Is it cold where you are? It's freezing here!
This week's challenge at Less Is More is to 'use beads'.
Dreaming of warmer weather probably planted this little seed of an idea which surprisingly fitted the challenge theme.
I used to wear these wooden beads (very hippy chick - LOL) and having a clear out a few years ago I put them into the craft stash with the usual crafters mantra - 'they may come in useful'!!
Cut myself a piece of hessian type stuff from the material bag and tacked it onto a dark piece of material.
Stitched the wooden beads on and then stitched the wooden charm onto a piece of 'cheetah skin' ribbon threading some small coppery seed beads through as I stitched.
Then sewed it onto the backing 'mat.
The wooden bark heart was from my stash.
The words and zig zag where computer generated and I printed out onto cream hammered cardstock.
I considered embossing round the 'mat' but in the end left it plain as I rather liked the 'tatty' and 'rough' texture mix and didn't want to 'formalize' it.
I have a friend who loves all things to do with Africa so no doubt this will be sent to her very soon!!
Am really disappointed with this pic though - it looks so much better 'in real life' - spent ages trying to get good reproduction of it but in the end the grey skies defeated me!
Thanks for calling in - enjoy what's left of your weekend. xx