Saturday, January 31, 2009

Use The Muse Contest

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Scarlett Lanson of The Beader's Muse has launched a new beading contest called "Use the Muse". The grand prize is an assortment of crystal goodies from Rainbows of Light and Brass Bouquet. The kits are quite beautiful and reasonably priced and feature a secret component - worth trying your creative hand at! To read more about this fun contest and all the yummy prizes, click on the title above. Good Luck!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Knitting & Crochet in January

susan mandelHello and welcome to the New Year! For some of us it's toasty warm out (causing worries about a summer drought) while for others it's about as cold as cold can be...

I've been working on a few projects and surfing the web to find new and inspiring designs. Where have I landed? In the world of all things knitted & crocheted! If you're looking for a unique gift for someone you love (or just need something to feel warm and cozy) check out these sellers on Etsy: YokoO; Wool Felting Art; Ellita's Flying Snail. And here's a little something to go with your new scarf: Amber Sky

susan mandelMany thanks to Suzanne Cooper for mentioning Louise Hill and myself in her biweekly newsletter. She's included a link to our bead calendar: The Woven Bead. Thanks Suzanne! Suzanne's Newsletter

Beads on the Web: Check out Miss Bristling's beautiful beaded owl by Sarah's Beading Obsession on Pencio's blog: Les Perles de Pencio and Eva Schuster's bead crochet: Eva Schuster (courtesy of Smadar's Treasures). Congratulations to Smadar for her first publication in the February edition of Bead & Button! And be sure to click on the Bead & Button link to enter the Sweepstakes drawing...

Well, that's about all for now. I'm heading out today to trim back the perennials and get the garden ready for spring...Bye!