Friday, 26 February 2010

Finished bead -embroidering the Poppy Thingy

Here is the finished Poppy Thingy.. I have had a lot of fun doing this.
Learning something new has always been fun to me. Finding out how to do the padding On the petals was great. On the first photo you can just see the padding beads in the bottom petal. It was just so simple but so effective.
Now on to the next project. I have been asked to bead some necklaces for the mother and the sisters of my son-in-law. Be assured I will keep you all up to date on how I am getting on with them.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Michael Jackson the Dog

My niece was presented with a lovely fluffy, golden puppy on the day of michael Jackson's funeral.. They thought to call him Michael Jackson and the name stuck.. He answers to it no problem although they do get some funny looks when they call the wee dog whils walking him..

In my sojourns through the web sites about pets and animals I came across this one called It is worth a look.. It is obviously written by an animal lover.
We have two little dogs ourselves , we have always have had animals.. Cats and dogs are the animals of choice for us..

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Beading The Poppy Thingy

Here is the newest attempt at bead embroidery. I found some lovely stitching on the blog by Carol-Ann Conway. This is the lady who stitched ' Fish Face '. Now dont tell me you dont know Fish Face, he is the most beautiful golden carp you are likely ever to meet. Just click his name and introduce your self.
A very nice lady introduced me to FF her name is Elmsley Rose do go and investigate this ladies site also.
However back to my effort at the Poppy Thingy.. Carol-Ann demonstrated the puffy edges on the poppy petals.. I have tried to follow her advice.. my flower is nothing like the lovely poppy Carol-Ann did but I am quite pleased with it..
I like to find and try new things.. I felt it would not turn out anything like it did. As you can see it is not realy like a poppy but it is my interpretation

New Blogs + new finds

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

The End of the Snakey Thing

At last I finished it. It was fun to do quite an adventure for me.

I have had some very nice things said about it. However I still feel I would like to try something more demanding..

I have long been an admirer of Robin Atkins Her bead embroidery site gives you enough eye candy to want to explore more.

This was my second piece in bead embroidery .

I am still getting pulled towards beading but I am not someone who can have two or more things on the go at once. What I mean by this is not a beading piece and a bead embroidery piece on the go at once.

As I have moaned about before my home is so small and my stash is taking over. When I started out beading I had three drawers. Not very big I have to say. Then came a free standing 4 drawer unit and the top there of . Now the beads and things are creeping up on to the serving counter!!! HELP please can I have more room.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Bead Embroidering the Snakey Thingy


Here I am again trying a new bead embroidery. I am going to call it the Snakey Thingy. Again I got the idea from the little Anchor Book on crewel stitches. We shall see how this one comes out. I am still not too confident about my beading. I am having a lot of fun doing them and that is reason enough for me.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Beading My Leafy Thing

Well now it is finished..My Leafy Thing. I love it I feel I have given birth in a kind of a way. Now I wondered what to do with it when it was finished, well it has been suggested I do a very fancey thing with an embroidery hoop. I am going to give it a try.. I will keep you updated as to how it goes.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Bead Embroidery

Here is the Leaf Thingy gradually growing. I am really in love with this I can see it growing and developing into something I like. I dont quite know just what to do with it when I actually finish it..

Monday, 1 February 2010

Beading The Leaf Thingy.

Here is my second attempt at bead embroidery. I am calling this one The Leaf Thingy. I have put the Paisley Thingy aside, I have decided I am not ready for freeform just yet. However I will try it again at a later date.

Now what will I do now?.I remembered I was given a little book called The Anchor Book of Crewelwork Embroidery Stitches it is one of a series all related to hand stitching. Looking through this wee book I found copies in black and white of the coloured embroidered pictures. These copies you could trace if you wanted.. great idea I thought but how do I get the tracing on to the material?. After much deliberation I wondered if I could use carbon paper. Yes good idea, then I set about transfering the picture from the tracing paper to my fabric.

I started by stitching round the picture with the colours I would eventually embelish with beads. This part was fun for I could see the picture forming before my eyes.

To be continued..