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Friday, 31 July 2009

Stargazer


Morning all - forgot to add this lovely cuff called Stargazer, done in Delica's my favorite beads. Pattern by Jaycee.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009


I finished this recently - I think it reminds me of sea foam for some reason - I had seen the chain worked on wire, which I copied from the magazine then decided to take it a step further and wove it amongst the copper Medallion I had in my stash.
This pattern was from the Bead and button magazine and i just loved it, sorry I cant remember the designer and now I have created a blog will infuture add more details., I worked this in lemon and black seed beads

This I created one dull and dismal day so I chose lovely bright green seedbeads interwoven with pearls and for the centre I worked a peyote strip and added it with the use of pearls again - I must say this is such a pretty necklace it would be hard to part with it

Something different
This was my first attempt surrounding the focal bead with silver wire.
I completed this last week, it was something I designed myself, mainly as I wanted to learn the Herringbone stitch, I then added 3 focal beads and silver chain.

eye candy for you


Hello bloggers, thought I would upload some recent jewelley I made this turned out really nicely I had oval Indian beads in the centre and surrounded with black and deep gold seed beads in a piquet along the edge

Sunday, 26 July 2009

My one and only attempt at cross stitch - for the birth of my first grandson Samuel
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A bracelet i made recently.
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Reunion - Best buds

How wonderful it was to catch up with old friends this year, we all grew up in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe and I have known the girls since i was 5 - imagin this I hadent seen them for the last 20 years and this year we all managed to meet and have a lovely reunion but my goodness it was such a shock - you keep a photo in your mind and when you finally meet again what a shock - how the years have aged us all., but the conversation and friendship was as it was yesterday -

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The fields around our village were a riot of colour this year, thought I would share them with you.

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A parchment frame I finished recently
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this was the vicker with a trail of followers, pity I didnt capture it all.
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Village Harvest Festival


Yesterday the Church had their harvest festival, and this is the Giant that is pulled along by the tractor through the village and up to the church - followed by another tractor with a bed full of children, unfortunately my camera didnt capture the photo of the children, but it did the Vicker on his bicycle lol., next photo
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So cute !
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Hi everyone from a grey muggy day down in Dorset, UK. I finally worked out how to change my template -I hope you are able to read my blog much easier now., have a fun day. Thought i would upload a photo of my little fur baby for you to oow and aarrr about - I love her to bits, she is such a devoted little dog.

Saturday, 25 July 2009




























hello friends, well what a day lol. I came to upload a couple of my favorite little housemouse cards and everything i typed turned to Hindu - well eventually i found out that's what it was - so here I am, one hour later and a few more grey hairs lol. hope you like my little mousie friends these stamps are definately my favorite as far as stamping goes. Enjoy your Saturday we are about to have family round for a Braai (bbq)

Friday, 24 July 2009

This was one of the first things I beaded - support for brest cancer earrings

This was the card I made for Mum on Mothers Day last.

and another

Goodmorning all


day two and I am still fumbling my way around, I can hear my old Dad now, saying 'if you paid more attention to your school work you would not be struggling now lol. how true - lets see what I can find to upload this morning - perhaps a parchment card, that I designed and created, do you like it?


Thursday, 23 July 2009


A few little trinkets


well I am back again this evening, lets see if i can get some stuff uploaded - i have so much to share.

Finally - this was a Christmas card I did for my niece who lives in RSA - its supposed to be a cheetah

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

A few more

I will add a few more beaded items all mainly from Jaycee's pattern - as you may or may not know i lived in Africa most of my life now in UK - and when i found a new hobby in beading i browsed hundreds of patterns and stumbled across all these beautiful African patterns - needless to say i could not resist, and got chatting to the designer Jaycee and we discovered we both came from the same country though we both live on opposite sides of the world now but our hearts are in Africa - the saying 'once Africa is in your blood, you are never free' is oh so true. Enjoy my african beadwork

Another beaded bracelet


Well I'm on a roll now that i seem to have worked out how this all works, and the fact i have been up half the night so have a lot of time on my hands right now. Another of Jaycee's beautiful patterns - I loved this one but it was sold within a week, now i need time to make myself one. lol


Beadwork


well its about time i really got down and did something here - so lets start with one of my many passions - beadwork - below are a couple of beaded cuff's that i have made from Jaycee's patterns she is a brilliant designer.