Saturday, 28 July 2012


Morning ladies!  I only woke up at 10 this morning, and that was only because Mr CA was crashing about.  You know how noisy men are when they're trying to be quiet?  I've got a lovely day planned.  Mr CA has taken the girls to town, so I'm going to catch up on a few blogs, then I'm going to make stuff.  Loads of stuff.

Something terrible has happened though.  I mean, really, really, how will I go on terrible.  My coffee machine has died.  Just like that.  Last week my GHDs died, then my hairdrier - that was bad enough, who wants to walk around looking like they've got a mop on their head?  But now my coffee machine?  I've got some seriously bad Karma going on.

I haven't managed to make much this week, but I have finished a few things off.  Want to see?

Remember I showed you the polymer clay beads I'd learnt to make?  Well I finished off the canes we'd made in class, then I made some more in red, blue and white.  Not terribly successful this time, the red and white were so squidgy.  I made them into beads too and then baked the lot.

I've also finished off my Geisha and the sewing lady and added them to my gallery.  I think it definitely warrents being called a gallery now.

By finished off, I mean the backs.  Before they were just laced at the back, but now I've added the felt.  Like this:

(didn't have a bit enough piece of felt and so had to join two).  And this:

I also added felt to the back of the teeny tiny embroidery that started it all off.  Before I'd just folded the fabric over the back of the hoop and stuck it down with washi tape.  I think this is more secure.

What do you think of my gallery then?  Coming along nicely I think!

Don't forget to enter my Something Old, Something New competition.  The deadline is 31st July and there is a prize!

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Bagladee said...

Lovely!!! I really like the polymer clay beads you've made. Fab! Will we be seeing them at the Christmas Fair? :)
Em x


So beautiful :)

JoJo said...

Very nice! Love the Fimo beads. I'm going to have to see if I still have any of the pre-made canes left in one of my craft boxes to slice and bake! Also love what you did with the hoops and designs.

Anna said...

Lovely beads ! Sweet geisha !
Have a sweet week-end...with Mr CA ;)

Allie said...

Nooooooo not the coffee maker - that is a disaster! Wendy I'm in love with your beads, they are awesome. And your gallery is coming along beautifully!!!!

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

I love all the beads!

mdgtjulie said...

Very nice, Wendy, and I love the beads. The purple ones especially!!

Candace Jedrowicz said...

Love you beads! I'm visiting from Creative Me today. Your site is sweet!