Monday, April 27, 2009

Blog exclusive! My newest project: Hyperbolic Coral Reef

This is something I made on recently, it is about 13 inches wide and about 9 inches tall.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Coasters are a fantastic way to spruce up your decor!

This pattern is called Halley's Comet and I found it in my Reader's Digest Ultimate Sourcebook of Knitting and Crochet Stitches. I loved putting together the funky fun colors! Made with cotton yarn.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

New necklaces

I love the pink and coral mix of colors for this type of Zinnias! Here is my take on them:

This flower is called a Dianthus.

My Grandma had 10 green thumbs. When I decided to plant my own flower garden years ago, she suggested Dianthus because it was easy to care for. Well I got lucky and where I planted mine, ended up being the perfect place and they grew beautifully and she joked about them looking better than hers! They even came back the next year even though they are not supposed to :)

These red Poppies look better in person than in a photo, cameras generally do not like red and I forgot to reduce the saturation:

Some white Orchids:

Here is a totally different style for me, I wanted to try a Southwestern design. I used fabric glue to glue felt circles on the back of the crocheted circles to give them a little bulk and to keep them from curling up.

And lastly, Fuschia, by challenge from my Mom. These flowers are so cool in their design, it was a big pain to do but it turned out well I think:

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The first of the orchid necklaces!

Oh wow it took me almost an entire day to come up with a design I am happy with. After working and ripping out, and ripping out again and again I finally have it.

And the color combinations are just endless!

Here are the first 3:

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Even more necklaces now!

I just can't stop! LOL! There are so many designs that I just can't stop making these! Right now I am trying to perfect an orchid, I'll post when I am finished.

Starting with a rose vine theme:

One of my favorites, a blue bell:

And the others:

This one is a Rio Samba rose bush inspired one, my Grandma loved this rose!

And lastly a white themed one