Sunday, April 29, 2007

Micro-macrame bracelet

Last month I purchased two micro-macrame kits from the Ben Franklins over in Redmond. I finally got around to making a bracelet from one of the kits. I think the bracelet is a great beginner's bracelet, however the directions are a bit wonky and would be hard to read, for a beginner at least. It was interesting trying to do someone else's design; I haven't done that since I first learned micro-macrame some years ago.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Moonbeams and Zig Zags

I've been busy micro-macrame-ing this past week and have come up with a bracelet I call "Moonbeam"

Here's a start on an old standby of mine called "ZigZag" - I love the triangular beads with their subtle rainbow scaling.

And here is a prototype I call "Loopy" that isn't quite working for me yet...

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Master Hoodwink

I've been busy making more owl prototypes for an upcoming project. Here is the latest one, Master Hoodwink. He and his little purple friend are earring-sized renditions of the 70's monstrosities that flocked to covered patios and took roost in guest bathrooms across the nation. Master Hoodwink is like Master Chalk (from Gormenghast) who is albino, I think.

A few weeks ago I made a couple of these punch needle sheep cameos for the fun of it. Most punch needle items are too country kitsch for me, but since I'm an Aries, I'm drawn to sheep. Her background is composed of multi-colored sewing thread, the embroidery stuff, and her face is plain old black sewing thread. Her body is plain old cream-colored sewing thread.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Micro-Macrame Rules

Managed to keep the critters off my lap long enough to knot both sides of the bracelet - just need to close it off. Also made another pair of Ottobre leggings for Rosie, this time in tie dyed blue - groovy!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Overalls are All Over

I finished up the overalls jumper for Rosie. So many sniggly little details to attend to: sewing a button on the yo-yo on the front chest pocket, adding a snap to the side opening (had to do that twice since the first one fell right off!) adding D rings to the shoulder straps. Then I realized the shoulder straps were too long, so until Rosie tries it on and we can determine how long they really need to be I knotted them over the D rings. Today or tomorrow Rosie should be getting the first package of clothes I made for her - she and her mom live in Portland Oregon which is a little under 200 miles (322 km)south of Seattle.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Work in Progress

I've been working on a micro-macrame bracelet this weekend and it's going slowly since I've been distracted by one hundred and three things, including needy cats who MUST sit on my lap or the world will end, phone calls, shopping trips, breakfasts, loads of laundry... Normally a bracelet takes me about 4 hours to complete. Alas.