Saturday, November 27, 2010

she looks ahead not at me

sequinned pears
These also went to Craft ACT for their Christmas tree, which was brought out for the first time today. Unfortunately I didn't get there in time, but I did have a sneak preview yesterday.
sequinned bottom
I am so, so happy with these pears. They are knit and felted as usual, then covered in clear sequins. And I didn't use strips of sequins, I sewed them one at a time. I'm getting quicker.... but it is not fast.

The wool is Cleckheaton Vintage Twist, a very light colourway that includes hints of palest yellow, purple and grey. The sequins have AB coating so they sparkle, but you can also see the colours of the wool coming through. I forgot to measure them but I think they're about 5 or 6 cm high, not including the loop.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The tiniest sparks in the tenderest sound

round 2
One of these is left over from last year. It seems to play ok with the others. I kind of wish I had posed it with a less wonky bit of stitching to the front, though.
These have been dropped off to the CraftACT shop, and I'm working on some more. If you're in Canberra you can check them out as well as other new Christmas stock at the Christmas event on Saturday 27 November 2010 from 2pm-5pm.
round 1

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bling! now in brooch form

bling brooch

I'm wearing it today as a brooch, though I still want to use a piece like this in a more elaborate version of this necklace.

It must have been the tax return eating my brain (PS It's ok, I lodged it the other day), I forgot I wanted to acknowledge that I took direct inspiration from Alwen's gorgeous bead embroidery, though mine is still much less fine.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


beads and sequins
Something I did today: played with beads and sequins.
clear sequins
Probably for use in this manner.
Something I didn't do today: finish off my tax return. Oops.