Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Lacy Crochet

I've had this book sitting around forever... Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts: Lacy Crochet. I was afraid to crochet anything from it because I've never really used crochet thread before. It looked so tiny, delicate and difficult! So I gave in and tried it out... and ta da! I love it!!
I made the crochet hook case first. So simple and fast to crochet. The part that killed me was using the sewing machine for the liner. I seriously need to practice my sewing skills!

The scissors case was a bit harder.. and only because I made it harder by wanting to use matching fabric. So I didn’t use felt as the pattern called for. I ironed my fabric onto a heavy duty interfacing. It made it stiff and sturdy so the point of the scissors won’t make a hole in the fabric.

I'll be doing more things from this book! Maybe a case for my mom!


Holly said...

These are soo cute! I saw that book; maybe I'll pick it up!

Lacie Hawkins said...

I can't wait to try this out. You make it sound so easy in the article! Have you ever been to ( ). They have a bunch of good articles on there as well. If you post yours on there you can link it back to your website. I have put a few recipes on wacania and it has driven so much traffic to my website. They have graphs that allow you to track how many people read it. Thanks J

willynillywaterlily said...

I love your crochet hook and scissor cases! They came out beautifully!

~♥Sonya said...

These are just lovely! And you did such a professional job on them! Way to go! I'm following your lovely blog as well.