|October 25, 2016||Filled under Creations|
Hi my dears friends,
How are you? I was busy like a bee and I have some news for you.
If you know me, I am a huge fan of owls. And even if every fall I tried to be timely with some new designs, I got luck just once in 2010 with Whimsical Forest Peek-a-Boo Coat and Owl Jacket ;o) So, this year I decided to start from Winter/Holidays Owl designs…. and seems it was right decision ;o) So, let me introduce Owleta–the owl collection for every Imagical season. Winter/Holidays collection was inspired by such cutie Swarovski little owl my lovely friend’s gift from Italy (unfortunately, the picture below just can’t justify the beauty of my absolute favorite owl!)
So far I ended up with 6 designs for Winter/Holidays collection, and first one is Owleta’s Secret vest. I am in such a love with my Peek-a-Boo Hood idea so I decided to bring it back with some fresh and festive look. The pattern is half way done and more details are coming soon. This vest is made with my absolutely favorite Cascade Yarns Pacific and Lion Brand Yarn Fun Fur for fun and furry touches.
Treat your loved ones with the luxurious feel of Owleta’s Secret vest this delightful winter! Opt for bamboo or cotton blends for fall and spring.
Oh, and BTW, what do you think – it’s knitted or crocheted?!! ;o)
A lovely and wonderful day everyone!!
|June 28, 2016||Filled under Creations, In The News, Life|
What a busy, exciting and full of surprises month for many reasons!!
Well, we love beginning of every June, because here are al least 4 reasons: our Anniversary, Igor’s parents and my dad Birthdays (my daddy turned 70 this year, oh my – I can’t believe it!!)
In the other news, can you imagine that Kristin graduated middle school?! And sure, MOST exciting news is that yesterday, Igor and Kristin started a-little-trip-around-world-in-23-days (Thailand-Ukraine-Israel) and this morning they landed in Thailand for 5 days! I had many trips with my dad during my childhood, and I bet this one will be unforgettable for our daughter as well as for Igor! I am so happy we did this happened! I did not join because, unfortunately, I am not in good “relationships” with summer and hot weather, but I am looking forward for Europe-trip in late spring or early fall someday ;o)
So, I have 22 more days, which are already scheduled and seems pretty busy. This morning I started another yoga challenge and already took 6:00 am class. I really feel so blessed to afford myself back to work after months of dealing with “golfer’s elbow tendinitis (and I am not a golfer ;)) Not fan at all, but giving my poor hand some rest and treatment, I feel so happy and excited back to work! Plus I got a garden-aka-new-hobby since I can’t just sit and do nothing, and to my surprise, I definitely hooked!
Oh, we also did modeling for my newest hats. Many thanks to Lana Maytak for photo-shoot and her friend for such lovely adorable models!! More photos of another designs coming soon ;o)
Below is another option of Ladybug hat… I really LOVE how playful this design is! Not to mention that testing pattern, I created a Marguerite hat (pretty close to that blue/white hat, but with some unusual details ;o)) The pattern for hats and Marguerite Pin is coming pretty soon!! I’ll keep you updated!
A wonderful and lovely Tuesday anyone!!
|May 20, 2016||Filled under Creations|
Is there any tips to learn how to post with enough constant frequency? So far I can just dream about it ;o) But I have excuse – I was totally hooked and worked on my newest Imagical Garden™ collection. MANY thanks to Novi for such lovely name suggestion!! So, 10 hats, backpack, flower pins – just to name what already finished. I am so excited about this collection, especially hats!! Not each hat designed in different style, but also features at least two options for totally changing-look. Plus some “secrets” and tips even advanced crocheter may find helpful and innovative: how to make a perfect brim in any shape and sizes, how to make one-size hat to fit several sizes, how to make visor “standing” without insert even if crochet with lace weight yarn and much-much more!!
Above is sneak peek of first 3 hats… Which pattern would you like me to write first? ;o)
|February 27, 2016||Filled under Creations|
The Marguerite pattern is almost done and on testing now. Oh my, I think it was most intricate pattern to write so far, but I tried hard to make it easy to read and follow ;o) I wrote very detailed instructions and ended up with 13 stitch diagrams so far to make crocheting this jacket a pure pleasure for you!
I was too optimistic to release the pattern by end of February, but this one will come really-really soon. Thank you so much for your patience with me!
A Wonderful and lovely weekend everyone!!
|February 10, 2016||Filled under Creations, Giveaway|
I am so excited to introduce my newest blanket design. Crocheted in one piece, this blanket features a rows of 3D flowers, satin ribbon and detachable Strawberry pin. So girly and delicate! it can be made with any yarn weight, in any colors combinations and turned into any theme you can think of! We had pretty rainy this fall/winter, so I feel in love with this such bright and sunny yellow Isuela by Omega yarns. Strawberry pin can be a cute addition to mom’s wardrobe or a hair/bag accessories for older sister ;o)
… And now it’s a C O N T E S T time!
I am looking for the name and short and clear description for this blanket. In English only please ;o)
HOW TO ENTER
Have a Fun and Good luck!
P.S.: If you are not interesting in this contest, please feel to leave comments anyway. I just love to receive them and every comment is much appreciated!! Well, I bet You know ;o)
|September 10, 2015||Filled under Creations|
WARNING, cuties overload!! ;o) Yesterday we had an absolute pleasure to deal with two most adorable “pair” of little and oh-so-charming wonders we ever met! Many thanks to precious brother and sister and their amazing mom! We had a blast!
So, above is a sneak peak of Dream Catcher Hat…. which can be worn as neck warmer:
… or even made in a different style:
The possibilities are endless… and yes, all options shown (+ some more!) will be included in a pattern, which is coming pretty soon. Stay tuned!
Oh, and below is a very final photo of white version of Dream Catcher Blanket!!!! …I warned you, remember?! My heart is totally melted away…….
A lovely and wonderful Thursday everyone!!
|August 14, 2015||Filled under Creations|
I am so excited to introduce you my very first mini collection for boys!!! I started with a blanket in very nice blue color made with gorgeous Cascade Yarns Pacific (40% superwash merino wool, 60% acrylic; 213 yd [195 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]). I made the sample in size 47”x57” great enough for 13 years old, and was not surprised that my Kristin laid hands on it immediately. She’s never was a big fun of pinks and this blanket is exactly in the same blues as her room ;o) It was absolute fun to work on this blanket and I just can’t resist and made a gift for one precious newborn boy with delicate Omega Isuela (100% cotton; 295 yd [270 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]). …And then I created matches hat with very fun using ribbons and then… a neck warmer. I still need to take pictures of them ;o)
What I love about these blankets is that they can be made in any custom size (up to throw or bedspread… or even a scarf by working first 23(+) rows of blanket) and with any yarn weights to be great for any seasons and occasions; features a different finishing edgings (both will be included in a pattern). Borders designed to be very easy applied to ANY custom size of blankets without any adjustments and re-calculating. And most exciting news that I already finished the pattern for blue blanket, and I just still need to add instructions for border or white blanket and take some details/close up pictures. So, this pattern is coming really soon!
A lovely and terrific weekend everyone!!
|July 29, 2015||Filled under CGOA, Creations|
This year I decided to participated to 2015 CGOA Design Competition for first time, and I got an Honorable Mention award in “Fashion” category, sponsored by Interweave Crochet/Love of Crochet! YAY!! I’ll take it! ;o) Thank You!!
To see all winners in the 2015 CGOA Design Competition, click here. Many thanks to Susan Lowman for her hard work with organization and taking some pictures from event.
Also Susan mentioned that when she will send back our entries, she will include the judges’ comments on each of our entries. I can’t wait to see what the judges had to say about my entire (either good or bad or both) in order to help me improve the designing skills!
A wonderful and lovely Wednesday everyone!
|February 18, 2015||Filled under Creations|
Finally… I am to glad to show you Scarlet tunic, modeled by gorgeous and so lovely Genia! And it’s a 4th pattern in a row on my what-to-do-next-hurry schedule ;o) I’ve just finished the pattern and sent the garment for modeling to Interweave Crochet Scene 2015, and now I work on Snowdrop coat and Pink Marguerite jacket patterns. Looking forward to release them soon! OK, I’ll better hurry back to work ;o)
|February 11, 2015||Filled under Creations|
Blue Poppy Lace Coat
A third design from my Spring 2015 Flower collection …most off-the-cuff one ;o) Well, all garments from this mini collection were totally improvisation, and a kind of a little “escape” from that endless-very-last book’s polishing, patterns routine, the deadlines …
Since Scarlet tunic is still on my schedule, I decided to crochet some swatches for pattern and play a bit with one of my favorite, really gorgeous and versatile lace stitch patterns I used for the tunic… so here is how the two coats and Pink Marguerite jacket were born ;o)
I just crocheted it without thinking about stitches, listened only my feelings. I am very happy you like this mini collection. But you know, writing a pattern is completely different thing. I was unsure if I could make Scarlet tunic once again – but this time – with counting every stitch, with the sure, that I could write in that way, that anybody could make it. And now the tunic got three beautiful sisters… and not alone desperately waiting for the pattern (kidding ;P) I may change some little details I wasn’t satisfied with, and want to try find the yarn which is available worldwide, and I hope you will like it. Wish me luck!
See you next Wednesday! Curious what is next? Below is a sneak peek. I bet you recognized it… and yes, now it’s modeled, finally ;o)