Now that the holiday is over, it's back to the drawing board, beading box and knitting needles for ideas for my little Etsy shop, JeanBeanGifts…A headband in the works….
A beaded wrap bracelet in progress….This one is made from African "Christmas" beads. Many of these beads from Africa come from Ghana. They call them Christmas beads because tons of beads are loose in baskets, and the women string them without looking at them, a really random selection at whim. The myth behind the selection is that the women pick them with their eyes closed, sort of like guessing what your Christmas present might be when you were a little kid, or closing your eyes and wishing for Santa to bring you your present. These beads are almost too tiny, and some of the little ones break as you are threading them on, so it's a matter of picking and sorting through the best ones for this bracelet. It's a pattern from Beadshop.com called "All That Jazz".
Knitted wrist warmers in the half linen stitch….But I got stuck on the directions, so heading off to the local yarn shop this week to find out how to complete them!
A pair of wrist warmers from a special request from my Etsy shop, JeanBeanGifts….Bet those are coming in handy now for the gal who lives in South Bend, IN!
A bracelet for Eldy's sister….
Thought I'd make up some of these to put in my shop…
So that's what I've been doing, along with entertaining Eldy's sister and brother-in-law…we've been everywhere in and around Sarasota, revisiting our favorite places once again..Check Where's Eldo? for the latest in that area….On to February, American Heart Month and Valentine's Day stuff in the crafting department, maybe, along with some regular just all around cute things for little gifts…. Got a little girl's tooth fairy pillow in the making...See you later!