Thursday, May 24, 2012

MY OUT DOOR STUDIO IS FLOWERING

It's a joy to sit outside working now!

This cactus outside my bathroom window is flowering
with the most beautiful red color! 

......and these, I only call them the alien flowers!
Another mysterious cactus plant, flowering for 2 days a year! 

SOPHIE'S LACE CAMISOLE SUMMER TOP FINISHED TODAY!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I NEED TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT GAUGE SWATCHING!

MASTERING THE GAUGE SWATCH
This is the title of an article I found in my in-box in the moment 
I was writing about the gauge in my last pattern!
The article is written by
 Kathleen Cubley, the editor of Knitting Daily
This is a knitting site, but the importance of swatching is equally 
important for crocheting!
Click the image below to read this important info!

Monday, May 21, 2012

ANOTHER STATEMENT FROM MR WIREDESIGN!

His new series of jewelry made of up-cycled bottle caps are really nice!
Silver plated and shining like a mirror! 
See the rest of the matching jewelry,
bracelets and earrings; here:
Beautiful on tanned skin, and perfect for summer wear!


Saturday, May 19, 2012

NEW NAME ON MY ETSY SHOP!

SOPHIE AND ME!
This is my new shop banner! 
In honor to my indispensable assistant, Miss Sophie.
Unfortunately I could not change the official name,
(Pdf PatternDesign), as Sophie and Me was taken!
Even though it did not appear in any shop search on Etsy.
I hope this will not create chaos! 

My old shop banner, a bit boring and formal.

FROM MY POINT OF VIEW THIS MORNING!

My favorite office spot... under the lemon tree!
We had a lot of unpleasant wind lately, coming from north,
but today finally I could take my crochet gear outside!
Some Granny Square crochet on the hook!

Monday, May 14, 2012

SOFIA'S SUMMER LACE SKIRT PATTERN IN FINISHED!

The crochet pattern is published today!
Little Miss Sophie dressed up in her new skirt, top, hat and shoes!
Yes, now I'm also a shoe designer! Sophie's pink-only-pair-of-shoes
did not go very well with this outfit. So after months thinking about it, I finally
got to work. I wanted something nice for girls, not baby-cute-like, there are
1000s of baby-booties on the market. And it should be really fast-worked
without a lot of fuss. It seems like every pattern designer have their own
variation of these one-piece slippers, well, this is my contribution!
They are really cute and easy to work, so I'll make a pattern shortly!

Can't wait to work the skirt?
Raverly for instant download here:and Etsy here:



Friday, May 11, 2012

I'M GOING CRAFTSY!

I'm listing all my patterns now also on Craftsy!

Click the logo to visit my new store.
At the moment I have listed only 4 patterns. More will come!
I have chosen Craftsy be course they have a different angling to the site.
They have a lot of classes, where anyone can  follow and learn new crafts,
and list their projects. The patterns are for instant download,
which is an advantage. We'll see how this works out over time!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

THIS IS NOT CONFETTI! IT'S GRANNY SQUARES!

It's going to be anyway!
They're for next project; a super cute little 
crochet dress with lots of 3-round Granny Squares.
I like to work like this, not one square at the time!
Continuing!
(If my LS can provide me with the same yarn as I've started with!
If not, I have to start all over, changing the dress' basic color!)

Monday, May 7, 2012

SUMMER SUN HAT CROCHET PATTERN FINISHED

 ....If you can't wait to work this stylish summer hat!
Same pattern for both girls!
Flowers and bow included in pattern.
Enjoy!
Ravelry store link here 
and my Etsy shop here

Saturday, May 5, 2012

MY HAT ON SOPHIE'S HEAD!

She looks cute in anything this Sophie!
A really slushy thing on her small head.
The hat pattern is ready for publishing. I'm waiting for a week day
for more views, it's not much of a week-end activity to look for
pretty crochet patterns! For most people!
Now the pattern is listed;
Instant download on Ravelry here:



CROCHET SUN HAT FOR SOPHIE AND ME, IT'S SUMMER!

New pattern!
Hat pattern included all sizes and tutorial for flowers an bow.
Here it is, for instant download!