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Overcoming a Fear of Multiple Loose Ends

I’ve made a sample of Bird of Paradise, Frida’s Flowers, in size 10 crochet thread 🙂

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It’s worked so well, I’m going to make the rest of the motifs in the blanket project in crochet thread too. I’d like to put together a miniature version of the blanket, but first, I’ll need to see how each motif looks in the size. The free pattern for the blanket can be found here.

The thing is, for a while, I’d been avoiding multi-color projects simply because I didn’t feel like weaving in multiple ends. I’ve always loved colorful crochet pieces and admired the work others produced in beautiful colorways. I just didn’t wish to work with more than just a few colors spaced out at quite large intervals, so it’d be easier to sow in the ends. Then, I came across Edie Eckart’s tip, which I really liked 🙂 In her “Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs: Creative Techniques for Joining Motifs of All Shapes”, she advises: Continue reading “Overcoming a Fear of Multiple Loose Ends”

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Pastel Flower Earrings

Just made a pair of earrings for myself 🙂 I’m going to wear these today, no special reason or occasion. Simply feeling like wearing some pastel flowers and hearts ❤
I thought texturizing the wire would detract, to some extent, from focus on the flower, its natural and soft and nonstiffened look and feel, so I left it smooth.

The flower pattern comes from a book that I have, by Caitlin Sainio,- my favorite these days 🙂 she offers some lovely patterns!