Saturday, November 26, 2011

So glad you are not at the mall...

Today I have new tams for you.  
Straight from my crochet hook to your doorsteps (or mailbox) if you want.
3 ready to ship tams for all climates and tastes.

black cotton/hemp snood tam

another crazy patchwork crochet tam

wool tam in 3 wide band colors

Monday, November 21, 2011

Impression from my work place

I am so grateful that I can determine the look and feeling of my work place. Even though practicality demands a certain restraint on decorations: a must is the white wall for pictures, especially when I photograph wearables modelled by my mannequins.
Love this little baroque hippie vest and matching wool beret tam.
(Listings on Etsy soon:)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Inspirational patterns...color boost needed

Today I feel November. And it's not even gray outside, actually a sunny cool day, but I need a color boost. Anything to get my creative spirits working. November is a busy month and I crochet a lot of classic black, brown and gray hats, with not so much time for patchworking in bright colors.
So for me and for you I have collected some hippie art, mainstream designer prints (Missoni, but he did a great job reviving the ripple pattern) and some authentic vintage ripple crochets.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Finally the studio space comes to life

I admit at first it was awkward to work strictly in the studio space and not in the living room anymore. And my sewing corner had been set up for 2 months but I felt I didn't have time for bigger projects. And I just couldn't decide what to do first, crochet, knit, sew, loom knit. The abundance of choices was a hurdle for my creativity.
Today I made a plan: cut a commercial sewing pattern, iron the fabrics, cut the pattern pieces on the grain line, serge everything, sew, press seams open, use baste stitches. Do it by the book and see if the pattern and size will work...before customizing, and "free-lance" sewing. Amazingly the pattern worked well, the fabric cut on the bias drapes nicely. Can't wait to make more patchy skirts in the near future.