Bridal accessories is something I wanted to design for a long time. As soon as I started the work, the ideas came rushing into my head. Though I’m not going to get “hitched” myself, it is fun to make all these little lacy numbers for others:
I’ve got heaps more amigurumi that I made over the last year. Here are just the most recent ones (and most popular ones too)…
I’ve got heaps more at this link if you’re interested:
A bit before last Christmas I decided it’s time I start making some crocheted (amigurumi) toys to add a bit more variety to what I was doing and I never looked back.
Amigurumi toys are made mostly of one kind of simple crochet stitch (single crochet) for all the body parts, then they are usually filled with polyester filling but any yarn offcuts can also be used for this purpose. The body parts are then sewn together by hand, and details are added such as eyes, nose, etc.
My toys were so well received both in my physical shop and on Etsy (not to mention my grandchildren) that many of them have only the photos left to remind me of what they looked like.
All but one of these dogs and puppies are gone:
Most were sold to locals at my shop, or to buyers further away in Australia, but some went to faraway places, like the USA. I hope they made the recipients smile! They were fun to make…
It looks like I’ll have to get familiar with the new format first… OMG, I can’t even see my previous posts!
I’m sure we have some cool new features here, and it’s time to start coordinating all my social media activity. As I now have Facebook pages and an Etsy Store too. I tried to “Shopify” last year, but that was mainly a waste of money, however, the shop I opened on Etsy proved to be an instant success! I created many new designs and ventured into amigurumi (soft crocheted toys) over the last year or so. I have hundreds of photos to share, so let’s start with the easiest option, by posting the link to my Etsy store:
It’s the quickest way to share the most of my creations, and also the vintage/antique items I sell both online and in my real shop in Melbourne.
Over the next weeks and months I aim to do more work on my two Facebook pages, and when it’s all ready, I will share them here.
It gets a bit complicated with Facebook, WordPress , Pinterest and what not, doesn’t it? Maybe I would have to add Instagram too, LOL.
I’m a bit nuts about wool and vintage at the moment – as you can see:
For the little chevron (matinee) jacket and the dress I used vintage mother of pearl buttons.
I have come across some fine Australian wool in natural colours and these animal print rose trims and I could not resist making them into hats:
My newest mania is vintage buttons. I do have a nice collection and also plenty of ideas of how I want to use them.
I made these ear warmers for a start and then I used vintage buttons on these cute little backpacks for tots so the beak of the owl has both a practical and an aesthetic purpose: