Monday, April 23, 2012

Not Knitting Needles

This past week I have been working with some other kinds of needles.  A beading needle:


I completed the beaded fringe on my Thundercloud cowl which needs to be blocked, but now looks like this:


 A sewing needle:


I am making a "Babushka Doll Keyring" from a little kit that came in a sort of large paper seed packet...


attached to the front cover of my Mollie Makes, Issue 11.


I learned of this magazine in an unusual way (explanation to follow at a later date).  It is mostly a sewing magazine with other needlework (sometimes including knitting) and decorating and all things crafty.  It is very pretty to look at -- so very full of color and pattern.  I just might subscribe to it.  (It is published in the UK and may be found in the US at large magazine outlets such as Barnes & Noble). 

If you are as old as I, and grew up with all kinds of needlework being done around you, you may remember McCall's Needlework and Craft.  I loved that magazine.  Mollie Makes reminds me very much of a time in my life when I was constantly making little things (most involving needles) and reading needlework and craft magazines from cover to cover.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful cowl and I love the cute doll keyring!

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