Thursday, June 21, 2007

Beads galore

We are happily back on line - the problem was the fan. Luckily the BF is not intimidated by pc guts and was able to open up the casing and replace the fan. It is now working again. Sweet!

I have an interview next week in Wimbledon. *Eeek!* There will be an interview board and I have to prepare and present a 10 minute 'mini-tutorial' *Double eeek* Wimbledon (the tennis tournament) also starts next week, so the traffic and tube will be horrendous *treble eeeeek!* Did I mention that I'm a masochist?

On a crafty note, ZaftigMomma has received her OWS package from me so I can post pictures of what I sent to her: an assortment of handmade beads, some are terracotta clay, some are fimo, there's also a wire one in there and some paper ones.

And as a little extra I also added this cute little bottlecap pincushion. I've been wanting to try this out and it's recycling something that would have gone into the recycling bin otherwise. And I figured as a sewer, she could probably use a pincushion. I know Karan loves stars and purple, hence the star motifs! I also sent her a yoga dvd because she's been having problems with her back recently so hopefully that'll help her to get supple and stop future problems.

These are the stitch markers I made for Muria. She knits and crochets, so I made her a set of each. These are the crochet ones. She likes soft blues and greens so I hope these fit the brief.

And these were the knitting ones. They are actually green, but I made the mistake of photographing them on top of the card I sent with them which was orange.

And if you check here you will see the gorgeous glass bubbles blown especially for me by Alana! I can't wait to get these babies in my garden :-)

I've very nearly finished my short 'n' sweet. I have now done the main body. I'm just doing the border round the bottom and up the sides toward the neck. The I just have to do the sleeves and I'm done!! Yippee! It's no so bad once you get past the front side row 8/9 and I love the leafy pattern. I'm making it a little longer than the pattern calls for and I will probably add a couple of ties so that I can tie it up in front if I want to.




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