haute-couture designs

Sunday, March 09, 2008

"mon coeur" hat and "kool heart" necklace

i made these a while ago but it was not until now that i took the photos.

the "mon coeur" hat is a bit pointed at the top. a little white heart was stitched on it using the double stitch technique. the earflaps were knit seperatly and sewn on lightly to keep the effect of layering. two staps made of long i-cords were added for extra wamth, to be tied under the chin.

the "kool heart" necklace is made of two hearts sewn together in raspberry red thin mohair used in double. the white i-cord is thick off white mohair, it can be left long or shortened by tying behind the neck.
both the heart and i-cord were fulled seperatly to hold stitches better together.
the heart is filled with very smooth material but i decided that i will only be using material that can turn to ashes when burnt from now on, so no acrylic and no plastic, etc...

i am planning to make a range of "kool" necklaces with forms attached to them, so if you have something that you'd like but cannot find it anywhere do not hesitate to contact me with your "wish". my email is righ under my profile picture to the upper left.

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"marcia" set

the bracelets i made for marc enticed me to make ones for girls so "marcia" it is- i salute catherine ringer.
the set started with a funny "boa constrictor" ring then two bracelets were made then finaly the necklace. each was fulled alone by hand under the tap, oh what fun!!!


Mesh hat

i crocheted for the first time! i made a chain then proceeded to make the sc the dc etc, 3 times each then off to the mesh stitch.

chris is modeling a "chamois" one, then the second i made is the red variagated one then a thinner yarn one which is the variagated grey.

then i crocheted the blue variagated mesh belt that is just pinned in the photo, i think i will add two or even three closures to it, i felted it a bit (fulled it) so it becomes firmer in texture.

i am liking the blocking and fulling techniques now, with my head "form" i can stretch after wetting and then i can full to tighten, wow so many possibilities!


eggs cozies

i knit eggs cozies using a pattern i found here.

i used a different weight yarn so cast on a different number of stitches and knit it in the round tapering it by knitting two together every other round at beginning of the four double pointed needles then i lead the left over yarn behind the stitches to cast on for the two ears and knit them.

that was my first embroidery, not too bad i guess, i also used one yarn that i lead behind the grey stitches.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

back at you

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