Sunday, 19 April 2015

Big Huggy Dolls Amigurumis by K and J Dolls

I love these patterns by Sayjai Thawornsupacharoen from K&J Dolls, they are big huggy amigurumis, great for big kids that want the amigurumis for play and no for display ;) You can visit her blog and take a look to her awesome job.

I also love the fact that you can find the patterns in different formats, included ebook perfect for my kindle, because I never print the patterns I always use my kindle for that.

I bought four of her patterns: Cat, Bear, Bunny and Monkey. Theses patterns are very well written, they are very easy to follow, have detailed instructions and photos.

She recommend to use Super chunky yarn but I use Stylecraft Chunky with a 4.5mm crochet hook and they have a very good size 14" / 36cm.

So far I've made:

The Cat: well a turn it into a Cheetah, because that is what my son wanted. For that I added some spots, and the lines in his face. I made some changes in the pattern, I added a tail that is not included (I don't know why) and muzzle. The pattern ask to sew the legs and arms with buttons, but I don't like that way so I sewed them the regular way.

I used Stylecraft Chunky in Gold for the body and some blue and black yarn that I have in my stash. I used 12mm orange cat safety eyes and 25mm triangle safety nose.

The Bear: for my eldest son. I use Stylecraft Chunky in dark brown and some red and grey. I use 14mm amber safety eyes and 25mm triangle safety nose.

For the colour change of his jumper I use the method "Jogless Stripes" from Crochet Ever After you can watch the video HERE. You can see the difference between the two jumpers

The Bunny: I made this bunny as a custom order, the boy wanted a blue bunny. I change the way to make the ears because I rather the long ears and I added a tail. I used Stylecraft Chunky in Aster and 9mm safety eyes.

Right now I'm make a lilac bunny and I have the Monkey in queue.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Amelia Hobo Bag

The Amelia Hobo Bag is the latest bag pattern released by Delinda Boutique and I had the pleasure of test it.

This bag is great for a beginner, is beautiful and quick to sew. The pattern gives you many options, you can use magnetic snap or zipper closure, exterior pocket or just interior pockets, you can play a lot with this bag. For my bag I use magnetic snap closure and just the interior pockets.

I use 100% cotton fabric for exterior and lining and the accent is red pleather.

The exterior fabric came from and cushion case that I never use, I interfaced it with a no woven interfacing to give it more structure, but that was a mistake, I don't like the feeling is more like paper than fabric, but still looks nice ;)

Here a photo of the interior. One zipper pocket and one big slip pocket. And you can notice that it is very roomy. Great to go shopping or to the pool.

Take a look of the details, the handle, looks complicate but it is quite simple to do and looks fabulous.

And the bottom, look that shape, very nice, isn't it?

Amelia Hobo Bag is a large bag, 18" W, 21" H and 4" deep, great for shopping, go to the beach or pool...

And you can get the pattern with a 40% discount in her Etsy shop HERE. Use the coupon code 40OFFPATTERN and is valid when you purchase two or more pattern and expires on Feb 14 2015. And the discount is for all here patterns.

The pattern is available in her shops on Etsy or Craftsy

Happy sewing

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Companion Carpet Bag: January's Bag of the Month Club

The Companion Carpet Bag is the January's Bag and is a design of Samantha Hussey from At home with Mrs H. This bag was a very easy and quick to sew, few pieces to cut (the best) and a great result, I love this bag.

El bolso Companion Carpet es el correspondiente a Enero y es un diseño de Samantha Hussey de At home with Mrs H. Este bolso es muy fácil y rápido de hacer, tiene pocas piezas que cortar (esto es lo mejor) y el resultado es estupendo, Me encanta este bolso.

The pattern has instructions to make to size, 8" or 12" frame, but you can follow Samantha's tutorial to adapt to another size frame. I made the 8" frame, and is the perfect size for me, it is medium size but very roomy. It has an exterior slip pocket that closes with a magnetic snap, and 2 interior pocket one with zip.

El patron viene para hacer dos tamaños, boquilla de 8" o de 12", pero seguiendo el tutorial de Samantha es muy fácil adaptarlo a otros tamaños. Yo hice el de 8" y el tamaño es perfecto para mi, es mediano, pero muy espacioso. El bolso tiene un bolsillo exterior que cierra con un botón de imán y dentro tiene 2 bolsillos mas, uno con cremallera.

I use for the exterior brown leatherette and fabric from the collection "my hubby old trousers" loll, the lining is 100% quilting cotton in polka dot red. 

Yo use para el exterior piel falsa en marron y una tela que era de unos pantalones de mi marido. El forro es 100% tela de algodón en rojo con lunares blancos.

I also made the handles, following this great TUTORIAL from Liz, when you are at her blog (Liz Moments) don't forget take a good look to her creations, she make beautiful bags and has some great tutorial about faux leather.

Además le hice las asas siguiendo el TUTORIAL de Liz, visatar su blog (Liz Moments) y no olviden echar un vistazo a sus creaciones, tiene unos bolsos preciosos y unos tutoriales estupendos sobre trabajar con vynil.

If you want to know more about Bag of the Month Club go HERE 

Si quieres saber mas sobre Bag of the Month Club AQUI

Happy sewing

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Rosanna Tote Bag

Rossana Tote is the latest Bag from Delinda Boutique, and it is not like any other tote this is a very stylish one.

Rosanna Tote es el bolso mas reciente de Delinda Boutique, y no es como otro tote cualquiera, es uno con mucho estilo.

I love Maria's designs, the are always different and her patterns are very well written and easy to follow with lots of photos.

Me encantan los diseños de Maria, siempre son dierentes y sus patrones están bien escritos, son fáciles de seguir y tienen muchas fotos.

The Rosanna Tote is a huge bag (17.5" high, 16"/17.5" width, and 3" deep), perfect to take to the beach or pool, but if you want a smaller one you just print the pattern at 80% or 75% and you still are going to have a very nice tote.

Este es un bolso enorme (44cm alto, 41/44 cm ancho y 7cm fondo) es perofecto para llevar a la playa o piscina, pero si lo quieres mas pequeño solo tienes que imprimirlo a 80% o 75% y aun tendrás un bolso estupendo.

I love making this bag, you can play a lot with the fabrics, you can use scarps from other projects and mix different materials. I use some faux leather samples, and denim from the collection "my hubby old jeans" ;) On the back I used denim and a piece of red pleather, but the back looked a little bit plain so I added one jean's pockets.

Disfrute mucho haciendolo, se puede jugar un montón con las telas, se pueden usar retales de otros proyectos y mezclar materiales. Yo use piel falsa de unas muestras y tela vaquera de unos pantalones de mi marido. En la parte de atrás use tela vaquera y una pieza de piel falsa roja, pero como se veía un poco soso le añadí uno de los blsillos del vaquero.

Look at the side, isn't it nice?  / Mira los lados, no es estupendo?

The pattern ask for a big slip pocket inside, but I had some trouble with my machine when I was sawing it, and ruined the fabric and I didn't have more of that fabric, so I added the other jean's pocket and a zippered pocket.

El patrón viene para añadir un bolsillo grande dentro, pero tuve problemas con mi máquina cuando lo estaba cociendo y dañé la tela, y como no tenía mas de esa, añadí el otro bolsillo del vaquero y un bolsillo con cremallera.

There is another pocket, a hidden one on the back.

Tiene un bolsillo escondido en la parte de atrás.

For the closure you have instruction for both, magnetic snap or zip, I  used magnetic snap on mine.
I love this bag, it´s easy to put together and it has a very nice shape. If you are a beginner you must try this bag, and if you aren't sure about the zips you can ignore them and still make a very nice bag.

Para el cierre hay intrucciones para ambos, botón magnético o cremallera, yo use el botón magnético
Me encanta este bolso, es muy fácil de coser y tiene muy bonita forma. Si eres novata deberías intentar este bolso, y si te preocupan los cierres, no los pones e igual vas a tener un bolso estupendo.

You can buy the pattern on Etsy or Craftsy and you can take a look to the other bags on Facebook HERE

Puedes comprar el patrón en Etsy o Craftsy y puedes ver mas bolsos en Facebook AQUI

Happy Sewing ...

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Retro Rucksack

Since school started last September, my son has been asking for a new book bag, and finally, on Christmas, I made one for him. He chose the model and colours and here it is.

Retro Rucksack Designed by Radiant Home Studio Sewed by my way of

The pattern is The Retro Rucksack from Radiant  Home Studio, this is a very versatile bag, it has a lot of pocket and you can adapt it to your necessities and you can carry it crossbody or like a rucksack. This pattern is full of details, and it's very well written and has a very detailed step by step with photos. 

The pattern ask for two fabric outside, but my son wants it all black outside and red inside (his favourite colour)

This bag has 2 exterior pockets, I used mesh fabric and I double the size of them and put an elastic. 

Retro Rucksack Designed by Radiant Home Studio Sewed by my way of

Retro Rucksack Designed by Radiant Home Studio Sewed by my way of

It also has 2 interior pockets, one zipper pocket and one large slip pocket, and I added another slip pocket inside, a smaller one, I sewed it on top of the big one.

Retro Rucksack Designed by Radiant Home Studio Sewed by my way of

Retro Rucksack Designed by Radiant Home Studio Sewed by my way of

Retro Rucksack Designed by Radiant Home Studio Sewed by my way of

Retro Rucksack Designed by Radiant Home Studio Sewed by my way of

Retro Rucksack Designed by Radiant Home Studio Sewed by my way of

Retro Rucksack Designed by Radiant Home Studio Sewed by my way of

You can find the pattern HERE

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Scarf... Scarf... Scarves !!! / Bufandas

This Christmas a made several scarves as gifts for my children's teachers. My eldest son helped me to choose the pattern and colours.

Estas Navidades hice varias bufandas para las maestras de msi hijos. Mi hijo mayor me ayudo a escojer los patrones y los colores.

I made five scarves using Long Double Crochet Cowl by Stephany (All About Ami) using her own variation to make a shorter Cowl, using just one skein of Lion Brand Homespun yarn. This is a very very easy pattern and the Cowl is so cosy and warm, I love it. It took me around 3 hours to make one. And Homespun yarn is so soft. 

I just made one thing different, I used Treble Crochet instead Double Crochet, because I crochet very tight (that's because I learned to crochet making amigurumis).

Además hice 5 bufandas usando el patrón  Long Double Crochet Cowl by Stephany (All About Ami) usando su propia variente para hacer un cuello mas corto usando una sola madeja de lana (Lion Bran Homespun) Este patrón es super fácil y rápido y el cuello es muy calentito, me encanta. Me tomo como 3 horas hacer una.

Here are the photos

Yarn Lion Bran Homespun Colour: Shaker 301
This was the only one that I use Double Crochet

Double Crochet Cowl by AllAboutAmi Handmade my way of

Yarn Lion Bran Homespun Colour: Painted Desert 407

Double Crochet Cowl by AllAboutAmi Handmade my way of

Yarn Lion Bran Homespun Colour: Pearls 412

Double Crochet Cowl by AllAboutAmi Handmade my way of

Yarn Lion Bran Homespun Colour: Nouveau 338

Double Crochet Cowl by AllAboutAmi Handmade my way of

Yarn Lion Bran Homespun Colour: Blue Moon 602
Double Crochet Cowl by AllAboutAmi Handmade my way of

I also made three Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf pattern by Moogly. This pattern is amazing, is so simple and the finished scarf is so beautiful, you can't do wrong with this pattern it is fool proof, even if you make some mistakes they aren't noticeable in the finish scarf, believe I know what I'm talking about ;). It took me around 6 - 8 hours make one scarf, but I'm a slow crocheter. For these scarf I used Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable, this yarn is very soft and has such beautiful colours.

Además hice 3 bufandas usando el patrón Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf de Moogly. Este patrón es muy simple y el resultado es muy bonito, no te puedes equivocar con este patrón, así cometas errores no se notan al final. Me tomo como 6 a 8 horas hacer una bufanda y yo soy lenta con el ganchillo. Para estas bufandas use Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable, esta lana es muy suave y viene en colores preciosos.

Yarn: Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Colour: Meadow 3941

Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf Pattern by Moogly Handmade my way of

Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf Pattern by Moogly Handmade my way of

Yarn: Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Colour: Tidal 3960

Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf Pattern by Moogly Handmade my way of

Yarn: Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Colour: SpringTime 3932

Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf Pattern by Moogly Handmade my way of

And that is ...

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Marion Tote Bag

Well, here I'm again, it has been awhile since the last time that I post, I have been busy crocheting and doing stuff.

One of the thing that I have been making is the Marion Tote Bag designed by Maria Petrova from Delinda Boutique. I met Maria on facebook and some weeks ago she ask me if I can test one of her bags, I took a look at her designs and I love them all !!!! and yes of course I accepted. I choose the Marion Bag to start.

Bueno aquí estoy de nuevo, hace tiempo que no escribo pero he estado ocupada haciendo cosas.

Una de esas cosas es Marion Tote Bag diseñado por Maria Petrova de Delinda Boutique. Yo conocí a María a través del facebook y hace unas semanas me pidió que probara uno de sus patrones, yo vi su trabajo y me encanto, así que claro que acepté y escogí este bolso para comenzar.

The Marion Bag is a middle size bag, it closes with a magnetic snap and the handles are long enough to carry under your arm comfortably. I love the shape of this bag and the handles.

The pattern suggest a slip pocket, I never made it this way before, it has a pleat in the middle to easy access. I added a zipper pocket, because I like it.  

Marion Bag es un bolso de tamaño medio, cierra con un broche magnético y las asas tienen el largo ideal para llevarlo bajo el brazo comodamente. Me encnata la forma del bolso y las asas.

El patrón trae indicaciones para un bolsillo simple, con un pliegue, para mejor acceso. Yo añadí un bolsillo con cierre, porque me gusta.

The bag is really easy and quick to make. The pattern is detailed, clear and well written, with photos for each step, and if you have any problem you can send her an email and she will clarify any doubt.
This pattern is good for beginners.

El bolso es simple y rápido de hacer. El patrón es detallado, claro y bien escritos, con fotos para casa paso. Y si tienes algún problema puedes enviarle un email y ella te aclara cualquier duda. Es un buen patrón para los que se están iniciando.

For this bag I use:
- Black cotton drill fabric and 100% quilt cotton for the exterior and handless.
- 100% polyester fabric coated with polyurethane that is water resistant for the lining.
- 8 mm Coreless nylon rope. It is very important to choose a rope that is not too stiff in order to fold it well.

Para este bolso yo use:
- Drill en color negro para el exterior y asas y tela 100% algodón
- Tela 100% polyester recubierta con poliuretano que la hace resistente al agua.
- 8 mm cuerda de nylon sin centro. Es importante seleccioanr una cuerda que no sea muy rígida para que el doblez de las asas quede bien.

The approximate size is: Base 15.5" (40 cm) Top 13" (33 cm) Deep 5.5" (4 cm) Hight 10.5" (27 cm)

Here it is with a magazine so you can get a better idea of the size.

You can buy Marion Bag Pattern on Etsy HERE or on Craftsy HERE. Take a good look to here shop because she has lovely bags patterns and also cushions. 

Pueden comprar el patrón para Marion Bag en Etsy AQUI o en Craftsy AQUI. No dejen de ver sus otros patones, tienen bolsos preciosos y también cojines.