Thursday, November 22, 2012

It's Been A While...

I know it's been a while, I realize how I missed posting here. I've been very busy with the business and there are just so many things to do. But I crochet during my free time, my free time's just not enough to compose a blog post. But I have so many things to show, my finished projects over the past months...
1.)  Crochet Hoop Earrings - I followed another YouTube tutorial by Jess (simplycrochet2021) and they're just so pretty! Jess used bangles for the "hoops," I found a smaller-sized set of rings at the fashion accessory store where I usually buy materials. I experimented by adding beads, fimo beads and crystals. I just love how they came out. <3

2.)  iPad Case - My friend Maksi asked me to make an iPad case for his brother Jeff, who likes to have it in purple. Please excuse the photo quality, I used my cellphone camera and the lighting is horrible. Plus I'm still saving up for a good camera. :) I didn't follow a pattern for this, this is my own design I should say. I made this in half double crochet, which is my favorite stitch by the way. I'm so happy Jeff loved it!

3.)  Granny Bottom Bag - Another awesome tutorial by Marcelle (OVW in YouTube). The video has 2 parts, this is her Tutorial Tuesday 15 video. She instructed to make the basic 20x20 granny square, then followed her instructions into making it a pretty bag. I used leftover yarns for my bag & I experimented with 5 colors: dark grey, purple, chocolate brown, grey and blue violet. I was glad the colors coordinated well. :)
And I made 37 rows of 8 hdc for the handles.

4.)  Doilies - Lately I'm going crazy about crochet doilies! There's something about the intricate details that I find very beautiful. I found 3 patterns in Ravelry named "Pretty Pineapples" and I was able to finish one. The others are still WIP's.
Lovely.... Just lovely... <3<3<3

There you go! The projects that I've finished during my long absence. Thank you for your time and enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving, too!

~ Peace and Love, Sacha

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Crochet earrings... My most favorite accessory!

I truly count on a pair of earrings to compliment whatever I'm wearing, it's my most favorite accessory. I got excited to follow video tutorials on crochet earrings, of course by Marcelle - OVW and Teresa - tjw1963. These lovely ladies are the greatest!
This is the Khloe earrings by Teresa. The original pattern has 6 sides, I only made 5 sides on these.
These are my current favorites. OVW's Cascade Earrings. I love the details on the design.
Teresa's Nicole earrings. Reminds me of the sun.. And summer.
I lightly starched them to make them stay in shape. I hope to wear them one of these days. I just love them! <3

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mother's Day 2012 (Missing my Mama a lot)

It's been almost 6 years now since Mama passed away, I miss her everyday. Being the only women in the family, we get to spend time together. We share our thoughts on the latest novel that we read, she's so much fun to talk to. She was the typical office girl, she bought me lots of make-up because I look too plain. But I'm not able to use them because my skin gets really itchy when I put make-up on. She was happy when I buy girly stuff for myself, like shoes and bags and clothes. I remember her often reminding me to bring home some sweet goodies when I go home from work, I miss seeing the happy and excited expression on her face when I walked in the door. I miss our movie dates, the way she clings on to my arm or she holds my hand while we walked. I miss the fun times we make mango float and fruit salad together, she gladly volunteered to mix the condensed milk and cream together because she gets to taste it. I miss everything about her. How I wish you're here Ma. I love you very much.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

What's in my bag?

I got inspired with Kate's (from The Small Things Blog) blog entries lately and I thought of sharing to y'all what's in my granny square crochet bag as well. :)
Okay, I'd like to start off with my 2 cellphones. Yeah I have 2 cellphones. The red one is I think a Nokia 101 and it's dual sim, I have sims from 2 different networks in here. heheh. My Samsung Galaxy Young is just the greatest phone I've had in my life, I can go online wherever and whenever I want. But I only access to the internet in a WiFi zone so I won't get billed for internet usage. hahah! Well, moving forward... I have my favorite comb handy, can't leave the house without it. I make sure to bring my handy dandy tape measure with me as well just in case I need it. And the yellow thing below the tape measure is a menthol cone, one of my most favorite things in the world. I like it because I just have to rub it on my temples and nauseous feeling just goes away in no time. I bring along my favorite scent, Charlie Silver. Charlie White is another favorite. And to keep track of my daily activities, my planner is always with me. And I bring my sunglasses along when I feel like wearing it, to protect my eyes from the summer heat. I also keep big and small-sized crochet hooks and a pair of scissors in my bag just in case I get stuck and need to wait in a very long line or simply when I get bored, I'd just go ahead and buy some yarn. Crocheting just makes my day. Then there's my purple pen, my planner just can't live without it. I keep 2 flavors of my favorite Victoria's Secret lipgloss and a pack of tissue. Oh, I forgot to include my house keys on the photo. I think that's the most important thing to bring when I get out of the house. nyaheheh.  :-D
So far these are the important things that I need when I get out of the house. And I hope you enjoy reading my entry as well... Till next time. Thanks and God bless you all.  ;)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Granny Squares Bag, Cellphone Cozies and a Flower

Months ago, I attempted to make granny squares blanket for my Dad. He said he won't be needing it, he hardly uses a blanket. :-D But I've already made around 27 granny squares, I didn't know what to do with them.
I came across a YouTube video of mikeyssmail on the different methods of joining granny squares, I favored the joining method using single crochet. Since I love bags, I thought of making a bag out of the granny squares I made.
 I decided to put all the shades of brown together, I'm not so sure if the colors are coordinating nicely.

 The big, wooden button is just the cutest! :-)

I'll try to make another one using the remaining granny squares that I got. ;)

When I was in college I made cellphone cozies. As years passed by, I experimented with different crochet stitches and yarns as well. This time I experimented with 3 different strands of multi-colored yarns, I'm happy with how the colors coordinated perfectly.

 I made this for my Samsung Galaxy Young.

This, too... I super love the butterfly button.

This is for my smaller phone, a Nokia 101 I think. :)

With the same 3 strands of multi-colored yarns, I made crocheted flowers. I followed a YouTube tutorial by , it's actually a video tutorial for crocheted earrings. The second flower reminds me of a festival, I named it Mardi Gras. The third flower is named Grafitti, I have no idea how my brother came up with the name. :)  The first and fourth ones were the same, I used a single strand of a 4 ply gray yarn.
 Well, that's it for now. I'll be seeing you soon for my future finished projects. Thanks in advance for reading my post. <3<3<3

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Valentine's Day has been lonely for me. My Valentino is in a far place, but we keep in touch. I miss him so. I hope we will be together soon. 
I finished this crochet heart a week ago. I followed a YouTube tutorial from The Art of Crochet. I truly enjoy following the video tutorial. I never have the courage to create my own design yet, but I will come up with something soon. :-)
Since I've been crocheting almost everyday, I figured I should be more active on blogging. I'm about to finish a crochet bag, also followed a YouTube tutorial from OVW. Even with just showcasing my finished projects to whoever is interested in reading my posts. Or when there's something bothering me, anything under the sun, I'll try to blog about it. I figured I should have my own journal, to share to everyone.
I wish you'll have a great Valentine's Day. Spread and share the LOVE.  <3