Tuesday, September 11, 2018


Nancy Tomas had suggested Bubble Top Ice Drop for my last one. I liked the name, and it got me to thinking about another design. I thought you might like to see the steps for this pattern. As you can see, I'm working with a flattened bottle cap that I've decorated with a 1" round cutout and acrylic dome. The rings are the same for the front and back, 7-7-7; the chains are 7-7... very simple.

The 10 ring pattern makes the insertion of the bottle cap a little tight, but it fits well once in place.

The pattern is a bit ruffled, but a shot of steam sets everything in place. I actually don't mind the ruffled bit, and I can't help but wonder if it might be a nice design element if done in a metallic thread, which is stiffer.

I really like the way this one turned out. I'm calling it Bubbles. Thanks for the inspiration, Nancy!

On the chicken front, I couldn't resist taking this picture of Dave feeding his chickens mealworms. They were eating right out of his hand!


  1. That’s spectacular, the extra repeats make it look complex. Love the chicken picture!

  2. I especially love the Bubbles one. Hope the chickens prolific layers.

  3. It’s chickens go, they are quite handsome. Love the bubble top ice drop too

  4. Awesome Ice Drop!!! :)
    Love the blues in that shuttle!!!!!! :)

  5. You have now invented a New Generation of ice drops! There are so many things that can be put under the dome - photos, initials, words.

    From The Music Man - pick a little, talk a little, cheep cheep cheep cheep .....

  6. Love the name it's super good idea. And very pleasant picture too🦋

  7. Bubbles is bubbling with elegance!!! Love it
    I wonder who's more cosy - the feeder or the fed ;-P Very cute!

  8. Thanks so much for this new pattern, it is very pretty; I like the ruffles too :)
    One of my neighbours has two chickens in his garden. They have much less space than yours! I think they wouldn't mind being transfered to this merry group !


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