Monday, 22 March 2010

No Beading just Whales & Dolphins

Yesterday, Sunday my D.D. and I took the Wild Child on a trip to see the whales and dolphins. It was wonderful .. The boat took us away out for what seemed a long way, when suddenly there they were!. Five dolphins tumbling towards us. It did not take too much imagination for me to think it was a whole family showing off just for us on the glass bottomed catamaran. I for one felt so honored to be treated to their show.
We were then told we could go below and watch the show from below the water line. The Wild Child was over the moon with excitement. I gave him the camera and away he went snapping shots of the fantastic dolphins. He let out a gasp here was some very large fish just hanging in the water. They were pilot whales, away he went again snapping more pictures of these lovely creatures. Eventually we went back up top to watch the show again.
What a wonderful day .
I do love this lovely island Tenerife

Saturday, 20 March 2010

More beading Teddy

Thought you would like to see how far I have got on with him now.He is such a lovely boy. The colors in my camera do not do him justice. It is like magic the way he grows. Each new step is such an adventure. I feel I need to hurry on to finish the piece I am doing to jump to the next step.

The beading of Teddy Koi

I mentioned a beautiful embroidery called Fish Face . Well this is a distant cousin from Tenerife called Teddy Koi the golden carp. As you can see I have not got very far but I'm so excited about him..
I will keep you updated with my progress.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

More Necklaces for Paris

These two were the ones I had to make from scratch.The one on the left is a herring bone lariat. With two spinner beaded beads.
The other one is in a simple lace stitch with a black cord running through it it give it support.

Beaded Necklaces for Paris

My son-in-law and the Princess are visiting his family in Paris.
These necklaces are the three that were in the UFO box, so it was an easy job to finish them off.
I would like to gift the blue one to my Son-i-law's mother. Blue is my favourite color.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Bead Embroidering Bunk-a-punch

I think I have said it before I am a woman without much imagination. This shows you just what I mean. This is a nearly finished beaded bunk-a-punch.

Quite a while ago I tried my hand at bunk-a-punch. However it did not grab me. I tried a few things out but it was not for me. I know some of you out there will know what I mean.

Well I had finished the Poppy Thingy and was looking about for ideas. When I came across the bag ( under my bed) with the unfinished B-a-Ps. Thought to my self I will bead these for the want of any inspirations coming my way.

This is my first attempt not bad even if I say so myself. I know it is unfinished but it looks like it has some potential.

I have had to put it down unfinished because my son-in-law is taking the princess to Paris and she wanted to take some of my beaded jewelery with her. There will be his mum and 4 sisters. I was quite lucky with my U.F.O.s I only needed to make two full necklaces. I have finished three that were U.F.O.s they only needed toggles put on.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Rastro ( Car Boot Sale )

This beautiful jacket was bought at a rastro in Tenerife. It is heavily embroidered and looks Chinese. That is the princess modeling it. The stitching is out of this world and looks hand done.

I love going to the car boot sales here in the south of Tenerife. We have a car boot sale every Sunday morning. Until coming across the little jacket it was always beads I would look for.

Actually it was my who found it. She is a great car-booter I love to watch her plough through all the things. There is a saying ' One mans rubbish is anothers treasure' well this is so true in this case. The jacket is nearly too small for the princess but even when she cannot wear it I am not going to put it into another car-boot because to me it is a real treasure.