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I recently finished a new hat cowl, it's inspiration was a cupcake. I crocheted it using Knitted Wit yarn gum balls, colors Haute Pink and Ghostly. I topped the hat/cowl with brightly colored sock yarn. I added a cupcake charm and the word "sweet". It looks great with my new... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at Accessories On Hand
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10/4/16 I finished not too long ago my new hat/cowl with yarn from Alexander Crafts color way Autumn, hook G. I crochet my new hat with beads on the brim and added charms on the ribbon ties. It’s a great new accessory that I can wear either as a cowl... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at Accessories On Hand
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8/17/16 Zara DIY Pom-Pom Shirt This is my Zara DIY Pom-Pom inspired shirt. I really loved the shirt with pom-poms and thought this would be a great group to recycle an old shirt. Supplies Long sleeve shirt Pom-poms Buttons (optional) Floral fabric Thread, needle, scissors, pins For this project I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at Accessories On Hand
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6/7/16 Over the weekend my sister and I took our third straw hat class with Jill Courtemanche Millinery. I made myself a new fedora inspired by Channel restore wear 2017. Channel’s restore wear took place in Cuba and I instantly fell in love with the collection. I loved everything about... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at Accessories On Hand
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5/31/16 The 28th of Saturday my sister and I had another wonderful workshop with Jenny Hart. The workshop took place at Descanso Gardens. It’s a wonderful place filled with different gardens and a train. For the workshop we embroidered a pillowcase with a flower. The Descanso workshop was great fun.... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at Accessories On Hand
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4/26/16 I recently finished my new riding hat inspired by Mary’s riding hat from Downton Abbey. I really loved the veiling on the hat, though I thought her hat was slightly plain. I added not only veiling but beading too. I also found a wonderful vintage beaded applique to sew... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at Accessories On Hand
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4/17/16 On Saturday I attended another wire wrapped class at the Cottage in San Juan Capistrano taught by Katharina Stute. I wrapped a new stone for a knitted bag that I am in the process of finishing. Katharina is a wonderful instructor who has taught my sister and I for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at Accessories On Hand
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4/2/16 The last few months I have been making hats with one of my knit social friends PJ for her friend who works with children in the hospital who struggle with mental illness. I really love making hats for this group of kids. I have had friends in the past... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2016 at Accessories On Hand
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2/29/16 I am currently obsessed with hat cowls also known as slouchy hats. These are hats that can be worn as cowls and tied and pined to be worn as hats. I have finished two and currently crocheting a third with beads on the band. I really enjoy the different... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2016 at Accessories On Hand
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1-9-16 I recently finished my new hat, the pillbox hat. It’s a great vintage hat that was really fun to make. I learned how to make my hat at my mentor’s business Jill Courtemanche. To make pillbox hats the supplies needed are buckram, wire, fabric, and tupperwear. In Jill’s class... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2016 at Accessories On Hand
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I finished my new felted hat not too long ago, I drew inspiration from two designers for my new hat. The first is Ralph Lauren Northern Lights collection. I loved his use of fur, wood, and bone in his women's collection. The second designer I drew inspiration was Kate Spade's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2015 at Accessories On Hand
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Accessory of the Day is my Daisy Chain scarf from Crochet Noro. I crocheted the scarf from Forbidden Woolery, color way Goldilocks. It's really fun to wear now that the weather is turning cold. I love the color and play on words. I bought this yarn from the Yarn Over... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2015 at Accessories On Hand
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I made this scarf and matching fascinator last year in memory of my grandfather who passed way. Red was his favorite color and this garnet was the perfect shade of red. I made a small fascinator to wear with it, the two together look lovely. I also enjoy wearing one... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2015 at Accessories On Hand
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Fashion, no matter where you turn fashion is all around you. Whether you’re wearing the newest trends or rocking your own style, fashions defines us and let us know where we stand in the world. This past Saturday my sister and I attended the Irvine Spectrum Fashion show; we viewed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at Accessories On Hand
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9/14/15 I really fell in love with Miu Miu crochet raffia bag with leather straps. I decided make my with cascade yarns and lined with fabric from Joanna’s. I made two large granny squares, sides, and bottom panel. I then lined the tote with a sparkle fabric that I also... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2015 at Accessories On Hand
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9/7/15 Recently I finished my new sinamay hat with the help of my mentor Jill Courtemanche. My new hat is two toned, burnt orange, white, with blue beads. I love the wide brim the most; it’s great to wear with this summer’s heat. I paired my hat with my floral... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2015 at Accessories On Hand
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8/17/15 I have really been enjoying this summer’s trend with pineapples. I love Tory Burch’s pineapple purses, shoes, and blouses. I have been so inspired by this trend that I made myself a pineapple purse and hat. I employed one of Amy Butler’s purse pattern In Town Bags that I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Accessories On Hand
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7/3/15 I have lately been inspired by hand fans that many us carry and use during the summer months to help us keep cool. This inspiration has lead me make bags that I could use to carry my fan and other items without the worry of crashing my fan or... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at Accessories On Hand
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6/1/15 At the beginning of this month I took another great straw class with Jill. I made my first boater hat with deep green olive. As for the accessories I added white and gold trims. The inspiration for this hat came from the Porter Magazine the Karlie Kloss story issue... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Accessories On Hand
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4/20/15 Yesterday my sister and I went to Vogue Knitting Live in Pasadena. It is a wonderful event that hosts classes, venders, and artists. I bought lots of new yarns and projects to keep me busy for the next couple of mouths. I also met Patrick Ahern, a fiber artist... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Accessories On Hand
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4/8/15 I recently finished up-cycling to hats. One was an Atp 9 fedora straw hat and a wide brim felted hat. Both hats needed a much over due face left. The fedora hat I added new martial, a tropical themed with pearls and flowers. I really love the idea adding... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Accessories On Hand
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3/3/15 I finished not too long ago the Noro Ruffle Scarf from the Noro Crochet Book. Another great scarf and pattern by Noro, I also added gold square beads to the end of the ruffle. The Crazy Zauberball used to make the ruffle scarf was really out of my color... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Accessories On Hand
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1/21/15 I recently finished the Canyon Cowl featured in Interweave Crochet Fall 2014 issue; pattern by Janet Brani. The yarn I used to make this cowl was two skeins of Cascade yarns blush pink and berry pink from my stash. I really loved Janet’s pattern. It was fun and easy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Accessories On Hand
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1/15/2015 On Saturday, January 10th, 2015 my sister and I took an embroidery workshop taught by the wonderful Jenny Heart and hosted by the fabulous shop French General. For this workshop we were given an sampler that asked the question “what is your favorite color in French?” Jenny gave us... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Accessories On Hand
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1/5/15 This is a newly finished project for the new year: I really love wearing fun sweaters during the winter months and recently I fell in love with Lauren Conrad’s doughnut sweater. I enjoy the doughnuts and their different colorful toppings. Some of the doughnuts have beads sewn on them... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Accessories On Hand