Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Mediterranean madness!

Well, I made it round the med, on flights and a cruise ship with my bamboo crochet hooks and my sewing kit with useless scissors! I managed not to get any of confiscated for being "dangerous" and actually managed to start a couple of projects!  Crocheting on a cruise ship at reasonable speed (lets not get "knotted" and technical lol!!) is not as easy as I thought in the breeze!  Especially while crocheting a pattern requiring, well what I ended up with, 5 small balls of yarn! I opted then for some basic granny squares to start my Mario blanket, a pattern I found on "Ravelry", 11 squares down, 241 to go according to the pattern!!
My progress..... a while to go yet!

The other project is still all tangled post-suitcase so expect that soon!

Well, my trip - I started (and finished) in Venice, famous for it's Murano glass and I picked up a few items that I loved while I was there:
As you can imagine, my favourite find, the glass strawberries!!
Some sweets with no sugar content!
A wine stopper!
Some grapes I was going to use on necklaces - what do you think?
A Bag hook, a stylish way to keep your bag off the floor!
The trusty old paperweight - what a gorgeous pattern!
Now that is what I call a quirky pendant!
After Venice, is was off on our travels around the med, Santorini was our third stop and is is the basin of a volcano so I got some beads made of Lava rock and thought I could make them the focal pieces for some necklaces and bracelets - even lava bead earrings?  Any suggestions or ideas are also welcome fellow crafters!!
Here are the sizes I got:

These are lovely and you can even see the small air bubbles which have formed in the rock!  They will look great against other colour beads too!
I have one week left to try and get crafty, I have such a back log and not long until I am back to work so I had better get off and crafting!
Feel free to make comments on my finds and make suggestions on the lava beads or grapes.
Bye for now, CS <3

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