Sunday, September 21, 2014

A Renewed Love for Soldering

Last Sunday 
I had a soldering class
with the very talented
Debby Anderson

I have always loved making
soldered jewelry
but haven't really put in
enough practice to be good at

It takes a LOT of practice!!

This class renewed my love
for soldering and
I have been practicing a lot
 over the past week

The class was held at
Michelle Hurtt's new studio
Vintage Bloom in Tustin

Photo by Debby Anderson
It was so much fun spending
the day with my creative friends
Sally, Margo and Kathie
who also took the class

I made this piece in class


This is what I have been working on 
over the past week 


The aqua beads are handmade too



And theres more on my table
in various stages
ready to be finished

Im off to finish them!

Robin

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Modern Chevron

My son and his wife 
just bought their first home
and I have been working on
a housewarming gift


A modern version of the 60's chevron
I love the way it turned out

I used this pattern
from All Things Bright and Beautiful


I used I Love This Yarn
from Hobby Lobby

And I do LOVE this yarn
Its so soft and cuddly
I got the pattern here

I even had enough yarn left over
to make a matching pillow


I used this chevron stitch
for the pillow and
added vintage buttons


After making so many other blankets
with lots of ends to weave in
this one was a breeze!!



Im having a hard time 
waiting until they move in
to give it to them
...less than a week…
I can do it!!

Robin

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Stripey Blanket for Ollie

Wow it's been a while
since my last post
There has been a lot of
crocheting going on


Some finished projects
and some in progress


Heres a sneak peek of a project 
that I cant wait to share





A new baby grand daughter
(picture taken by her mom
on an afghan I made a couple years back)



A visit from 
my oldest grand daughter
who lives in Oregon



Im excited to share another
Stampington publication this month
Somerset Studio Gallery
with my dolls in it
(as seen in Michaels!!)



And my poor fur baby 
is now on medication for seizures
That was really scary


I finally finished
my third stripey blanket
and it was given to its new owner
My only grandson Ollie



I have a love hate relationship
with stripey blankets


I love the variety of stitches
and colors as I am making it
but I hate
having to keep the stitch count
weaving in the ends
and putting on the border

But they are BEAUTIFUL when your done!!!



Right now on my hook - 
baby dresses
So much fun to make and quick too!

Oh…
I have some great news to share
StitchinStacy has made a YouTube
video tutorial for the flower
in my Flower Power Valance
I have had a lot of requests
for this so if your interested
pop on over here where I have
posted the link

Ok back to crocheting….

Robin

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Czech Beads and a Bird Nest




A few weeks ago a friend and I 
went to the bead show in San Diego

I was on a mission to 
come home with some Czech beads

The kind with a dragonfly on them

They are my current obsession
…like I need more beads

Anyway I found only one booth
with the beads I wanted
Guess one is better than none!!

So I used some of them on an necklace
for my swap partner Terri Gordon


The swap was a necklace with
a birds nest flower as the 
focal piece


Do you see the dragonfly bead?
It makes me smile

This was a really fun necklace to make


I hope it tickles her fancy
as much as it does mine

I can wait to make more jewelry 
from my coveted Czech beads


Robin

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Published

I am over the moon
this arrived today


This is the first time 
I have had something published



Its so exciting!!

Robin