Thursday, October 21, 2010

Day 2 and 3 of working on the beaded Icon

So Tuesday and Wednesday I got a lot done! I was watching some shows on the computer while working on the Icon and it's going pretty fast. I have also adjusted my frame and have been very careful with the beads, so no more spilled beads for me! Unfortunately, the picture will never show the true colors and true beauty of the seed beads. By the way, I'm working with Matsono beads (made in Japan) and Jablonex (made in Czech Republic).

Everyone have a happy day!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Icon!!

So yesterday I had the urge to start on a new Icon. I pulled this one out of my stash of about 20, that I brought home from Ukraine and started working on it. And then, I remembered the magic powers of Icons - once you start working on it, you can't stop!!! I really couldn't! 3-4 hours later and after I spilled the beads on the carpet twice and had to collect them, I decided it was time to take a break. I got a lot done in just one day! This morning I want to get back to it again :) It's truly magical!

On the other hand, we're supposed to get snow showers today and originally I was going to a few stores to get some decorations for my son's birthday party, but I think I might stay in for a while and see what happens. So far, it's nice and sunny and the skies are clear, but I know that could change quickly.

Stay tuned, I'll be posting updates on the Icon tomorrow!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Soft crochet scarf

I made this scarf a little while ago, but never showed it. It's made out of angora and acrylic yarn. It's very soft and I love the colors! I found the pattern on Picasa. If I can find it, I'll add a link here.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I made a tutu yesterday!! It was my first attempt at making it and I like the way it turned out. It's VERY puffy!!! I already had toile around the house, it's been sitting and waiting for me to do something with it :) So here I am: toile, piece of elastic and about an hour later: baby tutu! My next project will be a crochet baby hat. That would make a perfect photo prop.

I really enjoyed making it, I'd like to make some more in other colors, I'd probably try to make them less puffy next time :)

By the way, the tutu is modeled by the sock monkey my hubby brought me from Iraq during the last deployment. He's so sweet, he always gets me something from his trips.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New crochet project.

So yesterday I decided to start working on a new crochet cardigan for myself. I found this pattern a while ago on Picasa and even had the yarn for it, but just now getting around to work on it. The yarn I have is called "Begonia", it's 100% mercerized cotton in burgundy, made in Turkey. I started working on it yesterday, when I took Lucas to his Judo class and I've already gotten 4 rows down!! Here is the pattern if anyone wants to join the fun :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

It's a girl!

On Wednesday we had an ultrasound and we've learned we're going to have a little girl to join our Family in February. We're all very excited and feel like the family will be complete with the boy and the girl. So I have decided not to waist my time and made some stuff for her. I started with the baby blanket. It's a star pattern, as I'm going to have a little star in my life :) It turned out very pretty and soft, I love this Caron soft yarn. I'm thinking about doing some better photography on it and maybe posting some similar ones on Etsy, but not sure yet. I have a lot of sewing and other crafts to do before the baby is born, so I don't know if I will have much time for Etsy.