Thursday, July 22, 2010

Montana Tote details

Montana Tote before reinforcing rounds.
The tops of the two handles before sewing them together.
Finished strap with reinforcing single crochet and slip stitch edging.
Where to start the reinforcing round.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Montana Tote Pattern

I have finally finished the Montana Tote pattern and have it listed for sale on Etsy. This colorful one is made of wool. A skirt with a similar essence is in the works.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

What Else to Wear

Burberry Prorsum is one of my favorites. Seems to me 40licious had this exact outfit by Ralph Lauren way back in the 80's. I really find it interesting and love clothes that you can look fabulous in while tending to your goat.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

What to Wear

I like to thrift score, but sometimes there is so much out there that one doesn't know where to start. The first outfit looks like good starting place. An outfit by Michael Kors, maybe buy the belt and boots new so that you have a polished look, make the hat and skirt and thrift the sweater. The dress also by Michael Kors looks like something you could sew. In fact his latest pattern for Vogue may even BE this dress, it is difficult to tell as the picture is so dark. Though not a huge fan of his, these two outfits are sublime.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Double Posting

I had to double post today because I found this doiley dress on Missoni fall 2010. The knitted dress is also very interesting. Still not enough time in the day. I want to make one of everything for myself!

Missoni Quilt Skirt

While thumbing throught the latest Bazaar magazine, I noticed the Missoni had a long crochet skirt that resembles the stitching I have been using and really inspires me to design one of my own. On further research I find some quilted skirts that look just like these pieces of vintage wool blankets that my mother just gave to me. Really is there enough time to do it all?

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Big Wowy Scarves

These three big scarves come from different designers. The top picture is from Michael Kors 2010 fall collection, the second is Yokoo on etsy which I saw last winter and the last is...I forgot but I found it on Etsy in 2008 and thought it was outrageous.
Interesting how ideas spread like wildfire. Looks like it is time I design my own oversized scarf.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

French Market Bag crochet

This design just evolved. I started crocheting with something else in mind and when it took this shape, rather than unravel I kept going. Love the little shadow.