Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Inspired by Fiona at the Bead Show

This is my favorite thing I have made so far from the Bead Show loot I brought back.  It uses a nice raku bead handmade by Lisa Peters, and some pretty new seed beads shaped like peanuts that I did up in right angle weave.  I put on the clasp backwards which I think was my inner self telling me to keep this one!

Bead Show Booty

These pendants were very simple to put together from handmade beads in discount bins at the Bead Show, paired with these bails (from the McDuck stand that have a ball on the end which screws off and allows you to switch beads out if you get bored of the ones you've got.

Started this little beaded pretty when I was preggers with Stell!

Finally finished, now that Stella is 15 months old... inspired by the Bead Show, this flower has finally found a home as a bracelet!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Slightly less belated May block

This one I like a lot better, it is a String Block and I worked from this string block tutorial which was very easy to follow, and helped me get rid of some scraps (see Stella's curtain in there?) and also use some of the pretty stuff I picked up at the Quilt Show.

Very belated April block...

I am not in love with how this came out so I'll probably have another go at it when I get another 3-hour Stella nap to work with... supposed to be a wonky pinwheel but it is wonky in all the wrong places.  I like the fabrics but it screams American flag at this point which is not where I wanted to go with my Owly project!