The Making Location

by: jlms qkw

Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 20:32:22 PM EST



Welcome to the Motley's Moose's Weekly Gathering for all things made by us!  No matter your methods, you may share!  

I have 3 knitting projects on needles, one swatched, and one abandoned one to pick up.  

Also, brownies are coming out of the oven right now.  

I only have photos of one item to share:

jlms qkw :: The Making Location
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I bought 2 strands of beads, and one package of that larger bead (containing 2) and challenged myself to make everyday blue earrings out of them.  

I am just lousy with wirework.  Thankfully, one employee helped me wire-wrap the two larger beads, and attach them to the hoop.

Then I sorted the multi-color beads out a bit and made a small repeating pattern.  I am very pleased.  Although I do wonder what to do with the rest of the beads ;-)

Here is a closeup of the wirework at the top:
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All my earrings, and most of my jewelry, is photographed on my actual self.  

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The Making Location | 11 comments
Please share (2.00 / 6)
We can also help with getting photos posted!  
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My daughter wore her "pioneer" outfit for a school program this week.

She made the kerchief herself, from her own design.  I suspect she was trying to make a shawl and did not account for seam allowance or drape, but hey, it turned into something useful!  

She took a long sleeved white t-shirt, and on my advice, sewed buttons down the front to make it look like a blouse.  Then on her own she stitched the outline to make it look like a placket!  She didn't even know the word "placket" but she knew she needed one ;-) !!

I sewed the skirt for her - I wanted to make it more of an a-line but she wanted it this shape.  She has since, after wearing it all day, changed her mind.  The skirt is simple gathered waist.  

The brownies are cooling.


oh silly me (2.00 / 7)
she sewed the apron about a year ago - i gave her a hand-sewing book (as in "learn how to") a little over a year ago ?christmas 2011? and she worked her way through it.  

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nice! NT (2.00 / 6)


"COUNTY OFFICIALS TO TALK RUBBISH"- from 'Anguished English'

beautiful work (2.00 / 4)
i have never tried to make jewelry.  i can see that i might really like it though.
i am still working on my infinity scarf - it is gonna be awesome and when it is done.  

which pattern are you using? (2.00 / 3)
i have yarn for Infinitude . . . saw the yarn last night while looking for beads for my son . . .

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i assume you are on ravelry for patterns (2.00 / 3)
i am making the one called "my favorite things".  it is awesome and colorful and has on octopus on it.  what more could a girl want.  you can customize with any colorwork you like that you can math out to fit the size of the scarf.  it is gonna be really warm when it is done.

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im gonna try to link it - wish me luck (2.00 / 2)


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Got a bit sidetracked with life.... (2.00 / 3)
Some weeks, the dragon wins and I get knocked down. That's when I'm reminded my schedule and agenda are indeed tenuous no matter how I may argue to contrary.

Still working on finishing up a pair of socks, one down the other well under away, I should finish that tonight. Several ren faire orders for snoods came in and a request from a cousin to make little crocheted crowns.

The crowns are just too cute! She's a photographer and is always looking for cute and unusual props to use in her photo shoots. We have a deal, I do stuff for her photo shoots, she takes professional pictures of my stuff. Works out well for both of us.

Lace Crowns

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"...."We make a Living by what we get...We make a Life by what we give."  


I should add...my cousin takes the pictures (2.00 / 3)
because unlike jlms qkw, I'm completely hopeless behind a camera. I cannot take a decent picture to save my soul. Spouse person has a terrific camera, but I still manage to goof it up. Better to leave the pics to those who can, because I sure as heck can't!  

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"...."We make a Living by what we get...We make a Life by what we give."  

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i take perfectly awful pictures sometimes (0.00 / 0)
but i find that the easiest way to take the earrings photo, esp, and the necklace, is while i am wearing them.  i use my mirror to aim the camera ;-)

bracelets are harder.  

oh those crowns are adorable!  i think I want one!  


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