Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!!

We knocked out all our Halloween events last weekend and it was tons of fun!  My husband and I dressed as hippies from the 60's...and I realized it wasn't too far a stretch from how I typically dress, haha!  My son went as Doctor Who....if you're a fan you'll totally know which doctor he is portraying!

I signed up for a craft fair in November.  I haven't done a craft fair in years, but it's got me geared up at my bead table!  Here's a few things I put together in the past week:



The view is still glowing out my bead table window.  In spite of the lack of rain, we've really been treated to a lovely autumn so far!

Be sure to check in next week for A Time To Stitch (ATTS) reveal day on November 6!!!   Correction - ATTS reveal day is on the 21st!!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Sabine Lippert's Lovely Designs

Back in March, I became the proud owner of Sabine Lippert's Beaded Fantasies: 30 Romantic Jewelry Projects (http://amzn.to/1LUFTOt )! This book is fantastic and has so many great projects and I've been busy dabbling in a couple but haven't had a chance to blog about it. The first project I tackled was Nathalie's Pendant:


Next up was another in blue/silver:


The next one I rushed in making and accidentally did only three sides and inadvertently ended up with a triangle.  I think it made its way into my sons pocket (he loves kidnapping my rejects to keep in his pocket!) and it got a little rough around the edges!


Last week I opened the book again and started trying out the Scheherazade pendants! Once again I am thrilled with the results!



I absolutely love these two projects.  Sabine's instructions are fantastic and these projects work up pretty quickly.  A beautiful combination of cubic raw and netting!

In other news - autumn is presenting itself in its full glory here in New England!  Weather was warm earlier this week so we took the kayaks out and it was really spectacular!




Also - here is the maple tree in front of one of the restaurants where I work.  I feel so lucky I get to work here and see this beautiful scenery!


Enjoy your weekend!


Friday, October 9, 2015

On the Beading Table

Well...the hurricane I was hoping for never really showed itself last weekend.  In fact, the whole weekend only produced one rain shower.  But beading was in the cards for me anyway and I sure got to it! I'm still obsessed with the Swarovski rivolis as you can see....






I am also proud to say that I got started on my ATTS challenge piece!  It's the eighth round of this fun challenge hosted by my friends Therese and Christine and the theme is "What's Your Bag?":


I love that there is a generous lead time for this challenge and it's been on my mind....so here I go!!  Check back on November 21 for the reveal!