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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.

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Time for jewelry.

Last night I managed to get a chance to play with my jewelry supplies again. I purchased a tutorial which has been raved about on some jewelry forums and gave it a shot. My first attempt was an absolute disaster so I wont post a picture of it, this one though is nearly how I wanted it to look... I have to appologise for the quality of the pictures, my last camera doesnt work any more and I am left with a camera at 2.1 mega pixels, not good for jewelry photography unfortunately...

The braid is called the Tucman braid, the bottom picture shows the clasp which is so simple but looks great (I think you may have to trust me on that one, the picture isn't very good sorry...)
A great wire artist who has made this design her own is a lady called Mei, have a look at what she has done using the same tutorial, if you want to give the tutorial a go for yourself just follow this link.

Some progress at last.

I've taken a week off the studies this week to relax before my big end of course assignment needs to be started, so I took this opportunity to make some good progress on my Christmas angel. Heer wings took all week for me to do but hopefully the rest of her wont take as long.

This is the biggest design I have stitched and the first time I have used any speciality threads and it sure has got me bitten by the stitching bug again.

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Hello world

Welcome to my addictions. I love to craft... O.K its really only two crafts, but its enough for now. I love to make jewelry and I love to cross stitch. I used to make jewelry to sell, but my degree is taking up all too much time just now so I'm afraid I can only keep up with it at hobby level just now. This has however gave me more time for cross stitching and I have recently picked up a prooject I started a year ago.

Isn't she gorgeous! I know the quality of the picture isn't great but hopefully I will be able to get a new camera soon.

Because of the lack of a good camera just now I cant post pictures of my jewelry, the one I have just isn't good enough.