Today, my hands were too sore so I decided to pull out my sewing machine and start restocking my Etsy Shop “Calicreative”
calicreative on Etsy
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Today the spotlight is on:
EYESTOPPER available in my Etsy Shop!!!
This is a super soft Merino wool handspun and hand dyed yarn, plied with a super strong cotton thread and 5 randomly placed pink flowers.
The roving I named “Hummingbird” 😀
You can wear it as a scarf/necklace as is or work it up in your own designs
approx. 30 yards – 27meters
weight: approx. 2.5oz – 71 g
plied with Cotton thread
Artificial Flowers with a yellow wool center
ASAP I will reopen my Etsy Store (Beautifulyeah) where I will start selling all my hand dyed yarns/fibers and handspun yarns.
My beautiful friend Kim Brown will start handling all the promotions for Beautifulyeah from that day on so that I can totally concentrate on the dyeing/creating side of the business.
Thank you Kim!!! You rock!!! ♥
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The patterns I write are mainly to cover the cost of my blogs/time/materials/coffee and I really enjoy receiving your feedback.
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Here are the Crochet Along projects for the next 2 months.
“Pimped up storage Jars”
Pattern will be up by the end of the week…sorry I got a little behind 🙂
This is the original picture that goes with the pattern:
And here I made the scarf in about 3 hours of 3 balls of yarn (Red Heart Boutique Midnight & Treasure – Whisper & Spectrum), Medium weight (4) worsted weight yarn on a hook size: US F -3.75mm.
Really easy fun free pattern to remember (just one line).
I went for texture in this scarf. If I wanted more stitch definition I would have probably used a bigger size hook and a solid color (see green scarf).
Yes, one side of the scarf will be straight and the other side will be scalloped…it doesn’t bother me but it might to some of you.
Hope you join with these Crochet Alongs and send me pictures/ or
post your pictures in my Ravelry Group.
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In my previous tutorial about designing, I have been talking a lot about things that can inspire you. Today I want to show you that even “fellow” artists can inspire you…
Look at colors, compositions, objects, material use, forms, shapes, texture, techniques used etc…really look look
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For those who follow me on Facebook already know that I almost finished my crochet (granny square) CA King size bed cover.
Just a few more rounds to complete it, so it nicely covers the sides of the bed.
It is a huge project that at a certain stage you can only work on the bed or in a big chair.
Constantly turning it around to be able to keep working on it,
but after finishing 4 previous bed covers (same style, different color combo’s) I knew what I was in for…
Blanket is made in Caron One Pound.
Last steps are the finishing rounds, reverse single crochet edge and working in the ends, it will soon be used on our own CA King bed.
Video for single crochet edge:
Puppy Snuggles loves it too 🙂
He has a fetish for blankets since he was 2.5 months young LOL
Almost done… 🙂
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I finally made some time in the day to get my nails done (last nail tech flaked on me).
Taking care of myself:
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Tonight I found my little stash of fabrics so I can start thinking about combo’s, patterns and work on the photo tutorial.
I even found a 2 yard Christmas panel that I still can use to make a Christmas quilt/wall hanging!!!
But that has to wait a little bit since the mug rug tutorial has to be done first.
Here is a picture of the few fabrics I have left, let me know if you see any combo’s…
I don’t know where I got the Betty Boop Bingo fabric from…????
Did I tell you that mug rugs are perfect fabric stash busters??
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BTW did you notice that I have 2 blogs so that it is easier for people to follow:
Blog on WordPress: www.beautifulyeah.wordpress.com
You choose!!! Same posts on each blog so don’t worry about missing out 🙂
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So this was pretty much my day today…besides the regular errands/wife duties 🙂
See you soon again and thank you for visiting.
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Okay, here we go….
TAATAAAAAA…I finished our CAL today and it’s hanging from my covered front porch/entrance.
Simple, easy and fast crochet project to whip up in a few days. Don’t forget it is PERFECT to use up those small amounts of yarn that we all have laying around somewhere…
My friend Tina finished hers too and send me a picture to share. Thank you Tina for sharing!!!
I love hers too, such a rewarding instant Christmas feeling these lights…
We picked up our first white (flocked?) Christmas tree ever and we love it!!!
Now I am in the “Christmas” mood 🙂
And like I asked in my previous blog post that I was looking for ideas for my windows for you all? Well I got what I wanted…so many responses and emails with pattern (links).
Finally I decided to make the ones pictured below for the kitchen windows.
I will start them soon and I will keep you updated!