Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Earth, wind and fire

I am working on 4 different versions of the ripple friendship bracelet: water, fire, earth and air. Since I've already used blues in the water one and white is not an option, I am wondering which colors to choose for the air themed bracelet. Purple?

Monday, June 6, 2011

And the winner is...

Star of the East with this beautiful sea-inspired leather necklace!

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Taste the rainbow!

I usually wear neutral colors: blue, brown, black and grey. And yet, I'm crazy about anything rainbow! I can spend hours on Etsy and Pinterest browsing through colorful pictures and items. And, of course, I like to make rainbow friendship bracelets!

Still looking for my pot of gold, though! :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A day at the beach: Europeanstreetteam Challenge!

What a surprise when Leelabijou sent me a message telling I was the winner of last week's Europeanstreetteam challenge! The tradition being that the winner organises the next challenge, here is this week's theme:

A day at the beach!

Summer is just around the corner and soon everyone will be heading to the beach to spend a wonderful day in the sun! If you're lucky enough, maybe you've already spent some days at the beach this year!

I hope this theme gives you the inspiration to create a beautiful item. Think sand, sea shells, ice cream, beach pail, towels, tote bags, sun screen, beach volley, vintage swimsuits...

1. Fisherman wrap pants by Aftershowershop
2. Swirly ocean necklace by Glitzglitter
3. Starfish plaques by TheShabbyChicCottage
4.Ocean song fine art photography by Honeytree
5. Blue Turkish bath towel by Bathstyle
6. Black and cream beach bag by Ikabags

Please convo me your entry before 5th June! Thank you and good luck to all!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Flower appliques

I love crocheting appliques! They're fun and fast to make. Once you get the hang of it, all you need is yarn, a hook and 15 minutes to spare. Of course, that's not counting weaving in ends... One day maybe I'll tell you how much I loathe weaving in ends. Or I'll tell you the story of "Catherine and the 1000 granny squares blanket"!

Anyway... Summer means bright colors so I recently made those cute flower appliques in bright yellow and orange:

If you like crocheting appliques, you can find hundreds of patterns at crochet pattern central!

Happy Friday 13th!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Front page

One of my items made it to Etsy's front page thanks to this beautiful treasury by RootsJewelry!

Thank you!

Contrasting colors!

Tradition wants me to say I never win anything but that'd be lying. I won a Nintendo Wii two years ago thanks to my outstanding virtual skiing abilities and the fact that I ALREADY had a Wii at home, hence the outstanding abilities. Now I have two video game consoles I barely use unless I want to weigh my cat! Woot!

Anyway, I was very happy this morning when I received a convo from Leelabijoux telling me I was the lucky winner of the Europeanstreetteam challenge. I had been wanting to make a purple/yellow bracelet for a while and this week's theme "contrasting colors" gave me the opportunity to do so:

This is an alpha bracelet pattern, which means (if you are familiar with friendship bracelet making) the knots are tied horizontally instead of diagonally. It also means it takes longer. A LOT longer. I almost didn't make it on time for the challenge's deadline, 9th May!

It was definitely worth the time invested, though. The first alpha bracelet I made was a bit weird, all stretched out but this one came out perfect.

I will be hosting the next Europeanstreetteam challenge and will announce the theme next Monday!

Have a nice day!

First dip!

I've been postponing starting a blog for a while now. Well, it seems fate has decided to speed things up as I have won the Europeanstreetteam bi-weekly challenge and will be hosting the next edition!

I am new to Blogger so I'm keeping things simple at first. I hope I'll get the hang of it very soon and will certainly add tons of fancy widgets in the future...

I love all things crafty, especially crochet and friendship bracelets. You can find all my creations in my Etsy shop!