of a craze for making Bali Bangles and so I joined in and made one, finished it and have a second one under way as I write that will be finished by the time this post appears!

It only took me a few hours to complete so I'm thinking I'll make some to go to the local museum that has some of my pieces already



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

I do still stitch, honest

I know that recently almost all my posts have been beading ones but that's because for the first few  months of the year I was working on models so of course I couldn't post them.

However one of them has now has now been released so I can share it

Meet Alane from AAN


Bit closer of the top


And the bottom


The fabric is one of Alessandra's new ones and it was lovely to stitch and Alane herself was a delight to stitch 

Monday, April 16, 2018

I made a fish

A few months ago at one of the beading groups I go to another member had made one and I saw it and commented on how much I liked it.
The following month she brought me the Journal with it in so I could :)  it's really 
 not my normal type of project but it just spoke to me and I had to make one.

So meet Barry.  


If I close his mouth I think he looks very grumpy


So I leave it open.  This one is also a much better pic of his true colour


Why Barry, well I asked Teejay to name him while he was here for Easter but not to call it Geaorge as he'd already named the lizard I made last year that.  His first suggestion was Alfie but Mel's turtle box has that name so next was Barry after a book he loves called Barry, The fish with fingers

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Star finish

Back at the start of March I was due to go on a stitching retreat for a week but thanks to the beast from the east it was cancelled :(  No one could get to the house from any direction!

I always take beading with me as well and had planned on making this star while I was away and saw no reason not to make it anyway

I'm really pleased with the way it turned out but it's now up for sale in a local museum so I can see another one in my future if it sells!


Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Weekend progress

A few weekends ago I picked up my bears and did a bit on them but never got round to posting and now can't remember which weekend it was!
But anyway here's how I got on with it then


Last Friday afternoon I finished the second model so pulled it a little earlier than normal and made really good progress over the weekend


Monday, April 02, 2018

March progress and April Goals

For March I said
Finish the model I'm working on  I finished both of them
Finish the model for Sparklies  No :(  didnt even get to pick it up
Bead an ornament   It's started but not finished

For April I'd like to
Finish March's ornament
Bead April's ornament
Work on the Sparklies model
Have a new start

I stitched every day in March mostly on the two AAN models but I did have a few diversions.  I had 4 new starts and 4 finishes during the month and since the 8th I've done 14,273 stitches (new challenge in a facebook group)
The last few days of the month saw the house in turmoil as the damp proof was done on one side so for a few days either side I was either packing and covering things up or uncovering them, unpacking and cleaning up which is why I'm a day later than normal with this post, I only uncovered the puter this afternoon and will have to move everything again in a week or two to decorate.
It's also the reason I didn't finish my March ornament

Current PHD total = 30

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

March Gifted Gorgeousness

Gifted Gorgeousness is the brilliant idea of Jo to get stitchers to use those things in our stash that have been gifted to us or that we are giving as a gift but we can use a shoehorn as well if we feel like it (and for once I am)

First is the little brooch I made for my Mum for Mother's Day a couple of weeks ago.
Mum loves anything to do with lizards and I've had the kit for this in my stash for a couple of years now just waiting for me to get round to making it for her.


Beaded Gecko brooch

Next is my start on Spring and it's where my shoe horn comes into play :)
I gifted myself the start on it for Mothers Day this year and if memory serves the pattern is from the Gift of Stitching