What Have I Been Up To????



What Have I Been Up To????

So it has been weeks since I’ve added a new post, and I’m so sorry!!!

Out of the blue in April 2018 I was asked if I wanted to crochet (what I thought was) a few things for a ladies’ shop called The Red Tulip. I went to meet with her and we decided on the following designs.

So not just a few things but a lot more than I thought since you have to make extra meaning 2 or 3 of each, at least. We then went wool shopping and that was my favorite part! I spent way too much money on wool than I would like to admit…

Since my sister said she would also like to do this we started crocheting and we also roped our mom into it. Below is a picture of the 3 of us.

We had about 5 weeks to get the whole winter crochet range ready for the photo shoot. Now that is why I didn’t have any time to add a new post, every spare minute I had my hands filled with crocheting. And I still didn’t have enough time!

We just just had everything finished in time for the photo shoot and I was asked to be one of the models for the shoot… Now for those of you who know me, I’m not one to dress up and wear makeup, lots of jewelry, fancy clothes and hats so these ladies really had me going out my comfort zone; but we had lots of fun!

I’m so excited to share the 2018 crochet winter range with everyone!

I just love these 2 poncho designs from Drops Design. They came out so nicely, I adjusted the pattern for the poncho in red to make it just a bit bigger. For all 3 ponchos, we added tassels and we decided on the following design and not just the normal tassels.

My talented sister made this poncho, it’s a very simple pattern and so easy and quick to make. And doesn’t the tulip brooch just finish off the outfit?

I absolutely love this Lost In Time Shawl, yes it did take me AGESSSSS to make but isn’t it stunning?

Here are some more pictures of one of the first poncho’s, my Mom made this beautiful poncho.

With this top, we thought we should add something different that not most shops have, so I added a crochet border around both sleeves and the bottom of the top, it really just finishes it off so nicely.

This beautiful top needed something, so we decided to work a flower on the top just to give it that last bit of WOW!


These were just the main pictures I received from the lady I’m working with, but there was some more that we took with the shawl, scarf, and snoods.

If you are in East London, South Africa and would like to visit The Red Tulip, you can pop into the shop which is situated inside Madison’s Market Cafe, 5 Epsom Rd, Stirling, East London.

I hope you enjoyed catching up with me again as much as I did. I will defiantly be posting more patterns shortly, the exams that were also keeping me away from my blog are done for now and I’m on a bit of a holiday, so Yippeeee!!!

 

P.S. I have a very exciting Crochet A Long starting soon.

 

 

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