Thursday, May 14, 2009

Swap-bot joined

I have just joined swap-bot to try and extend myself with beading and other creative things. I have looked all over this site and most of the things seem smaller so hoping that I will be creative in a small way.
My first swap i have signed up for is for inchies. I have been reading about these and think they will be fun - have to make five for a swap so I have the thinking cap on tonight to start.
Swap-bot swap: Inchies For All!
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Stitching is coming along

Inspiration is coming out my ears this month it seems. I have been making up some kits for a couple of friends to make a beaded angel and also thinking about some new patterns for christmas decorations.
My mum and I usually make about 20 of a pattern before I teach it to anyone so I have to make up some new ones for next year. this year i will be teaching a set of three decorations called "Neptunes Waves" using a combination of a honeycomb net and russian braid. Neptune because I was at the beach when I was fiddling with the pattern. I really love the russian braid and find it a great way to cover a shape, especially an egg or oblong but sometimes the joining of the ends is always fun.