I have been very sidetracked during the second half of this week. I am taking part in a blog tour as part of the launch party for a new magazine called Make and Craft. It is all very exciting and I have been busy getting bits ready for my blog post on Friday. If you are interested then either look at the above link (the website has a lot of information on, along with forums, giveaways etc) or have a look at these posts by the lovely Wendy. Keep a look out for my blog post, there will be a giveaway included in it too.
Anyway, now on to my makes this week. I have been on a bit of a beaded knitting phase. I asked a question about what I should do next and the lovely lady from Crafts from the Cwtch suggested I should make napkin rings. I thought this was an excellent idea and so set off to make some more designs to add to this:
This is my first new design:
I found this one really tricky. I had to re-string it at least twice which is really frustrating. I have come to the conclusion that it is because it is not a symmetric shape. Not really sure what difference that makes but I can’t think of any other reason. At least the colours are nice and festive.
This one went easier although as you can see I am, having a few curling problems. Hopefully these will right themselves after blocking.
I now have three designs? Any suggestions for other festive icons that may work well with this method?
As always I shall be linking up with Handmade Monday over at Handmade Harbour. Do pop over to see what other festive things have been made this week. I am sure you will not regret it :).