Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Crochet and Other Stuff Update

First of all, I am relieved all my files were safe! About 10 days ago, my computer totally broke down, and I tried not to worry about it since my brother takes care of all our computer problems. But if I lost my files, I might not be able to write up again or continue some of the patterns that I was working on. Also, some digital pics and other data might be lost forever. Fortunately, my brother is able to fix the problem. Unfortunately, I'd have to make do with his OLD back-up computer until I am able to upgrade the parts. This one is so sloooooow...

I haven't been crocheting much the past few weeks. Lately, I got busy rearranging furnitures, decluttering tables, organizing stuff and decorating a little.
Here is one thing I bought at only P100, which I positioned on an ugly spot on the wall:

a hanging plant pot...I just put in cut-off pineapple leaves.

And here's my dining table centerpiece:

I "found" this green vase with artificial flowers put aside and collecting dust in my parents' house. With some washing and scrubbing, it looked lovely again :)

After a lot of moving stuff around, I finally settled on a workstation outside my bedroom, between the living area and dining area. It doesn't look so crowded as I thought it would be. Its still comfortable with enough space for day-to-day activities. Not sure if it makes for a more conducive atmosphere for creating art and crochet designs - we'll see ;)

Now for some update on crochet. I think I'm getting back in the groove again, inspired by two reasons. First, I got my Crochet Calendar 2010 issue, and it was a pleasant surprise! Not only because it came very early, but because of the new look and the improved quality of designs and material.

I have two patterns in there:
Flower Tawashi - April 19
Happy Handy Tawashi - March 10

Second, I was told that my three patterns with Coats were already released - at last! I just haven't seen the printed patterns yet...I will post as soon as I have it :)

More projects!
These are already posted in Ravelry, but shown here only now.
Metallic Butterfly pin

The width of this butterfly is 1 1/4". I used DMC silver metallic thread and 1.25mm hook. The pattern is Lisa's Butterfly...and I just made up the body and head.

Hippie Headband/Belt

My brother's g.f. has thick long hair and this headband really looks good on her :)

Knitted Scarf

I mailed this one to my sis...and she sent me this pic ;)
I used this pattern, since it was simple enough.

Lastly, some of my favorite projects made from my designs:

Claire's Shells and Flowers Shrug

TurtleKnitta's Shells and Flowers Shrug

Bheng's Romantic Shrug

Tin's Romantic Shrug

Tina's Romantic Shrug

Claire's Simply Striped Shrug

Grace's Stylish Sack Bag

Ceola's Sack Bag

Deneen's Sack Bag


  1. Beautiful! I love the blue bag!

  2. I'm so glad your files turned out to be ok. That would have been so bad if they had been lost.

    All your projects are lovely!

  3. Love the photos! I need to crochet a bag for myself.
    Glad to hear your files are all intact.
    And congrats on the published patterns! I like how they've presented them. They look really professionally printed unlike some calendar patterns.

  4. Its so great to see you bad Mimi. What a relief that all of your files are intact! Love all the pictures :))

  5. that was supposed to be * see you back* not bad :)

  6. Lol, that was funny, Pearlin!

    Zu, I think you'll find the 2010 crochet calendar worth its price. Its got a lot of practical patterns.
    I am also wanting to crochet another bag - the Chakra purse is next on my list ;)

    Thank you Christina and Lisa! Seeing what others created with the use of my patterns inspires me all the more.

  7. WOW amazing job. Loving thos bags. I so wish I can crochet with thread like you. I totally need me a bag also hmmmmm maybe I should add that to my list to do.

  8. Love your romantic shrug!!!

  9. Thank you Kamelia!

    Hi Lesa! I love your sewing projects :)

  10. I received my "Knitting Calendar" too. I still haven't got the time to look at it one by one.

  11. I'm glad all your files are okay! I remember when our computer crashed I lost EVERYTHING. It was really upsetting. I should probably get all my files put onto a CD, but I don't know how...

    I like your re-decorating, it looks nice. :)

    It's nice to see what other people have done with your shrug patterns/how it looks on different people!

  12. Hi Lily, I will posting about the calendars again...

    Hi Tina, thanks for stopping by and catching up ;)
    I also don't know how to put files on CD...besides, have to declutter it as well :p

  13. That's good news about your files Mimi. I have downloaded all my patterns and pics in both DOC and PDF format onto several memory sticks and usb pen drive archives. I can't even imagine what I would do if I lost all my work! :)

  14. I love the sack bag! I'm dying to make one. But since I have not purchased the pattern for the sack bag, I'll make the other pattern you have for a bag. It's quite similar to the sack bag in this post but I think the shoulder strap is different.


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