Sunday, 18 November 2012

Experimenting With Beads

Good afternoon, I hope you are all having a lovely weekend and keeping wrapped up warm! This weekend for me has been quite nice, as Andy and I went to the Christmas Market in Glasgow which started on Thursday when the Christmas lights got switched on. It is a yearly tradition that we will go into the market and find the Bratwurst sausage stall, as they are so tasty and much better than our hot dogs on a bun! We spent a great day together, and I managed to get a few more bits and pieces that I needed.
I want to share with you some of the crafty things I have been experimenting with, if you follow me on Instagram you will have seen photographs already. 

This morning I got in the mood to make a shawl pin using some of the beads that I have managed to collect which are a bit too bulky to be stitch markers. It was very challenging to do, and much more fiddly than making stitch markers. For my first attempt I am rather pleased with it!

During the week I also made some blue/green Aqua Drop stitch markers, and managed to get a decent photograph of them in the artificial light. I think I will need to get some more clips as these ones seem to be fine for DK, but they are a bit small for chunkier wool like the Stylecraft chunky that I recently used for my hat.

I am hoping to do a little Christmas Blog Give-away at the end of November, so keep popping back to my blog to see what I might be giving away! 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!x


  1. I really want to go to a Christmas fair this year, they sound such fun!


  2. What lovely beady makes. I love a good Christmas market, we generally try to get to the one in Birmingham and always have a great time.

  3. The shawl pin is gorgeous! What a great way to use up those lovely beads!

  4. Gorgeous beady delights!
    Victoria xx

  5. Lovely stitch markers and shawl pin. I love Christmas markets they get you into the Christmas spirit.

  6. Ooo I love the shawl pins... I must have a go at making one! Glasgow must be looking lovely all decked out with Christmas lights... I'll get there one day! :)x

  7. Those are some cute, knitting items Hazel. That Glasgow festival sounds so wonderful.

  8. So cute Hazel, great that you had a nice time at the Glasgow market. Thanks for your sweet welcome back on my blog :-).


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