Sunday, 25 March 2012

Seasonal?

Yes, but the wrong season as the warmest day of the year so far sees me finishing off my lovely warm woolly scarf, well timing has never been a strong point.

Jo of Jozart showed me 'how' when scarves were still very much needed.  I finished the knitting a while ago but I hate making-up any garment, the knitting is much more fun.  So today I buckled down to it and made the tassels and added the beads.  Don't know why but almost everything I make ends up in shades of blue, green and lilac.


 A couple of weeks back I had a go at altering a bottle using faux crackle.  All the examples I had seen used Stamp and Seal as a base but as I didn't have any and am on a 'do I really need it?' kick I decided to use multi medium instead and it worked just fine adding a little interference blue mica powder while it was still wet.  Once dried I covered with crackle glaze and a bit more mica.  Not finished yet but I like the effect.


It's such a beautiful day today and the forecast is the same for the next few days so the scarf will be put at the back of the cupboard for now ready to come out again when it turns cooler (and snows?) probably at Easter ha ha.

Meanwhile make the most of the rest of the weekend and I hope the sun is shining where you are - and if you are in the UK I hope you remembered to put your clocks forward this morning.

11 comments:

Redanne said...

I don't know why but each time you show something new I want to do it too! I love that scarf, it looks like a knitted triangle, gorgeous colours. What an interesting effect you got on the jar - it looks a bit Andy Skinner to me, would love to see it when finished.

Sherry Edwards said...

Your scarf is fabulous Ann - love the colours and the finishing tassels and beads make such a designer statement!

Your crackle bottle is looking good too.

Sun's shining here too at the moment, although a little chilly in the breeze xx

Chris said...

Love your scarf, Ann. It was definitely worth finishing.

I still have a sweater in the bottom of the wardrobe that just needs sewing. It was to be for my daughter when she was at school - she's almost 23 now

sandee said...

hi Ann, just thought I'd pop in and see if you've posted anything on lesson #4, lovely scarf you made, and we could use it over here today, brrrrr....LOVE the crackled bottle! waving from the windy hills of North Carolina :)

Von said...

Is'nt this weather just wonderful :) and a fab scarf bet you can't wait to show it off and love the start of your bottle :)
Von x♥x

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Lovely scarf! I made a similar one from a pattern called, "Bactus" that I found on Ravelry. Love the colors in yours!

May said...

Ann you have done a great job on the scraf, Jo kindly sent me the pattern, but I have not finished mine as yet, I love your colours and beads it looks lovely... Love also your altered bottle it has turned out Amazing, Hugs May x x x

Elaine said...

What a fab scarf well done Hugs Elaine

Cath Wilson said...

A scarf is always useful and the colours are wonderful, Ann. Look forward to seeing what you do with the bottle... x

florenceandfreddie said...

The scarf looks great Ann. Love the colours and the addition of the beads. Looking forward to seeing the finished bottle.
Regards Florence x

BJ said...

Love the scarf - BJ