Good Evening Everyone,
Today, before getting started with my next items. I wanted to show some of my few designs that I’ve been working on this past week. I must say that these items will not be added to my lovely collection of winter accessories on my shop https://luxuriousmadam.com/. But I will be added wonderful pieces very soon!
I must say, I’ve been away from creating items due to personal matters. So, it felt good to be back at home getting inspired to make these these lovely scarfs. Even though being at home, I still had personal obligations with my family. But, nothing got in the way of me working with my hooks and yarns to create these beautiful pieces and what inspired the designs! Let’s look at these lovely designs, shall we!
Wrap n’ Go Cowl Scarf Neckwarmer
This Wrap n’ Go Cowl Scarf was inspired by how I live. I’m constantly on the go, when I am at home I barely have time to sit down. When I am out running errands, I have come to notice I love wearing one of my long crochet cardigan sweaters. Not worrying about how cold or fast the wind is blowing. I just wrap myself in one of my sweaters and take off! This scarf does just that to my neck “Wrap n’ Go”; it’s a beautiful and very elegant piece. Hand crochet out of soft chunky yarn using two different colors skeins as well as embellished with two silver pendants. You can wear it with a casual or formal outfit and get the same compliments on this piece.
Cotton Candy Spiral Hat Set
I have to say; this piece is artwork! Inspired by the sea shell stitch that I’ve been learning to master for a 2 day period. The colors I selected for this piece was one of the reason I give it the name “Cotton Candy Spiral”. I spotted this color skein yarn at Michael’s and fall in love the moment, I say it! But, I wanted to make the bright colors stand out more and decided to add the navy color skein. You’re talking about someone very pleased with their work!!! I was so amazed with myself; I immediately shared the hat design first without even showing the whole scarf. Many people show the hat and fall in love with it, but when I post the whole set. The positive feedback and comments I had received made me cheese like I was a little kid again, receiving my first honor roll award! I wore this piece after finishing it, because I had some errands to run and it was cold outside. It kept me warm and cozy for the few hours of being away from home. But, if I make another I’ll be adding a few more rows for extra length to make a infinity scarf. Otherwise, it turned out so beautiful and amazing then I could’ve imagined.
Do you ever envision where crafters get their inspiration to make stunning work of art? Do they simple happen to look at a photo on pinterest or see a delightful theme? It is safe to say that they are experiencing an individual circumstance or endless ailment and to keep their brain off the torment or stress, began stitching or sewing? Inspiration originates from differs places. As a crafter myself, I love to sew or weave! Be that as it may, today I want to highlight one key reason I get roused to crafting.
Personally, for myself, I want to free-form my projects. My inspiration originates from the distinctive seasons. As of late, I see that the greater part of my motivation originates from my migraines. I’m one of numerous of people, who suffers from the ill effects of severe migraine headaches. When it happens, it is difficult to function, not to mention begin another project. When you are adapting to chronic illness, mental or physical, your brain outwits you. You’re continually stressing over the amount you’re not doing, particularly when you own a business. Not being consist with creating new projects or interacting on your website, influences you to begin self-questioning yourself and negative contemplations begin rumoring through your brain. At that point you begin thinking what’s going to happen, not understanding you are creating more issues on top of the main health problem.
I don’t know how a great many of people feel, yet my experience has sent me to my specialist a few times in tears. My headaches are so terrible, I am at the point of vomiting or seeing spots. It is so awful to were I get 10 injections into my head for decreasing the pain and keep from fainting. Crocheting, knitting, and other craft skills has enable me to take my mind off the torment and concentrate on the design of the project. I have heard many individuals express the motivation behind why they crochet and knit is on the grounds that it helps recuperates the torment. For me, it’s similar! It does help, as well as rouses me to keep on crafting. In crocheting or knitting, you must make sure your counting of stitches is exact; regardless whether your reading a pattern or free-forming. Counting helps takes your mind off the pain, it keeps you focus on the project. The same when I am making jewelry, I use a lot of materials when making my jewelry that helps me stay focus on my design. One mistake and it can throw my whole design off. In any case, counting and paying attention to my materials are not the only thing that relaxes me. The craft, itself, helps calm my nerve and thinking process. You are so occupied and concentrated on your projects, that you are enabling the brain to inhale and recuperate itself. Crafting makes you feel like your in another world!
I can tell you over the past few months, I have been networking with a lot of crafters and viewing many beautiful projects as well as WIPs. For every single project, I have always wonder how crafters are inspired to create amazing pieces. There are so many individuals who may experience illness, some who are experiencing individual personal situations. Be that as it may, everybody is motivated by something when it comes crafting.
Check out a few of my designs below!
If you enjoy working with multicolor yarns like I do, here’s an example of the how this color Cool Stripe by Red Heart looks when crocheting and a closer look at the color changes from the outside, including the inside of the yarn skein.
It helps to give you an idea on the number of stitches are created in both single and double crochet before the yarn changes to the next color shade.
Creating Bobble Stitches
As you can see, I was creating bobble stitches which are made of double crochet. Double crochet, you typically will use more yarn than single crochet, but as you can see it bring the colors closer together in each row. I used a solid navy color for the base to bring out the Cool Stripe yarn. I must admit, when I first started working on this yarn skein. I was not sure how the outcome of my project would be, but as I kept working and designing the color combination turned out so beautiful. Here is the finished look of the bobble stitch hat with a pom pom at the top to complete it.
I can really say, I would definitely use more multicolor yarns by Red Heart. I love the color pattern and how I combine the two colors together, but what made my decision on using this brand again is that I still had extra yarn to make gloves or a small item if I wanted too.
I hope you’ve enjoyed browsing my photos of my work and reading my review on multicolor yarns by Red Heart.
**This hat is not sold on my shop, it was a sample piece for this post, which I turned into a giveaway item.**
Today I’m sharing work of my own craftsmanship. I make several types of inspired embroidery stitches. My themes are freestyle images, I don’t have any one sort of theme. I simple feel what I’m thinking and let my hands do the communicating. Like this picture below, at the time. I was remembering myself pregnant on the beach. Laying next to a tree, just watching the ocean and letting the wind blow around me.
Handcrafting is more than just a skill, it’s the capacity to connect with the brain to make a piece that express the crafter’s uniqueness. As handcrafters, we are distinct in our own way, however we utilized comparative procedures; for example, watching everything for thoughts, searching out new encounters for ideas, utilizing our own life, and the list goes on. To create a wonderful piece to share to the world. Ever since I can remember, I have always had an eye for handcrafting and independence. Growing up as a child, I was around a lot of amazing women who turn out to play an enormous role in my life and still play to this day. Each one possessed a unique style in their craft that inspired me to create my own. Watching them share their skills with me as a young child to lady has shown me how to love and appreciate another person’s craft, due to the enthusiasm they put into their work.
My work in embroidery is straightforward with lovely detail and blend of other skills I have added to my craft: knitting, sewing, pottery, designing planners and earrings, and so much more. As a result of the aptitude I have, it has shown me to love and grasp my craft anymore.