Saturday, August 22, 2009

Swirl Hat

After so many months without posting anything, I am back to my blog.
My twins were born last year and they were kept in the hospital for 9 weeks after birth, so I saw myself going back and forth to UCLA every day. Pretty draining 9 weeks, I have to say.

Went back to work after 4 months of giving birth and kept pumping breast milk for a long time thereafter. Luckily, I have been able to feed them on my breast milk for almost 15 months, and my remaining supply of frozen milk can feed them until almost 16 months. This brings me an amazing feeling of fulfillment and accomplishment!

I am now done with pumping, but the challenges of balancing my work and motherhood are not small, leaving me little or no free time for myself. The twins are now teething and not sleeping well at night (again), so I sometimes sacrifice a little sleep time or my lunch hour at work to tat a little bit. I call it “mental yoga”, as I read and heard before. ~Trust me: it works keeping me sane.

Even though I have been crocheting for 28 years, unfortunately, my crochet projects are much smaller and scarce these days. This is why I will start uploading the myriad of crochet work that has been done yet never showed to anyone to keep my blog active (to the best of my ability).

This Swirl Hat was done with double yarn and has a removable broche that is a red carnation. I use it all the time and it is one of the many hats I crocheted to myself and others. ~ I love hats ;-)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

4-Ace Purse

When my husband and I were invited to a "Poker Party" at his aunt's house, I wanted to crochet something interesting to use there. Everyone who knows me a little bit is aware of my repulse to poker and other types of games, so this purse was actually a joke. I showed up at the party telling everyone that I was bringing the lucky hand ON my purse instead than IN my sleeve. That was an instant sensation!

It was designed by me and crocheted in hemp. The bottom in reinforced with the bottom of a gallon of water (love to use them in my projects), so that gave the purse a square look and made easier to keep my belongings organized in there. The 4 aces were hole-punched and crocheted onto the finished purse, and same to the acrylic handles. The zipper is the same color as the hemp fiber.

BTW, the party was not fun at all, the food was scarce and weird as it usually is at their place, but it gave me a reason to make this purse. Oh, well...

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Casaquinho de bebe

Um casaquinho para doacao ao abrigo para maes carentes. Feito com la acrilica colorida, em escamas. Reducao/diminuicao nos ombros para fazer a curvinha do braco.

Bolsa Reciclada (3)

Outra bolsa de sacos de mercado, um pouco maior.

Bolsa Reciclada (2)

Bolsa feita com sacos de mercado e galao de agua. Invencao minha mesmo =)

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Bolsa feita de sacos de mercado.

Usei mais ou menos umas 50 bolsas, mas fazer crochet com "linha" de plastico nao eh confortavel e resseca a mao.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Tapete de cozinha :-)

Conjunto de Lavabo.

Bolsa com linha Clea mesclada.

Xale de la, copia de um da Guess, copiado de olho. Todo de ponto segredo, MUITO facil...

Gorro e echarpe curta feitos com uma combinacao de fun fur e la. Muito quentinho pra aguentar o inverno em Idaho.

Saia de crochet, diminuicoes na cintura, aumentos na barra pra fazer o babado.
Menos de 2 novelos de Linha Camila.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006