Friday, July 31, 2009
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Thursday, July 23, 2009
This little cutie is the result! Crocheted from 100% organic cotton, the natural ivory background is embellished with a light leaf green vine that swirls all the way around the hat. Two pink rosettes are sewn to the hat itself- one in front, and one in back- and two fly freely on the the pistachio top knot tie. All four flowers are perfected with a simple glass pearl bead sewn securely in their centers.
More than a hat, this is a newborn's heirloom. Won't she look like a little garden fairy coming home from the hospital in this? I am so happy that I was able to bring this idea to life, with a totally unique creation. I'm off to bundle this one up and send it off to that friend!
It's on the way, baby Chloe :)
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
She wanted all shades of purple, and some blues thrown in too. I think we've got that covered, don't you?
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
There will only be 5 stars offered in this fabric, but I have been collecting plenty of lovely materials in holiday colors! Ornaments will be available for purchase in my Etsy shop starting in August. They measure 5" (13 cm.) from tip to tip, and weigh just over one ounce. Price for a beautifully wrapped and tagged star: $6. Set of 3: $15. Want to get your order in early? Click HERE to send a message directly to me at my Etsy shop!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
This is a real oldie, too. Who can resist a sweet little red-haired imp? These colors will look awesome once worked up. Ooh, a tutu bowl perhaps?
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
I cut her into 4 equal pieces, and am using a large hook to crochet each piece into a round like this one. These will be the beginning of my new project...care to guess what I have in mind?? Come on, play along...leave your guess in the comments. I'll be back tonight to tell you what I am making!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
The amazing talent behind these creations is Lynn of Brilynn Beads. I am already planning an ultra feminine bag design that I hope will be a fitting backdrop for these beauties! Stay tuned.
Friday, July 10, 2009
There probably is a scientific or mathematical way to calculate the size that a bowl will be. We'd have to figure in many variables, such as the heft of the fabric, the width of the strips, and the size of the hook.
I'm sure if I asked my husband, he would gladly put his math major to work and spin formulas into the night. But, I enjoy the approximation. I enjoy never knowing exactly how large something will be, or what shape it may take on. I love just letting the fabric take me on a little journey. Fortunately, my new customer trusted me to just make her something special.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
My good friend Karen at RunsWithScissors4.etsy.com sent me a message the other day about a bowl idea that came to her...in a dream! And here I thought I was the only one who had crochet bowl dreams (and nightmares!). Anyhoo, she went on to describe the "loopy pot" that she envisioned and asked if it could be made. I said I had no idea, but that I would try.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
What??? I didn't tell you that my adorable project 3 organic cotton beanies have top knots?? Silly me!!
Since I am usually awake until 1 am, it is rare for me to wake up to any messages on Etsy. So, when I logged in and saw 4 "convos" waiting for me yesterday morning, I was a little astounded! It turns out that while I was snoring away at 5am, a kind Etsy admin took notice of my work and included it in a front page treasury. What an honor! Special thanks to Felicia at FluffyFlowers.etsy.com for letting me know :)
Monday, July 6, 2009