Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Using up my beads...

It's coming up to the next Pins & Needles show at the Metro Arena in Newcastle and it made me think ... I bought beads at the last show that I have not even opened and the guilt set in.

I set to and made a few key rings / bag charms as the beads are just to pretty to stay hidden away. These are heavily inspired (read copied) from a keyring that my lovely friend made me recently that I posted about here.

Hearts & Roses

Pearls & Ribbons


Whilst I had the bits out and my crochet stuff to hand I mixed my medias and made some crochet and bead earrings, not sure what I would wear these with.


I have taken a bit of a shine to my last crochet cushion and have made a start on another one in a more muted shade, I have still not finished the huge granny square cushion I really should get one thing done at a time.

Oh, one last thing, I gave in to bloggy peer pressure and bought myself the Rosali Bed set from IKEA last week, I was a little unsure till I got it on the bed and I just love it!! My delightful husband climbed into bed with a bit of a quizzical look and said "You do know we don't live in the 1950's don't you?".

...well I wish we did!

Anyone up this way heading to the Pins and Needles show this time; if you are might see you there?


~ ♥ TTFN ♥ ~

23 comments:

Bethany said...

I see nothing wrong with living in the fifties :)

Dreadnought said...

Aw Kandi...how cute to think that we're snuggling down into identical bedding! xxxx

bibbitybob said...

Those bag charms are lovely, and I'm very jealous that you have Rosali bedding - we're so far from Ikea! x

Ali said...

Ooh your charms are lovely. Sat here watching tutorials on crocheting on you tube oh what a larff mine looks nothing like it!!! OOh I mentioned about the pins & needles show on my last post and wondered if it was worth the trip up??? What sort of stands are there??? I am very tempted for a jolly up there - hmm hope my passport is still valid lol xx

Pink Poppy said...

Ooo I love your bag charms. I might look at Pins and Needles.
Husbands don`t understand these vintage/50s/cupcake things do they.... my hubby rolls his eyes at yet more pastel tins/jugs/baskets that get purchased on a weekly basis!I keep saying I want to be as organised as Anthea Turner....
Love the Ikea quilt cover.
Dx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Oh I love the bag charms - might commision a pair to use as nipple tassels!;-P

I love the rosali beding too, I was thinking of buying another set to make light weight curtains with.

VintageVicki said...

Great makes (as usual) :)

I'd love a rosali bed set - however we have a superking sized bed & duvet :(

My men don't get my floral life - I don't under all the willy jokes - guess we're equal ;)

PootleFlump said...

Ha Ha, had to laugh at your hubbies comment! I really like the rosali bed set. Been tempted myself but I reckon that would set my OH over the edge. He doesnt like "girlie crap" as he calls it. x

simplyvintage said...

Oooh thanks so much I didn't realise that was coming up (pins & needles that is). I'm about to try and rearrange some things so I can go on the Saturday. I can imagine a similar comment from my other half - they just don't quite get the pretty floral thing do they?

Cindy N. said...

Love all the "beady-ness"! Your earings would look great with some blue jeans and a white linen shirt.......so fresh and fun!!

Fraggle Emma said...

Ive got my tickets within arms reach and have a 'fund' for my purchases lol xx

Jacquie said...

Love your charms , so pretty .
It's the first time I've seen that IKEA bedding , but I have the wanties now :0)
Jacquie x

Josie-Mary said...

I have that bedlinen & I love it! I also have the blue which I think is now discountinued :(
Loving the beads :) x

Ali said...

Thanks for the link xx

dosierosie said...

I love that quilt cover unfortunately I don't live within a 100 miles of an IKEA, it's most inconvenient but it does save me money.
Gillx

Alex said...

Oh don't worry about it - I haven't touched any of the beading stuff I bought at Harrogate last year either!

The Pearls & Ribbons keyring is absolutely beautiful.

dinoprincesschar said...

well done on the makes, those earrings are wonderful!
i have so many projects on the go / left for ages, i wish i had time to get round to them, and i love that duvet set..but i'm not sure i will go all the way there just for that, and i reaally don't need any more furniture!

Wendy said...

YOur keyrings are gorgeous. I also have a ton of beads, I've no idea why, they seem to multiply! I should make some of these. Thanks for the idea, consider it stolen ;0)

WoodbankCrafts said...

Men don't get it do they! Lovely keyrings. I'm the same with things that I buy at shows that I just have to have then realise months later I've not touched them! :) x

giddynici said...

It's far too easy to forget about these things isn't it. Your bag charms are lovely though and the covers are so pretty. x

hart44 said...

Love your bag charms :)
I take it hubbie won't like your gift then lol but there it's for you and I know you do :)
Sue x

Florrie said...

What a fantastic idea combining crochet with beads......very pretty.

Thank you for leaving such kind words of encouragement on my last post,
florrie x

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Love all your beadwork and Im so pleased you got yourself a Rosali bedset. You would of regretted not buying one x