Friday, July 29, 2011

My new project.

While we were at the Folk and Fiber Fair in Chicago last month I finally found the thread to do my vest. I had been looking for several months and could not find anything I thought was suitable. This is a hand dyed pearl cotton and Jeff picked the color. I in no way would have picked the red and purple I really thought he would go for the earth tones they had or at least the turquoise and purple. Which I am kind of sorry I did not get at least some of. He said he really liked this the best though and that my closet had too much turquoise. I just hope I can pull off this color when I get it done.
I don't think that the pictures really show the color well and frankly as I work it up it has way more orange in it than I would like. If you would like to see what this is going to be the pattern is here on the Red Heart site.

We are headed out for Spirit Lake, Iowa in just a couple of hours to do a show at the fairgrounds so if you are in the area or even if you have to drive a ways come out and see us. It is inside so should be cooler than it is outside this weekend.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

New colors............

...........of flowers are being listed on Etsy. Nice bright summery ones. Just click on Etsy to find them.

Friday, July 15, 2011


Thimbles are popping up on my counter these days. Since I only have one mandrel I can only make one a day so it takes all week to get this many but they are fun to make and try to find something different each time.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Customer request.

I had a customer request a necklace and bracelet at my show in Aberdeen after seeing the earrings pictured here. The new coral color seems to be in a lot of clothing this summer and she was even wearing something this will be perfect with.
She was real excited when I sent her the pictures this morning and said I was done. I liked how they came out two the bracelet is two strands just to give it some body. Yet the necklace is simple to show off the flower beads.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Amy's earrings.

Amy from greenbead on Etsy sent me this picture of earrings she had made with my itty bitty beads. She also sent me the link to her blog which is lots of fun it's called Copper Diem and she has some really fun ideas. Check it out.