Category Archives: accessories

Rosy Cozy Arm Warmers for Fall

This summer flew by! I’ve been kind of slow on the crafting, but with fall in the air, I’m back at it! Here are a couple of arm warmers I made using rose-coloured yarn, some old buttons and a rosebud applique.

Arm Warmers for Fall

Right Hand

Left Hand

Underside of the Arm Warmer

Crochet Arm Warmers!

Stylish Arm Warmers by Natalie Daye

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Something New for Spring

A Buttercup Yellow and Violet Lapel Pin! What better way to add some colour to a blouse or a spring jacket than with a one of a kind item!

butter cup pin for spring

Made using an old pin and some even older buttons. I used shades of yellow and violet to brighten up my wardrobe this spring! I took the idea from my former co-worker Kathryn – a crafty and creative gal in her own right.

violets in the sun

buttercups in the sun

violet pin for spring

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Shoes from a Crafty Acquaintance

new shoes

Shoes by Abel Munoz

My guy surprised me recently with a pair of GORGEOUS designer shoes by our acquaintance, Abel Munoz. I wanted to share these images with you all as I think they are really chic and it’s great to support Canadian talent!!

The spring ’10 line offers 12 styles inspired by Costa Rica’s wildlife, including butterflies, alligators, snakes and bird feathers, and features platform heels and booties. The made-in-Italy line is set to retail for between $400 and $650 and is expected to sell at Ogilvy’s in Canada and other high-end stores like George C in Toronto.

Canadian Designer Abel Munoz

Inspired by Costa Rica




Made in Italy

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Calico Tube Scarf

crochet scarf

My Calico Tube Scarf

I noticed more and more tube scarves hitting the streets and I wanted one.
I crocheted a chain, then attached it with a slip stitch, then just continued a half double crochet all around until I reached the thickness I wanted. I added some bright colors as a reminder, spring is just around the corner.

crochet scarf

My cat LOVES my new calico scarf

My poor cat had hair ball issues this morning, I think it’s one of her first hair balls and she was pretty upset about it. Once I put on my calico crochet tube scarf, she crawled all over me. I think it’s the big wooly softness that put her at ease. She loves it and so do I!

kitty loves it

After a hard morning of coughing up hair balls, kitty offers some love

crochet scarf

I covered the seam with vintage buttons

I like to cover my seams with vintage buttons, god knows I have more than enough buttons, so I used a few of them to line the seam here, I love the detail.

crochet tube scarf

Long enough to wrap around twice - the calico crochet scarf

Cupid’s Arrow

For Valentine’s Day I recreated a lost treasure. A few months ago I gave my special someone an antique lapel pin. It was a silver arrow covered in rhinestones. It was real cool, not too girlie but masculine enough. He put it on his lamb’s wool sweater and somehow some way it was lost.

Around the holidays I was in Urban Outfitters and spotted almost the exact same arrow, only it was on a women’s necklace. I scooped it up anyway and put it aside, thinking I’d do something with it for Valentine’s Day.

I started by detaching it from its chain. I bought craft wire and filled the holes in with creative knots. I used Krazy glue to attach the arrow to a silver pin. And voila! I managed to re-create cupid’s arrow in time for Valentine’s Day.

necklace

The necklace I found at Urban


necklace

close-up of arrow on chain


craft wire at Home Hardware


The Arrow


the arrow is back where it belongs

Note: Accidentally while gluing the arrow to the pin, I glued the pin to my finger. Krazy glue bonds to skin quickly. But without panicking I soaked my finger in nail polish remover containing acetone. It worked like a charm.

Little Girl Tote & Confetti Scarf

I often crochet or craft things for my own pleasure, to wear with an outfit or to spice up an old jacket or hat. Sometimes I create scarves and accessories with kids in mind. There are two examples of my work for kids: a tote and a scarf.

This blue fun fur began as a scarf but as I got one quarter through it realized I wouldn’t have enough fun fur to make a scarf, so i folded it, made a strap and created a tote. I finished it by sewing cotton fabric lining along the inside and a vintage button to close it. It makes a cute pencil case or a play purse for little girls.

crochet girls tote

little girl's fun fur tote

crochet purse

the tote is lined with cotton fabric and closes with a vintage button

This is my confetti white double crochet scarf. Made for little girls I think it’s such a sweet neck warmer.

crochet scarf

crochet confetti scarf for girls

Erin’s Hat

I haven’t been very craft lately as I’ve been working on crafting a new resume. But I was asked by a co-worker at Anthropologie to crochet a winter hat.
Inspired by old fashioned neopolitan salt water taffy I used to eat as a kid, here’s Erin’s Hat:

crochet hat

Erin's Hat

the back with buttons

The seam is lined with buttons

I learned a new stitch with this hat:

Front Post Double Crochet (fpsc)

Check this video out for instructions on how to complete the stitch!

side of hat

The side shows the pom pom