Sunday, August 28, 2016

Vintage Micro Filet Crochet!

On my recent visit to my childhood home in Oregon, I was going through a collection of vintage handkerchiefs that belonged to my grandmother, and I came across this delicate and beautifully worked piece of filet crochet. I have never seen filet worked on such a small scale. Such perfect stitches! I only wish I knew which of my relatives made this and that I could crochet with her and see more of her work! I am trying to think of something special to do with this handkerchief. It is too amazing to be kept in a drawer!

Close Up to Show Stitch Detail

See how well spaced the stitches are, and how neatly she has worked into the fabric? She must have counted the threads in the fabric between stitchet to space it out so well!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Traveling and Crochet!

Each year I travel to America from Kuwait and packing my crochet is one of the first things I do! I have avoided taking scissors for years so as not to have any problems going through security. I usually take a box of dental floss and use that as a cutter, but this year I wanted something better! 

I was shopping at my local craft store and I happen to find a friend there, Tammy of TS Daily Treasures, who has a wonderful blog that I highly recommend you check out! She told me that she bought one of these decorative Clover cutters and she wears it as a necklace when she travels. I loved the idea of a cutter that could also be a fashion accessory! I bought 2 -a smaller one for threads, and a larger one for yarn. I put them both on a crocheted cord sample I had in my stash. Does anyone recognize it? It is from the Pretty Popcorn Vest pattern I designed for the Crocheting Clothes Kids Love book. I am always excited to find multiple uses for things. The cord helps it from getting lost in my bag. It cuts so smoothly and they come in gold or silver. The smaller one cuts yarn quite well. I think the larger one is great for car trips as airport security may have a problem with it because more of the blade is showing.

Some people have told me that these are not allowed by TSA, but I have taken the smaller one on several trips through security with no problems. It is best to check the regulations in your country before taking them on board!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

eWoodstory Stitchable Pendant Giveaway!

We have teamed up with the wonderful Moogly, for a fun summer giveaway of 4 Stitchable Pendants of the winners choice from our Etsy shop!

For all the details check out Moogly Blog's post, and to enter, simply click on the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post.

Good luck to all who enter!

Here are just a few ideas as to what you could make with our pendants:

For more inspiration, check out our flickr galleries for Mini Masterpiece Pendants, and Modern Stitchable Pendants.