Thursday, December 1, 2011

Progress in RPL

I've just started the stocking. I was going to make the white part more solid and may go back and do it over but I want to see how it looks lacy first. The second segment will be green and the bottom red. I'm already wanting to make a second one in different colors and filling stitches. It's about 4 1/2 inches tall so it's good size.

I've actually done 3 of the 5 bells but these two are my favorites so far. I learned a new wheel. It's done on top of the netting and is done on its own, ended, and then each new one is separate. I got better at it as I went on. The ground net is not exactly the best but I'm learning I can put these wheels on different backgrounds so I may not do it exactly like this again.

I love the lacy netting on this one. I used the wheel for the bell clanger here and really like it. I may have to stiffen it to use it as an ornament, but I like this one best so far. I'll have to make a second one the same so I can give it as a gift. I'm too attached to this one to give away! These are meant for gifts!


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I LOVE your second bell! I agree... you should keep it for yourself. It's way to pretty to give away!

deanna7trees said...

lovely bells.