Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Crochet and Other Stuff in 2014

Patterns
Only a few to list down...when it comes to writing crochet patterns and publishing it, though this coming year looks promising :)

Here are three designs that got published in 2014:

1. Pinwheel Flower - free pattern here in my blog.
2. Sienna Top - published in the book It Girl Crochet by Interweave Press. 
3. Pinya Glass Cozy - a free pattern published here.

Projects
Started with 554 projects and added 28 for a total of 582...(my Ravelry projects)
Some of my favorite projects are those for the babies in my extended family -


Another favorite of mine is the irish crochet motifs I made to be framed and hung in my workspace.



Yarns
There are now even more choices and more opportunities to buy yarns. One of which is having a crafty friend in another country, where quality yarns are available...and affordable too ;) Our Cebuana friend, Fe of Knitwerks and Crafts Boutique, retails yarns she buys mostly in Singapore.
Here's a recent purchase from Fe:


I even got more of the cotton yarns, since the colors are so nice and the yarn is smooth and would be a good choice for amigurumi toys and other accessories.

I also decided to order a bit from a big yarn company, Bergere de France, just for the experience. I love their yarns, patterns and customer service. I might order again, but need to order more yarns to maximize on the shipping cost...However, I'm reluctant to order more than $50. worth of items...for I have yet to ascertain if I will be taxed heavily upon customs inspection at the P.O.

Bergere order
Bergere de France

Other Crafts 
I love sewing too...some simple wardrobe repair or upcycling here and there. No serious sewing yet, though I was able to make some recycled denim stuff, including denim star ornaments and reordered denim placemats for The Breakfast Table; and denim picture-frame souvenirs for my nephew's Christening.



My Working Space
I've completed my working space - thanks to the Surplus shop nearby. I kept on checking their items for several months until I got the big, and spacious shelves...
Most of what I have here I had for several years already...Again I thank my sis-in-law for the sewing machine, my brother for the working table, and my son for my computer and the size small dressform :)


More patterns and projects in the coming year, I guess ;)
Thanks for looking! And by the way, there's this blog featuring each week an interview with knit and crochet designers from around the world. I got included and you can find the article here.

10 comments:

  1. happy new year ate mimi..

    congrats on your productive 2014... I love the panoramic view of your crafty room )

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  2. Thanks Bheng! Sana laging maayos ang room ko, tulad sa picture...hehe ;)

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  3. What a great year! I hope 2015 is good to you!

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    1. Thank you, Happy New Year !!

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  4. Happy New Year! Congrats on what you've achieve on 2014!

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    1. Thank you Fe, and Happy New Year too!

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  5. Happy New Year (a month and four days too late), Mimi. 2014 looked like it was a good year for you; I love your little workspace. :)

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    1. Thank you Tina :)...I had only a few projects last year, hopefully I'll catch up this year.

      Now I forgot if I had greeted you a Happy New Year :p...
      there's one more coming though, so, Happy Chinese New Year!!

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  6. Can't wait to make my long overdue visit a reality! Let's have tea and stuff, hehe.

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    1. Lets schedule it Cat! Maybe you can visit here and we can also go to the nature park ;)

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