Tuesday, June 26, 2012

sneak peek.

I made a set of these "Coffee Cuffs" for everyone in my family quite some time ago and it never occurred to me to share the pattern...until now.  It will be up in our shop shortly.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

new crochet pattern - cottage slippers by kim miller.

Skill Level: Intermediate

What better way is there to welcome guests to your home then a basket of cabled slippers by the front door? These comfy slippers have lots of stretch so they fit a range of different sizes making them the perfect slipper for your urban cottage!

Finished slippers measure 8½, 9, 9½” (21½, 23, 24 cm) long. Size small fits ladies size 5 to 6½, size medium fits ladies size 6 to 7½, and size large fits ladies size 7 to 8½. I have also included a size note to help you achieve additional lengths.

This detailed, well written crochet pattern includes illustrations and figure pictures. Pattern calls for a 4.00 mm (G) crochet hook and 1¼ balls of Cascade® 220 Superwash Wool.


Monday, June 18, 2012

sneak peek.

I'm so excited that my new crochet pattern for slippers is almost ready...


Saturday, June 9, 2012

finished project - lacy pinafore by lucille laflamme.

Yay...I finished the Lacy Pinafore for my dear friends first Grand-baby! If you read my previous post called "the round that wouldn't end" then you know that I found this project to be a tad challenging! I used a pretty vintage cotton that I'm guessing was a size 20 so the stitches were super tiny. When I was finished I hand washed the dress and then I carefully ironed it while it was still wet. My mom suggested this blocking technique, and for this particular project it worked extremely well.


This project completely changed my attitude towards my other crochet projects for the better. Spending hours on one row only to tear it out and restart makes the pair of slippers that I'm working on, using a worsted weight yarn, seem like a cakewalk :)


Monday, June 4, 2012

more buttons...

Back in December 2011 we posted about some beautiful polymer clay buttons that we had discovered, by Orly Rabinowitz of Israel. Recently, we came across a local B.C. artist that also creates handmade buttons from polymer clay and we are excited to share our latest find with you. Dave and Carolyn Good are the husband and wife team behind 2GoodClaymates. They are a super lovely couple and I had the privilege of meeting them personally at a local quilt show. Carolyn is passionate about creating unique pieces and her husband and best friend, Dave, helps her with some of the finishing details. You can tell that they both put a lot of thought and care into their creations.

In addition to buttons Dave and Carolyn also create gorgeous shawl pins and scarf accessories. I love leaves and the autumn colours so I am especially fond of this piece...

There's tons that we haven't shown you, so if you would like to see more of Dave and Carolyn's creations then we would invite you to visit their etsy shop. Also, if you are interested in creating your own buttons they also sells great tutorials.