Monday, 26 December 2011

Did you have a Merry Christmas?

I had a lovely day (apart from when I told my husband he was clear of the garden wall and then he backed into it leaving a scratch on the car -ooops).

My dear son gave me a bead loom. I just had to try it out last night. In 3 hours I made my first cuff. It's pretty dodgy. The beads that came with the loom were just practice beads (low quality) so they are of varying sizes. And I'm not sure I used the right weight of crochet thread for the warpd threads (I just had to use what I had in the house obviously). I also need to work on my tension and beginning and ending threads.
here it is on my meaty fist

Anna (my daughter) plays the keyboard, so she is more than happy to have this first attempt. And now James (my son) wants me to make him one too. I'd rather not do the key board pattern again, though that's what James wants me to do. He said he'd be happy if I made him one that looks like a circuit board (electronics is his favourite elective at school). I'll have to see what I can do.

I also received some semi precious stones for beading, a small cross stitch kit and a book on embroidering native Australian flowers, and a CD of classical music to stitch to.

My husband thought the gift I made for him was brilliant. In secret I've been working on some alien Terrain for his table top games. He said he'd take some pics and put them on his blog, so I'll post a link when he does.

Hope your Christmas was a lovely.


  1. Glad you had a good Christmas Jenni. Love the beading you did. My daughter had one of those beading looms and they're great aren't they....not that I had the patience to do anything with it, but my daughter loved it. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations!

  2. Thanks Rhona, it's actually much quicker than cross stitching. I knocked up two bookmark size projects yesterday. They are actually cuffs, but about bookmark sized.

  3. Glad you had a lovely Christmas. I hope to see more of your work on the bead loom.

  4. sounds like a wonderful christmas. I have a beading loom somewhere downstairs but I never learnt how to use it properly! That piano is awesome though!

  5. Awww, Mango girl, you really msut get it out! They are so much fun. And quicker than cross stitch. But you can use lots of cross stitch charts to weave the beads (as long as they don't rely heavily on backstitch, no backstitch in bead weaving LOL). I'll do a you tube video on how to set it up and use it if that helps?