Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Cute and Crochet!

Another of my Etsy Team friends, Babs, is in to crocheting in a big way. Lovely, colourful stuff! All available in her shop, Crowe Shea Fashions. (Clever play on words, there!)

Fiesta Crochet Scarf

Bright and cheerful, inspired by Mexican serapes! If you think you see a bear under that scarf, you are spot on!

Kids Hat in Aqua and Yellow

Her name is Fey. Here she is again modelling a super little hat for children!

Emerald Green Cloche Hat

Sometimes the hats are a little too big for her, but she carries on regardless!

Amigurumi Cat

She also helps to show off the Amigurumi Cats that Babs makes. I can't say that word. Good job this isn't an audio blog!

Crochet Plastic Bag Holder

Babs also makes these very useful items! Be green! Reuse those plastic bags!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Wire Wrapping Heaven!

I'm going to start with a big picture here, so you can see what it is that I am in awe of!

Aqua Blue Wire Wrapped Necklace

This wonderful piece was created by my friend Joy. She has a shop on Etsy called Catinalife Creations where you will find all sorts of beautiful and intricate jewellery!

Look at the precision work in this bracelet:

Gold colour wire woven cuff

I don't think I'd have the patience although I would love to attempt it some day!

Joy also makes chainmaille jewellery:

Niobium Rainbow Rings Bracelet

Talk about complicated! I wouldn't know where to start!

If you want to see more (and who wouldn't?) go visit her shop on Etsy

Oh, and Joy also loves cats, as if you hadn't guessed! That makes her a top person in my book!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pick a card, any card....

My friend Lindsey has a lovely shop on Etsy entitled "Cardstock Equine".  That's because she loves horses and makes greeting cards. Here are some cute samples of her work!

I said she loved horses, didn't I?

She seems to be fond of cats, also!

Lindsey likes shoes, but who doesn't?

But I think the horses win - by a nose.

Just click on any of the captions to see the original listing!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Bryn on a Quad.....

I've got my screen saver set to displaying photos in the My Pictures folder. This means I get to look at lots of interesting things. Photos of my jewellery, pics of the grandchildren, lovely shots of paperwork that's been scanned! Also passing before my gaze are many photos that friends send to us of Bryn's days out on the quad. When I saw this one, it was a bit dark and had half a finger intruding on the left hand side. I spotted it's potential, though!

A bit of Photoshopping and you get this!

I think our friend Paulette took it. Very nicely composed, Paulette!

Etsy Finds #2

Will you just look at these?

Red Jasper and Red Jade Earrings

This is the sort of thing that Sonja does at Silver River Jewelry! This is the sort of thing that I would just love to do! I'm still learning with the wrapping thing.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Etsy Finds #1

I was wandering through my Team forums on Etsy, as you do, and I came across this:

Heat Activated Mood Pendant

Isn't it lovely? I haven't seen those "mood" beads for ages. Evidently, it changes colour with your body heat. Lehane has some more in her shop, as well as lots of lovely chainmaille jewellery. Have a look!