how Miss Dove got her groove back.



It seems my crafty mojo has started creeping back. The day before last, I made a long overdue start on tidying my studio. I didn’t get very fair, but that 15 minute spurt was enough to get me inspired. Yesterday, I set Boy2 up on my computer for his Reading Eggs lesson, and instead of settling in the doorway next to the computer, reading, I pulled out my beads. Despite my burst of cleaning, my main crafting areas are still hopelessly cluttered, and so, being the domestic type I am, I studiously avoided those areas, and set myself up on my husband’s desk. Yeah. I know.


The little posts of beads laid out before me, I scrambled through a drawer for my pliers and sidecutters, and slowly started threading beads on, trying to develop a pattern, adding little sparks of gold or pink break up the teal of the crystals. My supplies are a little low, but I needed to keep rolling while the inspiration was flowing, so I made do with what I had on hand. Which means this little wrap bracelet isn’t my usual style, and to be honest, I’m not sure I like it all that much. I went with a symmetrical design, which I don’t think really works, and instead become more repetitive than anything, especially since I ran out of gold anything to keep adding accents into the pattern, so there is a decent chunk that is mainly teal, and not all that interesting. But still. I made something. I enjoyed the process. And it’s only a few beads on a bit of wire – I can always pull it apart at a later date and refashion it. Which, I think, sounds as good an excuse to go bead shopping as any, don’t you think?

4 thoughts on “how Miss Dove got her groove back.

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      I like it, I think it’s very pretty. Bead shopping, now there is a dangerous (for my bank account and time management) trip 🙂 So you’re not a domestic goddess, umm it’s a bit over rated in my book, I try but at some point you have to say, I have kids and I only have so many hours in the day. Glad your crafty side is finding it’s way again, it’s good for the soul!

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        Thanks! My problem with the studio is it’s away from the main areas of the house, so while I’ve been unwell, it’s become a dumping ground for clutter. Now it’s just all too hard!! But must be done soon, so I can sew!

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      pretty! Can’t wait to see some more soon!

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