Saturday, 13 August 2016

Opaqued beads with an inner light

A couple of months ago I was in London and had the time to visit The Covent Garden Bead Shop.  I came across this shop years ago and love the massive selection of beads that they have.  If you visit make sure you have plenty of time!

Somehow I managed to resist most of the beads on display, but came away with a small pot of these lovely opaqued beads.  They have a silver center which gives them an inner light.

And finally with a day off work, and the flower blanket finished, I had time to make them up into a necklace. I like it.  Simple but pretty.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Frida's Flower Blanket part 8

After 4 months of crocheting the Frida Flower Blanket is finished!  The last bit was to add the edging which holds it all together and just finishes it off.  A nice straight forward way to finish, even if each edge was pretty long. 

I love the end result.  The colours are amazing and I love the 3D flowers.  It's hard to remember that I created each one.

And I've learnt so much in the process, but as its been so gradual as I've made each square it hasn't felt like learning at all.  I'm not quite at the point of being able to design my own, but I feel I can go on to other patterns with confidence.

I'm going to have a little break from crochet now, but I'll be back.  I have a massive list of things I still want to make.