Friday, July 30, 2010

Little thngs

I wanted to the try the Sulky Blendables thread that has been enjoying such recent popularity so I bought a spool in "Jeweltones" since it was so pretty. This is size 12, about equivalent to 2 strands of DMC, but you stitch with one thread, not splitting into strands. I think the little heart design I picked got kind of obscured by all the colors, but the thread is great to stitch with and looks great so I may get some more. I turned this piece into a sachet filled with lavender that I can hang in my closet. The crocheted edging was the first row of a much larger crocheted border. I love it because it is another one that doesn't require a foundation chain. I just stitched it onto the top with sewing thread.

The heart design is a freebie from Le Grenier de Zoé



I've seen so many cute crocheted pincushions that look like hats lately. Nima even ran a challenge to crochet the one she designed, but I never got around to creating one of those. When I saw a pattern for this miniature one, I just had to make it since I knew it wouldn't take very long. The pattern is a freebie from Crochet Soiree called "Hats Off to Mother". It's just big enough to park a couple of needles. I used #10 crochet cotton and a US Size 7 hook.



I've also been crocheting some of the little motifs from Crochet a Little, a Japanese blog. The designer comes up with such cute ideas, and I'm gradually learning to read the diagrams with the symbolic notation in order to make these. Better than sudoku for taxing the mind! Here's a sample of a cute little girl that I finally managed to conquer! I'll find a use for her and some of the other motifs at some point. They are all too cute to keep hidden.

29 comments:

KarenV said...

Oh, I love the little hat! So cute and the colour is pretty :) Love the heart too, I think it works really well with the variegated thread.

Miss 376 said...

i love that crocheted border and that hat is beautiful, so pretty

Deborah said...

I love the little heart, the border is beautiful.

♥ Nia said...

That girl is amazing!!
oh and the little hat is adorable =)
Lol! Funny comparision between 'symbolic notation' and 'sudoku' hahahaha :D
Have a great weekend!!

Olenka's Stitches said...

The crocheted girl is so cute. I love the heart too.
Have a nice weekend!

Jackie said...

I love the stitched sachet. The crochet around it is wonderful.

I've never seen anything like the crocheted figurine. Amazing how you can do that!

Terri M said...

Oh, the heart is cute! I like the little girl, so adorable.

Mylene said...

The heart sachet is lovely and wow the crocheted pieces are soo cute cute!

I hope you have a happy weekend.

Karen said...

The heart and your crocheting look so nice and the little hat is adorable!

Blu said...

That hat is so cute! The varigated colour is so pretty!

The girl is pretty cool.

Sometimes I think I should take up crocheting, but then I think of all my cross stitch stash and come to my senses LOL!

Anne said...

Well Annie, Every time I come to your site to read about what you have done I am flabbergasted! You have such wonderful completions of patterns and style that are #1. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiring work. :) I love the pink variegated hat!

Kirsten said...

The hat is super cute!
The heart looks perfect with the edging. I see you like using eyelets. I never tried this on fabric. I fear what I have will be too small.

Billie said...

I love the heart. I think it looks great. I think I will have to look for that thread online.

Nancy said...

I like your heart! It's very pretty with your crochet edging, and the hat is adorable. I love your crocheted girl. I hope you'll share some of the other little designs you crocheted!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Wonderful pincushion hat and the heart turned out great, too! Love the crochet girl!

Anne said...

Annie, just a quick question. I am wondering for your oh so cute little pink hat, could you tell me the weight of the thread you used, and the crochet hook size. Thanks tons! :)

TammyK said...

All of the projects are very cute. Great job Annie :)

nima said...

wow...that little hat looks lovely....and the heart sachet looks pretty too...i love the crochet border...the crochet girl is too cute

Elaine said...

I love the crochet around the heart Annie and little hat is so pretty.

Moreen said...

Annie your crochet hat is gorgeous and I love the idea of the thread that is equavalent to two strands of DMC - it sounds so much easier to use.

Lois said...

I love the little heart. What a sweet freebie. I'm going to have to follow your link and print that one out. Love your crocheted pieces. Crochet is something I have never managed to master!

Raven/Missy said...

The variegated thread is gorgeous and I love the design you stitched with it.

Your crochet looks wonderful :)

Pumpkin said...

I like those threads but haven't had an opportunity to find them and try them out. Great colors!

Your hat and girl are so adorable :o)

Carol said...

Just got back from our Outer Banks trip (I waved to you as we passed by D.C., Annie!!) and am trying to catch up on everyone's blogs...

I love all your tiny creations, Annie! The little heart piece is so pretty with the variegated thread and I'm sure stitching it with just one thread made it easier since you didn't have to make sure the thread wasn't twisted.

Your crocheted pieces are so unique and fun :)

mbroider said...

The li'l girl is so very cute!!! I love her legs!!

Annette said...

Ow I love that threads how beautifull. Never heard of it before. You heart is beautifull.
I love the crochet hat and girl....

Farm Girl said...

As always, your work is beautiful Annie. The variegated thread on your heart is so pretty and I love your crochet girl and hat, so sweet.

Daffycat said...

Your heart sachet is darling! That looks like a lovely thread.

Crochet patterns take some figuring out. LOL great comparison!

Vinniey said...

The crochet little hat is so cute and pretty. I bought a new Japanese crochet magazine lately and would like to crocheting again. I love the color of that hat, it's very sweet and lovely. And the crocheted girl motif is beautiful too. :)