May 14, 2013

Huge Pink Nursery Basket

Take a look at my newest creation: huge pink basket. A customer of mine wanted a basket for her daughter's nursery that could hold blankets and such. This enormous crochet basket is 17" / 43cm in diameter and 12" / 30cm in height and will hopefully hold all the items it was intended to.

I used the same pattern in the body of the basket as in my smaller baskets in my shop. The basket is 100% cotton and can be washed in a washing machine.

In the photo below, you can see my great grandmother's chair from Finland. I painted it white while I was living in Germany and redid the upholstery. This chair had no cushion on the back, so I made one that wraps around it and ties at the bottom. The off white oval rug is also one of my creations. You can find it and other rugs in my shop.

I put three big crochet blankets inside the basket and it still had room for a stuffed sheep I made from a white towel and fabric scraps.

Here's a closeup of the scallop edge on the basket. I just love that it makes the basket seem a little bit delicate despite it's great size.

Next time I will be posting some photos of a hot pink rug I'm working on now. It will be such a beauty...

May 11, 2013

Rugs, Rugs All Around

I have been wanting to have a great and space saving way to display and store some of my crochet rugs. And since I have been thinking about maybe selling my items locally in a small craft store, together with my parents we designed and made this awesome ladder to display my rugs and hanging hearts. A shorter version would also be nice for hanging a duvet or blankets.

Here is one of my newest hearts. This beautiful pink heart has wings. I'll need to make this and more similar hearts available in my shop soon. 

The rectangular rug in the following photos is a project I did for a dear friend of mine. She gave it to her mom yesterday for her birthday and I'm glad to inform you, she loved it. We made a trade transaction, I will make her 2 rugs and she will complete a landscaping design for my front and back yard. How awesome is that?! I can't wait to get started with the garden.

The rug pattern is not my own, but I added my own twist to it by adding a thicker boarder with a delicate edging to soften the design a bit. I made it from a recycled cotton material I purchased from Finland. I will have to make some rugs and baskets from this great material soon and have them available in my shop. If only there was unlimited time :)

These colorful baskets are part of a bigger custom order, 8 baskets in total. I will take some more photos of them as I finish all of them and make a posting of them later. Aren't the colors so pretty though...

I just had to take a photo of this white metal heart I have hanging in my little boys nursery. I added a green ribbon to it do it will coordinate with the rest of the room. I'm sure I will post some photos from his room soon too, maybe when he will move there to sleep.