I have handmade a Swarovski pearl, crystal and silver bead bracelet today and I am happy with the look. The set will make a beautiful accessory for the bride, member of the bridal party, the graduate or for the person celebrating a special day. Available at PinkDaisies.
Category Archives: Made by Me
I have had this Noah’s arc fabric for a while and wasn’t sure how I would use it but finally I’ve had a chance to start working on it. Its going to be a baby’s quilt. In this picture I have cut and pieced together strips for the inner border.
Here is a picture of a new necklace I’ve made recently. I really like the colour, shine and hints of gold colour on it. The pearls add a soft, feminine look. I’m going to put it into my shop this week. I have pods in other colours as well.
I have been making bracelets…bracelets…bracelets. I love the dazzling look and the feel of a lovely bracelet embracing every move on my wrist. Here are some pictures then.
They can be found in my etsy shop.
I’ve had a collection of handmade bags and pouches I hadn’t done anything with so today I finally took pictures and put them into my new etsy PinkDaisies. The shop is open but it isn’t all “decorated” yet. I’m still working on that. I’m having quite a time trying to make up a banner although I saw some directions. Can anyone give me suggestions…moreso help!! But in the meantime it is open. :o) I’m happy about that. I’ve also put up a warm, “furry” headband
I’ve also completed a Teddy Bear Lovers or Child’s Teddy Bear wall hanging. It is made the same way as I made Janet’s baby’s blanket with the chenille effect. It is about 20″ square and I’ve put it into the new shop also.
I haven’t been here for a long time! It has been a busy time of year and crafting hasn’t helped make it less so…. Santa brought me a Sony digital camera for Christmas so now I’ll be able to snap pictures again. Love it!
Since my last post in November I was saddened to have to put Kelly my 20 year old kitty to sleep. She developed a tumor in her jaw in the early fall and in December I had to make the decision. She was a lovely little companion for me and the family. We miss her a lot.
I made some gifts for Christmas …..and then sewed headbands and knit us ladies hats (my mom, me, Madeline, Robyn) as gifts for AFTER Christmas…
and Eva, we’re modelling our new knit hats…
Materials: I ball of “Chunky Barnet soft” (main colour) & 1 ball of “Bowa” -eyelash yarn (or similar) 1 Size 6 circular needles. 4 Size 6 double pointed needles. Marker
Note: Knit using one strain of each. Cast on 60 sts. Place a marker at the beginning. Continue knitting in round as follows: K1 P1 ribbing until work from beginning measures 5 inches. Last stitch ending at marker. Tie off bowa (eyelash) and work with remaining “Chunky” as follows: K all rows from marker until work from beginning measures 8 inches ( or desired length) Begin cast off as follows: Row 1: K10, K2 tog , K 10, K2 tog, -continue to marker.Row 2: K rowRow 3: K9 sts, K2 tog, K9, K2 tog, -continue to marker.Row 4: K row Continue in this way, decreasing by K1 until 5 stitches remaining.-change from circular needles to 4 double point needles as work gets smaller.-cast off and sew top. Add optional pompom.
Handsewn Matching Accessories
Santa gave me a fur-like white coat and I made a furry type headband to match. The head band is sitting on the coat at the left bottom. I also made the purse and attached some of the furry material to it. I think it turned out quite nice.
Last night I joined some ladies and learned about working with silk fibres and dyeing silk. We had such a nice time working on projects. I made a mask by fusing wonderfully coloured silk fibres that were a bricky red, to orangey red to raspberry pink. Its a very interesting process. I hated leaving it there to dry but I’ll be able to embellish it at the beginning of the week. I’ll probably embellish it with feathers and beads. My next project was dyeing a rectangular silk scarf. I discovered it takes a certain technique as you don’t have total control of the paints that reach out to do their own thing. Once its all dry my colours of rusty brown, green, yellow and a golden colour will show the effects of the coarse salt I scattered over it while it began to dry. I’ll share a picture once I get the projects home. This is definately something I’ll explore more in the new year. Yahooo…