Friday, October 26, 2007

And Now, She Beads!

Yes, I've finally gotten around to taking a stab at making beaded stitch markers! I'd bought a bunch of supplies ions months (heck, maybe even a year??) ago, but had never gotten around to sitting down with it. So... with a little inspiration from the beaded bracelet class at Violet Bleu last month and a little kick in the arse need to be bringing some extra cash into the household (I am still hopefull that someday yarn shops & MasterCard will team up to offer cash back for yarn purchases...), this is how I sat down to watch the race & Pats game last Sunday...

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After a good hour or more spent organizing the above mess in to nice little plastic caddies, I spent a few more hours ranting, cursing and ouching... the end result? The very first Lapdog Creations stitch markers...

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What do you think? (honestly, the photo doesn't do them justice... my bad for taking it at night) I have to get my wire loops & wraps a little neater and more uniform, I know. The black & white ones were actually the first set I made and I think my favorite so far. I brought them to knitting night on Wednesday and everyone seemed to like them... I hope that was honest feedback! I picked up some more supplies on Tuesday and plan to spend some time on them this weekend. I realized stitch markers are not a great project for evenings after work... my tired eyes need daylight shinning in the windows (or else I need to go invest in one of those overpriced craft lamps & tables).

As for knitting, I have 2 finished objects, but the photos are still on the camera so you'll have to wait. Would you settle for some New England foliage eye candy instead? These are from my front yard.


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Tut's birthday cake photos are still on the camera too, so how about he & Sophie's modeling of the "Tricks for Treats" t-shirt from Old Navy? They both got to participate in the Dogs on Thursday Halloween Parade yesterday (as unorganized Mommy is still trying to find the cutest photos of Zeus in his devil costume from when he was a puppy... still hopeful to find them before Wednesday!).

As usual, I got the largest size & it fits like a muscle shirt...

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It was a little big on Sophie...

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Just don't mention it being snugg on body concious Teutul... otherwise you'll get some dog-attiude... (yes, he is sticking his tongue out at you)

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A few more modeling shots...

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I love this pic of Lola & Sophie... I think Lola wanted to try on the shirt too! You can also see the ham that Sophie is becoming... she's no longer shy or scared when its come to getting her attention. She pushes right on thru our dogs, sometimes going under their legs, sometimes giving them a good 'ole hip-check (she's got the move down!)... its pretty hilarious!

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TGIF... have a great weekend! GO SOX! (and Pats, and Tony Stewart, and... )

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9 comments:

Dianne said...

The stitch markers look great! Is there no end to your talents?

The dogs are so funny in the t-shirts! Love the last picture especially. Sophie has really made herself at home.

Gnat said...

Those stitch markers look great!! I made some for my swap pals and I think mine are ok..but I think I have somethings to learn too. :)

I love the shirts. Abigail has the hip check move down too!!

Happy Stitch marker making!!

Channon said...

I like your stitch markers a lot. You are a diversely talented gal!

Thanks for the foliage shots. Ours went from green to brown and are now falling off the trees in the rain...

AllyB said...

Oooo, pret-ty stitch markers...and really cute dogs too!

wildflower38 said...

Love the tshirts. You have my address please send the purple stitchmarkers :-)

SleepyEyes said...

Very nice stitch markers! What are the beads themselves made out of? They look great! That's just one more thing to get addicted to, huh?

Criquette said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Sophie's personality is really starting to show in her sweet face.

I love your stitch markers. but I find it hard to believe you haven't beaded before!

Alana - Knit Wit said...

ROFL... for some reason dogs in clothes just crack me up! Great pics!

And let me warn you that beading is very addictive. I innocently bought what I needed to make one coveted bracelet a few years ago, and it turned into drawers full of stuff and even a little jewelry business! Playing with beads is great fun!

Corinne said...

I love your stitch markers. They came out beautiful. I also, love, love the pictures of New England. I need that kind of eye candy living in San Diego!! The pictures of the dogs are hilarious!! Have fun making more stitch markers!!

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