Monday, August 8, 2022

Amazing Crochet by Moda Operandi Designers


As much as I like to promote and support indie designers and slow fashion, it is hard to look away from what high fashion designers have to offer on the crochet front.  Thus, I became bedazzled by the latest crochet creations by Moda Operandi. 
The above Zimmermann's matching crocheted raffia top and skirt shows the free-spirited femininity with a vintage, jet-set glamour. Gorgeous!
This dress is by Jonathan Simkhai. It's called Marie, and it has a simple tank silhouette crocheted from recycled fibers with a cutout bust, low-cut back, and fringed hemline. 
Then there is this simple mash skirt turned glamorous by adding fringes. The designer is Alejandra Rojas. 

The 'Manaure' top is constructed from a beautiful tassel-tipped circular crochet knit is designed by Andres Otalora and hand-crafted by local artisans. Amazing use of (half-)mandalas in a top.
This top and matching skirt feature a hand-crocheted construction made from colorful cotton with ladder-stitched edges. The designer is Julien Dossena.
And the last top that uses my favorite granny stripe stitch by Ulla Johnson. 
Isn't it amazing?

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Under The Sea - crochet necklace

Being on the beach all day long is all I wish once summer heat devours us. Hubs and I share a common dream of a small cottage house on the beach, where we could unwind and relax, swim and snorkel, take long walks on the beach, stare at the sea, read books and crochet - this one is just for me, because I haven't taught him how to crochet, yet! :) 

Since we are going on holiday in early September (and that's like a month from now), to alleviate the unbearable and scorching heat, I made this sea necklace. Needless to say, it brightens my mood instantly. 

How are you coping with summer heat?


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Summer Field Bracelet - pattern release

I am always mesmerized with the nature's bounty in summer. Summer fields, sprinkled with colorful flowers, wheat and sunflower fields are the best escape I often dream of, and they are an everlasting inspiration. 
This bracelet was born as a tribute to that. 
It joins wheat stalks, sunflowers and daisies to make a joyful and eye-pleasing collection. 
The pattern is in my shops: etsy and ravelry

Monday, August 1, 2022

Summer Field - embroidered & beaded fabric necklace

Last week I was finally able to finish my new fabric necklace. I have thoroughly enjoyed the whole process: from choosing the fabric and what part of it to cut, to both the embroidery and beading. I've spent many hours working on it, but the pleasure of having it made is immeasurable. 
The next thing I love more is how it easily transform any piece and adds a spectacular accent. Especially if put onto plain t-shirts and blouses (and even dresses). It works like a charm every time.