Monday, January 27, 2014

Mori Girl Fashion Inspiration


Here's again my Mori Inspiration.
A lovely lace crocheted collar is an amazing detail to add to a plain dress or a shirt.


I have already made some patchwork scarves and the next on my 'to crochet list' is this gorgeous granny square vest.

Romantic rose blouses and sequined flats with flouncy skirts and layered dresses...

You can read my first Mori post here.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Orange Arabesque Necklace


While preparing to go to Istanbul (I was already there in my mind) I couldn't shake off the oriental fever I found myself with and everything I created in the past two weeks reflects my thoughts and desires.

The crocheted lace that reminded me of the famous arabesques is the focal point of this necklace and I added some crocheted rings and beads off-center and of course this wouldn't be complete with the inevitable beads. 

Have a lovely week-end everyone!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Grannies in the half or a Necklace gone wild

 I love using my grannies in unorthodox ways and this wouldn't be the first time to use them for my jewelry - I hope you still remember my grannies here and also here
For this one I used a halfie and added some wooden beads. 

So this is one of the aesthetic extremes I am inclined towards - from soft, ethereal, romantic pastel feel to screaming, vibrating and vivid Bohemian flair.

I can't help it. Life is too short to live it in black and white!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Istanbul - revisited


We came here again to this beautiful, beautiful city! This time we had a room in the street overlooking the Aya Sofya. We stayed at the magenta one and the rooms were breathtaking - featuring traditional Turkish embroidery motifs and styles.


For this post I made several collages of things / places that captured my attention  and I hope you will enjoy. 

The wall opposite our hotel was made of broken pieces of tea cups and saucers - and it was an amazing sight - kudos to the ingenious artist / builder. 

Shop windows are most often an exceptional works of art.

The treasures of the Bazaar - a remarkable experience even for the pickiest of palates. 

The irreplaceable Aya Sofya and the Blue Mosque. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Vintage Crochet Rose Brooch

I've been reducing the stash of crocheted flowers and trims and other whimsies and came upon this beautiful crocheted piece of lace I used to make this bracelet. At the time  of making it I simply fell in love with the design and crocheted a whole bunch I am now trying to match with my other creations. 

For this project I used one of the lace pieces and combined it with one of the flowers I love so much to make to get a vintage looking brooch.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Skirt to Scarf Refashion

In my pursuit of repurposing good pieces, I made another scarf from two very dear pieces. 

The skirt is a rich burgundy corduroy with lovely ruffles that made the skirt for what it was - a cutie! Eva got it as a gift, but the elastic at the waist was so tight there was no way for her to wear it. I knew that if I tried to change and insert new elastic I would ruin it since it was with one of those set-in elastics that can be removed along with a big part of the fabric. So it stayed put for many, many years. 

As for the woolen scarf - I have had it since uni. Needless to mention that it so dear to my heart  I was set to keep it until doomsday. But, it started to show the tooth of time and before it got any holes I decided to save it and hence the match. It is as good as if made in heaven. 

Luckily i didn't have to cut away the flowery ruffle and use the whole front part of the skirt without chipping at it (the skirt was slightly circular) and I needed to add / patch just a small part to use the entire length of the woolen scarf. 
And this is not all. I have some other refashioned pieces coming along nicely and in due time.

Friday, January 10, 2014

The Valentine Headband Pattern


Hi everyone! 
This has been a blessed Christmas week. We had a prolonged weekend due to it so we rested a lot, tried to be more outdoors and not overeat. We spent it with my in laws in Ohrid where the weather was springlike. I cannot describe how healing is for the soul and the mind to have a cup of coffee sitting outside in the fresh air- overlooking the lake. Precious!

I also tried to concentrate on my work and designed this cute headband for Valentine. Eva and I had great time taking photos using the façade of the church of St.Sophia which I could endlessly photograph. The stone walls give an edge to the pictures, don't you think?

The pattern for the headband  may look difficult, but it isn't. It doesn't get beyond chaining and double crochets with a sprinkle of trebles and a bunch of picots :)

It is in my shop.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Patchworked scarf 2


Here's the other scarf I made using pieces from clothes put aside for re-purposing. Actually this was the first one but unlike the pink scarf, I did not have much matching fabric to combine, so this is simpler. I am happy to report though it is quite attractive and I have already received orders from my mom and sis to patch them some :)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Best posts of 2013

First of all, let me say "Happy New Year" to you and may this one bring a lot of good health, happiness and joy, peace and fulfillment of your dreams!

In review, 2013 has been fruitful here at the Little Treasures and these are the most popular 20 posts! Enjoy!


9. Crocheted Vine Bracelet and Necklace Pattern
10. Irish Rose Necklace Tutorial
11. Bracelets Galore
12. Mini Doilies Necklace


14. In the World of Tube Necklaces
15. Anemone Headband
16. Crocheted Cuffs

17. My Craft Cupboard
18. Bra wires
19. 3D Flower Mobile
20. Beach Sandals

I hope 2014 to be more fruitful!