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A Blog about Bead addiction, crochet, knitting and life in general.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New colour scheme.

Decided to try one of the new designer templates. Not sure if it is good or not. It is certainly bright. What do you think?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Madeit at last!

Over the weekend I had my first THREE sales on the madeit website. So exciting! It has been a couple of months since I first set it up and with no sales during that time it had become a little bit frustrating. etsy has become a bit stagnant so I am thrilled to see madeit is doing something at last.

Two of the items which I made from Kay's beautiful sari silk. I can't believe how different each piece made from the same hank looks. Bought myself a new draped cardigan to celebrate and have allowed myself one of the flower brooches to wear with it. It looks great, I think.

In honour of the sales and to match with the sari silk, I have changed the design of my blog. Hope you like it!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wonderful Sari Silk

Thanks to my friend Kay, of Kays Artycles, I have just listed a couple of crocheted cuffs made with her wonderful spun sari silk. When she showed me the hanks of thread, I just fell in love. Didn't really know what I would make with it and for a time it has just been sitting there looking at me.
Last weekend I took out the crochet hook and firstly made a flower brooch which looked stunning pinned to daughter's black scarf.

Then I made a couple of different styles of bracelet cuffs, one with a kaleidoscope of mixed beads strewn over it and the other with a pearl flower motif.

Since I have been having a bit of a creative black hole lately, it is pleasing to find that I haven't completely lost it.
The pieces have now been loaded to my madeit store.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Beautiful Bracelets.

Excellent class today, four students with four gorgeous bracelets. Amazing how different each one looks - just different colours.