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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

How many UFOs can one person have?

Lately I have had a problem with finishing projects which I have started. There has been quite a lot going on in my life and what with having to write up some tutorials, prepare for a couple of exhibitions as well as family stuff it has been pretty disorganised around here. Many ideas have been percolating through the brain cells necessitating a few scribbled drawings and then maybe a bit of beading to get started. Then off I go again on a completely different tack. That project goes into a bag and waits for further inspiration. MMmmm no the pink with the peanut beads didn't work. Start again.

So far I am up to six UFOs sitting looking at me and although I think I know where they are going, I can't seem to work up the enthusiasm to finish. I guess the deadline for some of them, which is fast approaching, may provide the catalyst!

No more crocheting for a while! Get to work girl. At least the blue version got finished.

Friday, July 23, 2010

More Sari Silk madness!

Decided the sari silk collar I made a few weeks ago needed some extra bling. Gave it a loopy lacy ruff. I really like it and hope someone else does too.

Made another flower choker as well.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Feeling Snowed Under?

This winter is very wet and cold here in Australia. We have been spoiled over the past ten years or so and have mostly forgotten what a dreary wet winter is like. Recently I read that there is a recognised "illness" brought on by the grey, short days of winter and some folks suffer dreadfully until the days start to get longer again.
That's how I have felt this winter - gloomy and drear. Trying to cheer myself up with lots of sparklies and colour in my beading and crocheting though. Have also decided to use up some of my stash which has accumulated over the past 30 years. My favourite project at present is the neckwarmer and how many variations can be produced.
These are the latest.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Blogging is harder than it looks.

Working on an interesting blog is much harder than it looks. I am finding it tricky coming up with stuff that is not just mememememe. Some of the blogs that I like to follow are very informative and interesting, such as Dax Designs and Jewellery Tales.

Such clever ladies. Their blogs are never boring and their work is spectacular. Take a look and drool!

Why didn't I think of that...

In the mean time, I keep crocheting:

Friday, July 2, 2010

Sari silk accessories.

Still crocheting with the Sari Silk. Thanks Kay's Artycles! The items have been selling well on madeit.com.au. I think I have a fan! Must do some more listings soon.