Sunday, 30 November 2014

BJP December 2014

Hi everyone, just finished my December BJP (I thought I'd get in early, a very busy month ahead). This is a Daffodil Bear (Cancer Council charity bear), beans taken out and restuffed. He's about 8" tall and 10 1/2" around his tum. I decided not to bead his muzzle as I like his face as is. I experimented with a few stitches from Cyndi's 'Bored by Backstitch - 3  - I'm very pleased with the results.
Here's wishing everyone one of you and your families a Merry Xmas and good health in 2015. Thank you all for the privilege of seeing your fantastic and inspirational work. Looking forward to next year's BJP.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Oct Nov BJP

2 posts in one day - I'm making up for lost time.
This little goddess doll is my Oct Nov BJP. I used one of the resin cabs I made a while ago. I do like purple and turquoise. She has been waiting for a rope so I made this chenille stitch rope to hang her from.

Bead Journal Project and more

Hi everyone, I just don't know where this year has gone. Have done lots of work, but wasted so much time on the computer. Have had lots of problems this year. I have upgraded my internet allowance but can't do anything about the speed apparently. Often I have given up trying to upload photos as it has been so slow. On top of that my hard drive on which I store my photos doesn't work any more so I will have to take it to a shop to see if they can access them. I moved them to create some space on my computer. Computers are wondrous things but they create a lot of havoc!

Since My teapot project, I have completed 'Daisy' as well as several cab and owl brooches. I took a felting class with Elizabeth Armstrong from Melbourne, a wonderful tutor. I was so pleased with the results. I have also made more polymer clay faces and had a play with resin.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

BJP 2014

This little teapot is my January/February project. I had some computer problems which meant I couldn't upload on to facebook but all okay now.. I used mostly Czech and Japanese 11s and 8s with some pressed beads for interest. Hope you like her. My husband says she looks just like me. Her face is made from polymer clay.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Beaded Art Doll - Sunny

Let me introduce you to Sunny. I started her in July for a Round Robin. There were seven of us in the group, myself from Australia and the other six ladies from USA. Aryd'ell, Karen, Ruth, Dian, Joyce and Suzanne. I started her off with face and head and the other ladies have contributed month by month. All seven of us have ended up with a beautiful doll worked on by all members of the group. The postal services worked quite well except for the last month when USA had such bad weather one doll was three weeks late.
Sunny front
Sunny back

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Needlefelted dog

I actually completed a smaller dog that I am happy with. His shape is much better particularly his back legs. He stands about 3" tall and was made with Romney wool with a small amount of Merino for the shading. I'm looking forward to getting back to my 'sewing room' now that my visitors have gone. I have moved everything back in (well, almost) and done some serious reorganising and destashing. I have sent quite a bit of fabric to the Op Shop as I need the space for my wool. I do hate having to store my supplies in hubby's shed.

Monday, 6 January 2014

BJP 2013 completed

Here are all 12 of my 2013 Bead Journal Projects. I have been finishing off borders. As usual, I'm having problems getting them to sit together. Thank you all for your comments over the year. Now to complete January 2014.