19 September 2016

On a backburner

Wow, so long since I last posted to this blog. And to be honest I'm not sure when I will again, but I will leave it here for now. My youngest started nursery recently, so along with school runs, trying to do some work with the older children at home, looking after my family, my foray into art/drawing, and my studies, there isn't much time left over for beading. I'm still debating whether to sell the delicas I have at the moment. I don't know why I feel so attached to them, but realistically speaking I don't know when I'll be able to use them again.

So, if you come here and find no update please understand why. Till I (possibly and hopefully) blog again, stay well and keep beading.

10 February 2015

Back in the game

So today I got the beads out while the toddler slept. And it was so nice to get back into looming! Granted I only had time to do 3 lines, but it's better than nothing. For that reason I have nothing to show as yet, other than my enthusiasm. Hopefully I'll have time to work on it more.

Happy beading!

4 February 2015

Life happens

The reason I've bee away so long, life happens. There's the children and their studies, the toddler, and running a home. We had to move in the week before Christmas. Cue mad packing, organising, cleaning and settling in! And now we are into the New Year and I added studying to my plates that need balancing! I have seen some bead looming projects on Facebook that have inspired me to try and get out the portrait I was last working on. So let's hope tomorrow I can squeeze in a little time of looming. I know that once I start it will go well.

So here's to tomorrow. May it bring motivation (and time) for me to work with those little wonders called delicas!

Happy Beading and crafting.

3 October 2014

The Mr

So I made a start on the Mr's portrait, and I'm at the top of the heads. I'm working bottom up (pattern has been reversed) so I can advance the beadwork - on the Mirrix. It's looking ok so far. I've yet to check against the photo of the pattern.

Anyway here is the progress so far.

I've gotten faster at loading the beads and getting them onto the loom. Am almost at the stage where I can lay out the beads in order without looking at the chart.

I'll likely post again when I get to the top of the second head. Exciting and scary times lay ahead. Thanks for reading and have a good weekend.

5 September 2014

The sense of relief is palpable!

So, the recipient of the purse got it today and SHE LOVED IT!!! You can guess the relief I felt knowing that! Not sure why I thought she wouldn't be happy with me, it seems to be a habit of mine! So, I can now present NattyRichiardo to you. Thank you for the challenge, Natty.

Now I can relax!. I have the Mirrix warped up for another portrait - my Husband's present. I'll post a progress photo when I have done something significant. Another thing I have to do is to finalise the pattern for my mum's purse. I'll be adding a design and frame to cover the white sections on the back (late grandmothers' photo). Then I can hopefully use my other loom for that.

Have a great weekend whatever you have planned.

3 September 2014

Very happy!

Elena from Mirrix Looms asked me to send a photo of the finished purse to be added to their gallery. Naturally I was happy to oblige!

I posted the purse on Friday afternoon but it won't be picked up till Friday. So as soon as I get the call I'll post the photos here.

In the meantime, I will be making a start on my Husbands present. I need to decide which loom I'll be using then I can warp and make a start...when he's gone to work! :) There probably won't be any progress photos for a while.

29 August 2014

Two out of three!

So, I finished the purse yesterday! Rather happy with it but I will reserve myself until the recipient gets it. I won't post any photos just yet, till it's been handed over. But there's not much else to see from the last photo I posted.

I also have this purse that needs finishing. It's for someone who is (and has been) a great friend to my brother. I was debating whether, instead of sewing the sides, I attach lining so that it shows through on the sides. But I'm not sure I would be happy with that. So I think the way to go is sew the sides up and then insert lining. I may need to order some other colours, I'll decide later.

I have two projects lined up. One for the Mr, and the other for my mum. Both loomed (what am I on!). The Mr's birthday is in December and I thought it would be nice to have it done in time for that. But I would have to hide it. But I also want to work on my mum's purse.

I have two looms I could use, so I'll check and see if I can work on them both at the same time. I want to work the purse in one piece, and hoping to do some shaping of sorts. Time to do some reading (bead books!) :)