Saturday, September 22, 2007

Bead It!

I was reading Karen's blog the other day and was so inspired by her lovely fabric beads, that I just had to try making some myself! Since Karen seemed to feel that the process was pretty self-explanatory and she lives in the UK and I live in the US and I wasn't about to pick up the phone and give her a call, I googled fabric bead making and came across this site. It seemed fairly easy, so while I half-watched a Braves game (this was Thursday night, and they won), I made these beads:

Sorry, the pics are once again a bit blurry, but you get the general idea.

I think they're pretty cool and will use them on a lot of things!

Our little church dinner party was a lot of fun last night. Becky, one of our guests, brought along a beautiful silk outfit which had been painted for her by Peggy Juve waaaay back in 1981. It was such a treat to see! I'm trying to find out more about Ms. Juve seems that she lives on Whidby Island, Washington. Anybody know anymore about her? Her work is so impressive!! Anyway, here's the pineapple upside down cake with tart cherries that I made for dessert:

The recipe came out of Cooking Light, so you know it couldn't have been too terribly decadent! (How many points, Gerrie?)

Now that the entertaining is over with, I'm off to play in the studio! I have several Christmas orders to fill, so need to get busy! We are going to A Taste of Gainesville on the Docks tonight (at the 1996 Olympics Rowing Venue), and I hope to bring along my camera and get some shots.

Have a great day!!



Karen Hall said...

Lovely beads - they are such fun to make aren't they - and like you I use them on a lot of things too - have you tried them in Tyvek yet? thats cool too
love Karen

joyce said...

Beautiful beads. The lady we visited in Thompson had made some. Wonderful. Some of them she wrapped with fancy thread or yarn to add to the mix. She and a friend get together once a week to do experiments. I'd love to join them! The beads were one experiment.