"Begin to weave and God will provide the thread"~German Proverb

Chitika

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Crochet Project: Elise Shawl


Just sharing with you my latest project which is probably the biggest one I've done so far: a shawl for Marti's Grandmother (my ex's Mom), for her birthday.

I found this pretty pattern on Ravelry called the Elise Shawl which is free for download! Click here to get your copy.


Unfortunately, I've ran out of yarn! So off I'll go to Carolina's over the weekend and hope to find similar colors because I bought mine from Divisoria.

Keep you posted!
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Monday, January 14, 2013

Crochet Project: Misty's Earrings

Enjoyed making these earrings for a new found friend but an old acquaintance! 

Misty was my highschool batchmate back in St. Paul College of Pasig and through the wonders of Facebook, we were able to reconnect and found out that we shared passions: parenting and accessories!

She sent me several pictures of earrings she wanted me to be inspired by for the crochet pieces she ordered from me and we agreed on these three:


So here are the finished earrings and hope that Misty would love them as much as I do :)










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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Crochet Project: Kim Tae-Hee "My Princess" Headband

Got an interesting customized order from our Facebook page before the holidays. Our customer Cy sent us this photo of a pretty headband:

And even though I told her that the item in the photo was knitted and not crocheted, Cy went ahead and ordered the crochet part without the headband.

So I went ahead and researched about the accessory (did you know that you can drag a photo on to Google Images and Google finds the closest information about it? Try it, it's way cool!) and found out it's a hot fashion accessory among Kpop fans. It was worn my Kim Tae Hee in the "My Princess" Korean telenovela. Apparently, it's sold out even on eBay and that's probably why Cy found me :) 

http://www.allkpop.com/2011/01/kim-tae-hees-my-princess-headband-becomes-a-hot-fashion-item
That's Kim Tae Hee on the left wearing the handmade headband

Anyway, had to eye the pattern and make my own version in crochet and hope I did justice somehow! Here are the photos of the work in progress:






Not bad for my first freeform crochet project :) And it's even less expensive than the $20.00 eBay price of the original headband!


Check out our Facebook page for more of our items up for grabs :)
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Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Items Available in Our Store

Barefoot Sandals in Orange Gerbera with detachable flower

Holiday? What holiday? 


Well, that's how I felt when I saw it was already the last day of the year and for the first time in my life I was swamped with oDesk work and crochet projects instead of panicking with Christmas shopping for other people. It sounds selfish but it's the best gift I could give to someone who spends the rest of the year taking care of others :) Try it...it's liberating!


Anyway, I also got my sister hooked on crocheting all over again and she made these fabulous crochet bracelets:

Melissa bracelet in Gold with Jade Squares

Melissa bracelet in Gold with Turquoise Squares

Wear 'em stacked!
Here's the detail shot of the Barefoot Sandal in Orange Gerbera (the one on top of this post) and another shot without the detachable flower:



Here are more of my sister's bracelets:

Melissa bracelet in Steel with Gold Orbs and with matching ring

Melissa bracelet in Green Gold with Gold Orbs

Melissa bracelet in Green Gold with Mother-of-Pearl Ovals

Wear 'em stacked!
Check out our online store at facebook.com/millicentmelissa for our latest accessories!
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Busy, Busy as Business Booms!

Wow, it has been an auspicious week for millicentmelissa Handmade Accessories!

After launching our barefoot sandals a week ago, we started getting a lot of inquiries then confirmed orders! The biggest one was probably the fifteen (15) earrings which the customer needed in two days. It was a challenge but a welcome one :) 

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Bedridden with the Flu = New Crochet Items!

Bedridden with the flu since last Saturday hasn't stifled my creative juices from flowing at all :) For us crocheters (well, for me at least), having to stay at home means more time for our crochet and no virus could stop us from picking up our needles and skeins of yarn!

So here are the new items I made during my recuperation:

Leaf Earrings in Jade

Leaf Earrings in Jade (as worn)

Leaf Earrings in Ruby

Leaf Earrings in Ruby (as worn)

Got a request to make barefoot sandals so I made some experiments with designs I haven't seen anywhere else (even on Etsy!) and here are the first two:


Barefoot Sandals in Red Coral




Barefoot Sandals in Starfishes

I'll be coming up with new designs in a few days. You may want to get ready for the summer this early so order your pair now!

All these available now at our Facebook page at facebook.com/millicentmelissa.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Crochet Inspiration: Chunky Chain Jewelry

Another inspiration! Found these fabulous chunky chain necklaces from Tiffany & Co. and J. Crew:





Naturally, the next move was to create an inspired necklace! And here is the first one:

T&Co Chain Necklace in Amethyst and Ruby. Worn as a choker...

Or as a long necklace.

T&Co Chain necklace now available at millicentmelissa's Facebook Page.

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