Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Autumnal Impressions

Today I'd like to share with you a beauty of Autumn on Long Island...

... and some of my works inspired by Autumn.

As a proud member of Etsy Thread Artists Team I'd like to encourage you to visit our team's blog at: .

Sunday, August 2, 2009

My Thread Crochet Doilies for Summer

Although I do not have as much spare time now as I do in winter I was able to finish two summer doilies.
The first one I call "Blue Doily for Summer". It is a floral center in light blue with cream and country blue border. The colors I used to make this doily were inspired by hydrangeas from my garden.

The second doily is called "Daisy in the Sun". It has a white daisy in the center surrounded by light blue and yellow loops.

More Summer Themes in Thread Crochet creations you can find on the Thread Artists Team's blog at:

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

One Lovely Blog Award

Recently I was presented with One Lovely Blog Award by Kimberly from Kim's Country Cottage .
Thank you very much, Kim! It is a great honor for me!

The rules for accepting this award are as follows:
1. Accept the award.
2. Post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, along with his or her blog link.
3. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Please be sure to stop and visit these wonderful blogs that I've passed this award on to:


Clay It Again and my alter ego 12MidnightOils

Cloud Nine Creations


Crochet by the Sea

Fine Little Love

Georgia's studio

Handmade By Viki

Home Made Originals

Hooray For Crochet

Leather is Better

Older and Bolder

Quilting Ranny -A Grandparents Journey of Raising Grandchildren

Splendid Things

Have a great time!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Etsy Community Cookbook Is Ready!

Jessica Buike from javajesspublishing made it happened. Thank you, Jess!
This cookbook is a compilation of recipes from Etsy shop owners. Over 50 recipes are included, all with photos and author profiles. A must-have for Etsians and non-Etsians alike!
The pdf copy of the cookbook is available in Jessica's Etsy shop at: . The black and white, spiral bound version is at: and the full color, perfect bound version is at: .

Jessica also started two BNR threads on Etsy Forum: . Please go there to meet the Etsy sellers who contributed to the cookbook.

I hope you all enjoy the book!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Etsy Thread Artists Team's Artistic Challenge

Etsy Thread Artists Team is having the 2nd Artistic Challenge.
This challenge consisted in creating a floral item using crochet thread.
Eight members of our team have submitted their entries.
Now is the time to select a winner in this challenge.
You are invited to vote for your favorite artistic floral crochet creation at our team blog: to help us to choose a winner. Voting ends on May 31st.
Here is my entry to this Challenge - White Lace with Pink Flowers Crocheted Doily.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

I am the winner!!!

I like to enter giveaways (who doesn't?).
Not only to win the prize but to see new shops, visit new blogs; simply to get acquainted with other sellers.
Recently I've won not one but two prizes! I've just received them.

First one was given away by Elizabeth Ann White - a professional crochet designer. The prize consists of The Spring Crochet Basket full of crochet thread, Ann's own book with wonderful crochet patterns and even a crochet hook ! These prizes have a special value for me - they come directly from the author. It doesn't happen to often!
You can find Mrs. White at her Etsy shop BellaCrochet and her blog .

The second one was a photograph of a winner's choice given away by Emily from Etsy shop salchichatu.
I chose this one.
It was taken in January and Emily named it "Why are you blooming"...
She loves all visual art media, and hopes to have a good sampling of everything in her shop eventually, from photography to paintings.
You can find Emily on Twitter: .

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Doily for Mom - 20% off !!! April 25th - May 3rd

Crocheted doily - what a beautiful way to say "I love you!" to your Mom or any Special Lady!
To make my doilies more affordable I offer a discount of 20% on thread crochet doilies in my shop. I'll send you a refund via PayPal or you can contact me before making a payment.
This offer runs from April 25th - May 3rd.
Please place the code "Doily for Mom" in a message to the seller.
Here are just a few of my "Doilies for Mom":

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is just around the corner. On that day we all would like to honor and say "I love you" to Mom or other Special Lady in our life.
Etsy Thread Artists Team has the Mother's Day Gift Guide on its blog to help you to choose a unique crochet creation to be cherished for many years to come.
Here are just a few of them.
To see more wonderful items go to:

Friday, April 17, 2009

Etsy Day - April 24th

Etsy Day is about marketing Etsy to the public.
Every Etsy shop owner is asked to participate in this grassroots movement.

For all the details go to:

Let's get the word out about Etsy!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

eARTh Day Giveaway

In celebration of eARTh Day cinderelish is offering her first ever pottery giveaway prize extravaganza! One lucky winner will receive a handmade, wheelthrown, original blue eARTh bowl (see photo).
To enter follow the instructions at:
The giveaway ends on April 22nd, 2009.
Good Luck!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Etsy Thread Artists Team Giveaway, Mar.30- Apr.14

Etsy Thread Artists Team is a group of talented ladies who preserve and promote a rare art of crochet with thread.
Every two weeks we give away one of the beautiful thread crochet creations donated by our members.
The current giveaway, from Mar.30th - April 14th, is for the Spiral Blossom Floral Necklace crocheted by me.
This necklace was created with size 10 cotton crochet thread. The colors are frosty green and orchid pink. The pink 4-layered flower and 2 leaves are attached with invisible thread to the spiral neck piece. There are 13 yellow E-beads in the center of the flower.The necklace closes with a crocheted button and loop. The necklace is 18 inches long and the flower is 1.5 inches in diameter.
To enter this giveaway go to: and follow the instructions.
Good Luck!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Etsy Community Cookbook

Java Jess from javajesspublishing is offering a Free Cookbook Giveaway!
She is putting together an Etsy community cookbook.
If she includes your recipe in her book your shop will be featured in it and you will receive a free pdf ebook version of the cookbook.
All the details can be found here:
I've submitted my favorite recipe - Potato Pancakes.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Variations on Christmas Tapestry Doily

One may wonder why I mention Christmas in time of Spring and Easter. Well, Christmas Tapestry Doily is the original pattern designed in green, red and white colors. I have always been wanting to make it in different colors combination.
First time I've had a chance to do so for Thread Artists Team Color Artistic Challenge. I used navy blue, chambray and bridal blue colors. These are my favorite colors. The photo shows my Blue Tapestry Doily.

The next time has come when one of my customers required to have this pattern done in red, orange and golden yellow colors combination. And this is the result - Fiery Tapestry Doily.

I like to play with colors in my crochet projects. I'll be posting about it when I have them ready.