Sunday, May 18, 2014

Hello Kitty! crochet ami

I just finished an order for a Hello Kitty. Of course, I couldn't resist the temptation to make one for me, too. In fact, in the past, I often virtually called myself "Kitty" (from Cristina). So I ended up with both Kitty and Mimi. I couldn't tell wich one is who.

What I liked most about this pattern were the cute little ballerina shoes!
Here is the free pattern for this Kitty.
And here is the insiration for the Hello Kitty with cherries.
I worked the kitty with 3.5 mm hook using Catania cotton yarn, and made tiny cherries using a 1.1 mm hook and Cotton Perle from Puppets.
But wait! The ordered kitty also has a flower! Her cherries and flower are detachable, so the little girl could easily change the look of her kitty if she wants. What do you think about it? :)
And, finally, a family photo. I think they look so cute together!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Crochet thrift shop blouse

Remember I was telling you on FB that I discovered a crochet blouse in a thrift shop? Well, that blouse is absolutely amazing! It's incredibly well crocheted, with care and in a good yarn (it looks so much like Catania Cotton I'm using). That's why I was able to change it's appearance, as you can see in the picture bellow.
I started checking out the thrift shops only recently, after I bought my new sewing machine and I wanted some cheap materials to exercise on (maybe one day I'll show you my progress on this topic, too). Anyway, when I spotted this crocheted blouse on a wire hanger, I was a bit skeptical at first about whether should I take it or not, but then I thought "hey, there is no such thing as machine crochet, so this must have been made by someone out there" (fact proven in this article too). So I took it and I am so glad I did. It fits me nice, it's machine washable, it's versatile and it was so easy to change it's knitted and inexpressive collar with a crochet border.To make the border I joined several tiny flower granny squares that I can't find the pattern for right now, but if anyone interested, I can write it down anytime.
Tell me, how do you like the result? :)