Sunday, June 1, 2014

Celestial Beads

Beanie Festival 2014

Well... it's the first day of winter here...

And it's living up to expectations - dreary, cold and wet!

Please don't think that I'm complaining though...

It makes for the perfect crafting day - indoors where it's warm and dry - and no guilty feelings about how you should be outside making the most of the sunshine...

Most of us here have spent the last week or two suffering effects of the flu - so I lost my little model for the Alien Encounter hat, and for this one too. Poor little blossom was down for the count, and spent the best part of a week in bed.

Beanie Festival 2014

This beanie was created for the Celestial category at the Alice Springs Beanie Festival.

And if you're thinking that the copper wire and beads looks a little familiar... it's from a project I made a few years ago - you can read the original blog post about it here.

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I added a bunch more beads to fill out the centre section of the sun... since it just needed some more bling to give it a lift.

And once again, it was fabulous to recycle an old piece and put it to good use!

Beanie Festival 2014




3 comments:

egebs said...

I love this. It looks so awesome with the purple beanie too.

laughing purple goldfish said...

Thanks egebs...

It all worked out quite beautifully in the end!

Maschelle Mashburn said...

I'm not sure if I mentioned to you that I think you are an extremely creative fiber genius! I love the mixed textiles that you use, and your hats blow me away! Now you're doing bead work!, color me impressed and loving it! I aspire to learn more Stiches and skills so that I can design my own freeform crochet accessories, fabulous creations for my one month old first grandchild to enjoy,(like the great big cats you make and the funny hats!) wearable art, as well as accessories like purses for instance. Alas I am very bad at knitting . And don't think I didn't give it a good long enough I tried for years. Your creations inspire me and I just wanted you to know that the way I see you is that you're more of a mixed fiber and media (that means the things you use to make your pieces) wearable and squeezable child's playthings ( which always translate to functional artistic pieces for around the house instead of "of my child left her toys laying everywhere!) art designer than someone who simply likes to crochet!