Friday, October 30, 2009

A few exchanges

I've been working on a few pieces for exchanges, cross stitched and crocheted. For now the cross stitched ones are a secret until my partners get them. But I can show you what I sent and received from Ravelry and EMS.

My partner Kay got the flower dishcloths I crocheted for her. She mentioned she likes how colorful my work is, so these flowers seemed perfect. She's happy with them.

From Alex got this gorgeous headband, too bad you can't touch it, you would love the silky thread. She also sent a handmade bookmark with an origami figure.

This is the first Ravelry swap I've gotten so far. I know there are two other things about to get here, but mail is a little slow this time of the year. Here's how it looks , love the pattern too:

Bianca, in Germany, sent me this for the two buttons, two charms exchange at EMS. Love all the details, such as the buttons tin.

And this is the only item for my secret project that is all finished. Hand made Christmas presents, that's what the project is all about. I can show them off because I know the recepient doesn't read my blog lol

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sophia's bag

Another bag finish. This was sewn for Sophia's 21st birthday. A recycled paired of her jeans. Was made "with love" for a future Doctor, daughter of a best friend, Magaly.

The lining was chosen by her mom. Couldn't resist to sew a band to highlight it on the outside.

Was very pleased with the inside pocket, has a larger and shorter one, so she can have a place for her sunglasses and cell phone. Luckily I found large snap buttons, do you remember I was using small ones for almost everything?

Her boyfriend Gian, the real mastermind behind the present, wanted me to add zippers to the pockets, I thought that wouldn't be nice, would spoil the look, and frankly was way too difficult lol

To make up for it did a small case for her make up or pencils. Despite the disastrous attach of the zipper and lining, she was happy with it. Apparently didn't notice the mistake.

Well, another cool bag. Have more waiting to be done...

Happy stitching!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


My partners at EMS and Ravelry have received what I sent, so here are the pictures.

For Sandrine in France stitched a scissor fob in Fall colors. The backing fabric is from Fabric depot, just perfect colors for the design (Elizabeth's designs Nature's Alphabet).

Alex in USA got the headbands crocheted for her.

You can't tell by the picture but the broad one have beads on the center...

Happy stitching!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Lionbrand CAL

As I said on a previous post Lionbrand is hosting a Motif Afghan CAL, my first sample turned out a bit small, so tried a larger hook and the motif looks better.

Decided to join the motifs as I go, this is nice because it gives sense of achievement. Also like the way it looks...

My first plan was to make it with my left overs, but instead bought a few D'Primera, from Coats. I'll get some more soon.

Happy crocheting!!!