I have not updated this blog in months, though I have not abandoned it yet, I feel like I am being unfair if I don't share something with you. I must be sincere, I am not working on making any new patterns, but I surely have been pinning some at Raverly. Rarely do I follow patterns exactly as they're told, instead I try to tweak them to fill my own expectations. Let me show you what I mean.
Here's a crocheted record. I got the original idea from Rommyna De Leeuw's You Spin Me Round, published on Tangled Online Magazine.
Quickly I found out I am no good at sewing. My first record pillow sucked. I did not even try a second one. I get easily encouraged to break rules and try something else that works for me. So, a year later I tried the pattern again. I also wanted to have a smaller finished product. De Leeuw's crocheted pillow seemed to big for my taste. I live surrounded by piles of vinyl and I wanted something the right size. What about a 7"? or even a 10"? Those are rare. See the results by yourself:
|I made a sleeve for it and everything!|
Since my friends fell in love with these, I've been making custom orders, and hand stitching favorite love songs, tunes, or records, on the "tag". Maybe one day I will get an embroidery machine that does it better, so far I only have a couple of hands. If your coffee table is looking for a perfect match, visit my store.
I will keep you updated about other experiments!