Monday, September 2, 2013

Etsy Shop Rave Review: CelestialCreations4U

This rave review for an Etsy shop is long overdue!

At the beginning of the summer, I ordered a beautiful beaded silver necklace from a gorgeous handmade jewellery shop based out of Ottawa, Canada, called CelestialCreations4U.

The experience with the shopkeeper, Celeste, was amazing. She was so friendly, helpful and quick to reply.
Her jewellery is 100% authentic and handmade and you can see that she really exerts her creativity into each unique piece.

Very soon after my order, I receive this necklace, carefully wrapped, as shown in these photos:

This summer, I had 5 weddings (count 'em, FIVE!) to attend and I must have worn this piece to at least 3 of them. The workmanship is of very high quality and the colors go with basically everything. I love the vintage and classic style.

Celeste offers a lot of different varieties of dangly necklaces, feather necklaces, rings, and trendy necklaces.
Make your way over to her Etsy shop and browse to find your next staple, as I have found mine!!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Purple flower earrings - cabochons

I just listed a pair of these dark purple flower earrings in my shop.
Made from polymer clay with nickel-free and lead-free metal posts.

They are just smaller than a penny.

I'm keeping a pair for myself, I have so many weddings coming up this summer, I just know they will come in handy!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Grey chevron paper tags

It's been a while since I've been blogging, mostly because it's been so crazy around here.
Also, it's summer so my crochet activities have tapered off, due to obvious reasons.

Every summer, I find that I gravitate towards paper crafting and this year is no different.
At first, I was just destashing some gift tags leftover from my wedding...and next thing I know, I was getting requests for hand-cut paper tags of all prints.

One of the most popular designs has been this grey chevron paper tag. They are just going like crazy!
I think the mass appeal comes from the way you can write on either side of the tag and also, grey chevron is so in right now!

Grey chevron gift tags

Monday, April 15, 2013

'City blue' Etsy Treasury feature

This past weekend I was featured in the "City Blue" treasury curated by Orawee & Sam of squishnchips on Etsy. (Orawee and Sam are selling some really unique handmade gift items and animal pop-up cards! Give them a look-see).

It really caught my eye because of the stunning contrasts and amazing photography.

I'm honoured to have my Manhattan Infinity Scarf featured here!!

'City blue' by squishnchips

AKAI - 77 Reel-to-Reel Bag

shopper ORIGAMI alcantara

Peacock // cabochon earrings...

Eyedazzler Grey Leather Cuff

Vintage L.L. Bean Birdseye W...

Winter Fashion - Grey Sweats...

Geometric Necklace / Geometr...

2 balls of grey cotton visco...

jersey dress - grey - polka ...

Original Abstract Art Print ...

MANHATTAN, infinity scarf, c...

linientreu Messengerbag

Navy blue triangle ring

8x10 - Room for Rent - Surre...

Black leather handmade noteb...

Loops neckwarmer, knit tube...

Treasury tool supported by the dog house

Friday, April 12, 2013

My interview with Crochet Business Blog

Today, I was honoured to be the feature interviewee on the Crochet Business blog, written by Sara Duggan (momwithahook). She interviewed me regarding my craft of crochet, and spotlighted my Etsy shop.

Sara's crochet business blog offers important business tips, how-to's, and business advice for those hoping to start an online crochet/knitting business or blog for income. I have found lots of great tutorials and tidbits along the way on her blog and I'm glad to have been featured!

Read my interview here!!!

Sara also provides a short report "10 Ways to Earn From Your Crochet Blog," detailing how you can sell crochet products right from your crochet blog!

Thanks for the feature, again, Sara!!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Brooches be crazy

Crochet flower brooches - embellish away!

Since it is spring now (or trying very hard to be!), I have been racking my brain for cute but wearable items. I had some ideas for loose and airy scarves...but then I started making flower brooches and they seemed to take over. They are such quick projects but always so elegant. I have been playing around with different sizes of hooks and numbers of stitches to make them a little different from each other.

I also make my own fabric covered buttons so I've been raking through them and creating some cute color combos. It's addictive. I added a latchback pin to the rear and a brooch party was formed!

What colors are your favorite?
Personally, I think the yellow with polka-dot cloth button is the most adorable.

You can buy any one of them on sale at my Etsy shop.

Grey Flower Brooch with Rhinestone Button

Taupe flower brooch with metal button (this was made with Alpaca yarn)

Friday, March 15, 2013

Trinity Braided Cowl

Here is my latest creation: the Trinity Braided Cowl, a new favourite.
I think it would work for both Spring and Winter as it's light and breathable.

I'm working on other colors and yarn types too.

See it here in my shop.


Named after the historic and beautiful Trinity Church located in what's now the Financial District in Manhattan, this braided crochet cowl has just as much character. The first Trinity Church, built in a gothic rectangular shape was constructed in 1698. The original building was burnt down in a massive fire. The second Trinity Church was torn down due to immense wreckage from snow. And today's third version of the church is still in use as a parish. Unlike its namesake, this cowl is made strong by its three strands of braided crochet to form a strong and resistant cowl!

 Trinity Parish in Manhattan, NYC.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Navy Blue Headband - custom order!

I received a custom order to transform one of my previously listed cable headbands into an ultimate adorable accessory. She wanted a navy blue band, which I was glad to have on hand. It took me a while to remember  what hook size I used but I ended up using a J hook and triple crochet cables to generate the chunky braided cable look.

I also make fabric covered buttons so my customer requested a couple of those to go onto her headband. Along with the crochet cable work, this headband turned out really cute!
I think we will see more of this fabric covered button + cable headband combo in the near future. I'm really happy with how it turned out.

crochet cable headband