Tuesday, 15 February 2011

OO shiney :)

Arthur has been home sick with a cold for 2 days, so I've not been able to make it into the new studio to work.

I have managed to crochet these beads though :) Which have taken 2 days to make using freeform crochet. The colours are perfect for Summer. I have been dreaming of long hot days by the sea and walking through gardens full of colourful flowers as I crocheted away :)

Looking forward to a day in the Studio tommorow, turning all of the beads into necklaces.
I am also getting ready to run a Scumbled Crochet Class at The Air Gallery in Wells on Saturday, should be fun :)

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Its been a making sort of weekend..

I made these little flowers and beads yesterday, I'm working on a new collection of necklaces so making beads to go with my scumbled crochet ones. Arthur saw them this morning and asked how I made them so..
I showed him and he made a couple of beads (with me starting the felting process off) then we experimented making a sort of sausage shape and adding layers of colour.
When dry we cut them into beads, Arthurs are the blue ones and I did the pink.
This afternoon we did a bit of baking, I tried to make Chocolate Kisses but they came out completely wrong and a more like brandy snaps without the brandy ;) maybe I overcooked them or left out a really important ingredient like flour lol ??

Luckily the second batch of biscuits came out ok, and we had fun decorating them with a little bit of a Valentine feeling going on :)
We have nearly finished moving the shop and office, Tony is doing the finishing touches now, its been a long hard slog but Its so going to be worth it. Am looking forward to having a sitting down making week.
Hope you all have a fab valentine :)