Sunday, 30 October 2011

Handmade Monday

Well it has been a busy week work-wise (but I'm not thinking of work as I'll be back there tomorrow!).  I didn't even have time this week to do a mid-week post.  Never mind, some weeks will be like that.

On Saturday night I had a visitor over night - Jess, my daughter's dog.  Fortunately Mindy and Jess get on well though I'm sure Mindy has her own thoughts on Jess!  (Jess constantly eats Mindy's food!)  Walking them both together can be difficult as I definitely feel that my left arm is slightly longer after a walk due to the pulling!


I found a good blog that has some great crochet patterns.  I haven't ever tried to write out a crochet pattern but maybe I will try that.  I have crocheted something this week as a present to take down to my sister in law on Wednesday - unfortunately as they read this blog I can't post a picture!  Gift pictures will have to be another time!

I'm also involved in a Christmas decoration 'swap' on another blog - just in case someone who reads this is involved in it too, better not post pictures of that either!  Heck, what a picture-less blog this week!

I did take this picture though when I was out walking with Mindy one night this week.  I really liked the colours of the sky and the way they looked through this tree.


I have been making a new style of bracelet this week and I like the style and the fact that it can be for anyone (man, woman, child!) depending on the beads used.  It took a bit of concentration to work out how to make it but am getting quicker!



Anyway, pop over to 1st Unique Gifts to see what everyone else has been up to this week.

I will blog about my upcoming trip down to Cambridge when I get back. I am looking forward to finding some new bead and wool shops.

Have a great week!
Mich :)

18 comments:

  1. Looking forwards to your pictures. I love your bracelet. It is very difficult to make the end lock. Well done!

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  2. thanks bebebubu - its getting it all nice and tidy with no ends that takes time. Getting the hang of it now tho!

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  3. The tree/sky shot is inspiring and makes up for lack of other pics! Lovely bracelet - my kinda colour, too!

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  4. The bracelet is very pretty. I love the idea of a christmas decoration swap. One of the best parts of dressing the christmas tree is when you open the box of decorations and see the special ones that bring back memories or have a story behind them. x

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  5. Love the photo! Beautiful color of the sky. Nice bracelet. I have not really tried that sort of beading. That looks really pretty. Hope you had fun with the dog. Mine is always here helping me. Well, that's what she calls it anyway. :)

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  6. Your bracelet is such a lovely shade of blue. Look forward to seeing pics of your crochet work when you are able to post them. You are right, the colours of the sky through the tree look lovely - a mixture of pinks and blue. Many thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. have a good week.

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  7. Some weeks are like that aren't they? - loads of work but no photos, and then you have a rest-week and just tinker finishing off everything=loads of photos to show.

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  8. Am looking forward to seeing the gifts when you hand them over... *pushes nose closer to the screen to see if I can catch a glance*

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  9. great photo really captured the pink in the sky
    looking forward to seeing your crochet next week xxx

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  10. How brave writing your own crochet pattern - look forward to that one. A unisex bracelet is a great idea and yours looks lovely, love that blue. There are some very pretty sunsets at the moment aren't there, guess it must be due to the mild weather x

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  11. What a beautiful sky and lovely photo. I really love that blue bracelet too (blue is always a winner in my book!)

    Ali x

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  12. It's very tricky in the run up to Christmas, wanting to post your makes but not giving away pressie secrets!
    Penny (Planet Penny)

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  13. Looking forward to seeing your photos - lovely pictures!
    Jo x

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  14. I love sunset and sunrise pictures, it looks lovely through the tree.
    Enjoy your trip to Cambridge, it's a great shopping area. I think there is still a bead shop in the centre called The Beaderie.

    Jan x

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  15. Thanks so much for that Jan x

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  16. Great photo shot. You were there just at the right moment to capture it. Hugs Mrs A.

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  17. oh i love the sapphire bracelet. so simple but so cute. it definitely makes a statement as the colour is beautiful, deep, inky. love the transparency of the beads :)

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