- Aunty Mum
- The past two years have been all about adjusting to motherhood and finding my way through it via craft. The out pouring of this came in the form of my blog Aunty Mum. Now I'm finally finding my feet, the children are growing, I'm getting some independence and my interests are morphing . . . into cooking. Join me in exploring creativity in many forms, food, fabric, frowns and laughter.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
So the tea cosy has been tossed into the bottom of the basket and I've been rummaging around for ideas of what I can create.
I have made a start on a necklace. I had thought I'd do flowers and then I kept coming back to the concept of beads and how beautiful a long necklace made of large beads looks. Last night as I made the first couple I did feel like I was fighting a war with toothpicks as the stitches are so little and my fingers are not. But I'm so pleased with the result. I'm using cross stitch silk because it sews up so glossy and glass bead like. I'm also adding some texture to others with little beads throughout. Today I managed to find these gorgeous metallic looking threads. I'm resigned to the fact they'll be absolutely awful to crochet with but I'm determined to work it out.
So as you can see there's no room for tea cosies today. I also have to finish a hat I was asked to make for Megan's grandfather, I need to start a hat for Sophia's birthday on Saturday and tomorrow I'm starting my ottoman. We are planning on taking step-by-step photographs so that we can share a tutorial with you here so keep your eye out!
No more time for the luxury of blog posts today. I must dash and make something before the afternoon school run. See you soon.