I signed up for the 2014 Twelve Days of Christmas Charity Challenge!
I have always wanted to use my gifts to give back in some way and this specific challenge seemed perfect as I have limited free time!
The challenge consists of making (either crocheting or knitting) hats for preemies and full-term newborn babies and sending to your local NICU. The minimum that a person is asked to complete is 12 hats before the end of the challenge. As a bonus for signing up you will receive a pattern a day from a lovely designer donating a pattern to the challenge.
Head over to Sunset Family Living’s blog for more details and sign up for a great cause and be sure to check in to see my progress ( also so I don’t become a slacker ;))
Preparing for the holidays… BUSYBUSYBUSYBUSY… Although I wish I could have been more productive this past week the rest was well needed.I am planning on listing new items every week in both of my shops. Please stop in often to see the new items : )
So from now until November 28th, purchase anything from either of my shops and you will receive 25% off your next purchase automatically.
This weekend I was able to get two out of the three projects that I was working on done. I got my inspiration from Happy Hour Projects for both. Her blog is full of lots of jewelry and food tutorials.
I chose to make her Grapevine Earrings and Mixed Media Bracelet.
I chose black glass beads and a focal grey Swarovski bead which is a little different than how she did it but I like how it turned out. I also used chain instead of the jump rings since I didn’t have any off the large jump rings on hand. I didn’t have any of the large jump rings that she used. The result is very elegant and lightweight :). I will have these in my Etsy shop tomorrow.
I’m not as pleased with how my mixed media bracelet turned out.
The cones that I had on hand turned out to be too small. Instead I used a thread strand clasp. Its still very pretty but the openness of the clasps make it look like its a little empty. Like its missing something. I went to the store and got a new set of cones to try another bracelet.
I also saw these little angel beads in the store..aren’t they so cute!
Perfect for the Holiday season coming up. These will be in my Etsy Shop as well.
This week I’ll be working on more crochet and knit items for my shop as well as kumihimo bracelets. See you later this week!