Sunday, April 16, 2017

Floral Filet

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I guess I wasn't done playing around with filet! I did this springy block from one of my Japanese crochet books.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Filet Crochet Coaster Set

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I recently revisited some filet crochet. There's something so satisfying about crocheting from a design drawn out on graph paper. (There is also a tiny bit of anxiety in hoping that what you've drawn out translates as well in thread as it did on paper!)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Handwarmers

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I absolutely loved working with that soft merino wool! These handwarmers were made from a pattern that was part of a crochet kit from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas that I was gifted. Usually when I'm given a gift of a really pretty fancy skein of yarn I'm lost as to what to do with it, so it was nice not to have to spend a lot of time deliberating on the perfect project only for the skein to sit in my stash for the next couple of years...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Yarn Booty

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It's been far too long since I've played with yarn and hooks! I just returned from a visit to California with some scrumptious yarns and a hook from Daiso Japan (a Japanese dollar store)! 

If you're familiar with US hook sizes, you know there is a C (2.75 mm) hook and a D (3.25 mm) hook... But what of the 3.0 mm hook? (I believe a 00 in steel hooks is a 3.0 mm, but mine is super old and worn, so I'm not sure how accurate it is.) So I was pretty excited (I know, it's the little things) to find a 3.0 mm with a nice comfy handle! I'm not sure if/when or for what I'm going to use it for, but it's nice to have one!

Anyways, stay tuned as I'm going to start playing with some of that yarn soon!

What are you guys playing with?

Friday, January 20, 2017

Crocheted Tools

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How fun are these crocheted tools? I made them for a Christmas gift and was so pleased to hear that they are much loved!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Good Vibes Only Banner

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Hope your weekend is full of good vibes only!

This is a felt banner I made for Christmas. It's a super easy project. I cut out the felt letters from paper patterns that I hand drew (nothing fancy, as I like the "handwritten" look), sewed them on with 3 strands of matching embroidery floss, machine sewed a channel at the top for my dowel (ok, my sister did that part since she was already on the machine), and I made a pom pom and tassel for a little extra decoration!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Little Mermaid

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Today I'm sharing a little mermaid I made for Christmas. She is a conglomeration of Disney's The Little Mermaid, Klara the Mermaid pattern by Cinnamon Purl and Mici the Mermaid pattern by Lalylala, and I'm so pleased with the result!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Pete & Pickles

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I haven't forgotten how to blog!! (I was afraid I had though I admit!) I hope you all had a wonderful holiday a happy New Year! I hope that this New Year will bring some new and exciting things to Signed With an Owl! So to kick off my return, I'm sharing these dolls I gave for Christmas that I was just thrilled with! I made an elephant and a pig pattern, and then dressed them up as characters in the fantastic book Pete & Pickles by Berkeley Breathed.