Sunday, 16 August 2009

Patience is a virtue (I don't have!)

Making jewellery is hard. I've been trying to make a necklace tonight from a kit I won in a giveaway on Talking Beads blog. Easy peasy I thought but its actually harder than I thought. I thinks its me though rather than the kit. I just have absolutely zero patience so trying to get small beads to sit right was never going to be easy for me. I've decided to put it on hold until tomorrow and then have another try. It always seems to take me a while with new sewing patterns too. I have to reread them about 100 times before it finally sinks into my brain what I need to do - thats baby brain for you! Will keep you posted.

Check out this gorgeous dress from Sugarmouse.

She spotted the 'mod' dress I made from a Whole Grain Baby pattern on my blog and ordered the pattern for her little girl. Look at how fab it looks. I love the flowers on the yoke and will be borrowing (stealing!) that idea for the next one I make. There are more gorgeous photos on her blog.

I've just distributed the first copies of 'We need to talk about Kevin' to my reading group. We're hoping to meet in about 6 weeks (I know its ages away but we've all got small children) so if any of you fancy reading it too it would be really interesting to get comments from you. A kind of virtual on line reading group!

I'm going to do another giveaway soon so watch this space......


  1. I know exactly what you mean. I've been trying to make rings from beads - they looked so easy in my book but flip - I can't get it right!

  2. Thanks Louise, for the link and the lovely comments. Im feeling rather brave now and have bought the swing coat pattern!!!!!!Am on the hunt now for the perfect fabric whilst i psych myself up!!!!

  3. Keep going with the necklace it will click and then you will be away, I found it easier to lay the necklace flat and pull the thread tight then holding the beads in place with your left hand scoop up the next lot of beads with your needle. Hope this helps and not just confuses you.
    I have been a member of a book club for a year now and love it, we meet every six weeks for the same reason, our book over the holidays is lollypop shoes, a great read a tad lighter than your book but also a good read. Debs x


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