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!) :)

25 August 2014

All fringed!

I finally finished the fringing on Sunday, after having to order some more beads!

So now it's onto the strap. I have finalised the design and intend to start it tonight...despite it being late and me being tired. If I can at least warp and get the first line (or three) on, I'll go to bed happy. I now won't be revealing it till the recipient gets it. Don't want to spoil it entirely. So check back hopefully sooner than soon for the strap and the purse in all its glory :)

12 August 2014

One down....almost!

KWhen I last updated the blog, I mentioned I had something on the loom. Well, I finally finished, and cut it off. Over I few days I stitched it down with white mounting board as backing. 

Saturday I went out on the hunt for a mount and frame. Unfortunately there was no mount with the right aperture. So, I 'trial framed' using the next size up. I think I'll be going for an ivory mount and black frame. I may try snd go again to see if the have the right size mount. 

In the meantime I'm working on the fringe of the purse. What's funny is I had to watch my inw video to remind myself how to do twisted fringe! I've made good progress - onto the first group on the other side. If I knuckle down I could have it finished by the weekend. Then the strap which I need to finalise in my head. 

Happy beading :)