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Embroidery Dreams

When I was a little girl, I used to embroidery different patterns which my mother bought for me. The first one was a cute little puppy which was framed. My mother still keeps it hangs in the living room. Six months ago I had the pleasure to meet a new product and a new virtual friend (and a very real one since we both live in Israel). Orly creates a unique product (and she is a unique person). Product which I am sure you all will love. Orly prints embroidery patterns on canvas in a traditional technique and those patterns are so lovely you just can’t ignore them. As a nostalgic person, I really appreciate traditional crafts and Orly has a lot of respect to that tradition. I am not sure when I will find the time to do some embroidery work, but choosing my pattern in her Etsy shop was very easy. You can see it yourself here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EmbroideryDreams?ref=seller_info_count

And if you want to see more pictures from this process you can follow her blog:

http://embroidery-dreams.blogspot.co.il/2012_11_01_archive.html

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Look how the stitches are so nicely done.

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One of the steps –  perforate the pattern on transparent paper.

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Another pattern.

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The rabbit – my favorite pattern. This pattern is a result of collaboration between Orly and another friend – Micush.

The pattern was made according to her illustraion.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/121442145/greeting-card-snow-rabbit-by-micush?ref=shop_home_feat

Hope you liked it too.

Orit

And the winner is….

It took me a while, but finally after my child was sick and my baby (it was hard) and participating twice a week in craft fair, I want to announce the winner in my giveaway. I wrote all the names on small notes and asked from my child to pick one from a glass ball. I am not sure he understood why his mother chased him with a glass ball, but he was happy to pick a note. So the winner is Monica from Impressions of a Princes.

You can contact me on orithaddad111@hotmail.com to claim  your prize.

 

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Since I was very busy in the last month, I didn’t get the chance to see what is going on the blog-o-sphere and read what you have all have been up to, and commenting. I will get back to each and every one of you.

Next post will be published very soon (I am feeling I have to fill some gaps) and until then I will give you a glimpse. I am working on a new/old necklace. This necklace is white.

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Thank you for being so patience,

Orit

Saying Thank You – My First Giveaway

It has been 5 months since I opened my blog and I think this is the time to say thank you to all those of you who are following my blog. In particular I want to mention Katherine from Pillows A-La-Mode. I have asked lately from her to write a review on my pdf’s tutorials and she agreed although crochet is not her specialty, she just started to learn it. Today she posted her review and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you, Katherine!!
And now as I promised in my last post this is my first giveaway. So if you want to win one of this earrings or pendants, any color from the Swarovski collection, please follow all 3 next steps:
(1) “Like” my Facebook page here.
(2) “Like” this post and leave a comment.
(3) Join me by following this blog (if you are already following me you can skip this step)
That’s all!!

This is one of my pendants, you can see more here.

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And earrings from here.

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A week from today, Tuesday, April 8, I’ll draw a name out of a hat and announce the winner right here.  The winner will receive the jewelry he/she selected.

Orit

I Need Some Help

Lately I was thinking to write another tutorial and add it to my PDF series. Because it takes a lot of time to write it, I found myself having doubts which item should be the next one.

The first one is for this ring:

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This tutorial was massive project. I insisted to take a close up of every single stitch, this means 55 pictures!! Each picture was attached to comprehensive explanation not for knitting the correct stitch, but also the basic terms for crochet technique. I wanted to make the tutorial simple and easy to understand and follow so everyone could learn to make the ring. When I finally listed it, I was relieved and to my big surprise, I got good feedback.

When the good feedbacks continued, I was encouraged to write another one. This time I have decided that the crochet balls would be interesting item. Because you can make with them variety of earring and necklaces, it seems they are the perfect product.

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The next item was wrapped earring. This tutorial is also focused on how to wrap with knitted wire.

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I think that there is no need to write more on wrapping so I was wondering if the next tutorial should be on how to make this earring:

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What do you think? Are this earrings suitable for my next PDF?

Orit

Amazing Sewing Project

The best present I got for Adi, my baby girl, was from my sister. As textile designer in profession she sewed an amazing baby toy which is designed as an elephant head and a very long body. The entire toy is sewed only from scraps as long tube. The toy can be used as amazing play ground which the baby can climb on it, push, pull and catch the loops my sister added. The entire project took a while and when I got it I was amazed.

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The elephant head.  I love the ears.

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Entire trunk near the tail.

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Amazing flower to catch.  I love the fabrics she used.

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One loop to hold.

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And another loop to hold. The baby’s name is

embroidered in Hebrew.
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One heart with lace edge.
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sh-sh-sh-sh-sh – someone is sleeping.

I am so impatient to see the baby climbs on it!!

Now I have to think for a present to my sister. She has one month old baby boy.

Big trouble!!

Some help??

Orit

My Etsy Shop Celebrates 3 Years.

My Etsy Shop Celebrates 3 Years.

Looking back it seems like a long journey. I remember how I was surprise to find out that I can sell jewelry on the web with out been worn or touched. Etsy was a whole new world for me and pretty soon I have realized how much I enjoyed learning how to take a dissent photo for my items (very difficult at start and a lot of tears), how to describe an item and how to keep an excellent costumer service.

One of the first decisions I did back then was to chose my first items to be listed. This was not easy at all!! Because I couldn’t listed all my items at once, I had to pick few items from the variety of styles I have. The first necklace was from this collection.

This was new collection beck than and I was not sure if I should list it first, the lava beads seemed to me too bold. To my big surprise, after few days I had a sale and guess which item it was:

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From time to time, I get good feedbacks and this drives me to keep improve my shop.
I can tell you that every compliment still keeps me excited and fill me with new air.
This is the last feedback I got this week from Laura Moradi , one of Etsy sellers:

“I just wanted to let you know how beautiful I think your jewelry is. I’ve tried many times to use crochet in my work, and the results always seemed so sloppy, but yours are truly jewels – very fine, even, and obviously masterful – from someone who’s tried, Bravo!”

Hope for many good feedback for the next year.

Orit

My Valentine’s Heart

I have been trying to crochet heart shape pendant ever since I started to knit in wire, but the result was never good enough (as always…). Sometimes the shape was not fine enough for me and sometimes it was too flat. But I want a heart pendant and because I love knitting around a stone or crystal, I preferred to choose a heart shape stone and to knit around it. The result as you can see was pendant and ring.

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The first one was with Swarovski crystal, but what about some red color?

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So the second was Carnelian pendant.

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The third was ring with mother of pearl

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And here on my finger.

But I still was not happy and finally after many options (and many tears), I knitted this cute
heart which is a bit curved. Now I am happy.

What do you think?

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Scrapbook therapy

Scrapbooking projects by Noga Shefer

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