Sunday, 21 December 2014

BJP 2014 Beach Huts 7 & 8

I knew my last two beach huts were for two more groups of friends. Hut 7 was going to be for my crafting friends and although I knew it would include a bit of knitting or crochet, some felting and of course beading I wasn't sure where to start so I decided to do the other hut first. This hut is for a group of friends I made whilst teaching so an owl charm was chosen and some blue/green beads the colour of the college logo. The owls sits on a branch which I tried to continue with beads and set him on a silvery moon background. I have good memories of working with my friends and students but don't miss having a timetable and all the paperwork. Now when we meet up or go away for a few days life is much more relaxed.

At my felting group I was needle felting a small Christmas tree for a Christmas decoration and it sparked the idea of decorating the final beach hut for Christmas for my crafting friends. That decision made it was so enjoyable beading a wreath for the door, hanging lights around the roof, decorating the tree and finally wrapping a present.

to all my friends at the' knit & knatter' groups at Stash and M&S, the felting group and everyone at The Stables Gallery, the Cheshire Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers  and of course everyone in the Beading Journal Project of 2014. Thanks for all the help, encouragement and inspiration over the year.

Friday, 5 December 2014

BJP 2014 Beach Hut 6

Having created five beach huts associated with family the next three are for my friends. This beach hut is my 'Happy Birthday Hut'. These are my friends I have known the longest and we always celebrate each others birthdays and  meet up every two weeks altogether for tea and cake and to catch up. In the summer we will be outside sitting in the sunshine and  sharing plants from our gardens, for our birthdays we will go to pubs, restaurants, visit gardens or galleries and in the winter on a dull day there will be much laughter as we share life's ups and downs and talk about everything under the sun. The beach hut needed to be bright and cheerful and flowers, a butterfly and a beaded birthday cake seemed just right. Cheers Happy Birthday Girls.