I'm on track with Round 19. Saturday was a busy day, so I made that the two repeat section, leaving me five repeats today and five tomorrow.
pin I pinned a long time ago, a teddy made by folding a washcloth. With a few practice goes, I had the hang of it. I thought it might be fun tomorrow for the craft group in a retirement home that I help with too. So this morning I bought some facecloths. I couldn't find small rubber bands for the ears, so I've used red pipe cleaners instead. Hopefully I'll be able to find rubber bands before the market. They disappear into the fleece, so are less prominent than the pipe cleaners. It's a very quick project, so we'll make gift cards, decorated with buttons, to go with them.
No sooner had I written about being interrupted than friends called in for tea. I confess, I kept tatting as I drank my brew and chatted. Even the pecan cup cakes didn't put me off. Ta-ra - I managed to finish round 18 before round 19 was published. Just. I'm hoping I can do my five a day on row 19, but life does sometimes get in the way.
I have to accept that right here, right now, there's not much demand for my beadwork. Perhaps there will be in a post-Covid world, I don't know. It's becoming increasingly fatuous to sit at markets and sell very little. The lady I share a table at markets with, Sarah, makes soaps, in a wonderful array of scents and colours. What goes with soap? Towels. Almost ten years ago, I had a session of making hooded towels for children. I looked back at my blog, found some entries, like this one, and checked that the links to the tutorials still work. They do. So I'm throwing in the (hooded) towel and going to make some bathroomy things for the next market at the end of June.
The blocking press that is. Round 16 is done at last. I'm quite excited to see it spread out like this, after it has been a jumble in my lap for nearly two weeks. I probably won't manage to finish round 17 before 18 comes out, but that's no matter, I'll get there.
I've been working on masks again, I've just delivered another ten. Same as before, so not very exciting.
I did whip up a few tatted earrings for last Saturday's market. I even sold a pair!
The pair on the left are muskaan's pattern, which is here. The others are my dewdrop pattern, link on the right side bar. The pair I sold were dewdrops, with red beads.
Jack is growing Cape Gooseberries in his vegetable garden. He had visions of shelves full of gooseberry jam. Alas, the bushes are not producing well. But he did manage to bring in 300g of fruit yesterday:
My plan was to tat earrings for a market on Saturday. Beaded crochet rope doesn't really lend itself to the making of earrings, but I'm told they should be good sellers at a market, so I thought I'd try tatted earrings and see what happened. Mmm. I got an urgent order for masks. Obviously a definite order that is going to be promptly paid for must take precedence over speculative market items! Whether I'll get time to make a few before Saturday remains to be seen, but the masks are done and have been delivered.