23 March 2009

Taking A Break?

My last wire project was very consuming, and I felt a need to take a break from my wire for a little while. My husband always laughs at me when I say I'm taking a break. He knows it only means I will madly throw myself into some other craft for a while, until I start playing with the wire again. He's right.

I spent a few days working on some bead embroidery, on and off, and for the last two days, I have been crocheting again. I made up a design for a tapestry crochet skull bag a few months ago (at the suggestion of my husband), and they are so darn cute, I keep making them! The first was for a friend who was visiting town from Boulder. He got a black one with three skulls in red. Then each of my daughters wanted one, and of course I had to make one for my love! (since it was his idea in the first place). I made a gray and red one for another friend, then didn't make any more until I thought, maybe I should make one for myself. I started last night with a red bag with a white skull, but when it was done, it was too red for my taste. I made up a gray one with a white skull, but it still wasn't quite right, so I keep crocheting. I feel like Goldilocks - this one is too red, and this one isn't colorful enough, but I still haven't found the combination that is "just right" for me. But I am having fun trying!

Meanwhile, I have some jewelry ideas percolating in my brain. It won't be long before I have to start madly making jewelry again. I'll have some more goodies to share soon!

'Til then, thanks for stopping by!
Hope you are enjoying the spring weather!


Shay Stone said...

Cool bags Pip!
I'm stopping by to tell you that I've given you the Lemonade Award, because you are always giving and helpful! You can read more about it at my blog:


Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

I'm with you - who can stay with one medium?! These bags are great!

Thank you so much for following my blog - it means a lot.

And I am Soooo jealous of you for living in heaven!

Hearttohearts said...

wow, those are realy cute!

EminJewelry said...

I love them, so cool!
I am also crocheting these days. And I am going to make more to sell, not only as break :)

pippijewelry said...

I'll be selling skull bags at the Ketchum Arts Festival, along with my jewelry, this summer. People see them, and want them. :D

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Misa said...

Hi Pippi,

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Perfectly Twisted said...

These are awesome! Yes I agree, I move back and forth through my projects also and try different things all the time. Thanks for following my blog! I just added myself to yours also. Have a wonderful day!

LaVern David Thompson said...

Nice way to get away! Nice Work!