Posts tagged ‘crochet’

August 24, 2014

Crocheted lavender pouches

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I’ve been working on these for a week now since we cut the lavenders in the vineyard house. I like how tiny and cute they look. I wish I could do more shapes but since I’m using very thin cotton thread, it will be very difficult to add more rows to make them as big as I want, which is already pretty small actually…

October 6, 2012

“Like a Sir” brooch

This is a project I posted on Busymitts a while ago. I thought I’d post it here as well because, personally, I don’t find Busymitts as accomplished as Ravelry for a craft site. Too bad Ravelry only features knit and crochet projects. Anyway, this is a brooch I made for my best friend. She’s into everything with a hipster feel so I thought something with a mustache would be just for her. Then I came across Sarah Fordham’s adorable cross stitch mustache accessories, available on her Etsy shop. The mustache pattern of this brooch is based on her design. Once I cross stitched the pattern I gave up trying to stitch the cross stitch fabric on the brooch because it looked awkward and because I am very bad at free stitching ^^; So I thought I would make a crochet circle like a scrunchie to hold the fabric in place. And it worked fabulously! The only problem was that the joining stitches of the crochet circle looked really ugly so I had to cover it with something. And that’s when I came up with the idea of a top hat. Then came the idea of sewing a transparent button to make it look like a monocle. And our gentleman was complete!