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Beadweaving and Crochet Blog

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

I'm back

Our phone line was down last Monday morning and only had it back tonight. It's so hard not to have any phone and not to have internet too since I am on dial-up. The only bright side to not being online is having more time to crochet. LOL!!!!! I'm almost finished with the doily for my swap partner over at the mania but found out too late that I made a major error so......I'm doing the main part all over again but changed the colors a bit and so far so good.
Here are some more furry banana clips. These are way too addicting!


Saturday, June 24, 2006

furry banana clips

it's not crocheted.....I just wrapped some eyelash yarn on these. It's fun, fast and easy! :-))))))


Friday, June 23, 2006

pastel corcheted bead bracelet

I made this specially for jeng since it is her birthday. I love the oval-shaped wooden bead and I hope to find some more. The variegated pastel is from Anchor. Other matcching solid colors are Monaco threads.

here's another picture of the 2 bracelets.


Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Remember the Day Bookmark

I made this today using Raylon thread in white with silver metallic thread held together. The lavender is from Anchor. The pattern is by Ferosah Harold and can be found here.


Monday, June 19, 2006

A Prayer Shawl for Grace

Hubby asked me to make this for his boss' wife who needs to go to US for further treatment. I was praying and sending good vibes to her while making this one. We are all praying for her recovery as we all care for her. She is a very kind and wonderful lady.
The pattern is called "Dorlaine" from the book All Shawls by Bernat. I used 2 strands of Monaco Raylon thread to make this. It is so soft and has a nice drape. I didn't add fringes but did an hdc on every stitch across and a dc on each stitch on the 2 other edges.

detail of stitch:

crocheted bead bracelet

The base for these crocheted beads are pearls. I added purple glass hexagon beads for accent. I used size 8 cotton threads for these. These were strung on elastic.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

More summer kerchiefs

I made all of these today......my right arm and hand feels kinda sore. lol


Friday, June 16, 2006

new yahoo email

My old yahoo email is gone......I was one of those who got hit when a virus attacked yahoo mail. Here's my new email account: jaclim61@yahoo.com.ph

Monday, June 12, 2006

a pink cushion for Monica

For you, Monica........to add to your collection. I know you love variegated threads and the color pink. ;))
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Friday, June 09, 2006

Kathy's Bullion Stitch Pincushion tested - finally done!

I fell in love with this the first time I saw Kathy post a picture of her newest creation at simplycrochet. I asked Kathy to test this for her and she emailed me saying that she was just going to ask me if I wanted to test this for her.....lol! She knew I'd love to try this one. I've always wanted to try the bullion stitch and this is just the perfect pattern for me to try. She suggested using an inline hook and even offered to send me one but I told her I'll try using my old reliable IMIA size 7 steel hook first. I sweated a bit because the loops kept slipping off and were so uneven. I think it looks ok for my first try......lol! Thank you Kathy for the privelege of testing for you again. You know I love and I'm honored to test your creations. You're one of the kindest and most generous person I know and I'm glad we are friends. :-))))))))

Thursday, June 08, 2006

hanging vines

I made this 2 years ago then forgot all about it. This is an original design. I didn't have green seed beads immediately available that time so I used red instead. I used size 12 seed beads in different shades and finishes. Hubby immediately claimed this when he saw it was in his favorite color and used it to put tea lights......lol!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

crochet bangles

I saw some crocheted bangles online awhile back. I'm not too fond of bangles but I wanted to try making some. I can't remember the site where I found them. Anyway, here are my versions. The striped one is crocheted in rounds using size 8 cotton thread and for the beaded one, I used size 10 acrylic thread with hematite beads and it is crocheted crosswise in a long strip before joining the ends. These were then attached to wooden bangles then I sewed the underside so they will stay in place. These were fun to make!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

New! Acrylic threads!

I am offering size 10 acrylic threads for sale. For further info, click here.

Friday, June 02, 2006

today I am very blessed

I got these from our post office today when I went to mail a few packages. The first one is from a dear friend Monica. She emailed me once then we became fast friends ever since. I am so happy to get these in the mail from her. The angel earrings are handmade by her using silver fish hooks and swarovski crystals. They are so dainty and pretty! I wore them immediately. Thanks, Monica!

The second package is from my best buddy Fiona. She sent me Interweave's Crochet magazine which I have been craving to have ever since I saw it online. She also sent some wonderful Caron SS for me to make a shrug. I love the shade of pink! It's my favorite shade! The yarn is so soft! She also sent some sheepie buttons which she handmade for me. And last but not the least a hairpin lace tool which I wanted to learn how to use. Thank you so much my friend!

I would also like to thank my "local" good friend jeng for the cd's and for printng some patterns I needed. Thanks, jeng!!!!! Oh, and Joshua said thank you too for the chocolate! lol!