Wednesday, June 17, 2015

More Pine Needle Pendants

More Pine Needle Pendants are finished!

I love to knit and crochet, but another passion (yes, I have a few :-) is creating baskets and jewelry using southern long leaf pine needles. 
When the weather gets hot (and it's in the high 90's here!) I seem to lean toward a cooler craft.  Creating with pine needles seems to satisfy my creative urge.  At least until a knit or crochet pattern comes along that I just can't resist.

For these pendants, large semi-precious cabochons are surrounded by several rows of pine needles.

Each one unique in its own way

I love the colors and designs in the stones.  Some look like cameos.

Black onyx to red jasper

Conversation pieces for sure!

Thank you to my dear friends that have made purchases. 
It warms my heart to send money from the purchase of my baskets and pendants
to be used for missions.

All are currently available in my Etsy Shop Pine Designs
Stop back soon.  Baskets are coming!
Until next time~

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Bling Sweaters

A dear friend's daughter is expecting their first child.
It's a girl!!
I wanted to make a little something that had some bling to it and his little sweater and hair bow seemed like the perfect fit.

I used the softest yarns.

The bow still needs to be finished, but I have time.  The shower is next month.

After finishing the baby sweater I decided to make something for myself.

A friend shared this Chevron Lace Cardigan pattern.

Using Deborah Norville Everyday Yarn in multi-color, I got a bit of bling without much effort.

I really enjoyed this pattern.  Easy to follow but also enough change to
keep my interest.

I'll be travelling later this summer and am looking for a project that travels well.  Since we will be limited to 44 pounds of luggage it has to be small, but not fingerweight (too hard to see :-)
Any ideas?

Now back to work with some pine needles!

Until next time ~