Monday, October 14, 2019

Insta love: Olga Valeska



Having a soft spot for folk tales, starting from last year, I began following the folk art illustration tag on instragram and for the child in me it has been an everlasting source of inspiration! 

One one such hunt for an inspiring illustration I came upon this amazing girl called Olga Valeska.  
Olga is an artist, a creator, a fine art photographer, an illustrator and a seamstress. She lives in the French Alps where she finds inspiration to make clothes, folk decorations, illustrations and photography prints. 


She writes a blog and if you know French you can learn more about her and her work, or just have an everyday cup of beautiful images following her adventures on instagram

Friday, October 11, 2019

Embossed Crochet



Embossed crochet is a crochet technique that creates textured relief by employing front and back post double crochet stitches and the crochet designs look as if they were knit and have the quality of Aran knitting. 

Most designs worked in this amazing technique are inspired by  nature. The one below of the pink bag featuring a 3D leaf pattern has been quite popular and has taken the crochet world by a storm. 

Personally, I would love to try it and have the pattern in tow.
Have you tried embossed crochet? Do you like it?


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Falling Leaves Warmers - a crochet pattern



Let me show you my new warmers I called falling leaves. 

I cannot be blamed for making them - once I feel autumn in my bones, my cuff and wrist warmers craziness kicks in and I am all done for. All resistance is futile. 

These are made in soft baby pink sport yarn and worked with a 1.9mm hook. Very easy to make, wonderfully textures and  beautiful to look at and wear. I am already making a pair in more earthen colors and more wintery yarn. 

The pattern is on etsy and ravelry.



Monday, October 7, 2019

Insta love: rosarito


Today I want to showcase an indie shop I follow on instagram that is called Rosarito.
Whenever one of their photos pops up in my instagram feed, I am immediately transfixed especially if it is one of their crochet pieces.

Rosarito is a brand that seeks the balance between the original design and an extraordinary craftsmanship. Most of their models are completely handmade and they are constantly dreaming up new designs, mixing textures and colors. Some of their designs are made using recycled embroidery patches, laces and trims which make them unique and one of a kind.

Enjoy the selection! 


Friday, October 4, 2019

Happy Weekend!

 Wishing you a fab weekend ahead! It's going to be a working one for us, but certainly inspirational.

I am waving goodbye with another of the "back to basics" necklaces I made this summer but still unable to take a proper photo!

See you on Monday!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

It is Pumpkin Season!

I didn't know the internet had to offer an amazing plethora of crochet pumpkin patterns until I searched for one. Well let me tell you - I was in awe! 
I still cannot make up my mind as to which one to choose - I want to make all of them which is impossible; with the amount of things life throws at me, I'd be happy to muster my energies and crochet just one!

What about you? Do you fall decorate your home? With pumpkins?