I missed last week’s Free Pattern Friday because I’ve been beading for Darcy Rosner (Sweet Bananaberry) for the Mannequin Project, a permanent installation at the Three Sisters Sanctuary in Goshen, MA. The project is a fully beaded full-sized mannequin to be used as the center piece for a new garden space entitled Illusions.

Leaves, twigs, petals, flowers, a clump of grass…this is only part of it, there are more that didn’t get photographed, but they are all in the mail.

These flowers had been sitting, unfinished, in my stash for years. So happy they’re completed and have been adopted!

Manny, the grass snake, is made with Cath Thomas’ petal pattern.  He started out to be a clump of grass but my brain went in a completely different direction.  Darcy, you have no idea how close I came to keeping him. :)