I spent a little bit of time beading yesterday. Not one to do things by half I signed up for not one but two beaded doll round robins at the end of last year. I really enjoyed making and sending my forms on their merry way but ever since this rounds dolls arrived with me I have been wondering why oh why did I ever sign up.
Apart from the lovely beaded tree spirit tutorial that I took with Ronda Kivett I have no beading experience whatsoever. I've been feeling totally daunted by the prospect of starting off on these wonderful little forms. As the end of the month deadline for this first round is fast approaching I just decided I had to sit down and get on with it.
Here is Sue's little Mermaid Arryanna before I started on her.Here she is after a little work by me. I'm fairly please with what I did to her and actually once I decided exactly what it was that I wanted to do it wasn't as bad as I imagined. I just hope that the fact that I am a beading beginner doesn't show my work up too much against what everyone else will do on this lovely little mermaid form.
Today I plan on finishing up a couple of birthday postcards, making a couple more fabric charms (I am slowly working on my little stitched hearts a few at a time), and thinking about how I am going to start beading the doll for the second round robin that I am in.