I crochet this collar and fell in love with it. This one I am keeping for myself. xoxo
Mitten Made Cottage Caplet. This photo shoot went so well and has already started looking amazing.
I love how well they photographed. xoxo
So Finally I have written my first pattern. Learning how to write one was a little easier than I thought. If you love it you can find it on Ravelry.
I have been a very busy girl over the past few weeks. I have been on a creative ride that has left my head spinning. I have been creating all sorts of newness for Mitten Made this year. I have an ear warmer for the fall, I have designed a Gnome like Hat, and have created a caplet that is to die for. I am feeling good about this years shows, and hope to continue to build and create new items, that are well made and cozy. I have also decided to let go of some things that have not been that fantastic. Goodbye coffee cup cozy, apply cozy and button brooches. Out with the old and in with the new! I have also found a partner to work with this year at street fairs. This will make the days go by so much faster.
I had a thought last night while perusing through blogs on all the new colors of yarn and whats new in fiber. I came across the most stunning afghan blanket all crochet. each piece looked hand crafted and so old school. Each square looking better than the other the detail and texture made me smile, it reminded me of my Grandmother’s blankets, and ones that my aunt had crochet years ago but I remember them just the same.
I also came across cross stitch, now in the past I have tried cross stitch and some embroidery and frankly I wanted to cross stitch my eyes out. It is something delicate and masterful and I am as graceful as an ox. The gods have blessed anyone who can do that work, and I have not problem looking at those pieces and being left in awe. My hats off to you embroiders, and cross stitchers.
I love the idea of featuring motifs in a hoop. I love how each motif is it’s own art, and like quilting squares there is dimension.
I love this idea and I hope you do too.