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Hi my name is Louise (Lou) and I am a craftaholic. I am in my mid twenties and live in wonderful Scotland. My addictions are jewelry making and cross stitching, I do knit and love to try other things, but these are the two that have stuck. I have been stitching ever since i can remember, but only started stitching properly when i was pregnant with my first daughter. I manage to get my fix in between looking after my two angels and hubby.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Nearly finished.

I have been working constantly on my angel over the last week and she is nearly done. I am about halfway through the firts colour of backstitching, I have some backstitcking to do in the Krenik threads in her dress and then the fun starts with the hundreds of beads that go into this design.


I know i've said it in previous posts, but I'm really proud of this. It's the most detailed piece i've done and it hasnt put me off trying anything with even more detail. Its just made my addiction stronger, which is bad news for the purse strings and my hubby.

I want to stitch my christmas cards this year too, fortunately the designs i have chosen are pretty simple and i should be able to fit this in alongside my new module for my degree and some jewelry making. I dont think i will be as bogged down with this module as i was with the last one which is a great feeling.

I have had a chance to give macrame a go again too, I have made up one half of a bracelet and should be able to get the second half done this weekend too (in between finishing the angel and starting christmas cards of course.)



The centre motif will be twice the height and double the width, the same design is used for the centre of the neclace in this kit and also will hold a knotted pendant. Hopefuly it shouldnt take too long to do and I can get back to playing with wire. I have recently purchased some tutorials from Eni Onken and I'm just itching to give them a try.

Till next time, happy crafting.

13 comments:

Rene la Frog said...

Your angel is beautiful!

Carolyn said...

This is beautiful work, Lou - you should be proud. Can't wait to see it all beaded.

Nancy said...

Gorgeous colors in the angel and adding the beads will really put the finishing touches on it!

Bliss said...

Oh Lou, she's beautiful! She's a Joan Elliott design, right? I love Joan's work.

Marjorie said...

Oh, how beautiful! She must be a pleasure to work on. You've taken on quite a challenge and have done beautifully with it. Well done!

Gabi said...

Your angel is looking gorgeous. Looking forward to see it finished. It will look even more stunning with all the glitter and glitz on it.

Debbie Jo said...

Christmas Angel is very beautiful Love the fabric too.

Robyn in Oz said...

She's beautiful, Lou. She'll really sparkle with all the beads you'll be putting on!

Jonara Blu Maui said...

She just keeps getting more beautiful each time we see her...the beadwork is so detailed..I bet you are proud!

Can't wait to see your Eni Oken projects..she rocks! I've been tempted for so many years...but never find the time.

kaghos said...

your angel is looking very good

Romantic Fool said...

Your angel is coming along wonderfully!

Meari said...

Your angel is gorgeous, Lou.

autumn said...

You SHOULD be proud, I know I would be! The Kreinik alone is enough to make me wanna pull my hair out but the beads? I have never done a piece with beads in it before. *I* am proud of you!!

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