Boy it’s been a busy weekend around here and I am writing this late Monday after getting home from date night which was Men in Black 3-D. Hubby picked the movie and I picked 3-D…a nice compromise. It was my first 3-D movie. It do that again…and honestly Men in Black wasn’t horrid. I don’t have time to pick winners of the week’s giveaways right now but I’ll do it and have another post coming up.
WOW…now onto this week’s “Try it on Tuesday”…. Today I am trying out a new book from Lark Crafts called Creative Quilting with Beads by Valerie Van Asdale Shrader. This is a book that was given to me by Lark Crafts to review. When I opened the box, I was a little surprised. Let’s be honest, quilting with beads not anything that I have ever done nor is it anything I have aspired to do. I expected to page through the book and hand it off to one of you.
Don’t get me wrong. I love looking at what I call “art quilting”. I just can’t imagine me doing it. The work it very fine and my eyes don’t really like that a lot. Now that I have new glasses, that’s some better…but still, my patience doesn’t always allow it either. Then I started paging through the book.
Soon I found myself reading the directions….
Then I found myself reading a few of the patterns and curiously looking at them.
Then I admiring….
and admiring some more. WOW, what handy work! Still…not something I would do…but definitively something I could admire.
Then I found myself in love. I love this Tag-Aong Handbag. It is so cute and VERY similar to something I almost bought for myself a couple years ago when we were out in San Diego. I have wanted a small bag, big enough for credit cards, phone, camera and hotel key. It’s not a bag I would use a lot..just a bag for auction, antiquing or traveling…. Something with a long enough strap to wear as a messenger bag….this little bag is WONDERFUL and I want to make it.
yep…I even want to string all those little beads…I love the colors too. I am a practical gal and as much as I love the “art quilts” I want my projects to have function too…the bag is perfect. Art…and function.
I have to show you this purse too…what do you think? It’s “seaweed”. Cute in a funky sorta way…right?
I never thought I would be making something from the book. Like I said earlier, “art quilts” just aren’t something I make, I love looking at them…just can’t imagine making them. I really never imagined me making something of that style…but now I can definitely see me making that purse!
So I am sorry to say readers…the week, I am keeping the book and not giving it away. I don’t know when I’ll get to making the bag. Sometime soon I hope. I think I’ll make a little goal here. I’ll try to get it done by mid August when Hubby go on our little antiquing adventure.
Now it’s your turn. What have you tried this week?