Saturday, August 27, 2005

Prism Bag project

My latest crochet project is the prism bag, from Lionbrand's free patterns. I used my local acrylic yarns and 5 mm. hook (which is as of now the biggest hook I have), so I crocheted it with two strands of 4-ply acrylic yarn to create a sturdy fabric. I also had to adjust the pattern, adding more rows as required to achieve the right size.

Here are some photos of what I did.

These are the plastic lids for the handles. I don't have coffee can lids so I used the lids of disposable containers. I cut out the inner part to make a ring.

I made 110 sc's on the ring to make the handle.
Before I crocheted, I inserted a nylon cord inside the rim to prevent the plastic from cracking and also to have a softer grip.

This is the finished bag without any closure and lining. I added a butterfly embellishment from this pattern. I also added flowers which I made from my own pattern. But looking at it again, I think the butterfly decor is enough to make the bag interesting! I think I'll remove the flowers.

I like the design of this bag, it is stylish and practical. It doesn't even need to have a lining and closure. I'm sure the lionbrand yarn used in the pattern will make a much more fashionable bag. But since I used my local acrylic yarns and I'm very satisfied with the result, I would also recommend it! I used up almost 18 skeins of yarns, crocheting with two strands held together.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Thank you crochet fairy for the fun fur yarns!!!

Oh my, such lovely yarns! And I dont even know who was the Crochet Fairy who sent me these! All I know was that it was mailed from Brightwaters, N.Y. on Aug. 4.
So I couldnt send an email or private message to thank her personally, but I hope that she's looking at my blog! Thanks so much!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Crochet, threads, pals, crochet, threads, pals, crochet...

I feel so much blessed, ever since I started on this blog and joined Blogger! I have lots of crocheting to do, I have lots of threads and some yarns, I have orders for my threads, and I have made lots of pals online.
I hope to find other pals from my country so that we can actually meet up to enjoy crocheting together and exchange ideas. So far I have only one pal here, but she is from Cebu which is quite far and I'll probably never visit her place. Online she is Pidot, but her real name is Fe. I hope to get to meet her someday here in Manila.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Thanks Secret Pal! (Goodies received)

I got this from the P.O.yesterday and it was mailed by my secret pal last Aug. 2. I'm so thrilled! I'm also surprised that it didnt take too long by mail. Thanks secret pal! I just bought slippers to crochet the furry yarn in...

here it is secret pal...I wanted to buy white slippers but this black was the only one available for my size... I wasted about 2yds of the fur yarn practicing to make furry slippers. Not bad really, I think I still have enough left for another pair.. THanks again Secret Pal! =)

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Yay! Secret Pal sent me these

Wow! I didnt expect to receive the package from my secret pal this early! I'm so thrilled and can't wait to get the package tomorrow and cant wait to blog about it, so here it is:

I received a card with a very nice message inside, a beautiful crocheted butterfly bookmark, a butterfly stamp bookmark, and a postal notice to claim my package! Thanks so much Secret Pal from Michigan(?)!

Monday, August 08, 2005

More crochet thread projects

These are the embellishments found on this pattern.I sewed it temporarily on a white t-shirt but I think I'm going to use it on a bag or hat. Update: Unfortunately, the Russian site where I got the pattern took it out from public view and probably has it for members only.

This thread is Cannon crochet cotton, with metallic gold thread added to it. I used a 1.75mm hook, and my own pattern.

This is a shawl in progress, though I think I'll make it into a scarf. I got the pattern from DMC. I like this pattern because it looks complicated but its quite easy, and it works up fast. I used size 8 cotton thread and 2mm. hook.

Friday, August 05, 2005

I live in Blogland!

I wasn't able to post for sometime because I was busy in my new home in Blogger! (No wonder the laundry is piling up!)

First of all, they have a "wishing well" and one can just throw in all the wishes she/he can think of and one day a "fairy" will grant a wish (or more if she has the powers). Well, last July 19 a "fairy" came out and granted what I most wished for. She ordered some of my threads, and more than that she became a friend! So to the first "fairy" I encountered at crochet blogs THANKS SO MUCH!!! (I can't say who she is according to the rules of the wishing well) You know who you're the best "fairy"!