Thursday, 11 July 2013

June Crafting

Hello lovely readers. Hope you are all well. Here in the UK we've been having glorious sunshine.... well glorious for most people. As I'm cooking up a little person, I'm finding the heat a little too much (9 weeks give or take to go eeeek!).

June's roundup post is a little delayed. Been busy and we went away to the Isle of Wight for a few days. I can't remember what I made in June either! I don't think I finished a lot. Time to hunt through my camera memory card to see what I can find!

I did make a few more pairs of earrings. Button studs and some dangly golden watch part trapeziums.

Hmmm...what else? I finished a baby cardy. Really pleased with this one as I've done minimal knitting involving shaping before. AS it was knit sideways there was very little seaming to do. Def a bonus as that's something that I don't do a lot of either. The fab FREE pattern is by Elizabeth Jarvis and can be found on Ravelry here. If you click on the photo below, it should take you to my project page on Ravelry about it with more photos and notes.

One other think I made in June was a resin cabochon commission for an online beady friend (though we did meet in real life at the retreat). She asked me if I could make a large round cab suitable for a sunflower centre. I said I'd have a go and experimented with brown sugar, cinnamon, cocoa powder and mica. Here's what I ended up with. I'm really looking forward to seeing what she does with it.

I think that's it for the completed June projects. There are a couple of bits on the go but I'm not feeling particularly creative at the moment. Blame the heat and the lumpiness!

Enjoy the rest of your July everyone, whatever you're up to.