Sunday, May 16, 2010

Hawaiian Leis

A friend from work had given me this book to make Hawaiian Leis (crocheted). I really haven't looked at it until now. My brother-in-law and his girlfriend are coming to visit us here in the islands, and I though what a perfect time. The patterns are really simple and easy. I made one called Pikake for my brother-in-law and on called Hibiscus for the girlfriend. They are pretty cool. I will post pictures later!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

What I have been doing~

OK so......I've been so busy with many things lately: a wedding shower, a wedding, a baby shower, work and graduate school. However, most of those things have ended or are ending and now I am ready to make the commitment to my crafting. I learned to knit recently! It's exciting yet intimidating. Usually, knitter and crocheters have a weird rift, but I think the crafts are similar yet different. They can be combined and loved by all. I am still working on the basket weave pattern and getting one of the patterns up from the wedding clutch. I am!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

I'm Back!

Hello Everyone (If there is anyone),

I am sorry it has been a few months since I posted anything. I am working on a few patterns and will have at least one of them up within the week! I lost some motivation and had a lack of time to complete many of my projects. Now, though, I am going to dedicate my time to it.

See you soon!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wedding Purses

I was asked by a friend to make her a purse for a wedding. I also made the bride a purse. Here are the pictures.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Coming Soon

I have been working on a few ideas and coming soon is a basket weave clutch. I love clutches. I think they are classic and amazing. I also have what I like to call the 'S' clutch/tote and a "Paths" bag with interweaving design. Basket weave clutch will be first. Soon.


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Shell Envelope Clutch

Shell Envelope Clutch

Chain 47

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook. Then, SC in each CH across. Ch 2. Turn

Row 2: 2 DC in 1st SC * skip 2 SC, SC in 3rd SC. Skip 2 SC, 5 DC (shell stitch) in 3rd DC* Repeat * across to last 3 SC. SC in last SC. CH 3. Turn.

Row 3: 2 DC in 1st SC. *Skip 2 DC and SC in 3rd DC (top of shell stitch). Skip 2 DC and shell stitch in SC*. Repeat * across to last 3 stitches. SC in top of turning CH. CH 3. Turn.

Repeat Row 3 until piece measure desired length. Sew sides together, but leave a flap to cover opening.

I installed a snap, not a button to the clutch to make a sleeker look.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Tunisian Recycled Plastic Bag Coaster Set

Tunisian Recycled Plastic Bag Coaster Pattern

Tunisian Tutorials can be found here.

Plastic Bag Yarn (instructions can be found here.)
Afghan Hook Size K (or you could use a regular crochet hook, but it is more difficult to keep the stitches on the hook)

Chain 14
Row 1: Insert hook in second chain and do a forward pass LOOSELY to prevent curling. Then follow by a return row.
Row 2: Insert hook into first vertical bar and do a forward pass. Follow by a return row.
Row 3-10: Repeat Row 2.
Finish off by weaving in ends.