Monday, May 28, 2007

Fun Monday #19



Yes, I know, I am a week early but when I saw Karmyn's challenge I wanted to play along and next week I'll be sunning myself in France, eating croissants for breakfast, taking dips in the pool and enjoying bbq's in the evening so I thought I post my Fun Monday a week early. Karmyn challenged us:

And on June 4th - I will be asking everyone to show me their "CRAFTY SIDE"....let us see something you've made - it can be ANYTHING - a table you made from 8th grade Shop class to your most recent burnt pot roast or lopsided knitted sweater. WHATEVER - just let it be your handiwork.



This is a cushion I made when I was 11 or 12. I was unwell and off school and as mum was at work my granny was minding me. Granny had a coffee date with friends so I was to go along and sit quietly while the ladies gossiped chatted and sipped their coffee. To keep me entertained granny taught me patchwork. I made this cushion for mum and was so proud of it, she still has it today

This patchwork bag I made at school when I was 12, we were taught with a sewing machine and I used this for years. I did tell mum a few years ago to get rid of it but I'm glad she didn't listen.

Some of you may have seen these pictures on Mum's blog along with some of Spongebob Squarepants. I painted them last year for Mollie's and Ben's rooms. As I am so not arty (that talent was reserved for Sam) I was pleased with the results.

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Finally my latest craft. Here is some of the beaded jewellery and napkin rings I have been making these last few weeks.

33 comments:

mjd said...

Wow, I am glad that you decided to show your crafts a week early. You have made some lovely things. Your jewelry is beautful. I hope that you have wonderful time in France.

ChrisB said...

Becs great post I don't have to tell you how much I love all your craft. I like the new napkin rings and seeing all the jewellery.

laurie said...

gorgeous stuff. i used to make quilts but i haven't in years. someone once told me that it was good luck to make sure there was a flaw in a quilt; that perfection was unlucky. that was never a problem for me...

when do you leave for france?

frannie said...

you are very talented! I can't believe all those necklaces and napkin rings- they are beautiful!

and I love the bag! it is adorable.

have fun in France- tell Chipper I said "hi" :)

Stephanie mama drama said...

Wow!! No one can compare to you and your family. You are all so talented!!

Deborah said...

Your paintings are amazing! I would love to be able to do something like that. Also, the jewelry is fab. Have been wanting to get started on trying to make my own. Any suggestions?? ;-)

Emma in Canada said...

You are definitely talented. Taylor and I fight over the bracelet!

Tonya said...

Those are great :) You are very crafty!!

Karmyn R said...

I am impressed with your painting ability!!!

Love the jewelry! Very nice!!!

my4kids said...

How can you say your not artsy? From what you displayed you are very artsy and your jewelry itself proves that!

Ailsa said...

You crafty devil :O)

Hope you have a great holiday.

Pamela said...

leapin lizards.... thats a lot of crafty stuff. Great painting on the
kids stuff. Acrylic??


I make a very good mess. Thats my best craft.

Beccy said...

hanks mjd, I'm really looking forward to France.

Thanks Mum.

Laurie I'd love to make a quilt, it sounds like a very big project. Do you still have your quilts.

Thanks Frannie, I'm thinking I may just use the bag again, 25 years later!

Stephanie, you know how to make a girl feel good!

Deborah, I've been geeting great advice from the shop BDI in Bray. I'm hoping to go on a course in September.

Emma, I hope it doesn't get broken in the war!

Thanks Tonya.

Great idea for a Fun Monday Karmyn.

Terri, I think I'm finding my artistic genes now, they were definitely missing when I was younger.

Thanks Alissa.

Pamela, high praise indeed from a very talented artist. I bet your mess is even beautifully created!

Steffi said...

Wow Beccy,I´m really surprised!You have a really big talent for diffrent crafts!!Beautiful!!

Beccy said...

Thanks Steffi.

Beckie said...

Well, now, I think you have set the bar pretty high for the rest of us when we do our Fun Monday crafty side.

The paintings are fantastic and I love the jewelry! I have been dabbling in jewelry making for the past few years - yours is much better.

Amy W said...

Are you selling the jewlrey? I would totally buy some!!

enidd said...

wow, you are a very crafty lady beccy! enidd thinks the paintings are very good, so if sam got all the talent she must be michelangelo!

Beccy said...

Thanks Beckie, I wanted to make a necklace tonihgt to bring on holiday but found I'd run out of crimps!

Thank you so much Amy, maybe one day I'll set up shop!

Enidd what kind comments. Sam will be pleased with the comparison to Michaelangelo.

Sally Lomax said...

You are so creative! I never made anything as good as that while still at school!!

H said...

Wow, you've made some beautiful things. I love the jewellery.#Hope you have a fantastic time in France.

Rachel said...

I love the jewelry, very creative!

melissa said...

Beccy, I love the necklaces! I'd wear any one of those. Who says you're not artsy?! Hope you're having a lovely vacation. France, *sigh*.

theotherbear said...

That jewelery IS spectacularly good!
Also like the fact that you have crafts from when you were a kid. I have no idea where any of my kid-craft would be.

Hootin'Anni said...

Excellent exhibit. Great work.

I shared my crafty side too today, June 4th

Jenni said...

Ooh! I love the green jewelry set! The Winnie the Pooh characters are very good, too.

Joy T. said...

Wow lots of great crafts! I especially like the jewellery though. Just gorgeous!

Willowtree said...

Holy Crap! I'm speechless (which would be really saying something if I could speak)

Tiger Lamb Girl said...

I really love the jewelry! And those napkin rings are beautiful.

Bethany said...

I love the jewelry!

Woodlandmama said...

Wow, you're stuff is amazing. Good work.

Tiggerlane said...

I think you just slammed-dunked Fun Monday - and the paintings are incredibly great. WOW! And I want to drape my body in the jewelry.

Misslionheart said...

Bon vacance!

Agus slan abhaile.