Monday, September 26, 2011

Post-Flea Picts

Here are some photos of my booth at the Dallas Flea last Saturday. I'm looking forward to the Cowtown Indie Bazaar, October 15, in Fort Worth. I'll be debuting my fall and winter wear for the season.

At the Flea, I focused on my baby hoods and ponchos, hair accessories, and new fiber necklaces. It was great to see so many people out. I was next to Lauren from Blue Eye Brown Eye, my old neighbor from last year's Funky Finds fall show.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Preparing for the Dallas Flea

I've been busy this week getting ready for The Dallas Flea on Saturday, 9-4, South Side on Lamar, 1409 S. Lamar. This is my first real show of the fall season. I've been working on new merchandise, new designs, and new displays. I can't wait to show it all off tomorrow. I went by the space tonight and I'll be right in the middle of the Artist's Quarter by the stairs for Hip Hazel Hoops, which is great!

Sadly, I don't think this scarf will be ready in time. I'll hold off on the winter wear until the October shows. It is supposed to be 94 tomorrow so I don't think anyone will be clamoring for hats and scarves. However, it is fun to show off this "in progress" photo. The final scarf will be hot washed and dried to felt the 100% wool yarn into a tighter smaller weave.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Notes Black Ruffle Necklace

This weekend I finished and gave this necklace as a birthday present. It is the third ruffle necklace I've made so far. This one is made from a loop of stretchy black and white print fabric. I stitched the two pieces together before starting then tied a knot in the back to make the necklace shorter. Since it is stretchy it will slip over the head, or you could untie the knot and have a longer necklace. 

The thread is fairly easy to crochet with a tiny steel hook; it holds its shape really well. Working in black makes it more challenging since it is so hard to see. It seems to suck all of the light from the lamp, but as long as I can find the next loop everything is fine. I love how the crochet starts to ruffle in beautiful crenelations. This is a form of hyperbolic crochet with two stitches in every one, just like the hyperbolic pseudospheres that I like to make. I look forward to trying more combinations of fibers and fabrics. 

I thought this would look really great with a crisp white shirt or black sweater.