Sunday, May 31, 2015

Something New

Hello all,

Just wanted to share something fun.

I was playing around with the picture settings on my phone at school and here's what I ended up with:

 BEFORE:

AFTER: 
It looks kind of weird, but I like it! 

~ B

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Silver and Gold

Hello all,

Here is one of my favorite new designs.

These beads are quite a few years old and it was only a little while ago that I finally came up with a design. I wasn't sure about the headpin, but after I made them I liked it more and more. One of the hardest parts about designing with a gold/silver bead is do you match for the gold or the silver?
I decided that I would just go with silver and use very little findings, so all the focus is on the bead. I didn't want to add any other beads because this one is so large; I worried it would be too heavy. So, what do you think?

~ Happy Crafting Everyone ~ 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Pale Blue

Hello all,

Finally some new earrings!

One of my coworkers asked for some earrings, and I decided to break out the new beads. I've had these beads and spacers for a while with nary a design idea.

It's a fairly simple design. Only one spacer and one bead. I'm not sure if it can be called "modern," but it's definitely different from my other designs. I'm happy with the design, but it's still kind of weird for me. Even though I'm still iffy on the design, I Love the beads! The strand came with...three...four different colors? What do you guys think?
 I've got quite a few new designs to share, so stay tuned! 

~ Happy Crafting Everyone ~

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Second Finish!

Hello all,

I just wanted to share my second finished pattern.

So Cute! Once I started paying more attention to the counting, this pattern became super easy and super fun. I'm still loving The Frosted Pumpkin designs. I've started another one of theirs, Latte Love! I'll show you my progress pretty soon. 

~ Happy Crafting Everyone ~


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

Hello,

Just want to wish all the moms out there a Happy Mother's Day!

Wow, the red wall really doesn't work for photos....darn! Anyways, I crocheted a chain for the banner and each doily has a quote I found on pinterest.

This is the best one.

~ B

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Freebie Broccoli

Hello all,

I just wanted to share a cute freebie I found. You can download it here.
Eat Your Broccoli Cross Stitch Illustration (photo from Daily Cross Stitch)
Daily Cross Stitch offers free patterns everyday, but the catch is that they are only offered for free for that one day. So, if you want the pattern you've got to be quick.

You do have to sign up with the website in order to get the pattern. And when you sign up you can get the newsletter sent to your email so you never miss a freebie.


~ Happy Crafting Everyone ~

Friday, May 1, 2015

Happy May!

Hello all,

Just a fun post to celebrate May and soon-to-come summer (although the weather is starting to feel like summer already!).

This is my favorite part of summer: Fruit!!! So many choices and I love them all! 

This is from the last trip to D-land (which was too long ago IMO). Have I mentioned how much I love poppies? This just makes me so happy. 

A happy, fun May to you all! 

~ B