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

Monday, April 27, 2015

Obsessed with Irish Crochet!

Working on Fiddle Head Fern Leaf

I have always been in awe of the craftsmanship of Irish crochet lace when I saw them for the first time after being hooked on Pinterest.

After a long search (yeah, despite Google!) I finally found a video tutorial of a popular Irish crochet motif which is the Fiddle Head Fern Leaf! This piece I'm working on will be part of a reworked crochet headpiece for my good friend Ru. 

If you're obsessed like me ;) I'm sharing you below the resources I found where you can learn Irish crochet lace and also get free patterns of the different motifs:

Their Youtube channel is where I learned the fiddle head fern leaf. Even though the video was quite long (5 clips for this pattern), it was easy to follow and I quickly learned the pattern. I made that in as little as an hour! #obsessed

2. SheRu
I've been learning 3D crochet flowers from SheRu and it's a great place to start learning complicated crochet patterns. SheRu has an extensive library of free patterns as it seems they upload new patterns everyday. They also have knitting patterns in case you're interested to learn.

Issuu is a place where publications are shared online by users and I discovered a lot of expensive crochet books shared here for free! Although there are only a few Irish crochet patterns here, there are a lot more you can access and learn without having to buy the book.

Do you have other resources for Irish Crochet Lace? Share it in the comments below!

Sharing some of my finished works:

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Freeform Crochet Necklace

For my soul sister Arlene's 40th birthday, I wanted to make something quite special for her. As I've recently started an affair with freeform crochet, I decided to make a fabulous statement necklace. 

Arlene's Birthday gift
Close up

It's even more awesome that her favorite color is green since I have just learned how to make a leaf motif :)

If you want to learn freeform crochet, I highly recommend subscribing to Sheruknitting's Youtube channel.

Will be creating more pieces for summer so like my Facebook page and get updated!
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Friday, October 10, 2014

New Products Coming Soon!

My first try on free form crochet
Whew! Haven't been here in awhile... but the new interest in my crochet products has got me my crochet mojo back!

Got inquiries from Pinay wholesalers wanting to sell my goods here and abroad. Only too happy to oblige so dusted off my crochet hooks and took out my huge yarn stash. And of course, I wanted to create something new so went back to my trusty Pinterest board to get some fresh ideas and found really interesting free form crochet. Loved them! Pattern-less and your work seems to take a life of its own. 

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

millicentmelissa Handmade Accessories on Rated K... Update!

Finally saw the episode of Rated K where my Grandaunt Auntie Bobie, cousin Kristelle and I were featured for our crochet!

For those who missed it, check it out here:


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Saturday, July 19, 2014

millicentmelissa Handmade Accessories in Rated K

Wow haven't been here in awhile. Just so busy, busy, busy!

But now I'm back mainly because I've returned to being a full time virtual assistant on oDesk. More importantly, millicentmelissa Handmade Accessories is going to be featured in TV again!

Yes, I got interviewed recently for Rated K with my Grandaunt Auntie Bobbie and cousin Kristel since the show will be doing a feature on generational hobbies and of course, our family has been known for our crochet!  Just wished Mommyla and were there too. Well I'm sure they were!

Watch our family crochet away on Sunday, July 20 at 8:45pm on ABS-CBN!

Being interviewed by Kim (Rated K Producer)

3 generations of Crocheters!

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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 :)

Check out our Facebook page http://facebook.com/millicentmelissa to be updated with our new stuff!
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