Saturday, September 22, 2012

Crafting Update

This week I was able to finish up a couple of projects that I thought I'd share with you.  First, I finished a second Spa Necessities scrubbie like the one that I showed you in a previous post, along with an accompanying washcloth:

Scrubbie and Washcloth, Spa Necessities, Serendipity Handmade blog
This time I used the suggested type of yarn for the project, a 25% acrylic and 75% cotton blend (I used some Aunt Lydia's Denim that I had in my stash) and I think that the results turned out much better, as the yarn has more elasticity.

Did you know that I'm at Ravelry?  I post my finished projects there as well.  You're welcome to connect with me there.
And thanks to a good friend I've recently become addicted to making beaded bracelets:

Beading, Serendipity Handmade blog
Right now I know very little about jewelry making; these are just beads strung on stretch cording.  But it is so satisfying to make something pretty in a short amount of time and be able to wear it right away!  This one is my favorite so far:

Autumn Beaded Bracelet, Serendipity Handmade blog

I haven't been sewing at all lately.  It's been so hot here in SoCal that sitting at a sewing machine with a pile of fabric on my lap hasn't appealed to me in the least.  Though I've been thinking about finishing my Pauloa Kekahi angel-back muu muu project  that I started ages ago (it is still raging hot here in Southern California, so no worries that summer is now officially over).

So that's it for now, dear readers. What projects are you working on?


  1. Beautiful creations one and all! I just adore your bracelets. I rarely go in for large, ornate pieces and much prefer timelessly pretty strands of beads like these lovely pieces. Awesome work, hon!

    Wishing you a gorgeous first day of fall,
    ♥ Jessica

    1. Thank you so much dear Jessica! That means a lot coming from a seasoned jewelry maker such as yourself!

  2. Wow those are really beautiful! I haven't really been able to do any crochet work successfully. I am quite envious of your talents!

    1. Oh thank you so much! I'm lucky to have learned to crochet around 10 or 11 years old, so the skill has stuck with me. It's too bad we don't live close by, we could work together on a project!

  3. Awesome how you describe jewelry making as "just beads on stretch cord'' some of the artisans I know would swoon at that description. Refreshingly honest I say!


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