Friday, August 24, 2012

yarn bombing in montreal.

One of my daughters recently went on a trip to the east coast and while she was in Montreal she took pictures of this incredible yarn bombing for me...

Does anyone happen to know who the artist might be?


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

new crochet pattern - chubby owl family by tara schreyer.

Yay!  The day has come that I am able to share my newest crochet pattern with you!  Please meet the Chubby Owl Family!!

The idea for these little guys originally came to me when browsing a book store.  I love sweet little bookends for children's book shelves.  When stuffed with a heavier filling (I used popcorn kernels) the largest owl makes a perfect bookend.

The pattern includes 3 sizes:
Large - 15.5" circumference x 5" high
Medium - 11.5" circumference x 4" high
Small - 7.5" circumference x 3" high



Tuesday, August 14, 2012

photo gallery.

We love seeing what our customers create from our patterns!! Kerri from Calico Rabbit recently shared her finished item of the Hanging Storage Pouch crochet pattern and we absolutely love it!  Kerri has a true love of all things primitive and this comes across in her decorating style and her artistic handiwork. 

While the pattern calls for 100% cotton, Kerri used jute as her fiber of choice to give it a timeless feel and make it a little more outdoor friendly.  For her tips and experiences in choosing and working with jute, visit her blog posting here.  While there, be sure to browse will find she has many beautiful creations and talents that will appeal to your creative side.


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

sneak peek.

Just a little peek...can you guess what it is??  

 The crochet pattern for this chubby little guy and his family will be available really soon. Can't wait to share them with you!!


Monday, August 6, 2012

photo gallery.

If you are looking for one of a kind felted wool accessories or if you make your own felted creations and you are looking for some inspiration then be sure to check out Laura DeMeulenaere of LJDBags.

Back in May, 2012 we posted some pictures of Laura's beautiful hand crafted wine bottle totes here, and today we are excited to be able to share some more photo's of her work. We are sure that you will agree that Laura's colour combinations and needle felting techniques are amazing!
Lemon Grass and Meadow Green Felted Wool Bag

Lemon grass and Meadow green crochet felted wool bag

If you are interested in purchasing this felted bag or any of Laura's other high quality creations then you will be happy to know that she is having a 20% off sale for the month of August, 2012.

If you are interested in creating your own Felted Crochet Bag you can find the crochet pattern here on our blog.