Friday, February 5, 2016

Learning Something New

Yesterday was a "full day".  Had a lot of running to do with grands - drop offs and pick ups and drop offs.  Also, had to make a school Mardi Gras parade with another grand.  They were sooooo excited and the band and marching units were AWESOME for an elementary school!!

But, earlier in the morning, I was able to get some wire weaving done.  It is a work in progress, learning to make the wire go the way I want it to.  I am working in copper wire, although the ring looks bronze or gold in the picture.  I was able to make two rings - one large and one small.  The small one was taken as soon as made, so I only got a picture of the larger one.


I have Valentine's on the mind, so I thought I would try my hands at working with a heart.  Had a few problems getting the curves at the top of the heart.  Perhaps will try it again in another gauge.


While I was working the heart, I kept getting the idea for a pair of earrings, so I hurriedly worked up this pair in copper also.


I am really enjoying this journey with wire weaving.  Just wanted to share my journey with you.  Hope you enjoyed.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Afternoon

I'm sharing a card that I made this morning for a granddaughter's friend.






Hope you enjoy.

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Time

Time has a way of getting away from you.  This is my first post for the new year, and we are already in February.  Well, here goes.

I have been working a lot in wire, trying to hone this new skill.  I was able to complete this bracelet and earrings.  I love taking wire and ending with a piece.  Both pieces have been totally constructed from 20 gauge wire, including the findings.

I also completed a card for a very special neighbor.  For those interested in knowing what I used to complete this card, please see below.

To construct this card, in addition to the silver, lavender, and light purple papers, I also used:
Cricut Explore and the Art Philosophy (numbers) and Forever Young (hat) cartridges
Cuttlebug and the Swiss Dots folder for the inside mat
Hero Arts' Operation Write Home stamp for the "Happy Birthday"
White Gelly Roll pen for letters on outside hat
Stickles silver and clear for the hat
Stamp N Stuff Embossing powder in silver and Darice Heat Tool for the "Happy Birthday".

Hope you enjoyed.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Crocheting - Bob Marley

It took me five weeks, but I finally finished the Bob Marley afghan I was working on for my son's birthday.  It turned out to be approximately 220 x 220.


I am extremely glad this one is finished.

As usual, feel free to leave any comments or thoughts.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Just Couldn't Wait for Christmas!!

I was supposed to do glass cutting boards for my daughters and sister for Christmas.  Unfortunately, I just could not wait for Christmas.




The white piece of paper on each cutting board is the cleaning instructions.  They were thrilled to get their "Christmas" presents.

Hope you enjoyed.

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Completed Afghan from Video


Earlier, I posted a video of me crocheting.  I was working on an afghan for the 14th of September. Well, here is the completed afghan.  It took 10 days of crocheting, 2 days of embroidering the fleur-de-lis, and another 2 days to put it all together.

I was able to complete it the early morning of 9-14-15.


My hubby really loved his anniversary present.

Hope you enjoyed.

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Finished Christmas Blanket

Earlier, I showed you pics of blocks that were being crocheted as a crochet along.  Here are all of the completed blocks.


And here are all of the blocks connected together for a throw.



Hope you enjoyed.

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