Monday, 19 September 2011

Hopping and hopping

I'm slowly working my way through the Bead Soup Blog Party list, following the same random pattern as last time. It all began slower than anticipated as my computer (or rather, my antivirus software) decided to act up the whole day. I turned on the computer around 1 PM and when I got off at close to midnight I'd only been able to visit perhaps a dozen or so blogs. *sigh* But I'm determined to do the whole list, it might just take some time. If I haven't visited you yet, I will some day soon.

And it hasn't deterred me from participating in blog hops either. That little bead mix above is what I'm about to start working with for Michelle Mach's fall challenge blog hop. Blog hop date for that one is October 4th. Which means I better get going soon!

I got one of the small kits Michelle offered besides the "standard" kits. I liked that idea of having smaller, cheaper kits available as not everyone might feel they can spend money on the big kit (not that the big kit was extremely expensive in this case).

That's not all. On top of that I also decided it'd be fun to join in the Sari Ribbon Party Blog Hop hosted by B'Sue. Thought it'd be a good motivation to try and do something with recycled sari ribbon. I like fibre and ribbons, but this type is one I've never got around to playing with yet. I've seen a lot of people use it, but it wasn't until now I got to add some to my own stash. That hop is on October 14th. (If you want to join in, it's not too late to sign up -- just check out the link.)

That's a lot of blog hopping this autumn! At least from my perspective, as I've never really participated in blog hops before this year. Too much hopping? No, hopefully not. I love seeing what people create, especially when working with kits, and it's always nice to find new blogs to visit. And deadlines are almost always good for my creativity. Sure, it can feel like a chore at times, especially with a huge hop like BSBP that takes a lot of time to finish, but it's often very inspirational and also fun to be part of an international community of people who share my passion for beads and jewellery.


  1. I know what you mean! I'm still hopping, and I'm also in Michelle's fall challenge. I did read about the sari silk hop, but I don't have any, so I'm going to pass on that one. I'll be checking out all the awesome goodness!

  2. And with the rate I'm going at I'm going to finish the BSBP tour right in time for Michelle's blog hop to begin! But I'm not complaining, I knew very well how much hopping it'd be when I signed up. Doing my best to avoid commenting and hopping fatigue.

    Will be looking forward to seeing what you've done/will be doing with the very vintage kit.


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