Feb 24, 2011

Brooch Flower

If you want to refresh your outfit beautiful and original accesories - that what you need. 2011 spring fashion trend is flower brooches. Crocheted, felted, textile and others. I looked for handmade accessories and I liked very much leather brooches from Ekaterina.

She make amazing patchwork accessories and clothes and leather jewelry - brooches, necklaces, pendants. Look at this beautiful deep red brooch

It's has beautiful color and very interesting combination of materials - leather, organza, vintage beads. It can be attracting addition to your clothes, bag, hat or something else.

And here is my felted flower brooch in brown turquoise colors. It's hand felted of wool and decorated with lace.

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Feb 22, 2011

When you make a gift, it's important to make it personalizing. Nice idea is to make something with Zodiac sign. Look what I have found in Irina's blog. Here is free digital collage sheet Zodiac. You may use these images for bottle caps, cards, collage work, bookmarks, stickers, jewelry, scrapbooking, glass tiles, magnets or something else.

Thank you, Irina, for this beautiful free collage!

Feb 17, 2011

Flowers - how to crochet

We have very cold winter now. It's -20C. But the sun is shining and the spring will come soon. I missed flowers so I have felt some roses of wool.

felted flower brooch rose

In my craft I often use flower inspired themes. I like to felt flowers, crochet flowers or make flower's pattern on scarves. I'm planning to decorate some baby clothes with flowers. And I find in Lana's blog easy crochet flower tutorial

Easy and very pretty flowers - would be nice as decoration for clothes, bags, pillows or something else.

Feb 14, 2011

Wool warm hat - balaclava helmet

Warm wool hat are the must have for those who lives in cold climate. It’s about me:). Winter begins in November and ends in March here in Russia. I mean winter when temperature is bellow zero. Some time ago I felted scarf-cowl-hoodie of merino wool. It's nice for winter.

wool felted hat cowl hoodie halmet balaclava
Recently I discovered that there is very similar design - helmet balaclava.
I read about it in Lana's blog. She likes knitting and crochet. You may find very interesting posts in her blog about how to knit, crochet, last fashion trends and many wonderful free patterns as well.
I have found excellent balaclava helmet free pattern here

She gave clear instructions how to knit helmet balaclava using basic knitting stitches.

I know that Balaclava is small beautiful town on the Black Sea coast in Crimea.

I found through internet that hekmet's name came from this town's name. British soldiers saved from cold wind and frost wearing such helmets during Crimean war (October 1853–February 1856).

Now warm hat helmet balaclava are very popular among snowborders, skiers, alpinists.

You may buy one from sport shop or knit or crochet of wool by yourself if you can. Here are my handmade felted hat - balaclava).

Feb 3, 2011

Wool felted scarf Eco color natural

Since I have moved to new house out of megapolis I have great opportunity to make pictures outside. Here are two of them. You may see how beautiful winter we have this year - much snow and frost.

Scarves are available in my shop.

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