Life was super busy for most of last year but I did manage to finish a few projects. I finished a beaded kumihimo necklace for Steph's birthday present around Easter time. The design was Pip Flowers by Janet Nijman. I had seen pictures of the completed necklace on Facebook and was looking for an excuse to make it. When Steph blogged about her planned travel wardrobe for 2018, I realised the colours of the necklace kit would complement Steph's travel wardrobe.
Stringing the beads was the hardest part. Although it would have been easier if I had the read the instruction to load the beads in sections. It was great fun to make, particularly seeing the flowers appear and the effects on the pip beads are so pretty.
Steph visited the UK around her birthday, so I was able to give her the necklace face-to-face. I'll count the necklace as a success because it was pictured in her post about the completed travel wardrobe for her UK visit.
Last year I finally tried the Print and Cut feature on my Silhouette Cameo. I used it make a sewing themed birthday card for Steph using a card design by Lori Whitlock. It took a bit of fiddling to get the Print and Cut feature working because the registration marks in the silhouette design software default to US size paper but once that was sorted, it worked really well. It's so quick to make cards lake this, it feels like cheating to call it handmade.