Getting Creative

I enjoy making things…

I have made pen and ink greeting cards…
Clay covered pens and altoid cans…
Cross-stitch…
Watercolor paintings…
Hitched browband for a bridle…
Beaded Indian dress, bags, and browbands…
Pysanky eggs…
Painted skulls…
Air-brushed greeting cards…
Quilts…
Crocheted potholders…
Built wooden benches and birdhouses and boot jacks…
Photography…
Plus many other little attempts at creativity through the years.
The latest?
Victoria found while shopping for her wedding dress, that veils are horribly expensive!  I believe she quoted $200 for the waist length one she had looked at.  Being the intelligent woman she is, she said “No, thanks!” to the bridal shoppe and then requested that I make her one.
Now sewing is pretty low on my list of favorite activities, if not the lowest… I can take it in small doses, though.  That’s how the quilts get done…  but hand work?  Sure, I can do that.
A yard of simple netting for $3.50…
A blingy hair comb for $6.00…
Some bugle beads and others… $15.00 or so… we were a little unsure of what we wanted… but purple bugle beads were hard to find…  I used about $4.00 worth!
Purple beading thread $3.00…
So here goes.
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I sewed the netting onto the comb…
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The bugle beads we ended up with are silver and clear in random order… the purple thread added just a hint of purple to them…
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I turned the edge of the netting under twice to create more of a border… the expensive veil just had a rough edge on it, believe it or not!  Now the original had a bead in every “V”… but Toria wants to see it in person before/if I add more…
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It looks pretty good… She’ll decide if she wants any more bling added next time she comes home.  The photo doesn’t do it justice, Toria!
Tonight I finished a project for Brandon… I’ll share that tomorrow.
Why all the “craftiness”?  It is snowing outside.  Blizzarding.  Tomorrow I’m not going to work in my yard, or cowboy, or ???  Actually, I shouldn’t say that… I’ll jinx myself!  I *plan* on being a sissy, staying inside, and getting creative!

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