Archive | April, 2018

Just my imagination

10 Apr

My mother taught me how to crochet when I was about 6 years old. At that time I used to make very loooong chains with scrap threads and nothing more than that. It was fun, but my childhood curiosity didn’t take me too much further: I made little things here and there throughout the years but it was only few years ago that I rediscovered my crochet. Unluckily my mum is no longer around to teach me all the tricks so I have to rely only on my limited knowledge and the web.

All this preamble to say that I made my first crocheted crossbody purse a couple of weeks ago. No template or tutorial here. It just came straight out of my imagination.

I think mum would be proud but she would hint all the – many – mistakes too. 🙂 ❤

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Washi tape magic – again

4 Apr

Being a bit bored with the usual gift wrapping I explored the use of washi tape to decorate and personalize a plain white – and inexpensive – paper bag. It is very simple yet cute.

To close the bag I made two matching holes on the front and back sheets and passed a pink ribbon through, and simply tied it in the front. I also drew some candles on the top of the “washi cake” and wrote “Buon Compleanno”, which is the Italian for “Happy Birthday” . 🙂

Golden necklace

3 Apr

Here is a long necklace I made on request from a friend. It was a Christmas gift for someone who likes showy ornaments…. It was a bit difficult for me because I normally like smaller and more delicate items but in the end I think this is an agreeable compromise.

Made of semi precious stones (tinted jade, turquoise) and cultivated pearl, along with brass chain and “zamak” spacers. The packaging is also handmade.

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