Friday, July 22, 2011

White Shells Crochet Dress

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Easy Empire Waist Summer Dress




Here is an incredibly simple-to-make and cute empire-waist dress that looks great and can be made in many variations. I personally like best the strapless version below for both hot summer weather and time-it-takes to make considerations.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Kate Middleton's Lacy Royal Blue Jacket

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Quick Strapless Beach Dress Update

Here is some real quick update on the cute strapless beach dress that I started as well. Haven't worked much on it lately, neither on the flouncy Brazilian dress... but about to resume both as summer vacation time is approaching... fast! :)




This is how and what the stitch pattern of the top part will be. I am crocheting top-down, so after I reach right below my breast line to form an empire waist, I will continue in a different pattern and start tapering the dress shape by regular increases (just by using different hook sizes!) It will be tying at the back with a string as the original... just hope that the yarn that I have would be enough (300 gr), or I will have to start looking for the same or almost the same color cotton yarn. 

Yummm... Yummyummmm...Yummmmm :)

It has been a while I haven't been around and had any time for crocheting (let alone blogging), but I thought I should share my excitement today with some culinary experiments (heheh...) of mine. Been so fascinated with Middle Eastern food lately and tried to make for a first time two recipes myself... the result is so yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmyyy!!!!! :) that I thought I should share something good with others. I am not sure even if I can spell or pronounce the dishes correctly... tabouleh salad (this one is pretty easy) and Mjaddara (however it is pronounced). Both are so healthy - I have never ever cooked before with bulgur and am so fascinated with my new discovery.








I looked up the recipes from the how-to-make videos of a charming, talanted and increasingly popular youtuber lady - Maha... I am posting the links below... so, now... next thing on my list is to try make my own home-made hummus and pita bread... yummmm yummm yummmm.... :) 


Mjaddara 
Maha's Tabbouleh Salad

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My "Sassy" Poncho

I am posting here my poncho from Kim Hargreaves' spring-summer 2011 collection that I had just completed. It was a mega-quick and super-simple project... it took literally two days in my free time. It feels pretty rewarding to have something knit-up that fast, especially after prolonged times of tedious crocheting on my Brazilian Dress project that is slowly approaching the finishing line. I tried to put one fringe to check out how it would look like and thought of making the fringing much longer than the original, but I have changed my mind now and decided to leave it as it is - no fringes whatsoever. I still have to wash and block it. Anyways. Good stash-buster type of project for any yarns that you may have left over (took exactly one 50 gr skein).

Sunday, June 5, 2011

One Vintage...

For all vintage and One Vintage fans, here is another awesome baby looked up from grandma's old... /nah, not the table cloth this time/... BOUDOIR! :)





More One Vintage here.

Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind... :)

Some very simple and elegant crochet long tunic dress ideas from the SS 2011 collection of Eternal Sunshine Creations...





... those who won't be making it themselves, find it here.

Friday, May 27, 2011

You spin me round, round... :)

So, round and round here we go... :) Several pretty crochet dress ideas, all based on basic circular motifs... love these!


Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Golden Coins Crochet Dress

:) Alright, I am planning on making this cute "golden coins" dress pretty soon. My coin swatches made out of glittery gold lame yarn look pretty good and I think it will come out quite lovely laced with a golden satin lining that I recently been making.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rebecca Taylor SS 2007 Mini/Maxi Crochet Dress

In spite of being a 2007 Rebecca Taylor style, this beautiful crochet dress has already become a "classic". Well worth all the time and effort to go into making it. Crochet schemes enclosed. Enjoy! :)



Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Yellow Crochet Tunic Dress

Here is one more pretty tunic dress that goes on my wishlist... :)


Crochet Tunic Dress Ideas

I am so in love with crochet tunic dresses! Recently found a couple of these in the vast internet space and thought I would share them here... so, here are few crochet tunic dress ideas to serve as inspiration.


Friday, May 13, 2011

Jen Kao Spring - Summer 2011 Crochet Dresses

Wonderful and exciting Jen Kao designs - lovely modern feminine takes on granma's pineapple tablecloth and shawl motifs... absolutely love all the dresses! 


Close Encounters of the Third Kind... :)

Here is some terrific futuristic crochet ideas from designer Sandra Bucklund's Spring - Summer 2011 collection... indeed, in the art of crochet design and creation the only limit is imagination.

More of Sandra's amazing designs on her website here.




Salvatore Ferragamo SS 2011 Crochet Dress

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Terrific Vanessa Montoro Dress

This is another terrific Vanessa Montoro dress (my # 2 most favorite) that I am definitely planning on making pretty soon. To be continued...


Monday, May 2, 2011

Anna Kosturova Cascading Crochet Dress

Here is one of the amazing Anna Kosturova's "classics" along with the basic crochet motif diagram... the rest is up to you for interpretation. 


You can buy the original here.

Vanessa Montoro Layer Dress Variations

:) So this is it - my confession! It is the pink Vanessa Montoro strapless flouncy layered dress that pushed me down the slippery slope of this total crochet mania! :) All its variations are irresistibly awesome... Thanks for the inspiration Vanessa! :)  


Dropdead Gorgeous Drop Shoulders Crochet Dress

OK guys... here is a dropdead gorgeous dress that I have been losing sleep over in a very, very long time. This will be definitely one of my next projects to make for this summer. I have posted the pics of the technique of how to get the separate rounds of square motif stripes attached together and the principle of how to add the ruffles at the same time courtesy of a very kind lady - Oma, who was so sweet in making the tutorial and sharing it. Still haven't made up my mind entirely as to the color I would like to make it, but I guess just plain white would be still quite awesome (and of course use thicker yarn as is used in the original... I gather ca. 50 gr/120 meters would be the perfect metrage.)