Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bye bye bye July...

Summer's 2/3 over (or we have 1/3 left depending on how you look at it!) so a few fits and starts from the months so far and my last July post.
Got some flowers this week for a pink event tasting: roses, hydrangea, phalaenopsis orchid and calla lilies, aaahhh...we had cocktails with jasmine tea and rose nectar, and pink macaroons...
started this project with chiffon from Mood Fabrics and beads from Beads of Paradise.  I gave it to my sister to show her friend thinking about wedding headpieces, hmmm...
also from that bead store, these were for a project in the car on the way to vaca but I'm afraid to say it was a bit of a FAIL!  That's what I get for not trying it on along the way since we were on the road.  Will have to try arranging them differently...
The boyfriend brought this hand-dyed Artyarns hank from a trip to Portland (I think he pretty much wanted to move out there!), a gorgeous mix of silk and mohair with glass beads and sequins from Knit Knot Studio (now closed) along with a diagonal scarf pattern with a lace edge by Elizabeth Prusiewicz, so the crystals will be strewn throughout the finished piece.  Hopefully I'll finish it for fall! 
And started this hat for my Dad, but it was a bit too small (should have paid him a visit to measure first!), so another do-over.  I think Guinness enjoyed it here though.  Got a liiiitle more time until winter to finish this one, maybe for Christmas.  One summer month to go....

7 comments:

Hearthandmade said...

love that yarn!! and those flowers look gorgeous! im going to check out your crafts for the car list!

N said...

ooh that headpiece project is so interesting. I'm curious what the final product looks like.

Craftiness NOW said...

hi Hearthandmade, thanks so much! the yarn is knitting up nicely :-)

thanks, N, i'm doing a little experimenting with the chiffon, we'll see what happens ;-)

Koru Kate said...

i love the flower for the headpiece too! you'll have to show me how to make one. i have a few craft ideas for my wedding . . . maybe another craft trip?

Vicky said...

Your boyfriend buys you craft stuff? What a guy:) That flower is so beautiful. One day, I'll have enough patience to try sewing with beads.

Nic Nic said...

i wish i was creative as you! gorgeous flowers too :)

Craftiness NOW said...

hi Kate, YESSS!! definitely up for a craft trip, let me know when you're free, i have a few fairly open weeknights for a change ;-) here's the flower tutorial:
http://www.projectwedding.com/wedding-ideas/diy-gorgeous-chiffon-and-tulle-flowers

thanks, vicky! it's cool that the beads are in there already, otherwise i might not be so bold yet ;-)

hi Nic Nic, thanks so much!

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