Friday, July 8, 2011

Girl's Dress

I made this simple summer dress for the new daughter of a friend of mine. She's two, so I made it a 2T. It's my first effort with this pattern, but it was pretty easy to follow - and it's free! It actually flares out more than the photo shows. She might be too small to wear it this summer, but maybe next.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

More Necklaces

Here's a couple more necklaces I've made. The first is more of a collar than a necklace.
It is inspired by olive branches. My mom would say that green is not my color, but I really don't care. I've always wanted to make an olive branch necklace. This one took several tries, but I like the way it turned out. The other is a longer necklace made with small multi-colored glass beads. It goes with just about anything.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

On The Rocks

They say you forget about how much pain you went through during childbirth. Not true for me. I remember all 40 hours with Tater. I also remember how hot I was being pregnant during the summer. You'd think I'd learn the first two times, but here I am again, spending my third trimester in the heat of the summer. Well, I decided one way to keep cool, at least psychologically, is to think of cold things. So, I made some necklaces that reminded my of ice, snow and frost. The first is a combination of flat teal-colored glass with frosted silver beads.

The other necklace is made of large white quartz beads with clear beads covered with a wire frame. At first I made the quartz necklace with about a dozen of the large beads. After wearing it for a few hours, it became so heavy my neck started to ache. So, I took it apart and made it a little lighter. I like it better and have been able to make more necklaces with the rest of the beads.