New Project

I have so many orders, that’s why there is no way to create something new for the shop. Still, I am trying very hard and here is the result of my trials – I will be knitting a modern dahlia garland. Different variations in the shape of the petals are possible – some will be round, others slightly oblong; some will have the middle filled in, others will be empty. And, of course, the colours will be different, based on the threads I have available. It’s all thanks to Tatiana Litke, whose video tutorial I used to make my dahlias.

New Review

That is how I like to start my working day: get up, make a coffee, turn on the computer and see a new review of one of my favourite products – Sunflowers garland. A great mood all day long, guaranteed! Thank you, L.L. ­čÖé

Lavender

Some years ago, I was visiting St Andrews in Scotland. It is one of the loveliest towns for me till now. We were walking with my daughter at the seashore, talking and enjoying each other. We were tasting scones and taking multum photos when we noticed a small shop with different things, mostly vintage. And that’s where we found this wonderful calendar, “The Floral Birthday Book”: Flowers and their Emblems, with Appropriate selections from the poets with 368 illustrations engraved and printed in colours by Edmund Evans. I am getting ready to write a separate post about this book and show you examples of flowers and poetry, but for now, I’d like to present to you my yesterday crocheting – thin sprigs of lavender.

Unknown Items

The past weekend I decided to get my ready-to-sell items together and found a few that I had never posted in the shop. If you ask me why I don’t have the answer. As for lace doilies, I probably don’t like the colour of the thread – pale beige. Still, I am thinking of listing them on Etsy maybe this weekend.

White Daffodils Garland

I finally finished it – a garland of white daffodils. It will be listed in the CrochetCabinetCrafts this evening and for now, you can admire it here. The bunting consists of 9 3D white flowers with a yellow centre each and can be a reminder of the beautiful spring that is now giving way to summer. There will be new garlands in my shop in the summer. I won’t say what it will be, but I can hint to you that I have an idea for one garland in green and another in orange. Have you guessed yet?

Hanging on the wall.

Koniak├│w Lace

Visiting the Polish mountains for the first time, I came to the village of Koniak├│w in Beskid ┼Ül─ůski mountain range in Silesian, southern Poland. The village is primarily known for its tradition of intricate┬álace-making, which is more than 150 years old. Koniak├│w laces are handmade by┬ácrocheting cotton thread, using motifs inspired by nature. Lace motifs are worked separately, then connected to form larger pieces. The lace additions began appearing in pillows, shirts, blouses, and tablecloths around 1900 and is still exists today. I visited the Museum of Koniak├│w Lace then and bought this increadible serviette, because I’m an addicted crocheter interested in various lace crocheting techniques. I think, this serviette will be the best decoration in my house this Christmas.