16 January 2010

Two handmade things are never the same

I finally forced myself to crochet this Nordstrom Crochet Hobo Bag. Why I forced my self? Well, I have several reasons not to like doing it:
-Friend of mine asked me to make one for her. I like crocheting for myself, but not necessarily for others.
-It is the second time that I am making this bag.
-The colors are the same!!!!


All I am left to do is sew the lining and a zipper and it is ready for delivery.

You know how they say "Handmade things are unique and they aren't two that are the same?". Well this is true! I believed it before, but this time I used the same yarn, the same hook, the same pattern, the same number of stitches and they don't look the same. Not even close.

My new book Crocheted Flowers is very handy at the moment. Before I would have to search for a flower pattern or improvise to make a flower, and now I just open the book and every time I will do different flower. Well this is fun, cause I don't recognize fun in crocheting something twice in my life.


I tried the Primrose Layers Flower. I had lots of fun doing it because this is not a traditional crochet flower. Maybe this button doesn't match very well, I may change it later. I am thinking of using it as a broach.

Because it was my birthday recently, I decided to spoil myself with new things. I bought these Butterfly stamps and 3-color ink pad. I am thinking of making handmade gift tags or labels with them.


And totally unexpected I spotted this children knitting loom for 2,5 euros. I thought I should give it a try and see what can I do with it. It turns out that I can easily make small projects like bangles or coasters (you can see them on the picture). Weaving seems like fun for me.
For those that will say that this is a toy, it is not an actual loom I will say that I own a knitting loom. Too bad that is very big and I need a spare room to set it up. That's why I have never tried weaving on it.

21 comments:

Sandra said...

Imaš pravo - nijedna stvar dvaput štrikana/šivana/heklana ne izgleda isto! Više mi se sviđa torba za prijateljicu tj ova druga! I na mojoj listi je - nadam se da neće dugo čekati (na listi, naravno)!

Knjiga je zarazna, zer ne! Ja je obožavam!

I samo ti budi dijete i kupuj si sitnice koje te raduju! To nikada nije "bačen" novac!

mojca - mka said...

prečudovita stvaritev, torbica... spet krasna.

daca said...

bravo,torba mi se posebno svidja,a sto se tiče pečata,sigurna sam da ces se zabaviti sa njima.mislim da je pozaljno da se ponekad razmazimo i kupimo sebi nesto zabavno.

Phoenix said...

Joj...kako divno štrikaš...Jako bih voljela da naučim...ali sve odlažem...
Sad čekam da upotrijebiš i pečate...

magrit said...

Lep post :)
Znaci, knjige o heklanom cvecu je dobra ? Na mojoj je listi za sledece narucivanje :)
Iznenadjena sam da ima da se kupi decja "igracka" za tkanje .... ali super, super !

Drugarica te je zamolila da joj napravis ? Je li ti nesto ponudila za uzvrat ? Mozda sam zla teta sto ovo pitam, ali cini mi se da ljudi sve vise i vise traze usluge bez vracanja.....

drenka said...

@magrit-ja sam na internet vidjela i decja igracka za pletenje.a kako imam dve unuke redovno gledam u decji odjel za igracke i eto slucajno naletila na ovo.
I nema vise besplatni rad!Postavila sam slike na FB i svako ko zeli nesto mora da plati.Nije previse, cak mislim da je jeftino,ova kosta 10Eura,mala je i napravim je za jedan sat

Pipistrela said...

Bas super radis, mnogo si dobra u svom poslu.Tacno je svaki rad je poseban i malo drugaciji, nikad isti. Ja sam napravila toliko radova, jos nikad nisam uspela da napravim isti, pogotovu sto ja koristim materijal koji mi padne pod ruku. Ja retko kad kupim nesto od materijala za moje radove, ali mnogo koristim materijal iz prirode i materijal oko mene. Kad nesto uzmem u ruke, meni se rodi ideja, ili osetim da ce mi kad tad trebati. Takve smo mi zene. Svaka cast za lepu torbicu.Lep pozdrav od Pipistrele

Hobbygåsa said...

I don't like to make two of the same either. It is really boring I think, and the second always takes looong time to make. The bag are beautiful, I'm sure your friend is happy!

feelingfimo said...

Torbica je prekrasna, divim ti se što znaš izraditi tako nešto!ja nemam pojma o štrikanju.

Nataly said...

Edvaj cekam da mi kazes od kaj se pecatcinjatan :)))) luda sum po tie raboti ;)
i jas inaku mrazam da pletam 2 isti raboti, ama ete..sega moram ;)))

Ivana said...

Drenka, torba je predivna! Posebno sam fascinirana ljudima koji znaju šivati, plesti, vesti... savršeno! radovi su ti odlični!

romantales said...

DRenka, mislim da si htjela reći da imaš dvoje nećaka ili dvije nećakinje, nikako ne možeš imati unuke ;-)
Jako lijepo cvijeće heklaš po svojoj novoj knjizi. Inače, tkalačkih stanova sada ima i u mini varijanti, onih stolnih ili samostojećih i ne zauzimaju mnogo prostora.

drenka said...

@romantales-Da, zelela sam reci necakinje. To je problem kod mene, na makedosnki je ista rijec i za necakinje i unuke (makedonski-vnuk i vnuka). I zato uvjek pogresim kad pricam.
znam da ima tkalacki stanovi koji su manji i mogu se lako sklopiti. Radi se na taj slucaj :) Kostaju 100eura na internet

Nada said...

torba je očaravajuća, mogla bi sebi napraviti jednu takvu ali sa dužim kaišićem, jer nositi bebu i torbu je baš nezgodno :-)

honeysuckle said...

I too never knit or make the same thing twice. I never read the same book and rarely watch the same movies more than once. Why repeat yourself, when there are so many patterns/new books, movies to try/read/watch?
Can't wait to see how you use the stamps!

misha said...

I like that bag very much! I may make one for myself. The loom seems like a fun thing, enjoy yourself!

bensedin art said...

Oduševila si me sa dečijim razbojem! Samo napred! I mnogo mi se dopada onaj cvet!

Maja said...

Ja sam apsolutno crazy za ovom torbicom!

kaća said...

hej drenka,evo sam napokon pregledala cijeli blog,imas moj naklon..svaka cast,odusevila si me svojim kreacijama..lijepi ti pozdrav

Šestinčanka said...

Krasna torba. Vidim da si opasno se bacila na tkanje. Pa ti ćeš mi postati konkurencija.:)

Cheryl@Gingerbread Crafts said...

Your bag and flower are very pretty.

I bought a toy loom a few years back, supposed to be a gift for my niece but decided she was too young for it, so I put it away. Someone else beat me to it and gave her a loom a couple of years later. She had me set it up for her. It was so quick, easy and fun that I pulled out my one to play with.