Sunday, October 06, 2019

Meet Mozart

On September 7 I treated myself to a class at Spellbound for a Nutcracker from their new book Festive Beading 4

My work place first thing


By lunch time I had a couple of arms


And by the end of the day I had all the limbs done


And here he is completed


I know Mozart didnt write the nutcracker but I was up in the middle of the night unable to sleep and Mozart came on the radio so I decided to call him that


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Horned and winged bowl

Over the summer I worked on this bowl from Mikki Ferrugiaro.
I'd seen lots of them done on a facebook group I'm in and as Mikki had a sale on around my birthday my Mum bought me the pattern for it.

The odd thing is that 2 other beading friends bought it at the same time but not only that we all started it around the same time and in the same colourway!!





I plan on doing another one at some point in a different colour way because it was such a fabulous project to work on

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Long time no see

I thought I’d try again from my pad and so far so good.

My current phd is a very old Forever friends design that I’d had sat in my stash for around 25 years before it saw the light of day last year.  I didn’t do much of it and put it away again, last month I was looking at the ones I’ve got going and it talked to me so out it came me and I’ve not really put it down since


And a recent finish this years Birthday start


Friday, August 31, 2018

Lucy’s Birthday present.

Lucy turned 30 a couple of days ago and I decided to mark the occasion by making her the last of the Halloween boxes from Julia Pretl 
This one is Skeleton Jack and she loved him





Test post

Just trying out a blogging app

Friday, July 27, 2018

The bears :)

Here they are at last a very long overdue pic of my completed bears :)


I started this project way back in 1991!!!! when pregnant with Mel and at the time I was a very new stitcher and basically it was to big a project for to tackle at the time.
Fast forward to January this year and I decided that it was about time I finished my oldest PHD so out it came and I spent my weekends with it until 10 June when I put the last stitches in.
I really enjoyed working on itthis time around and was a little sad for the journey to end but happy that it had after so long

Thursday, July 26, 2018

A Christmas tree

Mel had the bright idea of giving Mum 70 presents for her Birthday, 23 from each of us and the Kimono as number 70 so one of the gifts I did for Mum was to raid her kit drawer and make this up for her.




The design name escapes me right now but it's from Oak Tree Crafts

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Marigold progress

Marigold has also been getting a lot of love over the last weeks and I now have most of her skirt done.


I have to say I'm loving every stitch of this one

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Mum's Birthday Present

On June 25 my Mum turned 70 so a special gift was called for.
I found the pattern for this at a sale of craft books at WI house in Chester a couple of years ago and knew I had to get to do at some point for Mum.
Both my girls paid for the beads and I did the work so it came from all of us for her milestone Birthday



I had a few issues with it along the way but Mum loved it which is all the matters

Monday, July 23, 2018

Another couple of beading finishes

I'd had these 2 projects sat half done on my mat for a few months and was fed up of seeing them so as soon the kimono was finished they were at the top of the hit list :)

The star is one based on a triangle design from Ananbel27   I did the same design earlier in the year in black and copper


This little ornament is based on Thread Heaven cover and come's from Halfpennys.

I really enjoyed making this one and may well do some as gifts this year