Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Trying Out Patterns

I've been trying out patterns on beaded beads. Some of them are my own designs and the others come from beadingdigest, here and here. The beading digest stitch count is a little different to mine. I might stick to my own count for now.

Blogger has now updated me to the new look. Right. Have to figure things out anew. 

Monday, August 3, 2020

A Necklace For Spring

The days are beginning to lengthen, green shoots starting to appear, it will soon be Spring. I have the jump on Spring though with this necklace.

 I hope the person who ordered it will like it. I always wonder if what the person ordering visualises is the same as what I"m imagining!

Friday, July 31, 2020

A New Lease On Life

I delivered 20  masks yesterday, so now it's time to do household tasks. When I made Jack's shirts I tried earnestly to choose fabric for the pockets and collar that would last as long as the shirts themselves. It's not always easy to tell - I failed! So today I've replaced the pockets on one of the shirts. I pondered the collar for a while.  I really didn't want to have to undo the neck seam, facings et cetera. Instead I cut one layer of the green fabric and sewed it on top of the original one. I think it'll pass muster.

There is another shirt that is wearing out before the pockets:
Of course that means I'll shortly have to make another shirt from scratch!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Shades of Green

I'm working on a necklace for an order. The brief was 'green and purple'. I don't have any purple seed beads, so I thought I'd make beaded beads in different shades of green and then use purpley beads between them. It's going along quite slowly because I'm still making masks, but I'll get there.

Monday, July 27, 2020


I've been wanting to crochet a beaded bead in a single colour, but was worried about keeping track of where I was at. Then I remembered seeing a photo on the internet of threaded beads separated by pieces of paper.

Aha, that works fine. I can just tear the paper off the thread when I've finished the round.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

More Of The Same

I've been busy the last few days, but I don't seem to have much to show for it. Now I'm making piccalilli again and sewing masks. I'm aiming for five masks a day until I  have the second 25 done.