Good morning! I thought I would show you what I've been working on this week. I have been stitching a little wall hanging.I'm using a lot of vintage buttons on this instead of my usual sequins. I love the look of old white buttons on fabric.I've also been working on some little beaded dolls. The one on the right still needs her collar and sleeves finished - and a skirt.I thought I was going to draw their faces,something like this one that I made for Kellie,but now I'm thinking I'm going to bead their faces instead. This was the very first doll I ever made.I'm not happy with her face. The beading didn't turn out the way I had wanted on her. I definitely learned a lot while making her - like how to stitch it so that the beads don't bunch up - but I still like her. She will always be my favorite one. I also need to add the hair to the two I'm working on.Lots and lots of hair. It takes about 10 hours of beading just to do the hair - I like to add tiny bells in it. A few of the tiny bells mixed in with the beads make a really nice sound.These dolls are one of my favorite things to make. They are small so they fit in the palm of my hand and they have a really nice weight to them. They are very therapeutic to make - not sure why, but they really are. I never have a plan when I start - well, other than the colors I want to use - I just start beading and the ideas come to me as I go.
I've been trying to get a little of my Christmas shopping/crafting finished. I'm glazing beads today for a bracelet for my mother and I still need to buy the wool to make her a felted bag. That's on my list for next week. I love handmade Christmas gifts, don't you?
It's going to be a really pretty weekend and I'm looking forward to some fun. Nothing special, just hanging out with Mark and the kids, but fun. I hope you have a great weekend too!