These sweet little beads are some I picked up last weekend at this charming venue, where we had Amelia’s birthday party. I think they are called lamp work beads.
The plan had been to have a sewing party at home, but we decided to change that plan a few weeks ago. Amelia’s best friend at school left at the end of last term, and she has been resettling into a new larger group of friends. We would not have been able to accommodate the 9 friends she eventually invited, at a party in our little house. The party was a great hit, and beading was a creative, fun activity, which also sent the kids home with some really cool things to keep. We will save the sewing party idea for next year with a smaller guest list.
So back to the beads above. I asked the ladies in the shop to add the pin through the middle of the beads, with the loop at the top, while the party was underway. For a very minimal cost, I now have three sets of danglies to hang off my sleeper earrings. This is what my sleepers used to look like.
And now they look like this….
I am really pleased with them.
Here is somehing else I am really pleased with, this is something I am really looking forward to making.
This is the pattern I ordered to make up an apron using the fabulous fabric from Lily. I have found some fabric in my stash to go with it, but I am not sure yet if I have enough. The pattern calls for more, but I think with some creative cutting, I may be able to eek out enough to get by.