Monday, March 31, 2014

White Peter Pan crochet lace collar with pink beads

The first official Peter Pan collar was designed by John White Alexander and his wife in collaboration with Maude Adams for the 1905 production of Peter and Wendy in New York.Neither J. M. Barrie's book or play (which described Peter as wearing cobwebs and leaves), nor the original 1904 London production starring Nina Boucicault (in a cape), had featured a similar design. Even though subsequent Peter Pans did not wear the collar, Adams's collar proved a fashion success in the United States and United Kingdom and retained its association with her role. And it is BACK!!!

gunadesign guna andersone White Peter Pan crochet lace collar with pink beads

Friday, March 28, 2014

Light brown Peter Pan crochet lace collar

This detachable Peter Pan collar is done in a lovely light brown crochet yarn, and will go with anything. This collar can be added to any sweater, cardigan or dress to add an extra accent. Change up an old shirt or dress with this collar to totally update your look.

gunadesign guna andersone Light brown Peter Pan crochet lace collar

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Cardbord sculpture of Florian Baudrexel from Munich

I love this idea and I will start to collect some cardboard boxes. It could be a fun to  make it.

Artist: Florian Baudrexel

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

10 Fabulous and Free Crochet Bracelets

Did you know that crochet itself is a hot trend for 2014? It's true! Demand for crochet tutorials, instructions and patterns is surging, while demand for many other types of craft projects is declining. So if you already know how to crochet, or you're working on learning, know this: you're already a trendsetter and these great tutorials will help you

Crochet: Beyond Rectangles

Crafty Crochet Embellishments

Crochet Lab: Basic Techniques & Patterns

Fair Isle Crochet: Demystifying Colorwork


Monday, March 24, 2014

It can't be more girly and pink- Peter Pan collar with roses

Pink crochet lace Peter Pan collar decorated with crochet roses, flowers, leaves and beads. Great to freshen up your spring outfit. Available in Gunadesign shop

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

How to Make Your Own Newspaper Yarn

Collect old newspapers and create some artistic crochet or knitting projects, but first you should create your own newspaper yarn. 
You will need:
  • Scissors
  • Newspaper
  • Spindle

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Crochet Necklace with cabochon and dried birch bark- Memories of Finland

Under the glass cabochon is a dried birch bark with Iceland moss. It reminds me my vacations in in Finland with my friends. A bark was collected from the fireplace logs in our vacation house. No trees harmed. To continue this theme, the necklace is made from the black waxed cotton cord and cabochon is encircled by crochet flower decorated with black seed beads. The final necklace is slightly covered with bronze color gilders paste to give it some vintage look. Put on your nice long linen dress, don't forget my necklace and be ready for this summer.

gunadesign guna andersone cabochon with dried birch bark

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Big Honkin' Bag by Jana Pihota

The bag construction is basic and you should not be an knitting expert. Free pattern you can download at . I would like to try to use a fine (1mm) leather cord instead yarn. It should work.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

DIY earrings out of buttons!

Some cute buttons
Earring Posts
Wire cutters or shank removers
Hot Glue/Glue Gun or E6000

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

White leaf earrings

These earrings are made from the white genuine leather and decorated with white lace and beads, around 7 cm (2.8 inch) long. To give some additional structure, the earrings are painted with old golden gilders paste. The earring hook is made from nickel free wire.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Knit Lab

This empowering class begins with essential lessons for new knitters: choosing supplies, casting on, knitting, purling and binding off. Learn how to increase, decrease, make a buttonhole, knit lace, block, seam and read patterns. Stefanie shares her "purls" of wisdom as she teaches you how to knit a scarf then ups the ante by demostrating a host of useful techniques that you can come back to again and again.

Join Today Knit Lab

Artyarns Regal Silk Yarn

TEN Skeins of Cascade Sitka Yarn (Brights)

Sweater Surgery: TWO Hanks of Black Water Abbey DK Yarn (Light Blue)

Cascade 220 Sport Yarn