Tuesday, August 31, 2010

pouches, pockets and wee bags

When I don't know what else to make I make one of these ... yep. I use them to hold any number of items: coin purses, ocarina and whistle pouches, for credit cards, etc...

various crocheted pouches and pockets

Sunday, August 29, 2010

wild wood necklace

Tatted, with crocheted chain.
Oh wow ... Had tatted this piece a few months back and had forgotten about it til I found it in a small project bag just now. It always reminded me of tangled branches.
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Saturday, August 28, 2010

out of necessity

Since I'm having trouble doing any kind of crafting today, I decided to blog about some of my tools instead. I have some wooden crochet hooks that my grandfather made for my grandmother, or so I'm told at least by my mom.

Handmade wooden crochet hooks. Thanks go to Crunchy Banana's in-house hand model too! :D

Friday, August 27, 2010

tatted necklaces

Looking forward to Fall, I finally got back into tatting mode lately and worked up a few necklaces. Here they are:

I love the look of these bead triads, it's grapey! The beads are adventurine.
This is the greeen grape version with fancy jasper beads. The lockstitch used for the chain is a favorite of mine.
Just a basic edging dressed up with some glass beads. Makes a gorgeous Autumn time necklace.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

only a craft geek

Yes, this is my purse. Note the carabiner tape measure, half-size crochet hooks, various kinds of needles, and itty bitty scissors... Cause, well.... You never know!
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Monday, August 16, 2010

fancy yarn holder

My better half found this at a yard sale this past weekend. I think of it as my fancy yard holder!
There's another level that needs to be repaired, but three work well for now!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

ringy necklace

created with Cebelia size 10, crocheted with tatted neck chain

One project down! You can see the beginnings of this necklace in this post from the other day. It's a ringy kinda necklace.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

workspace... again

Right now I'm on a freeform crochet roll, so of course I have about six projects going on at once (I'm only counting the ones I can see from where I'm sitting at the moment ).

Project updates when available!

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Here's a freeform piece that I started on several years ago (she hangs her head in shame)! - Yes, I know... finish things before moving on... but sometimes you just know when the time is right. I had purchased two balls of pearl cotton a few years back while in Spain, and decided I'd just crochet up some various circles and see what I could make out of them.

As I was going through my many "projects" the other day I came by all the pieces and decided now was the time for action! Soooo... as much as I detest needle and thread, I faced my loathing and sewed these together in a way that worked for me.

Rings. Approximately 19" x 12" (49cm x 31cm)
close up
and another close up

Friday, August 6, 2010

scrumbled-ended scarf

I decided to go with a super simple lacy scarf pattern for a workshop I'm thinking about and since the scarf was getting long enough.... I put some scrumbles on the ends. Here's the result:

I did the scarf and scrumbles with one hank of Cascade Ultra Pima - very soft!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

simple necklaces

Had a bit of inspiration yesterday to create a couple simple, easy to wear any day kind of necklaces. Here they are:

Green glass beads with dark gold satin cord. A few Chinese button knots added as spacers.
Sandy reds with black satin cord.
I use as few metal findings in my jewelry as possible. These have none. I also like using a slip knot on the ends so that it's easy to adjust length from longer to shorter.