Friday, May 06, 2011

Designing Despite It All...

I am trying to keep my designer brain active while attempting to slog through my latest personal morass. (I don't want to get into the specifics of this right now, but I will probably share it eventually.) However, I did want to let you know that I do have two new crochet patterns available in the latest issue of Crochet Today mag...

Nothing like a cute little Wizard's Cape to turn my frown upside down! I really enjoyed creating this one. So much so that I even reproduced a larger one for myself after finishing the cape pictured above. (Come on, you all know I'll wear it.) Oh, and it's simple! Easy enough for a beginner. It's all done in single crochet. Stars and moon are appliques. Did I already mention that it's an easy peasy project???

Next up, the Bazaar Bag!

I really like designing bags. They are always challenging and don't take huge amounts of time to create (making these the perfect design projects for my current short attention span issue). The panels on this bag are worked up in two stages: the body and then the petals. It looks time consuming, but it actually works up pretty quickly. I love the way the finished product looks as well. I will probably tackle one for myself using a lighter weight yarn (the pattern in the mag calls for alpaca, which is a bit heavier than I like for a bag).

Anyway kids, that's my design scoop for now. I am working up the energy to post from time to time as I am working on several new patterns that I'd like to share with you. Things are just really messy right now, which seems to derail my ability to gather my thoughts into a coherent format. I am trying though...

Have a lovely weekend everyone! Your love and support is so important to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

36 comments:

metal mama said...

they're both beautiful!!

CrochetBlogger said...

Love the bag!

Hang in there with whatever you're going through. Take the time you need for yourself!

PoetessWug said...

Oh WOW! I LOVE that bag!! As much as I love flowers I don't know why I didn't think of that! :-) But I'm glad you did!!

Fugzilla said...

Both are great designs. Hpe you get everything worked out with yourself, soon!

Duilleoga said...

Oh my gosh that wizards cape is wonderful.
Must keep it in mind for when my son is older.

Dawn said...

I got my subscription to "Crochet Today" after seeing that they often featured your woderful designs. That flower bag is on my list of projects as is the cape. My 8 year old loves all things moon and magical so I think that I will be making the cape before I make the bag though!

Keep on using yarn as therapy and know that there are lots of people that think that you are all sorts of wonderful!

Yarny Days said...

Congralulations! So wow.

Natalia said...

Lovely, both designs! Bravo!

Jameelah said...

I love the bag. I just love it.

PRiNCESA-JODi said...

I seen these in the crochet mag. I wam thinking about making the cape for my son!!

J Hook Nook said...

Too cute!! I love that you made one for yourself:)

angelarae said...

I saw this in Crochet Today and love it! I'm sorry to hear about your difficulties. Whatever they may be, prayers going up for you. Hang in there!

FoFo said...

The cape is cute and I love the bag! I make small flowers for hats using the same type of concept-I make a circle base and then crochet the petals on. Hope everything is going well for you!

NAbdelmegeed said...

I love the the cape and the bag. They're so cute.

naida said...

I love the bag! You rock!

Rocket and Bear said...

Hello I've just found you and how happy I am that I did, guess what you come up first in line of a goggle search 'cool crochet blogs' i'm very impressed. Its funny because I'm a obsessed about kids superhero capes and had been thinking about knitting a cape that would double as a snuggle - yours is ace. I'm pleased I found you.
Regards
Lucy

Apartments Opatija said...

beautiful make.....

Lau said...

Absolutely adoring that bag. Any way to get it other than getting the issue of Crochet Today? Individual pattern purchase, that is?

Anyway, I hope you're trudging through life's stuff and all. <3

Samantha D. said...

The cape is just plain awesome, I totally want one myself lol. How do you get your patterns published?

Bev said...

Thanks for sharing these amazing creations.

That bag is simply gorgeous! A real head turner.

I want to do a similar cape for my 7 year old daughter for this upcoming Halloween. She's just now getting into all things Harry Potter. :)

Couch-CROCHET-Crumbs said...

I love how u used the word morass lol totally made me read the rest of ur blog. I hope ur ok though, hang in there!



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klungmai said...

I just found you.
They're so beautiful.
Looking forward to see others soon.

:-)

francesandsophia said...

Wow, I love that bag design. It looks pretty complicated to do. Lovely!

Priscilla said...

The bag is really pretty. I don't believe I've seen anything quite like it. Beautiful!

Allison said...

The bag is beautiful! It is so unique! I love the colors you chose!

Manveen Kaur said...

its awesome, so detailed and neat

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Jennifer said...

What creative designs! The ruffles on the bag look really fun and challenging. Can't wait to try them.

Margaret said...

That cape is ADORABLE!!

I may need to size up for me!

Margaret
Two in the Nest

2CrochetHooks said...

Simply amazing! You must be so proud. Hope whatever is bothering you sorts itself out soon. Hang in there we are all cheering for you!

knittingpatterns said...

Oh my! That cape is just awesome!
It would look good on my nephew!
It's so magical :D hehehe

Yarn Bazaar said...

the bag stands out. its really beautiful

Yarnbazaar said...

The bag looks cool! Wanna buy it.:)

yarnbazaar said...

Great crafts! I love searching designing bags that are colorful and fashionable. Even though it is time consuming creating this kind of designs, it is such an achievement when your done doing this.

Danielle Emma'lee Chaney said...

I love this

Bodhi Sasa said...

LOVE the cape! The bag is adorable too!

Jackie - Crochet and Knitting said...

Wow the bag is fantastic.