New purse, and gypsy sewing

Filed under: book review,Crochet,french,Gallery — July 23, 2010 @ 2:51 pm

Have you seen me ? I’m on the Etsy blog !! :-D .. well, the french Etsy blog, but still that’s nice, especially when seing the other talented ladies also giving their tips on how to sell on Etsy.

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I’ve been crocheting some, working on a new little purse with my flower granny square. I wanted the purse to have a bit of 3D whizz and used a square I created last summer.
The purse itself is not that long to crochet, but I have to find some quiet time AND occasions to take decent enough photos (for the step by step tutorial) so that doesn’t leave that many options. But I’m getting there.
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Also, I’ve buying a few books to satisfy my new craving for sewing. Mostly french books, but I’ll still show you. ;-)
This one is called “Objets nomades“, and it’s one of my new top favorite books ever ! Beautiful pictures of gypsy caravans, circus and horses, yurts of mongolia, lots of very pretty vintage pictures… and 26 projects to create your own ambiance at home.
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There’s pillows, and revamped chairs, lamps… My favorite are a long skirt and 2 awesome bags (one being the one on the cover). While instructions are not your usual sewing-book with tons of details, if you know the basics of sewing you’ll have all the info you’ll need. And while I probably won’t follow exactly the instructions, I totally want to sew winter skirts in that spirit for myself ! :-P

VanessaFFinally, a pretty Roselette top made by Vanessa F., who says :
“I love the Roselette pattern so much, ( which is why I need to make one for myself!!) I have modified it at little for my little boy to wear, it turned out really well. I used a combination of homespun alpaca & an alpaca & merino blend.”
I’m waiting for your pics too, for my Gallery ! :-D

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