Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Crocheted flower appliques

I don't know about you, but for me the middle of the week came quite fast.
And since we are having a holiday on Friday I am almost ecstatic of having a prolonged weekend.

The flower appliques ornamenting this post are the result of destashing the crochet garden being currently out of control and I am slowly putting them into the shop, so if you are interested in some you can buy them here.

Summer is getting near!! Are you excited?

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Lazy Sunday crafting - Flower crocheted bracelet

After having two working Saturdays in a row I was planning on having a full, work free / craft free / lazying around the house weekend. But no, it didn't happen. I assembled a few brooches and this lovely bracelet for a young lady who is in love with my flowers and the color blue.

Amazingly it reminds me of a blue sea and long, white sandy beaches. While on that topic, our summer holiday being long booked, I cannot wait to pack up and go.

However, as I am still here, I'll be clogging your feeds with my crochets.
Hope you don't mind :)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

My first blog button

Little Treasures

I cannot tell you how giddy I am for making my blog button. For a wonderful giveaway I am going to participate in soon I had to make a button for my shop. Having previously (unsuccessfully) tried to make one and finding the instructions I googled gibberish, I gave up the job on several occasions. That is until I found out this lovely lady's tutorial {Thank you Susan!}. And I made it in like 5 minutes. Seriously. It was that easy!

So of course, I had to make one for my blog as well. For this one I used an image I already had on the lap top but I am sure I will be experimenting with blog buttons a lot from now on.

Have a lovely Saturday!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Bead rings in crochet

My crafting is seriously threatening to endanger our living (and breathing) space. Although I try to have all crocheted pieces sorted into designated bags, you can always find some that escaped and are scattered about. Another problem is that I make multiple projects at a time. My head is swarming with ideas. I draw my idea into my sketch book, make the necessary crocheted things and before I get to finish it I am onto something else. I hate that. And that is because I cannot bring myself to the final step - assembly. I'd rather pay somebody to do that instead of me.

The rings from this post for example. I made the first one almost a year ago. And I have beads in tons - for necklaces and rings, but I finally stitched these a couple of days ago.
Next, I am set on finishing the (bloom) brooches soon, so that I can continue working on my crochet bag. It is coming along pretty nicely.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Byzantine purple for the hands

It seems that I cannot escape from romantic, lace crochets and cuffs for that matter, hence here's another crocheted bracelet. It is a perfect match with my Syracuse dress I am so proud of and love it fiercely since the first day I made it.

The bracelet comes in two colors: byzantine purple and orange and features a lovely lace-like flower.

More here

Friday, May 18, 2012

Burgundy red lace headband

{Eva is showing off the lace headband in burgundy red}

There is nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread drifting around the house and I must admit I am falling in love with my new, bread-making machine.

In anticipation of a fab evening with friends I wish you a lovely weekend.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

An invitation to a fabulous Giveaway!!

Hello everyone!
I am inviting you to come enter the fabulous giveaway organized by Susan who celebrates a year of blogging and 7.000 members of the Crochet Addict Facebook Group!
You won't believe the amazing contributors she managed to gather in one place.

I am also participating with two of the above Irish rose headbands.
You are welcome to join in!!

Other useful links:!/susand1408

Monday, May 14, 2012

White lacey headband

We have been putting up with a lot of weather tantrums lately, the latest being stormy and rainy moods which do not go in favour of our photo shooting sessions (unfortunately); so please do not mind the bad quality of the photos. We really tried to do our best.
This time I tried connecting flower motifs into a headband and I think it turned out fabulously. The puffy stitch of the flowers really makes the headband rich, don't you agree?

I hope you are not tired of these because I have more to show.
Have a great week!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sea green lacey headband

It's all been headbands in this household lately which are amongst the most wanted accessories, and they prove to be both a necessity and adornment.
The color of this one is sea green although my monitor distorts the color and doesn't capture its true glorious color. The repetitive pattern is quite catchy and looks great although I cannot neglect the flowers as the perfect detail to break up the monotony of it.
Tomorrow is reserved for something white.
Until then.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Grannies on the road 2

"Once upon a time, there were three grannies with adventurous spirits. Eager to see the world and learn new things, they packed up and took off. "

My newest necklace. The successor of this one.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Granny Squares Revisited

Well, I can't believe that I haven't made a single granny for more than a year now. Tried to remember the last project I did, but couldn't.
I suddenly got inspired to make some and try something I haven't done before and I sincerely hope I don't get distracted and make this granny square project soon.

Pictures showing color combinations I tried.
Talk to you soon.