Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New design for common thing

I love my sea shell scarf. But sometimes one wants some novelty.
One day I changed a usual pattern.
Offered is a new variation of a well known sea shell scarf. It turned out softer and having more volume.

I hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Snowflakes Hat for my son

This Hat I have made for my son.
It is crochet :) It is proper jacquard (Tapestry Crochet) :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

How to starch crocheted things

Here is a lesson on how to starch crocheted small things.

Holidays are coming, one wants to amuse relatives with little crocheted trifles, that take a long time to make and warm up heart and soul.

But little crocheted things need to be starched to have completed look.

This lesson focuses on starching crocheted snowflakes.

First, crochet the snowflakes, hide thread ends and perform all minor finishing operations.

Now boil the starch. Snowflakes require density and strength, so we want high concentration of starch in the solution.

We will need

For starch solution
2.5 table tablespoons of starch (potato or corn)
1 cup cold water
3 cups boiling water

Clean fabric, preferably cotton white

In a small bowl combine cornstarch and water. Mix well.

Stirring continuously, add 3 cups on boiling water into starch solution. Mix well.

Stirring continuously, simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.

The solution is ready! Let it cool down to room temperature.

Meanwhile, prepare a piece of storyfoam and a piece of fabric (any color cotton fabric is ok as long as it does not lose color in water) and pins. Wrap the fabric around the storyfoam.

Once the starch solution cooled down to room temperature drop in your items and stir thoroughly to ensure good soaking.

Take items out one by one, squeeze lightly then spread out on a fabric covered foam and pin them.

Once dry slowly and carefully remove from the fabric, make sure not to damage. They are now ready for you final application, I will use my snowflakes in handmade postcards.

Happy holidays!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sea Shell Flower Crochet mini Scarf

I like sea shell flower scarves. Nice pattern and made special by beads.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday SALE in bumblestore

BLACK FRIDAY SALE! Buy one item in Bumblestore at regular price and get a second item of lesser or equal value at 90% off on with BLACK FRIDAY coupon code BFSALE!

There is a BIG sale!
If you need a help with your purchase feel free to ask!



Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Welcome to crochet lessons!

Hi to all!
I want to start crochet lessons.
It's free! It's cool! Make a cute autumn items with bumblestore!

You can sign up for lessons in this topic or in my Ukrainian forum 

In this blog I provide lessons in English, in my forum - in Ukrainian.

These lessons designed for beginners in crochet, it's simple, I will tell you everything I know and help them, if you have problems or questions!