Thursday, February 24, 2011

What's New!

Check out some of my newest finger crocheted creations on Etsy and Thread Society....

great for layering over other clothing....

For that added special touch to an outfit....

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sharing Up-Cycled Scrap Fun....

I have a habit...I think more good than bad....of saving all scraps of fabric and matter how little....I think they can be used...these scraps I gathered at my grandma's house in Argentina during a visit in 2009....

To attach the pieces together, I used a stitch called "applique" spanish we call it "diente de perro" which means dog tooth.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My First Finger Crocheted Heart

I took a picture of this heart next to an apple so you can get an idea of the size of it....Thank you Teri for finding this cool pattern and Elisa for challenging me! If you want, I will teach you when I get back, but considering how fast you guys learned I am sure you can figure it out. I attached some helpful videos below as well as the link for the heart pattern.

Pattern for crocheted hearts can be found at:

Below are video I found which help you learn the different stitches used in the heart pattern

Chain stitch (ch):

Single crochet (sc):

Half double crochet (hdc):

Double crochet (dc):

Slip stitch (sl st):

Triple crochet (tr):

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blanket Shawl Galore!

During this past holiday season, I was fortunately asked to create a custom blanket size shawl for a special customer. The requirements were the colors (black, red, pink, some purple) and go crazy with it! Which I did. I created something with no pattern whatsoever, crocheting forward, backwards and sideways, changing colors at any time, making large opening and using different stitches. Below are pictures of the process and the finished piece. For storage purposes, I also crocheted a bag in matching colors. During the process I would take pictures and email them to the customer for approval...just in case I was going to crazy with it....but she approved every step and encouraged me to continue and make it bigger. This was one of the funnest and most inspiring projects I have ever done and I thank her for trusting me with it.