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April 01, 2010

My creative space



I am joining in with Thursday's My Creative Space at Kootoyoo.

This week's space is full of teeny tiny beads. I'm working on a name tag swap for Sew It Together, a sewing and craft blogmeet being held in May.

My partner's name is being couched in satiny red braid and I am filling the background with little aqua sequins, round beads and bugle beads. I hope she doesn't mind a bit of sparkle.

I have to admit that I have found the near-work incredibly tricky. While I have been joking for some time about my eye-sight, it never occurred to me that I might need spectacles. Mostly because I already wear glasses.

According to an eye test yesterday, I now need two pairs. But not at the same time of course, because no one wants to be called six eyes (unless you are a fly, in which case that is a compliment).

The new glasses won't be ready until the day after the swap is due, so between now and then there will be much stitching at arm's length.


Oh look ... more sparkles.

Thank you very much Kirsty for hosting My Creative Space. Its great fun seeing what everyone is doing. To see who else is showing their creative space today (or to join in), head over here.

18 comments:

  1. as soon as i saw the colours i knew you were making my tag swap! LOL you're making me feel inadequate in the sewing department LOL. i can't wait to see this finished.

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  2. How funny - I also wear glasses already for distance, and last week I discovered I need reading glasses too! Got them this morning, and OMG - what a change! I can seeeeeee!!!

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  3. Can you get the flip-up ones? they're damn sexy! Or you'll need 2 chains around your neck heehee. I'd better get started on my tag, haven't even thought about! Don't know if I have aqua......

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  4. Funny, recently posted a picture of me in glasses, as really, it's me, what's to hide, not much i can do with a mug shot, but got lots of comments on glasses!! I can't see at all without them & contacts are a bit annoying as you can hide behind glasses sans make up. Happy stitching, love Posie

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  5. Your glasses look funky, and with those great colours I bet your beading work turns out great!
    p.s- you totally cracked me up with the fly comment.

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  6. Looks like it's going to be gorgeous. Hopefully you can see that too!!!

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  7. Wow, you are a total sucker for squint-inducing projects at the moment Mrs. And I thought something entirely more tawdry than sewing was supposed to turn you blind...

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  8. Sounds like its going to be sparklearkliscious!

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  9. A girl can NEVER have too much bling ...

    PS, I'm hoping your recipient has a really short name so as your eye sight doesn't give out completely.

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  10. I've got the with my eyes and got varifocal glasses. Just point your nose at what you want to see and voila!! perfect focus. On the plus side according to my optician as the long sightedness gets worse, the shortsightedness gets better. Long term, I'm going to have perfect eyesight when I am 72.

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  11. The colours you have chosen are gorgeous , and a bit of sparkle is always good thing.

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  12. Blimey. The sequins sent the eyeballs over the edge. You could always wear one of those glamour headlight, magnifying glass thingies a la MacGyver?

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  13. ooh shiny!

    nice looking glasses :D

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  14. Yummy colors! I've no patience for teeny-tiny anything, but am a little in awe of your fortitude.

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  15. those glasses are smashing! And I bet the name tag is going to be an absolute gem ( you started it)xo

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  16. D'you know, I think I need to enter the world of four eyes very soon - my jewellery-making is becoming more tricky by the week.

    It's exciting to see your workspace and the current project - those little rocailles and bugles are gorgeous

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  17. Cool specs! I am impressed with the beadwork idea - waaaay to fiddly for me! Nic

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