Thursday, August 12, 2010

An Exciting team sales event!!!!!

The Etsy CreateCrochet Team is thrilled to be coming together for the first ever team sale! Many of the members have come together for this event and are offering the customers 15% off with coupon code CrochetRocks. We are even having a giveaway. Customers who make a purchase during the sales event will be entered to win a free pattern from The Strumpets Tentacle!!!, Hurry up!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Knitted Feather and Fan Scarf

My new Noro "Shirakaba" Yarn!

Hello!: I found this beautiful yarn from Japan during the weekend, I visited a fabulous yarn shop called Renaissance Yarns in Kent, WA, looking for a yarn to make a lace pattern for beginners, so this is what I got , I am starting a new project now, I will love to learn to make a lace shawl, I decided to start with this easy pattern from, very easy and I am loving the yarn too. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I am the lucky Winner! of this beautiful cowl By MemeGalarce

Yesssss!!!!, I am the lucky winner of this Giveaway by MemeGalarce! Beautiful hand knitted cowl, made with natural Merino wool. Extra warm for coldest days of winter!!!.

Mercedes (Memegalarce) is a great artisan from Chile, the name of her hometown is La Ligua, from Quechua name that comes Lihua, which means wool which is woven to the house ... the main economic activity in the city is the woolen fabric and the bakery elements that inspire part of her wonderful textile work.

Please, come check out her shop on Etsy!

Opening the package from Chile :)

This cowl fastened with a button made of Guayacan wood of center of Chile.

The pretty flower brooch!

I hope you like her lovely shop too!

Thank you so much Mercedes!, I am loving my new cowl!
To find more great giveaways visit Fire and Ice here.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Coquitos Acaramelados - Celebrating my special day with latin flavors

I decided to celebrate my birthday with some latin flavors!, I found a really easy recipe made with coconut flakes, condensed milk and sugar!, a very sweet way to celebrate my day.

Here is the recipe:

Caramelized coconut (Coquitos acaramelados)
3 cups of coconut flakes
1 can of condensed milk
Sugar for the caramel
Mix the ingredients in a bowl and cook for 15 mins, stir with a wooden spoon, make tiny balls and place them in a plate, insert 1 toothpick in the center of ball. Make caramel in another bowl, Dip coconut balls in one quick motion; let excess caramel drip off. Place them in a plate and refrigerate. Enjoy!
I hope you like it!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Enter to Win a handmade cowl!!!!

Enter to Win a handmade cowl, perfect for traveling ot the end of the world and back!
Visit Fire and Ice blog today! Today's Chile relief giveaway is from seller Memegalarce.
Best wishes to all!

Monday, March 29, 2010

My Beautiful Embroidery Floss Organizer!!!

Thank you so much to Deborah from bookloverx2 on Esty, for making my beautiful embroidery floss organizer. The idea came from a picture on Flickr and I just wanted to have one, I think is a wonderful way to storage my floss, she added some ribbons to the design too, so I can carry it everywhere. It featured small pockets for needles and scissors. I can wait to have it!, I will take some pictures with all my embroidery floss so you can have a better idea how it works.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Anatomy of a Crochet Hook

The point is the tip of the hook.
The throat is the slender part of the hook.
The shaft is the part of the hook where you carry the yarn loop. This part determines the size of your crochet stitches. Therefore the hook size can be measured by the diameter of the shaft in millimetres.
The thumb rest is where you put your thumb and middle finger to hold and turn your hook.
The handle is the remaining part of your hook.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Prizes!!! Thank you so much Etsy Latino!

I got mail!!!, I am very happy today, I found a very nice surprise package from Etsy Latino Valentine's Giveaway, full of pretty stuff!, thank you so much to all the Etsy stores that make this possible, I am loving every item and I would like to thank all the stores for the dedication and time that was involved making all the pieces. My daughter was very excited too, so I allowed her to open some of the boxes, I had a great helper :).

Here are some pictures with all the wonderful prizes!

Bracelet by prendasbyenid Little pouch by aylla

Necklace by yanessab Ornament and magnet hearts by Yayahandicraft

Bag by Lolos Felted necklace by memegalarce

Skull pincushion by Chapulin

All the beautiful cards!
Thank youuuuuu!! GO Etsy Latino Team!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

First San Valentine's Day in Esty Latino Team!.

Hi!: Wonderful shops are participating in this great giveaway in Esty Latino Team!. They are a new and active group composed of talented latinoamerican artists spread around the planet, check it out!:
Prendas by Enid:
Yanessa B.:
Yaya Handicraft:

Good luck everyone!