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lauantai 10. kesäkuuta 2017

Crocheting accessories - small summer projects



A couple of small projects have been finished here during the last weeks. Here above a mobile pouch with diamonds for a goddaughter made with the teddy bear pattern. And also something a bit of fun, a new crocheted bracelet/cuff. I used the same pattern in these bracelets as in these makeup purses and added a touch of gold. A few details need to be solved though as you see below. The button in the other bracelet is in the middle of the triangle pattern, but when closed, it is just as it should be. I think I will change the button into press studs (or how they are called in English, a new word for me :-)) and then problem solved. 

Here you also see one of the reasons why I am so fond of tapestry crochet. You can always use one pattern for many different kind of projects.  

Happy with both of the pouch and bracelet. Hope you have/have had time for your creativity in June!

Pirjo




torstai 25. toukokuuta 2017

May projects so far


 
I guess I was 16-17 years old when I found a book about the life and art of Frida Kahlo in the local library. It was a small library in Eastern Finland with not too many books in the art section, but luckily I found that and also One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. Somehow the magical realism and Latin America fascinated me, being a friend of words, metaphors and all things artsy and international back then as well. These books alongside many others where whispering of the worlds beyond to a young woman and feeding her curiosity and teaching new point of views.     

So when I saw this wonderful Frida-brooch pattern, made by @kedito, I had to try it. If you would like to hook one too, you can find the pattern on her Instagram feed. I used Schachenmayr Catania and Scheepjes Catona for these brooches and hook size 2,5. Made two for presents and one for myself to keep.

And here below a small bunny, an adjustment of my teddy bear pattern. This little fellow seems to be quite "low maintenance". Sleeps most of the time and comes with his own food supply and dental care ;-). Carrot pattern is a free pattern on the blog Croby Patterns. You can of course make many different animals with the teddy bear pattern, see for example this cute kitten @koukutettu has made.

And then I guess I just wish you a good night and sleep tight, all bunnies and bigger creatures,

Pirjo