Okay, so I had to find out what the hype was all about the crocheted beads last year. Yeeeah, I know, the bandwagon's long gone, I know, I know. But it is about ME and what strikes MY fancy at the moment, and the time for this project came now.
And I must admit that it almost progressed into the UFO box, since it made mne rather angry at times. Well, almost always. The thing is, I kinda don't really like those works of art that are made up of teeny bits andpieces sewn together at a later juncture instead of producing them as a continuous object. So this sequence of indivdual, TEENY beads wrapped in minuscule stitches made me rather pissed. The size also aggravated me (got new goggles, eyesight not fully accustomed to it yet), and my hands still hurt. But now I can finally say that I've been there, done that.
And I'm propbably not doing that again. Probably. (we'll see how bored I can become.)
My good friend, theknittycat has been sending me adorable pics of her furbabies, and one of them partivcularly took my fancy: it was Pidgey sitting in a riding position with a bike photoshopped underneath him. Of course this got my imagination going, aaand since you don't really need to give me more than some inspiration and stress-free environment and I'll get to crafting. Well, the bit about the stress is not too true right now, but as a kind of a stress relief crocheting this rather challenging piece was most affective. And yess, the kitty does deserve to be immortalized this way! And our dear knittycat needed a speedy yarn guardian, too. So here he is, before zooming off to a muchmore sunny climate to his new forever home. (picture is not so good, as of course I remembered to take pictures the night before I posted the whole package... and I only had my phone to work with, no camera with flash.... yeah, better make photo shoots ahead of packing next time.)
Fiiinally, this eye-killer project of mine is ready! Well, mostly. Stoppers still need to be glued on and clasps fdastened, but the majority of the work is over, the final steps - that usually take me the longest for some reason... - are to be taken, and it's ready to set sail! It was about time, I was supposed to finish this by this time last month, seesh!
Did I tell you about the recent bead crochet binge I've been on? Well, it all started out swell and dandy, the first rope being quite quick to finish, but this one was twice the girth and I suddenly got short on quality time, muses and energy in general. I'm still not 100% recharged in that matter, and my hand still has issues that need to be addressed by a professional, but frankly, I do not have the guts to hear that I'd have to let go of my other passio in life beyond kitties for my own good. I miss my cat day after day, and after that, not being able to crochet would be awful!
Befoire youz ask where the picture is at, it's getting done, don't fret. As soon as it's photogenic, I'll put it here. But untill that, let me tell you that the piece in question is an American flag-themed bead rope by Perl-Eni. She's awesome.
Simaselymű a szőröm, karcsu a testem és fogaim hófehérek,
ezért kegyel a legmagasabb úr, dél piros papja, kilenc mély bók a nevének.Hálótermében, nagy vánkoson alszom, selyemszőröm szétsimul a selymen,
hátamat álom puposítja, rózsaszín orrom a földre ernyed és nincs ki ílyenkor zavarni merjen.
Dél-papja zsarátnok-színü ruhát hord, a bojtok a földig érnek,
de meztelen volt, hogy ölébe vett, kilenc mély bók a nevének.
Ölébe vett, szivére szorított, zümmögött két zárt ajka között,
mint a folyó, ha kiszökött a zöld ínyű hegység fogsora közül és sások ezrébe öltözött.
Ott tipródtam az ölében én, nyolc karmom a húsába mélyedt,
dél-papja combján kiserkedt a vér, kilenc mély bók a nevének.
Olyan kegyes volt és a vérét testes kehelyben fogta föl és megkinált a kehellyel,
de én csak tipródtam és mosakodtam, mivel már jóllaktam az este kaláccsal és elefántcsont-szinü tejjel.
Ő dúdolt, halkan zümmögött, két zárt ajkán rezgett az ének,
sós könnye a számra hullott, földoromboltam dél-papja ölén, kilenc mély bók a nevének.
Most vánkosomon fekszem, körülöttem mindenféle tálak,
rajtuk mécsesek égnek, háromlábú vékony állványokon állnak.
De két csukott szemhéjam alatt, mint a fehér bél a töretlen dióban, ragyogóbb mécsesek égnek,
dél-papja értük és helyettük alszik, az arca lisztes, a homloka kő, kilenc mély bók a nevének.
Heloooo everyone and wellcome to yet another month of
Time sure has scurried away since the last installment, but in the meantime we've seen some wonderful creations. Now it's time to get into brainstorming mode and run wild with the new ideas - so let's be inspired, here are our newest installments of monthly themes!( Rappapararara rappaaaara rappaparara rappa CIRCUSCollapse )
But since it's summer time, let's not forget the wonderful possibilities SEASIDE
fun time can bring us. After all, in the heat of summer, one of the best ways to cool down a bit is in water - like these:( Read more water-related fun!Collapse )
As always, click the pics for the links. I hole everyone got a bit inspired - let's spend this summer creatively!
A bit late to the party, but here's my Easter Monday craft: a beaded easter egg!
It took a whopping 9 hours from start to finish, mainly due to confusion and false starts galore. I bet a second one wouldn'§t take this long to make, since I've already got the hang of it, buuuuuut I somehow doubt I'll find another whole day to "waste" on "just a decoration". (gee, what'd you do without disrespectful friends?)
To anyone intersted in making such an egg, you can find the pattern here
. Or you can just go and freehand, buuut I wouldn't recommend it.
I hope your holidays were filled with joy - remember, this is the season of rebirth!
A bit of a freehand idea I've had in mind got loose, and ended up tangled in my yarn. The results? A lovely lovebird. :D