Thursday, May 24, 2012

Upcycling :)

I just love to find good yarn at a thrift store :) This particular project was made using a wonderful blend of wool and alpaca, very soft, warm and light!!! When working with chunky warn, the weight of the final garment is important to me, so this yarn was ideal.... It would have cost a small fortune to buy new, so...

And after a few hours (really, it was super fast!!!)

Friday, May 18, 2012


This shawl is a present for my mother in law. I knitted the main body using a very simple pattern, "One skein shawl", but I wanted something bigger so I improvised the crochet border. I am working on a chart for it, so it will be available soon...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Handmade cards with crochet appliques

I just created a few simple appliques and sewed them directly on paper.
Ideal for other crocheters, and for everyone that appreciates unique handmade items…
I used sewing thread (double) as yarn.

More handmade toys

This one was for a little boy: 
This wonderful 3D shape is a free pattern, Celestine by Norah Gaughan.
I created it as a toy, so I experimented with stripes of all kinds, some intarsia, etc.
The pattern is so easy you can quickly memorize it. I even did away with the stitch markers after the first point was completed.
Lots of fun to make, I’ll make it again :)

The second one was for a little girl

I was totally inspired by Poppy by Ysolda Teague

But...being pressed by time, I cheated…big time…

 I made the doll first (sewing it by hand) and then knitted the dress and shoes… I

am making a bit of a wardrobe, though…it’s fun!!! For the curly hair I just used 100% wool from a sweater that I unraveled.  Natural curls in no time!!! :)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Another free pattern

Beautiful free pattern from Ravelry... I made the buttons myself. :)

Simplicity - Free Pattern

Simplicity jumper is a very easy project, and I just love the tweed I used!!! I designed it and I am offering the pattern for free at my Craftsy and Ravelry Stores.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Something for me, too

This is my version of the Posh Wedding Shrug by Cecily Glowik MacDonald. 
I modified it slightly (ok, a lot!) :

Made it with straight needles and sew it (faster for me that way!

I made it in the shape of a long rectangle, no seams in the back.

I used the second suggested stitch, which works better if you prefer to work it as one piece.

I added a row of the lace on the back, so it would cover a little more.
The final trimming was done in crochet.


This beautiful pattern is Koolhass by Jared Flood. It is originally designed to fit an adult, but I modified it so My husband and daughter could have the same one. It worked our beautifully.

For the love of Kindle...

Because my Kindle deserves it :)

You can find the free pattern for this Kindle pocket in Ravelry and Craftsy

Stitch markers with love :)

Just made these today

100% upcycled handpainted stitch markers
(I used bamboo beads from a place mat I got fro $1 at a clearance... :) They are very light!


For the little princess..some romance

I designed this top with my little sweet K in mind....

My little girl was my inspiration :)

A very girly girl top, very simple to work and yielding awesome results! :)

The top is made in the round and is constructed from the bottom up.

Find the pattern at Ravelry and Craftsy

A very sweet, versatile shrug to complete any nice holiday set, or even for everyday “glamour”. It has a little bit of everything to keep you from getting bored: ruffles, short rows, bobbles and easy cabling, and even a a bit of i-cord.

The pattern can be found at my Ravelry store and at Craftsy