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

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Broomstick Lace: A Whimsy Crochet Pattern

Was checking out http://www.kootoyoo.com which I found when looking for crochet inspiration and I came across one of the site owner's projects: broomstick lace crochet cuff

Broomstick Lace

The pattern here looked so unique and modern that I am starting a project as soon as I get home!

I found an easy-to-follow pattern here if you're interested...

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Project: Christmas Gift for Cha

I think I caught the Scrooge bug because it's a week from Christmas and the only gift I have bought is for my Bosses at work! Haaaayyyy...

Anyway, I started on the necklace I'm making for Cha as my surprise Christmas gift and I hope she would really like it despite the sunshiny colors I chose here. Hope she won't find it too sweet and girly for her taste

I think I'm calling this Autumn because of the lovely colors

detailed view
The pattern I used was partly taken from Linda Permann's book Crochet Adorned

1st study

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dorset Buttons

Eversince I started creating crochet necklaces, have always included Dorset Buttons in my pieces as I find them very versatile and fun to make!

Some of my early works

It was difficult sourcing out the rings needed and I even went as far as Quiapo only to find poor quality and one-sized plastic rings. Had no choice but to buy them since I was already itching to start on the buttons, they were cheap anyway.

So here are some of the necklaces I made with Dorset Buttons:
my first creation: birthday gift for my sister Cha

Bebeng Necklace
my most popular piece bought by popular model
Patty Betita

Ever Bilena advertisement featuring Patty
wearing the Bebeng necklace
Photo with permission from Onin Mas of Ever Bilena

Dreamcatchers 1
another of my favorites

Cartwheel 1 Earrings

Sun and Moon
My latest creation for my good friend Arlene

For orders, you can visit our store at http://millicentmelissa.multiply.com

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Project: Sun and Moon---Finished!

Finally finished Arlene's necklace which she aptly named Sun and Moon! Loved her choice of colors which really inspired me to do really well on this project...

Sun and Moon


Another close-up

As worn by Arlene
Photo courtesy of Ms. Arlene Cabale

As worn by Arlene---close-up
Photo courtesy of Ms. Arlene Cabale
Am glad you love the finished product, Arlene!

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millicentmelissa Private Sale at CTC Office

Had a private sale of millicentmelissa crochet jewelry at our office most of which were almost sold out!

Teardrop Earrings in Autumn
P 200.00

Teardrop Earrings in Eggplant
P 200.00

Teardrop earrings in Tan
P 200.00
Teardrop Earrings in Midnight
P 200.00

Twister Earrings in Mango---SOLD to Ms. Vhia DiƱo

Twister Earrings in Purple---SOLD to Ms. Jen Gianan

Red Circles with Crystals---Sold to Ms. Diane Besana
Photo courtesy of Ms. Sharon Oandasan

Teardrop Earrings in Dusk---SOLD to me hehehe
Photo courtesy of Ms. Sharon Oandasan

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Project: for Arlene---Sun and Moon

My very good friend and soul sister Arlene asked me to make a crochet necklace for her and I made a design based on her suggestions:

>i love Maira 2 ribbon
>crochet layout use dreamcatcher 
>color combination in BLACK with touch of Y25 color, and if you have some dark gray po
> i want it called , The sun and the moon
>can we add some charms?
 So far here are some of the design studies I made:

1st study

Something's still missing so I'll be tweaking this a lot more. More pictures coming up!
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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Project: 3 Buttercup Bracelets for my Nieces

Getting hooked on my latest book, Crochet Adorned, I made some cute bracelets for my nieces whom I haven't seen for so many years. I gave their bracelets when we had a family reunion last All Saints' Day at Heritage Park and they were ecstatic!

Here's a picture of the bracelets below. I'd probably ask Mika to send me photos of the bracelets as worn...

from top: for Dani, for Mika and for Teresse

Dumbrique Family Reunion at Heritage Park

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

My Sister bought me the Crochet Adorned book!

Having revived my crochet hobby, I signed up to Craftstylish.com  and found there a very interesting book with a modern take on crocheting: Crochet Adorned by Linda Permann. It was the lovely crochet necklace on the book cover that really caught my attention:
Cover of Crochet Adorned by Linda Permann (Potter Craft, 2009).
Photo: Nicole Smith
taken from Craftstylish.com

One time while browsing at National Bookstore, I found that the book was available here! I didn't have enough money at the time but was really worried somebody might buy it since the store only had one copy. My sister Cha came to the rescue! She bought me the book and it's the best gift I've received this year! 

So far here are the projects I've made using the easy-to-follow patterns of the book:

The 3 Buttercup Bracelets I made for my nieces, from top to bottom:
Dani, Mikaela and Teresse
Terya Crochet Neckpiece
named after my Mom

Still making several floral earring which will be posted here soon. Check out our multiply store too at http://millicentmelissa.multiply.com

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Project Update: for Maira...Finished!

Finally finished on the last week of October the 3 necklaces which Maira ordered and here they are:

Maira 1
Short crochet necklace in purple, crayola green and navy blue
with Korean metal chain and lobster findings

Maira 2
Short crochet necklace in black with chiffon ribbon necklace

Maira 3
Long crochet necklace in mango yellow and mixed tan

Maira 3
Close-up detail

Really hoped Maira liked them. I made her promise to send me pictures of her wearing them but I know she's quite busy with her wedding which, I just remembered...is today! So I wish Mai and Allan all the best and may they have a blessed life together :-)

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Free Crochet Pattern: Granny Square Slippers

As Christmas approaches, been surfing the web for crochet Christmas gifts and came across this simple yet unique crochet pattern: Granny Square Slippers!

I found this crochet pattern from The Purl Bee and will start on my projects this weekend...am making a "His" and "Her" slippers as gifts for my bosses :-)

All pictures taken from The Purl Bee
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Project Update: for Maira

Thank God for the long weekend! Was able to finish Maira's necklaces, just in time for our meet up in early November.

photo courtesy of Maira

photo courtesy of Maira
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Project: for Maira

Been busy with another commissioned project, this time from my friend Maira who is now in the Middle East (forgot if it was Bahrain or Dubai, sorry Mai).

Anyway, she asked me to make 3 necklaces for her with these designs she really liked:

photo courtesy of Mai
photo courtesy of Mai

So far I've finished 2 necklaces and will be finishing the last one (the black on the right) by the end of the week.

Hope Mai really likes these! Will post the 3 necklaces when they're all done :-)
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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Inspiration: Natural Colors

Was browsing the net looking for color inspiration for my crochet and found these dazzling pictures:





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