Well, I threatened to make another one, and I did. The drape on this is just amazing and I know it will become a favorite this fall. If you haven't checked out Jenny King's patterns, I highly recommend. I think I own almost all of her patterns now.
Earlier this month a beading buddy of mine brought her starfish with her. It reminded me that I had this project on my "to do" list, After petting her finished piece for a while (and, truthfully, trying to hide it in MY bag), I decided it was time to get cracking on mine.
The starfish pendant is designed by Diane Dennis and works up pretty quickly. I used pewter-toned beads and pearls and finished up in an afternoon. I then spent most of the time trying to decide what type of chain I wanted to make. Evenually I settled on PRAW with silver seed beads and gold seed beads sprinkled throughout.
I love how this turned out!
I'm sure more of these are in my future.
I love Halloween. I love dressing up (why, yes, I STILL dress up), making costumes for the kids, and seeing what everyone else is dressed as. Going around and seeing how everyone has decked out their homes is a blast too. Oh, and the free candy, who can forget that?
A few years back I decided to start making holiday-themed throw pillows and Halloween was one of the first places I started. Pumpkin Jack was a logical place since he's reversible and works for Thanksgiving too. This year I think I may add a bride for Frankie, so that pattern will be available next month.
In the meantime, it's mid-August so it's time for you to start working on your couch creatures. To help you get started, I'm offering a bundle sale. You get all four patterns above for the price of three! Spooky, eh?
The deal is available in both my Etsy and Ravelry stores, so get hookin'!
What else is there to say?
Free pattern here. YUM!
Sometimes you just need a funky bracelet that brings a sense of whimsy or "kick butt" to your outfit. I think the wrap bracelets that are so in style right now do just that. I've seen some that are super cute, and I've seen some that look like a warrior princess should be wearing them.
I've made them with leather, beads, cup chain - you name it, but . . . until now . . . I've never crocheted one.
I decided to make a black one for myself and immediately feel in love. Not only was it fun to wear, it was really comfortable. Since I used 100% cotton thread, it had a nice stretch and also breathed well. And, bonus, they are a snap to clean up with a simple wash in the sink with soap and water - just lay flat to dry.
Of course, I had to make several in different colors. It was a lot of fun to go into my button and charm stash too. Here are the pictures. Enjoy!