I've tried out a couple of new things too..
Macrame friendship bracelets.
I used to make these as a teenager, and as thats going back quite a way, i bought issue 16 of Mollie Makes, as they were featuring these. They covered a good variety of different styles and 'how to do's', which i could use as a reminder.
I found a great bargain pack of cotton threads, so this enabled me to have a play around and a variety of colour combinations to use.
I also tried adding beading, which was also featured in Craftseller magazine.
I was pleased with the results, although i did struggle with the fastenings, until i made an enquiry.
It brought plenty of memories flooding back..
The next project I am in the middle of is crochet baubles. Anyone who knows me, knows i'm not a big fan of the C' word Ssshhh... (mainly because working in retail takes the magic away!) but i had ended up with some tin baubles which had got left over from xmas at work. I had kept them, with the traditional crafters way of thinking, "i'm sure i can make use of those"!!
So i finally got started.
I was pleased with the way the first one turned out. I had opted for red + green, traditional Christmas colours.
My next colourway, i chose gold and purple, nice opulent colours.
Once completed i did feel it needed something more. A bit of sparkle. So i added a ring of sequins, just what it needed!
So now i'm in the swing of these and enjoying making them, and even having to sew on sequins and beads isnt putting me off too much!!