I'm going to meet the 2-month-old grandson of some friends next Saturday and wouldn't want to arrive empty handed, so I made a whimsy ball. There's a commercial pattern by another name, but this is a public domain type thing. They've been around for years. When I first learned how, the lady who taught me drew the pattern pieces out on cardboard. Anyway, here's my gift for little Tristan:
Here's a little fabric box that I made with instructions from the blog Seaside Stitches. Fun, I've made several, and I'm going to show some of my friends how to make them, too. I also have an idea for a denim version.
I've been learning some things about jewelry making with wire. These are a few of my practice pieces, in a variety of gauges.
After more practice, I made these links with beads and I think I've got the start of a bracelet!