Thursday, July 2, 2015

Crochet Clutch Purses

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acrylic yarn (grey)
I tell you I love it when I put my mind to make something and it comes out fabulous!
I made these 3 clutch purses using Red Heart Super Saver yarn and Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn.  The buttons I purchased online at Joann’s Fabric.
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acrylic yarn (black)
The black one with the polka dot embellishment I did sew a lining and a zipper along with two black buttons.  The embellishment is from Jolee’s Boutique and the buttons are from AC Moore. 
The grey one I did line it with fabric as well and the button I purchased was from in Joann’s Fabric .
All of these beautiful creations I crocheted in the same stitch (1/2 double crochet) to give it a more tight look.  I kept doing this til I got it to the size of more or less a rectangle (you can keep crocheting til you get to whatever size you want you don’t have to make it a rectangle).  I would then fold it every once and awhile to just check to make sure I had it in the size I wanted and also to get an idea how much I wanted the front flap to cover or overlap.  I would then try to change the stitch a bit for the fold over part and of course where I was going to make my button holes.


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acrylic yarn (olive)
I then cut the fabric to the length that I wanted to fit inside the clutch and iron it to make sure it wasn’t wrinkled when I sew it to the purse and I would sew the zipper via my sewing machine (this I just happen to look online via YouTube to get the ‘how to sew a zipper’).  Once I was done with the zipper being sewn I would then hand sew the fabric (that has the zipper attached already) to the clutch. 
I suggest to sew the fabric to the purse by hand only because (for me) There’s been too many times where I have sewn fabric to a crochet item directly on the machine and it has messed up my crochet item…so sew it by hand is what I suggest.  Also these can by hand washed. 

I always say make what you want and what you like and let your creative juices go to places you never thought you could go.  Enjoy making some today!


Monday, June 29, 2015

Earring Assortment

I know I have said before that I love wearing accessories.  Earrings to me make an outfit (along with all of the other accessories) it just pulls it together.

crochet round earrings

hoop earrings
You can dress up your earrings or dress them down.  It all depends on your style you know? From chandelier style earrings to glass beads, acrylic or even antique metal earrings - you call the style and the earrings will complete it.  Now lets not go all crazy and pick something that won't complement your face.  You have to take that into consideration just as much as the color and style.

For example, long faces should use or can use chandelier earrings; a rounder fuller face will look better in long and dangly earrings because it will make your face look thinner; and lets not forget if you are trying to look professional don't wear flashy earrings.  Now this is just me suggesting what I think would look good but you can wear whatever your heart desires.

chandelier earrings
I love chandelier earrings but I have to wear those with my hair up because it just blends in too much with my hair and it will take away from my showing off my pretty earrings.  I love how hoop earrings look on me but I have to as well wear my hair up and away from my face.  Little earrings are nice for a casual outfit (for me).  Either way pick what will compliment your face and your outfit.  Try different colors that will stand out and compliment your complexion.

Have fun making these! Happy beading and crocheting!!! 

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Crochet Mini Basket...

www.yolandascreations.storenvy.comI enjoy knowing that my leftover yarn doesn't go to waste.  I have made big and small flowers, mini pompoms on paperclips, mini purse charms and the list can go on and on.

I sometimes have leftover yarn that is good enough to made for example one coaster but not enough to made 2 of them.  I recently decided to make some mini crochet baskets and add some buttons to them to give them a little more character.
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Certain things that I crochet I prefer to make with cotton yarn and others with acrylic.  These that I made recently are all made from 100% cotton yarn.  I will make some others using the acrylic and post those soon.

Think of the all the endless possibilities you have with leftover yarn...don't give up on those left over pieces that are good for one thing but won't be good enough for another.

Hope you like these that I made and hopefully it will inspire you to make some of your own.

Happy crocheting!!! 

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