Friday, August 16, 2019

The Sewing Box Magazine Feature

 

 


Dear readers, 

I am happy to announce my feature in The Sewing Box Magazine! The issue in Spanish has just come out and the English version will be available in September.

Upon the request of TSB I had the honor of designing this necklace for the magazine and the pattern is also  accompanied by my interview.  

The magazine offers a ton of fantastic projects, interviews and features. You can buy it here, or try a whole discounted bundle here





*Please note that this post contains affiliate links that will earn me a percentage if you buy from the Sewing Box Magazine.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Free Video Pattern: Crochet Shells Necklace


 

Are you in for some easy summer necklaces? 
Grab your yarn and hook and join us!

Supplies: 15-20 gr of sport yarn and a 1.9mm hook. 

Note: the sample necklace is quite short. For the necklace in the pictures here I used  15-20 gr of yarn. The pattern is such that allows you to play with the length, so you can make yours as long as you desire. 

Let's start:

 


Bear with me until I put my you tube channel in order. Ask questions in the comments, please.


For the necklace in the pictures I didn't make a closure loop. Instead I crocheted to shells together. They work fast and the final result is fantastically eye-catching. Have fun making this!

Check my instagram to see how to style it.



Saturday, August 10, 2019

Colorful Treasure Pouches

 


Summer is slowly rolling in. 

We are on holiday, relaxing and filling up batteries. For me a real holiday always involves crochet. It really winds me down and presents a grand pleasure. When on holiday I have a list of small projects that work up fast and can be done in a jiffy, which elevates the levels of dopamine - so it is a truly happy holiday!
So another small and fast project crossed off from my list are these treasure pouches. Designed to be used by adventure tickled children on their explorations, whether at the beach or in the woods, to treasure their findings and collections. 

I am stocking up on my boho kids' shop planned to open up in September, so these bags will accompany many of my other crochet items. I am thinking a watermelon bag next would be nice, eh?


 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Summer Crafts: Sequin Decorated Floppy Hat

 


Sequin embroidered hats have been quite a hit these past summers and Eva and I wanted to decorate her floppy, shabby and slightly discolored hat the minute we saw one, but it didn't happen right away for us. 

I have like 4-5 spools of sequin ribbons in different colors but we settled for this lovely orange one to suit this particular bathing suit. Now, if you ask me, when tackling this kind of projects, I rarely turn to glue - of whatever sort - unless it is the ultimate god of all glues - the E6000. I swear by the sewing thread. Sewing everything tightly in place is what I turn to, to have a job well done. But this time I was batch working (I will talk about it another time) and time was pressing so I turned to glue.

 

I used a permanent marker to write the word Summer and then glued the sequin ribbon over it. I still think sewing it would have been way better. Maybe dull and boring as hell, but much better.

Nevertheless, here we are with a hat that got itself a face lift. She loves it and that is what really counts. 
 


Monday, August 5, 2019

Summer Trend: Crochet Motif Bikini

 



What is immensely popular  in the swimming suit department this summer? 

Well, that would be the crochet motif bikini. There are quite a lot of crochet designers that have taken the crochet motif to a very different and distinctive level and expanded the crochet motif usage, which in my opinion is completely captivating and beautiful. 

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There are a couple of crocheters I follow on instagram that make the most beautiful crochet bikini and they are a great inspiration for this crochet obsessed girl. Enjoy the handpicked selection!



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Friday, August 2, 2019

Colorful Summer Necklace





Last summer I was invited to a Staedler (polymer) clay workshop and though not stranger to working with their products, I never pass a good opportunity to learn something new and in that case to work with their new clay. I've made some great cabochons with it which I'll talk about some other time.
At the end of the workshop, I was given a free bag with polymer clay blocks among which blocks in these three colors.  As it happens a lot with my projects, these clay jewels were sculpted last summer but it took me a year to actually get them out of a box and put them to use :) 

For a long time I wanted to shoot some of my products with a wall of murals in my city and this happened to be the perfect opportunity and a fabulous color match. 

We shot the boho clutch here too.

Wishing you a great weekend ahead!