Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Making things

The school holidays are over and we're getting back into a routine - the holidays were great and we did some fun things (and how nice was it not to be rushing around making packed lunches in the morning?), but there's a certain reassurance to be had from getting back to normal. Not that we have yet really - Miss Mouse was in her very first dance show last night, stayed up way beyond her normal bedtime as a result, and is tired and moody today. I don't have any pictures to show for it, but it was lovely... The show I mean, not the tired five-year-old!

At lunchtime today I sat down and did something I've been meaning to do but haven't had the opportunity over the last couple of weeks - I made myself some stitch markers.

I'm a complete beading novice, but with blog posts by Knottygal and Stitched Together to guide me and a few things acquired from ebay (crimp beads, crimping pliers, beads, tigertail wire) it turned out to be fairly easy. Fiddly definitely, especially with my eyesight, but not actually difficult. Yay, a minor achievement!


Mrs. Micawber said...

Aren't you tempted to hang them on earwires and use as earrings? They're very pretty! Congratulations on conquering a new craft while making something useful for another craft.

Peeriemoot said...

They probably would make nice earrings actually - alas I am not an earring-wearer! It's an idea for presents though... hmm.. :-)