Sunday, October 20, 2013

Some Crafty Stuff :)

EmpireMe vintage
vintage Boye crochet hooks
I bought some vintage craft supplies on Etsy, collectible and very usable stuff. Vintage sewing threads in my favorite colors! These threads are so thin yet so strong, unlike the local sewing threads here that could break easily. I was looking only to buy the threads, but the seller also had some vintage crochet hooks...and naturally, I couldn't resist ;)
I love these...thank you EmpireMe shop!

Bergere de France
Several weeks ago I received the Bergere de France 2013-2014 catalog I requested from Bergere de France,UK...It got wet from the rain though, upon receiving I had to carefully dry out the pages before I can enjoy browsing through the beautiful models, patterns and yarn samples. Lots of yummy yarns, stylish and lovely patterns, (as usual only a few are crochet)...Hope to be able to buy some Bergere yarns next year ;)

As for crochet projects, I have more than the usual. I think we all crochet more at this time of the year. The weather here is getting colder too, and some projects are Christmas gifts for our love ones.
I made sure to gift myself first, and bought a new cellphone, ahaha...just a simple one.
I wanted to protect my phone so I crocheted a case. I was thinking of a notebook cover style, and after a failed attempt I came up with this -

Cellphone cover
I like it a lot...I already accidentally dropped my phone, and its still good as new ;)

Lately, I'm also more inclined to come up with new designs and couldn't keep up with all the design inspirations..Either I don't have enough time or I lose the idea if I didn't work on it at once. However, I managed to finish a top which made me happy. Its made from size 10 cotton thread. For now the other details will be kept secret ;)

Now to brighten up the mood, I decided to make these necklaces yesterday and I finished them today :) I've always wanted more lightweight accessories (have yet to finish a statement necklace, though...)
These designs look really nice using the Ice yarn made of paper, rayon and viscose. I hope to finish other samples using other novelty yarns in my stash.

Crocheted necklaces

Pattern coming up soon...


  1. All your finds and little projects look great, Mimi! Congratulations on your new phone. The cover you crocheted for it is great. Sorry to hear about your book getting wet, I hope it dries out all right.

  2. Thanks for stopping by Tina :)
    You may also request a Bergere de France catalog, just register on the site. I almost can't believe its free, even the shipping is free!

  3. I love the new phone cover I like the necklace too

  4. I just read about the typhoon in the Philippines; and immediately thought "I hope Mimi is okay!" So many things going on in weather lately. I hope you are okay.

  5. Thank you Tina...we were not directly affected here in Metro Manila...but some of our friends in our crochet group, in the Visayas and Mindanao region were affected and we've yet to hear how they've been. We saw in the news the terrifying winds of the super typhoon :(

  6. It's so horrific! I hope they will get help there soon.


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