Thursday, July 18, 2024

Mixed Media Necklace

 
Honestly, I don't even remember when was the last time I made a mixed media necklace.  Or any crochet necklace for that matter.  
While organizing my stash, I came upon this very simple necklace. I made it with just a single crochet rose and glass beads. 
When making a mixed media jewelry, I like to have many different materials; textiles, crochet pieces, wooden / other beads and metal findings, everything spilling over the top, but when I made this one, I felt like doing something simple, clean and minimalistic. 
At the time, I bought powder rose, sage, grey and these orange beads, so I am itching to use the others for some more jewelry. 
 

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Beach mesh skirt

 

I love crocheting mesh because:

a) it is fast;

b) does not require full brain cell capacity when working on it;

c)  I love the look of mesh crochet!

Luckily, my daughter loves it too, so I made her a bikini cover, and I used the same flower pattern from the flower top I made recently. These are so beautiful, needless to say I am obsessed with them, and will certainly used them in other projects as well. 

For this skirt I used variegated (sport/cotton) yarn I have in the shop.

P.S. I am still waiting for the photos of the top. 

Friday, July 12, 2024

My Customers are Talented People #2


 
 
The most wanted yarn this time of the year is of course cotton, for clothes, bags and accessories, and the second best is bag making yarn (polyester mostly).
For this post I've chosen a couple of my customers that have quite unique makes.
PixieCrochet is a young girl who specializes in making one of a kind tops, bikinis and bags.  
 
 
 
 
Carino specializes in jewelry and accessories. Their bags and hats are exquisite. 
 
And this last bag is from a lady called Suzana, who although a beginner, managed to make a wondrous granny square bag!
 

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Gifted Crochet Treasures Series - an oval runner/doily


I forgot all about the gifted crochet treasures series, although I have them stored in a cupboard in my shop, at the reach of the hand. But, a customer showed me a video on IG, where a lady used a thrifted tablecloth and just by adding satin ribbons, she transformed it into a blouse. And... I cannot take that image out of my head. It lives rent free in my head :)
So I took the bigger tablecloths and runners out to see if any would be good transforming - but the thing is that they are all so beautiful, I feel guilty ruining them. On the other hand, I try to justify the action by repeating to myself that this way they would be used and not just stored, aging away. 
 
 
I decided on this small doily/runner with an intricately made circles. This one would be a lovely top if I lined it and either add satin ribbons (much faster), or crochet the ties (much slower). I have to try and remove the yellowing spots at certain points, and we'll  see how everything works out.  
I'll show you how it turned out as soon as I get to it. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Crochet a Rustic Mug Rug - pattern release

 
My newest mug rugs to bring cheer to the table!
This is such a lovely project that adds immediate cuteness. Although the pattern might look intricate - it does not go beyond the basic crochet stitches.
The pattern is easy to follow and works up fast, so this could be a go-to project when you have to whip up a gift whether to give at Christmas, or as a house -warming gift.

The written pattern is here: etsy, ravelry
I also have a video tutorial on YouTube for this rug.
Enjoy!

 

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

How to Crochet a Flower Granny Triangle - video

After flower granny squares, the granny triangles are my second best. 
I just love seeing these in a bunting - they do bring a lovely cheer when hung!
You can learn how to make them in my newest video.