Wednesday 1 February 2012


I've started on my crab paper piecing, and already slightly lost enthusiasm for it!  Nevertheless I will persevere - there's a great learning experience to be had here.

Some of the pieces too small and fiddly, and clearly I need to think more about how to make life easier with as many straight joins as possible.  Next time!

In the meantime I've been finding distraction in the form of going through my mending tub - a plastic bowl that accumulates broken tiny toys,  china ornaments and jewellery.  One mending success was a couple of lovely glass necklaces given to the girls (I would have thought the beads were magical when I was their age) which had been strung on thread.  Needless to say, it was only a short time before the familiar sound of beads scattering all over the floor was to be heard but there's a great tutorial here which I followed to restring them using silver wire wrapped links. 

Displacement activity is a wonderful thing!


  1. What a fabulous thing to hand piece a crab - I can't wait to see him made up! Also, you've done a wonderful job on those beads. Your wires are so neat. I just looked at the tutorial and it looks very fiddly:)

  2. can't wait to see Mr Crab! he looks fiddly but cute!
    lovely beads too. great to meet you at lily's quilts.x

  3. I love your drawing of the crab. I hope he comes to fabric fruition!

  4. I'm excited to your crab all finished. Power through!


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