Monday, April 30, 2012

The designing of my first halter top

For the last few months my desire to design and create my own crochet clothing has increased. I sometimes find it difficult to find clothing I really love, or a pattern that I would wear, so maybe if I design it myself - then yes I will wear it too!

And then I received a LOT of this yarn - which I find *perfect* for the designs I have in mind :)

First came figuring out the measurements for the top. What I like about this is that you can really customize this to your size. I think that's my other struggle - I can't always find clothing that *fits* me properly, and now I have figured out how to customize it - just for me and you!

Then comes the increase - because I mean we are women with curves... no matter how big or small with have curves! Even if they are hidden with are not just straight down on the sides.. now we go in a little under the bust and then we go out a little at our waits and hips and in order for clothing to be flattering for our figure - then the top should match that just a little.

What I love about this top is that everything is adjustable - even the placement for the straps. Having crochet a few tops from other patterns before I know that some of the placements didn't work for me because a) they are too far out or b) too far in. I took one of my favorite tops that I didn't make and measured the strap placement and then measured my chest and lined up  the straps to my comfort (for me that's about 4 inches form the center each side - thus the straps are 8 inches apart.

And voila we one one customize fun and cute little halter top! 

I am writing up the pattern now and hope to be soon to be able to share it with you! 



Wednesday, April 25, 2012

It's a froggy world

So inspired by the white, pink and black top that turned blanket days after.. I was inspired to make a boy-ish version. Here are the results :)





Thursday, April 19, 2012

Inspired


Last week I was asked if I could create the top shown in a size medium. I am fairly competent in my abilities to do so. I don't know who the original designer/creator is of this piece - but they deserve the credit eh?

Anywho, I set out to create my rendition of this piece - and while I am not a super-huge fan of granny squared anything - just because I find it overly time consuming from the days I only created afghan after afghan - my version looks like in the picture below.


 As I was working on the piece and sewing the squares together and contemplating on how to create the skull applique, I was getting inspired for something completely different.
This urged me to finish up my outstanding orders so that I could move on to my thoughts - and the inspiration of the design that laid in my head.

I don't have any girls - but if I did - they so would be rockin' this baby afghan with the matching hat. This one is only about 21" by 21" inches BUT that doesn't mean it can't be used for oh coverage in the stroller as the baby is hanging out. It comes with a matching hat - how cute right?


So here it is my inspiration for the week!
A cool rockin' Baby Afghan Hat Set :)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Eagle Tagua Nut Pendant Necklace 2 - $24.00

The head of this patriotic bird is burned onto/into the tagua nut.
The finished piece is coated with polyurethane for protection.
This piece is corded with an extra long cord for you to cut to size or if you wish you can request the size with clasp.

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Crochet Bear Earflap Hat - $40.00

Crochet Bear Earflap Hat is made to your custom specifications. Eyes are either simple button combination or crochet - your choice!
Please indicate color preference during checkout!
Available in any size ** This item is made to order**

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Blue Swarovski Crystal and Cream Pearl Necklace - $28.00

This Necklaces is dominated by Swarovski crystals and Swarovski Cream Pearls in in blues and greens with silver spacers to offset. The Necklace measures about 18" in length.

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Blue Celestial Beads with Copper - $27.00

Elegant and luminescent is this match of cobalt celestial crystal and copper accents. This necklace measures 16.5 inches (7.75 circumference).

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Crochet Black and White Sheep - $15.00

This Black and White Sheep is approximately 7" long and 5"tall. It's perfect for that snuggle or any one who loves those little fiber animals. He is made with100% Acrylic yarn and is fitted with button eyes. Safety eyes or yarn eyes are an option if you intend on giving this to a child.

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