Monday, October 16, 2017

I am Crochet Expert on Tip Junkie

 


Hello again!

I am excited to share that this week I'll be Crochet Expert on Tip Junkie!

I have a free crochet pattern for the Bohemian Crochet Scarf already shared on the site and it would be awesome if you could visit me there!

 

Insta Feel - tipsytessie!



Happy Monday guys!
I have some exciting news I am going to share at the end of the day and until then enjoy these amazing images by tipsytessiethat caught my eyes on instagram!

Friday, October 13, 2017

6 Free One Skein Crochet Projects





The weekend is here and if you are planning on spending it cozily with a little crochet, here are six 1 skein projects I found on the internet and thought would be worth saving.





Happy hooking!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Insta Love: elena_coroli

 

It was one of Elena Coroli'sheavenly baby cardigans that caught my eye and left me breathless. You must agree. She is a real master in knit embroidery. She writes stories using plain knits as her paper and her needle and thread as her pen, and what stories they are! Delicate, romantic and enchanting.

 
 
 
She specializes in decorating hats and gloves and equally likes giving plain dresses a new twist by adding elaborate and intricate patterns, usually flower details.


 
 

 
Check out her instagram account for more embroidered cuteness.
 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Bohemian Flower Warmers Pattern

 
 
 
Hello guys! If you remember  my flower warmers I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, well they made quite a stir so I sat down and wrote the pattern.
 
I made an elaborate photo tutorial and though they might look like a lot work, that couldn't be farthest from the truth.
 
The pattern and more technical info in my shops on etsy an ravelry.
 

 

 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Bohemian Pom Poms DIY




Welcome to my newest project!
I have had this idea of making bohemian pom poms running through my mind over and over again until I decided to give it a try.

These babies turned out fantastically and I am absolutely delighted with them. I don't think I would ever make an ordinary pompom after seeing how beautiful these turned out.


Do you like them? Here's how I made them.

Supplies
 
 
 
Gather your supplies. For these boho candies I recommend you use materials with different textures. Combine chunky yarn with thin mohair or sport yarn. Add ribbons both sateen and crocheted. I included elastic lace, some velvet, jersey strips... everything I could think of that would make it even more textured and rich. And of course - we shouldn't forget the pompom maker.
 
For the pompom in this tutorial I used 3 different sizes of yarn (in orange, beige and burgundy), an elastic lace ribbon, sateen ribbon and crocheted (lace) ribbon.




You can make a note which material is going to go first, second, etc. or work on a whim. I promise the effect will be equally attractive - you simply cannot go wrong.

1. I like starting with chunky yarn (although the one in the picture changes into a thread and gets  chunky again after a few wraps). Wrap the yarn a couple of times. Cut it off at the upper side.
2. Add new yarn, preferably thinner (or thicker) than the first one. Cut it off as before. The number of wraps depends on you.
3. Add a sateen ribbon (all through the maker or just in a single spot). Cut it off.
4. Add elastic lace  ribbon - repeat as in 3 above.
5. Wrap yarn (whichever you like) to cover the lace and ribbon nicely and
6. Wrap the crochet ribbon.

 
 

7. Cover it with a chunky yarn to finish it off.
8. Work the other side too.
9 -10 Cut it open (both sides)
11. Tie a strong knot. I usually use a long thread and wrap / tie around it a couple of times so that the yarns / other materials do not budge.
12. When it is done, trim it. And that is it!

I am going to use these for my next project but I am keeping that as a surprise.








Sunday, October 1, 2017

What I Have Pinned Lately #5

 

 
 
 
Welcome to the 5th pinning frenzy!
Pinning frenzy would be an understatement because I couldn't get my hands on the computer this week, due to work related obligations, but these pins were frenziedly pinned at the time and would suffice mostly because they perfectly capture the world outside.
 
Although a person of color, I love grey very much. It goes along fabulously with my complexion and these two images above are just too cute for words.
 
 
My second color option for winter is mustard. It does give that satisfying pop of color and warmth to the greyness.
 
 

And here's my true self again. Enjoying the burst of colors. Although to the shadiest part of the specter, but colorful enough.

All the respective links for these inspiring images can be found on my crochet and knitting boards. Some of these  are free so do check them out.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Oya Necklaces - Part 2



 
 
 

 
 
 
Hello and welcome to the second and last part of showing off my oya necklaces.
 
Most of these necklaces are made in two or three variegating colors and when one first lays eyes on them, they resemble peacock feathers.
All are made combining ecru crochet thread and embroidery floss. Delicate, feminine and attractive.
 
You can see the first part here and here.
 
 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Fall Decor Idea

 
 
 
I am a person of color and  my spirits rise to heaven when I am left to collect flowers in a meadow. But then, I am not solely a spring / summer flower collector, because as a true nature lover I admire everything nature gives us, so although she limits her abundance in terms of colors I cannot contain myself and have to bring something home and have it decorate a corner in our home even for a little while.
 

 
So when we recently went to our spot on the mountain, I picked some fresh pinecones, thistles and those bubbly dry plants I have no idea what they are called to use as a fall décor.
 
 
Being left with crochet flowers that didn't make it to adorn my latest flower warmers, I stuck them into the thistles and added a bit of color to these darlings.
 
 
 
Put the dried collection of plants into a(n old) decorated bottle, arranged a simple arrangement into a basket and voila!
 
Not a lot of effort, but a sweet sight for the summer grieving eyes.

 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Insta Feel - Crochet Blankets

 
 
 
 
 
Fall has officially come and didn't fail to show us and expose us to its character. So now, you can go out in flip flops during the day and change into a fur coat at night. We've been having quite a chilly nights lately and all I want to do is drop everything I work on, curl up in my armchair and crochet my heart away. Crochet a blanket, mind you! Last week IG was swarming with people showing off their blankies and that made me aware that I do.not.possess.a.single.blanket!!! NOT ONE! For myself! {Sniff, sniff}
 
Every single blanket I have made was gifted away. Though on the other hand, my heart is full because I know how my recipients still feel about them - so that is satisfying my sadness at the moment. Nevertheless, I vowed to make one for myself even if it takes me years to make it!
 
These are some of the blankets that attracted my attention. Click away dear readers!