Monday, November 21, 2011

Pure Luxury

Hei there… I like to post today some of my finished projects I talked about on the weekend. I know my blog is for paper crafters but since I do see my blog also kind of a diary – I hope you do not mind i f I post here and there things made with my second hobby.

Some people think handmade things are fairly inexpensive to get or to make. All of you who work at least 3hours plus on a card and you look at all your supplies stashed on your desk and cupboards know this is not true.

The same it is with good quality yarns.

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I used to make sweaters and clothes for my boys but now they are so big that it is a big task to just finish one piece and I decided to go with some easy and quick things to make. Now lets talk about the yarns… from bottom to to top you see. Finally everything has been blocked and finished up:
1) red/orange cowl uses 3 skeins of Debbie Bliss Andes yarn – the most beautiful yarn! I loved every minute knitting with this yarn. I am going to keep this scarf for myself because it is so light weight and long enough to pull over my head if it is getting windy. I do usually not wear hats. (Debbie Bliss Andes yarn runs about 14.00 a skein)
2) is a green scarf made from  hand died and hand spun to thin and thick yarn and than I knitted it up – the quality of this yarn is EXCEPTIONAL – I have purchased hand died and hand spun yarns over the past year several times on Etsy but the best quality I found at Fuzzyfibers. I am going to keep this scarf for myself
3) is a super soft Merino yarn with some Cashmere – I knitted it and before I sewed it together I twisted the fabric once – the stich used is also a twist stich. It looks really nice worn and has a great drape. I will give this to my mother.
4) is an other reddish scarf for my mom – she likes green and red Smile it is made from 2 skeins of Madeline Tosh yarn held together and crochet with a large hook to give it a loopy look
5) is made from Debbie Bliss Baby Alpaca yarn – very soft and so airy. It is not going to weigh hair down if draped over the head.

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Well and here are some fun little crochet items – I used Debbie Bliss Eco Cotton yarn it. They are already wrapped and on the way to my dear friend Carole.

If I ever make an other coin purse I will line the inside with fabric, to make it look more professional.

See you tomorrow with a paper craft posting Smile
Thanks my dears

20 comments:

Beth said...

Oh my goodness, Claudia, what gorgeous scarves and other pieces! Lovely work!

Clare *Littlebear* said...

How lovely to see these items. They look gorgeous and you can tell they use luxury yarns.
Hugs, Clare x

Hanneke said...

Wow, these creations look lovely! Those wools look really rich and are really pretty. Great work! Hugs, Hanneke

Donna said...

These are absolutely beautiful Claudia! I know how much time these kinds of projects take because I crochet. One of these days I will teach myself knitting but I have to quit working forst. Just not enough time. Your patterns are so pretty. Where did you find the bowl patterns?

Sandy said...

oh Claudia - your are without question, extremely talented. Your hand work is gorgeous along with your yarn selection.
Sandy

cockney blonde said...

Had to stop by to admire your handiwork. Love the scarves but the purse is adorable. I've just picked up my sewing and knitting needles again so it was good to see what else is being made in blogland, x

Kelly Schelske said...

you are so talented Claudia, gorgeous work!!

Ella's Design said...

Beautiful creations, Claudia - if only we had touch-a-vision! I'm sure anyone would be pleased to receive such stunning handmade pieces and it's nice to see you haven't forgotten yourself! Lisa x

Christina C. said...

Wunderschoene Handwerken, Claudi!!!!

Bea said...

I love your cupcakes - so sweet

Linda Palmer said...

Claudia, they are all so beautiful and so expertly finished. I love each and everyone of them..

Terrie B x said...

Flaming Gorgeous Claudia!!WoW what an absolute delight to catch up!!!So much beauty to see..TFI
Have a great week:) x

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi I love to see your other crafty items. These scarves look out of this world !! The purse wow how cool ! I love that so pretty and different ! Your mum and friend will treasure them ! Thanks for sharing Kitty ;0)

Barb Hardeman said...

Beautiful work Claudia! I really can appreciate not just the time that goes into hand made items but the cost as well, since I crochet and do Smocking! You can never retrieve the money for the hours spent on handcrafting such beautiful work as yours. The scarves look so luxurious and the little purse and cupcakes are a delight. Thanks for taking the time to share with us...

Barb

June Nelson said...

Wow you are so talented , didnt realise you could do all of this too, amazing and beautiful xxx

Sara said...

Your scarves are wonderfull, you are so talented, the little coin purse is so pretty I love the colour, crocheting is one thing I cannot do and hope to learn soon, you have inspired me, hugs Sara xx

Shazza said...

these are all beautiful Claudia x

Crystal Thomas said...

The coin purse is just adorable!

Cor* said...

Claudia, are these pin cushions? After I saw them i jumped to your etsy to see how much you are selling them for, but they are not there. Do u sell them?

Garden Gal said...

Debbie Bliss Andes yarn....what scarf pattern did you use? I've got just 3 skeins of this and have been wondering what to do with it. I would enjoy a light-weight scarf to wear during our not-so-frigid South Carolina winters.