Crochet Nativity

Christmas is getting closer and I always get the need to crochet lots of cute things, sadly, I don’t have enough time to do what I want, except for the particular commisions to do nativities. I really enjoy making them. This year I had people commission me since January! I still have to do a few more, takes time… a lot of time, because of the amount of details each piece has. But those pieces are beautiful together and on their own. One of the commissions was to have a donkey  added, which turned out to be adorable, with its tilted head and tiny baskets!

I also love to make just the family; father and mother and the tiny baby Jesus. It sounds crazy but while I’m crocheting and embroidering them I talk to them… loving words and thoughts, just to fill the figures with love and warm feelings so that the people who get them could feel it as well… at least that’s what I like to think, that they receive the love put in each piece.

Well, enough of my ramblings, here’s the last nativity set. I wish you can love them as much as I do.

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A cute ship

I was commissioned to do a ship… I didn’t have a pattern available, nor could find a usable one on the internet, so I had to make one from scratch, which is good on one hand but terribly annoying on the other, because sometimes you just don’t want to think how to do things and you just want to follow one already done! Yes, we all get lazy. Here is the result.

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Elephant Pattern modified and the Blanket Pattern.

Yes, you read it right. After reviewing the elephant pattern properly, lol, I realised how wrong it was  (it could still work but in a very unorthodox way) so it was time to fix it.

And since so many people asked me for the blanket pattern, I decided it was time to do it as well. I took forever!  The links to download the pdf patterns are underneath.

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Enjoy it!

Oh, please let me know if you find mistakes or want to comment on both patterns.

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Busy life and its surprises

It has been ages since my last post. I haven’t had the time for everything that I need to be doing. I would like to tell you why, I can poorly manage my time, that’s it.

I work from home, and by that I mean I have my studio at the back of the house, set up with everything I need, well… almost. I do several different things, although most of them are related to some form of art, if you have seen my blog you will know. I have commissions to work on all those different things all year around, mostly crochet things… but I have another job, which is far more important in the long run and it has taken up most of my time this last year. I have an spiritual job… and to explain it easier I will quote the movie 6th sense: “I see dead people”. I wasn’t born like this, it happened after an NDE (near death experience), and when I came back from it, I returned with this surprise/gift, which I have studied upon, worked on it, dedicate time and practice. It has been almost 20 years since then. So my other work is to help people to have a conversation with their loved ones so they can heal, and continue living without them. That job offers a reward that just fills my heart.

Last year I met and reunite with beautiful people, and we started to do healing, alternative healing. You would be surprise as I was at how many people are open to it. It has been so wonderful, that words can hardly describe it. I have travelled a lot, known and helped amazing people.

So that’s another reason why I can poorly manage my time, because most of it is given to others when they need it. I live day by day and planning, for sure, never works for me. I have so many projects that I need to see to, to finish, but one thing is for sure, they will be done when the time is right.

I do take time off, and guess what?!, when that happens I do craft…I procraftinate!!

Well, I hope I didn’t bore you with all these. I will continue to post my work and I’m crossing fingers so that I can have an Etsy shop, and put some patterns there up for sale, because like everyone else I need money to live.

Love to you all.

PS: I will be putting free patterns here anyway and an update on the elephant pattern with the blanket. Just have patience and send me some good vibes to have to time to do it!

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Working without pressure…

As usual, I’ve been busy doing all sorts. I’ve had commissions from crochet goodies to small furniture and I have enjoyed it thoroughly, most of all because I was given freedom to do them. Some are my creations others have been inspired from elsewhere (animals). So here are some of the things that have kept me busy.

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Prince, princess and knight (I do love the trees as well).

 

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Some small wee ones: fishes, doves, pigs, pandas, cats…

 

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Stitch cellphone holder, cute eh?!

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I was asked to do a remote control holder, tall enough to go inbetween the bed and the night table. So I made this, with 3 pockets for the remotes and a big pocket to put the newspaper or magazines. It has some hooks at the back some things can be hanged from them. The fabric can be removed to wash it.

I like this small furniture as it can be used for many things around the house… like for the bathroom, to put brushes, towels or the hairblower. In the kitchen, to put teatowels, utensils…even to hand the paper towel. Endless possibilities! 🙂

 

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Relaxing times… I don’t think so!

It has been a while since my last post and that is because I’ve been so busy crocheting. I had to stop all other projects, crochet took over and since these are hard times for most, one has to set priorities, one has to provide and thankfully Crochet came to the rescue. The winter crocheted booties/sleepers were a success and I’ve lost count on how many of them I made. It is, undoubtedly, a pleasure to make things that are being appreciated by people. I fell in love with crochet and I have received love back, how delightful is that?! So here are some of the last things I’ve doing, I sincerely hope you like them.

Basket bag

 

I wanted to create some “settings” for kids to play around and make their stories…here are a couple of them:

Autumn goodies

I have to add the wee boat to this one.

I have to add the wee boat to this one.

Some baby shoes, always in demand…

Bright orange and blue.

Bright orange and blue.

 

Baby pink ballerinas

Baby pink ballerinas

 

Baby Fairy shoes

Baby Fairy shoes

 

Trendy baby boy shoes.

Trendy baby boy shoes.

 

Baby Sandals for those hot summers.

Baby Sandals for those hot summers.

And some toys for kids all ages…

Green Dragon

Green Dragon

Colourful fish, 30 cms.

Colourful fish, 30 cms.

Precious Turtle

Precious Turtle

 

And the famous crocheted sleepers, for kids, babies and adults.

Sleepers for kids and babies.

Sleepers for kids and babies.

 

And yes, now I’m working full time for Christmas…so who has time to relax, eh? 🙂

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The warmth of colours.

The first days of winter in the south hemisphere and it’s quite cold. For those cold days I wanted to make something outrageous… so ridiculously colourful that would have to put a smile on your face. These are my boho colour extravaganza booties!!!  😀

 Boho booties

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I’ve been busy doing all sort of things, as usual, but I found some time to post the latest goodies I’ve been working on.  I wish I had taken better photos for some of them 🙂

Baby quilt work in progress."Sun"  baby quilt.

 

Round cushions, colourful and warm, love these.Round cushions.

Autumn coloured wreath

Autumn Wreath

Purples, Violets and Lilacs wreath…Lavender wreath

 

 

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Busy with crochet and other goodies.

I’ve been doing some crocheting every time I get an hour or two to spare. Here are the results :

21cm diam.

21cm diam.

With wooden beads.

With wooden beads.

Little ballSimple colour StarLlama

Chick and Owl

Chick and Owl

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Doorknob

Doorknob

Pencil colour and watercolour pencils.

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