Archive for February, 2010

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Wool covered bead necklace

 

 Wool covered bead necklace

To me, wooden beads are packets of promise. They are wonderfully inexpensive and there is so much you can do with them. Here I have covered them with fuzzy wool and added little sequins to decorate them. The process is pretty easy and you can coordinate your newly knitted scarf with a matching bracelet or necklace.

The project appeared in a recent issue of Get Creative magazine. Click here to find out how to make your own version, step by step.

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Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Macramé and button bracelet

 Macramé and button bracelet

Confession time. I really have a bit of a hard time with macramé so projects like this tend to get away from me a bit. I’m ok for the first few knots then my brain over thinks the process and I can’t remember whether I am going over or under. Call me Macramé challenged.

However, I love macramé bracelets so I designed this one for Get Creative magazine. I had to get some  help actually turning my ideas into reality, so Michelle who, by the way rocks at macramé helped out. I measured and told her exactly what I needed and I started the main loop. Then she kindly removed the string from my hands, nodded sagely and began knotting away. Magically the bracelet materialized just as planned.

If you’re a dab hand at macramé or want to learn, here is the link to the project and the full instructions

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Hand Painted card

 Hand Painted cardWhat I love to do most is to show people how easy it is to do things that look quite hard. Take this card – it’s hand painted and it looks difficult to do but it really is quite easy. I made it for Get Creative magazine together with full step by step instructions.

The next weekend I made cards for all my family. Each was hand painted in this style and each was customized to suit the recipient. There was a bird decorating a tree with a heart decoration for my mum, my brother who lives in the tropics had a tree which was a palm, my nephew got a tree on a computer screen and so on. They were so much fun to make.

If you don’t think you could paint a card, I challenge you! Try this one, you’re guaranteed to succeed.

  Hand Painted card

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