Sunday, September 13, 2009

Ripple and rip…(swap spoilers alert)

Things have been so busy here that I haven’t really got around to showing you what I’ve been doing recently. You may be labouring under the impression that there isn’t much crafting going on with all of the summer school shenanigans, and the start of term and all the inductions I’ve been doing this week. Not true! Look, I’ve been playing with Sergei, overlocker/serger and with the help of some florists paper and an old t-shirt I created this tie-shrug out of some dotty purple fabric that I’ve had in my stash for ages! I’m quite pleased with how it turned out and now I have a paper pattern I can make a few more of these - It was so easy to make!


I whipped up a few giant marbled lentil beads from scrap polymer clay (left over from one of the art club workshops from summer school), I drilled them after baking so they have a nice small hole and I’d like to try a wire wrapped decorative bail on a couple of them so that they can be used for a pendent.

Inspired by all the meteor showers I’ve been seeing over the summer, I created this long starry necklace using beads I bought ages ago at a local bead show.

I love this petrol sheen colour that they have, just like a midnight sky in summer, with slight tinges of colour

I’m doing a Sealife Swap over on Craftster and created this domino shell pendent for my partner. I glued a pearl bead on it too for a bit of interest. Some of the shells I used were so tiny it’s hard to believe that something lived in them once! I think I might have to do one of these for myself!

Remember my hippy jeans I was customising? Well I finally finished them! They’re embroidered up to the knees on both legs, I could have kept going, and I may yet add to them, but I’m happy with them at the moment.

I found a scrap of this awesome holographic fabric and embroidered a rainbow edging to my heart!

I also have some lovely little silver Indian sequins which really twinkle

No hippy jeans are complete without flower power!

And something else which I’m making my partner for the Sealife Swap is an ocean wave wrap or scarf – it started off as a scarf, but is wide enough to be a wrap, so I’ll probably make a shawl pin to go with it, I have an idea for a wire fish pin which I think will work, and I think that’d be nice with it. Then my partner can wear it both ways.

This is my first ripple pattern and I had to frog it once because it was developing a slant as it grew, but I think I’ve figured it out now. I like how it’s looking, this is going to be another one that I’ll have a go at for myself. I fancy one  in rainbow colours!

So the new school term starts tomorrow. Everything is still a bit crazy here as I think the swine flu was putting alot of families off sending their children to the UK, but we’ve had a lot of last minute admissions, so things are on the move. The course I teach on at the FE college has been swamped and has enough students to run seven courses where last year there was only enough for one!  That does mean more hours for me though, so alls good!


Kookie said...

haha Our sergers have the same name!
Love the embroider jeans Ginny & your ripple looks a lot more successful than the one I tried (and frogged)



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