December is my favorite month! I love to work on Christmas decorations for home as it makes me feel full of joy and be positive. I also enjoy shopping for gifts for friends and family. All of this inspired me to work on this crochet angels. I’ve been working on them for the past few days and I’ve come to perfect them to the minimum detail! Get the on my Etsy store at: Angelous and use them as ornaments for your Christmas tree, Wreath, or just to decorate a table. They are big enough that will stand out by themselves. And fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la-la…
I’ve been experimenting lately with ways of packaging my products and found a good resource to create boxes made of cardboard: Note Card Gift Box Tutorial. I modified the design a bit to fit it to the a more rectangular … Continue reading
For a couple months, I’ve been focusing on crocheting table runners. I like to make them a lot because they really dress up tables and enhance the beauty of any object that you place on them. They also do a good job on covering small damages that furniture may have and protect them of new ones (ask my daughter who uses her runner to cover missing pieces of her coffee table lost during her move to Austin…).
Crochet and Fractals
The designs that I have picked for the table runners are very geometric, almost like fractals; a symmetric figure repeating harmoniously and infinitely! Well, my table runners do have an end, but if you look at them you can imagine they could continue without one.
When I work on them I focus so much that at the end my mind goes away and my hands stay knitting mechanically. Its like when you drive a car and realize you got somewhere but don’t remember how. Like driving, taking the wrong turn, or in this case stitching the wrong way, leads you to nowhere and then you have to drive all the way back. For me that means to undo and start back again. It’s frustrating, but like anyone that wants to get to the end, I feel encouraged and set my heart on doing it properly. The reward comes at the end when after many hours invested I finalize my little piece of art.
Crocheting in Colors
Back in my home country of Colombia, I always knitted using white threads because it is the tradition. Generally threads in other colors is uncommon. Now that I’m in Austin I’ve been inspired by the sunny summer days and have started exploring bright colors. In my multiple trips to the store I’ve found a great variety of color combinations that I’m using in my new creations, like the Four-Point Star Grid Table Runner in Purple, the Crochet table center piece and coasters in earthy colors, or the still work-in-progress Radiant Suns Table Runner in Yellow. Here are some process shots of this last one:
Visit the section of Table Runners on my store on Etsy and take a peek at all of my table runner designs! And like the song says in spanish: “Tejiendo caminos, yo voy tejiendo caminos…”
This table runner makes part of a series of crochet products I’ve been making in bright colors. For this one I used a purple cotton thread for the four-point stars that compose the grid. To add a hint of fun color, I added small circles in the middle and delicate flowers on the edge made with a multicolor thread.
See it in my Etsy store along with additional photos: Four-Point Star Grid Table Runner in Purple.
I’ve created a new category on my esty store for gifts under $10 and to celebrate I’m giving away a coupon for 10% off on any product under $10 that you buy at my store, plus gift wrapping included!! Coupon is valid until August 19th.
Enter the coupon code BLOGFOLLOWER at the checkout to get your discount, share it, and enjoy!
I’ve been working on a new series of crochet items using threads of different colors and I’m curious to know what are the most popular colors people like. Participate on this poll to find out yourself too!
Visit my store and choose crochet items in your favorite colors: NancitaMade on Etsy.
I’ve designed this set of necklace and earrings using yellow wooden beads and a soft cotton lace. Just imagine the touch of color that this necklace will add to your white summery dress. I also have other colors available: turquoise blue, bright pink, strawberry red, and earthy brown. Check out the product in my Etsy Store.
I hand-made each of these very pretty curtain tie-backs. They will add definition, style and character to any long set of curtains. The tie-backs are white crochet and stand out very nicely against a dark set of curtains. Let me know what you think!
You can check out all of them on my Etsy Store.
Just added a new set of my crocheted coasters to my store. I like making these a lot because they are pretty simple to make but look great and elegant on any dining table. Comes in a set of 4 and will surely set your dining set apart. Get your unique handmade set today!