Tuesday, September 8, 2009

One of those days

Yesterday was one of those days - you know the sort that I mean, don't you? Nothing goes exactly how you want it to go. I should have realised what I had in store for me on Sunday evening when I discovered that our 20 year old 'fridge had stopped working......."the light was on, but no-one was at home". Fortunately we have a second 'fridge in the laundry so we were able to squeeze everything into the one - and a few discoveries were thrown out as well!

Our theme for this coming month for The Chocolate Crow Trader is Halloween so "The Count" has made a reappearance. We surprisingly sold quite a few last year and this one was left over.......

A pie plate of needlefelted pumpkins, surrounded by a pipberry & star garland....(looks much better than in my photo)
I struggled with my photo taking of our items for this month - I only took 15 of the necklace below, before I got a reasonable one where you could see all the features.
I thoroughly enjoyed making the necklace, especially the soldered links! I've used an antique tintype photo that I bought from USA and also one of the lovely crystals that Sue sent me.

Here is how the necklace looks around my neck but the light has reflected off the pendant part - do you know how hard it is to take a photo of yourself without revealing your double chins!
The Chocolate Crow Trader comes out on the 15th September.


A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

gee I love that needle felted work!
I saw a Mouse made that way....Beautiful!
Sounds like you need a glass of wine,Good Book and feet up!

Pam said...

Just love all those items for the Crow Christina. You and Marion have done really well. Really nice!

The Feathered Nest said...

Such wonderful creations Christina!! I love them all ~ the necklace is absolutely beautiful! Wishing you a great week ahead (and a new fridge too!) xxoo, Dawn

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Oh I love!!!! all of your items..is Marion still sewing or is it just you now? I love the pumpkins..what did you use for the initial fabric before felting?..they looks so real..and I love the necklace too.you did a great job on photographing them...you have a beautiful neck...;)

drmarty62 said...

Love the necklace Christine. Can see evidence of Stephanie's class here and Jenny's etching.

Amanda said...

Love the Count (must get my Halloween patterns out this year). The necklace is lovely too.

sue said...

I love the count too - I acn he4ar him counting - "vun,vun apple ..." I loved the Sesame St Count! The necklace is scrumptious too!

Margaret Weiss said...

LOve your etched necklace. You finished off the chain so beautifully with the solderd rings! Looks great around your (double chinless neck).

Mogs Designs said...

Love the necklace.
I think we'll have to arrange a catch up after school holidays,
Field days are nearly here again!
Brave gal organising a school reunion!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Ohhhhh looook out Girlfriend!!!

First it starts with a few links and soldering...then before you realize it you are hopelessly addicted!!! You're on ebay buying, old rhinestone jewelry,beads, wire,rosaries,typewriter keys. You can't pass by a bead section or store without stopping. You suffer severe withdrawal if you don't get a jewelry making fix. :)Trust me I know what I'm talking about!!! :)

Actually Christina I envy your soldering skills!! Mine can only be discribed as crude, very crude!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Queen Of Toys said...

Love the necklace looks fab and those rings are just awesome.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything is so neat! Love the pumpkins...and necklace! Very cute blog!