Sunday, September 7, 2008

Reading and beading.............

This wolf book is my new read from the library..........it takes place in ancient times and the story is told from the wolves' perspective. And of course eventually the intrusion on their natural world by humans...........I'm loving it, but you know I'm taking the side of the wolf any day!

And here are the beginnings of my year-long challenge of participating in the 2008 Bead Journal Project........I'm going to make 12 little three-inch "flat" fully beaded dollies, all dressed with at least one or more pieces of vintage rhinestone jewelry! One per month, starting with September and I'm calling them the "Rhinestone Ladies". They are small enough to work in with my commissions and my Christmas gifts in the making; that way there won't be so much stress during the next few months! And they all will be using the same pattern, but will all be different colorways. Wish me luck! I'm looking forward to beading them...............this month's is starting with the aqua felt body above with the pewter crown and holding a piece of an old pin with stones for her "scepter", and I'm thinking she will be a mermaid...........we shall see what she wants to be in the next few days!

7 comments:

GraceBeading said...

Hey Phyl... I didn't realize you were a BJP participant, how nice! I'm looking forward to tracking your progress

Maggie R said...

Phyl,
You are a bear punishment!!!!!!!!!!{ will look forward to these little darlings. I can just picture them already!.......as for me I am fighting with a bias 2 color binding for a whole cloth quilt I hand quilted....The edges are scalloped to add to the problem! I am putting the binding on for the 2nd time !!Grrrr..
I wish I was beading dolls like you right now
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie

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Miss 376 said...

Ooh this looks like fun. Cant wait to see how they grow

crooked heart art~tabby said...

oh phly these are going to be wonderful-can't wait to watch the process
enjoy your day
tammy

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...

What a "charming" idea. I will keep watch for your beautiful beady dollies.

Jackie

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Oh, i want to read that wolf book, but I have so many on my stack already, I don't know when I'll get to it--but I will.
Your friend's quilt is lovely. I love hummingbirds.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Oh, i want to read that wolf book, but I have so many on my stack already, I don't know when I'll get to it--but I will.
Your friend's quilt is lovely. I love hummingbirds.