Saturday, 23 April 2011

Birthday Presents (Part Deux)

Presents have officially been made. One of my friends has received her gift so I can now post on it. I made Cat a bracelet using gorgeous porcelain and glass beads from Jam Jar Beads. I always walk past this little shop in Sheffield and never go in. But on Friday I made it happen and was very pleasantly surprised. I treated myself to a tiny Japanese lucky cat bead - how cute!

I threaded the beads onto suede cord in a dusky pink colour, tying each bead into place. Cat was quite pleased with her birthday present and put it on immediately. I have finished the present for the second friend and I am rather pleased with the result. I hope I can meet up with her soon and give her the present so I can show photos of it.

Me and Cat dropped by a craft fair on our trip round town and I treated myself to some more cuteness - this time owl buttons.

I seem to be becoming obsessed with owls by default. They're simply everywhere so they are growing on me. I bought a selection of sizes from Blossom Buttons' stall and will stash them for something in the future. I buy loads of stuff in the hope I will use it later. Maybe a little foolish, but then I'll be inspired and have a treasure chest of cuteness to delve into. Just like finding the fabric for my sewing machine cover.

My next post should be something quite exciting, I'm currently working on it this evening, and hopefully it shall be finished and blogged in the next 24 hours. Watch this space.


  1. Loving the cat bead, hope it brings you luck on the job front!

  2. That's actually too cute!