Category Archives: one of a kind

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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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

Skating in a (warmer-than-usual) Winter Wonderland!

We are in the midst of a warmer than usual winter! Why not go out there and enjoy it! Skating is a great way to get some exercise, enjoy the great outdoors and have some fun!

The Natrel Ice Rink at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto is a great place to skate for free! You can skate the day away to music (satellite radio all week) and live DJ sets (on the weekend).

Skating at the Outdoor Skating Rink at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

To make my skates look a little stylish and fun, I created pom poms out of black yarn and tied them onto the last loop of lace. A little throw back. For directions on how to make a pom pom, check this video out: make a pom pom

skates with pom pom

My ice skates with pom poms

For a list of all outdoor skating rinks in Toronto, visit: http://bit.ly/7jhRHS

For tips on posture and ice skating technique, visit: Body Break

Ice Skating outdoors

Make sure you tie your skates tight for extra support!

Tangerine Baby Blanket, the story of …

This is my old friend Miguel, I call him my “home slice”

Me and Miguel

Me and my homeslice Miguel

Happy Couple

Miguel and his gorge. wifey Sara

Miguel, together with his gorgeous wife Sara announced they were expecting a baby …

A few months later I took some holiday time in Cuba. I brought with my one ball of tangerine-coloured yarn and a crochet needle. And got to work on a baby blanket.

Cuba and crocheting

Crocheting in Cuba

I completed the blanket and received many compliments from

beach goers to passengers on the plane. What I loved most about this blanket was that I brought it back and it smelled like the ocean and the sun and beach.

A few months later i’m happy to report my blanket found a home, nestled around Miguel and Sara’s newborn.

baby blanket

Baby L in my tangerine blanket

crochet blanket

Baby blanket