Thursday, 14 June 2012

Beautiful butterflies

I've been having the best time crocheting up this butterfly 'rabble'*

For these butterflies I've used 8 colours from the Debbie Bliss DK cotton yarn range and had great fun coming up with the different combinations for each butterfly.

The Debbie Bliss cotton yarn has a lovely soft feel to it while having good stitch definition and creating motifs that hold their shape really well.

Hopefully I'll have some complete butterfly garlands to share with you all very soon :-)

* - according to wikianswers a rabble is the most common way of describing a group of butterflies.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Moody blue

After the success of my first Etsy sale I've since had a request about whether I make flower brooches... So for the last few days I've been having a go at designing my own pattern for one and this is what I've come up with.

This is a three layer crochet flower brooch (with another of my favourite hand dyed buttons on - in a larger size than those I use on the hair clips) all crocheted together in one piece with a brooch fastening sewn on the the back. It measures 3" across and would look great as an accessory on a hat/bag/coat.

I really love the blues that I've used here - so I'm tempted to make another for myself. I'm also hoping to try a couple more brooch designs but that will probably take me another month to get around to (I'm still in the middle of a butterfly craze)... so keep an eye out here for some new designs soon.

Seeing as my hair clips seem to be quite popular at the moment I've also made up a couple of pairs of flower clips using the same violet yarn that I used in the centre flower on my brooch. These little pretties are very soft and slightly fuzzy - no idea what the yarn is though as I bought it from a mystery selection of yarn last year. 

I hope I haven't left any of you feeling 'blue'!

Now back to butterflies - I can't wait to show you all what I've come up with :-)

Friday, 8 June 2012

My first ever sale!

I'm so very excited that I had to post about this right away - I've just made my first sale on my Etsy store!

My new crochet flower hair slides seem to be popular already with these two pairs ready to go in the post this morning to my first customer. I've also got another customer who wants the same hair slides & possibly a custom crochet flower brooch as well.

Right - I've got to go and crochet up some more stock for my shop, thanks for stopping by :-)

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Pretty flower hair clips

These little cuties have just this minute been added into my Etsy store. They are made up using some of the same yarns that I use for my booties as well as the same hand dyed buttons from paper-and-string that I love so much.

I'm really glad that I decided to use contrasting button colours for the flower centres as they really make these hair clips stand out.

What do you think - worth paying £3.50 for a pair?

Now back to making butterflies - hopefully I'll have some to show you here soon.

Just shared this post on the wonderful Faith Hope and Charity Shopping blog by Lakota - why not pop over and see what everyone else has been up to?