Finally I was able to use the lightbox my husband and I built two weeks ago. I think I need more light, there are still too many shadows. But still better than not being able to take pictures right?
I made a couple of headbands with bows this week. Those bows are easy to make, basically they are just a rectangle in single stitch which I then sew together in the back and wrap the tail of yarn a couple of times around the then created circle.
Here is one in hot pink.
I am always amazed how simple single crochet can look so interesting. The yarn always plays an important role. Beautiful yarn does not always need an elaborate pattern.
And one more crochet bow headband in grey, made with 100% cotton yarn left over from my numerous hat projects.
They look really adorable and are quick to make (without having to pay much attention to the stitches) so I guess I will be making some more and put them in my Dawanda store, Nadel Verpflichtet.
So now back to my secret Christmas projects!
When I got married in 2009, I made my dress myself. With a very cheap sewing machine I bought online since I was not sure if I would like sewing and did not want to invest too much. So I made a dress lots of swearing and tears was involved). Shortly after I got married, close friends tied the knot as well and I made the dress for their wedding myself as well (actually I finished it 30 minutes before we were supposed to leave for church). So when I got the invitation for the wedding in Coventry (see post from last week), I decided to keep this newly started tradition going and make the dress once again myself.
As always, I waited till the last minute though the idea sprung up weeks ago. Thursday afternoon I finally decided on the dress pattern and made the entire thing in one afternoon. Friday morning I went to the airport.
The fabric is stretchy jersey. I fell in love with the pattern when I saw it at the market this spring. As always, the dress is not perfect ( I never seem to get the seams right…) but the belt gives it a nice shape. It was very comfortable to wear the entire day.
So why all this blabbering about a dress? You are here to see some awesome crochet (or knitting, but that not so much)! I made a bright red fascinator to go with the bold pattern of the dress and to chase away any clouds that would be lingering in the grey Northern English sky.
When is the next wedding? I have a new idea for a dress and the matching fascinator!
This week I made a replica of a fascinator I made earlier this year since my customer wanted it in different colors (well, the leaves):
The original one is still available in my online store, if you are interested!
I also visited a friend in Cologne (she had to model the fascinator for me since I did not bring along my styrofoam heads) this week and came across a really cute little yarn store: Ma Lana. The owner is super friendly. I have bought some yarn for trials and I am positive that in the near future I will put in an order with Ma Lana.
This week has been pretty quiet but I am already working on some new awesome projects!