writing a book seems to me to be a pretty daunting thing
stitching one - well, almost as much i think
but i did love every minute of it
the bling book is done now...
first in a series of small treatises on special subjects
i used bits and pieces from various experimentations with needle and thread, adding shiny bits along the way
i think my favourite thing i stumbled on whilst working on and in this little book are the tiny cluster of bead knots that kept springing up here and there - most definitely the finickiest of them all
but oh so pretty!
beaded "bullion" knots
below, a failed attempt at pin-tucks was given new life with a meandering bit of strung beads intertwined with sparkly thread
tiny sequins add just enough sparkle
a wonderful sampling of shiny, sparkly things, and proof that a little bit goes a long way
this has been a perfect summertime project... easy to pick up and put down, nothing terribly involved, just playing with pretty bits and pieces - it's lovely now to turn the finished pages but i'm kind of sad it's done
wondering which book to try my hand at next - i'm almost thinking it might be easiest to just put all the subjects into a hat and pull out the next one...
volume two to be released soon...