Thursday’s Three Things

So a quick TTT post is all I have again this week!

  • I never got around to posting this necklace (left) I made way back when, but I made a similar one as a gift for my MIL.  Hope she likes it!  November Craft Stash Challenge at it best.

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  • Handmade Holiday Greetings are in the works!   I’m trying to use up as much of the paper stash as possible.  Haven’t made a dent in it yet!

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  • Oh, and I finally joined Instagram (creativelymotivated).   I resisted IG just like I did FB and blogging, but I actually kind of like it.   I just have to figure out how I want to use each of them as they are all the same, but different.  Throw Pinterest in the mix and I’m all “social media’d” out!  I don’t know if I can handle another.

– Nizzy

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Thursday’s Three Things

I’m in love…with lace!!

Lace yarn?…check. 
A knitting book on Lace?…check.  Finished/WIP lace project…errrr uhhh, nope.

I just realized I haven’t fully jumped in to the world of knitted lace. Lace looks like slow work.  Not that I really mind, but that’s probably the reason for my hesitation.  That and ripping out tiny mistakes in a fine gauge yarn seems daunting.  Despite knowing the limitations of my bookshelf, I managed to find yet another knitting book to drool over: Ancient Egypt in Lace and Color.

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Exquisite lace designs and beautiful colors on the sample photos.  I want to wear each and every one of them. One more book on the wish list!

-Nizzy

I’m in love…with lace!!

Stars and Stripes. Well, Mostly Stars.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you who to vote for in this post.  I just wanted to share a little experiment I tried over the last couple of days with jewelry and paint.

I started out with some plain base metal earrings (shown disassembled) that I found were turning dark and dull.

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And with a little acrylic paint (which I know was kind of unsuitable for metal) I transformed them into this.

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This is just a starting point for some other ideas I hope to work on soon.   

-Nizzy

Stars and Stripes. Well, Mostly Stars.