Posts tagged white
Posts tagged white
Just a handful of flowers. :)
It’s a tiny little stack of flowers with their non-sewing ends all sewed in! Next task is adding the beads and hair clips, though, and that’s another not so fun part. :( I much prefer just making the flowers!
Flowers 7a,b, and c
It was a very sleepy, rainy day, so I decided I could spurn real clothes for at least the first half of the day. I ended up making three of these little guys and finally started sewing in ends. Yeah, I’ve been cheating on that. It’s just not as fun as the crocheting!
Oh and I finally captured some of that sparkle, too! Definitely reminds me of snow. :)
Ah, that’s better! My blue mess nails are still blue, but not nearly so messy!! I have GOT to get my hands on some striping tape, though. I managed to make do with some straight french tip guides that I cut in half for my ring fingers but there are so many other things I want to try with striping! It’s definitely my favorite design element so far. I still like my flowers and dots, too, but it’s coming up on fall soon and then it’ll be winter and oh my gosh I need to find some snowflakes!! I also really want to try stamping… *sigh* Guess I know what’s going on my Christmas wish list!
Base Coat: OPI Matte Nail Envy Nail Strengthener
Primary Base Color: Mary Kay Nail Lacquer in Blue Lotus
Secondary Base Color: Essie Nail Lacquer in Aruba Blue
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Flowers 6a and 6b
I wish I could capture the shimmer of this thread, but I just don’t seem to be having any luck right now. This shot reminds me of snow, though, which, in the midst of the hot and humid Alabama summer, looks delightful. I’m sure winter here won’t be anywhere near delightful, though.
I crocheted these two while sitting on the couch with DH, our feet entwined, him in and out of a doze while the Yankees played this weekend. It was an oddly quiet and peaceful time.
Another road trip creation here. DH and I snuck off to Atlanta to go to the Aquarium finally, which was, unfortunately, a terrible decision because the place was positively swarming with people - as was the Coca Cola Museum and the park. So we walked around, had flight of beer with some buffalo chicken nachos (delish), sweat our asses off, and then dragged them all the way back to the Aquarium for an exhausted evening stroll through the slightly lessened crowds of people pressing their faces against the glass of one display after another.
I would definitely have enjoyed the visit more with fewer people obstructing my view - one of the few true disadvantages of being short that I’ve found is that in such situations people frequently don’t notice me in the same way a child gets overlooked and run over and bumped into and then when I do get noticed I’m dismissed because I’m NOT a child. So I missed a lot. But I did get to see the beluga whales because they were swimming high and so close they were pressing their sides against the glass (showing off, I have no doubt) so I chose a beluga Christmas ornament to commemorate the occasion just in case we don’t have the opportunity to return.
May I present Winter Frost!
Hand crocheted and beaded with 370 premium Japanese glass beads and over 15 hours of work - not including planning, swatching, and photography.
At approximately 6’ long and just over 4” wide, this scarf is perfect for wearing both long and flowing as well as double wrapped for added warmth. Worn either way, it truly is an elegant accessory.
The pattern is in the works and I am excited to have entered the scarf in this year’s Vanna’s Choice Contest, so stay tuned for both!
If you would like to see more pictures, I’ve posted lots and lots on my Ravelry page.
Okay, beading in crochet is kind of a pain sometimes… :- /
Boogieing right along with this scarf; one skein and 202 beads has me halfway through already. Which means I vastly overestimated the amount of yarn I’d need - and underestimated the beads. Guess I’m making a trip to the store tomorrow!