Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mermaid crochet skirts


A mermaid tail......
I Had great fun hand crocheting Malia's mermaid skirt in a variety of blue yarns,and then photographing her on my favourite beach in Byron bay��


Both Malia and Nevada got into the theme and really enjoyed playing mermaids for the next few hours...



Beautiful shells were collected in an array of sandy and pinky tones,for plates and underwater delights��


We also made necklaces the day before using some rainbow twine I had brought with me,
and a collection of shells we had found on the beach earlier with tiny fairy holes pre drilled into them,
ready for stringing onto necklaces to wear with our cossies��





The colours and the texture of the skirt really popped against the muted,cloudy day,
and Malia was pleased that the skirt kept her warm too

Crocheted with a variety of yarn thicknesses and different sized crochet hooks to achieve a textured holey effect


Finished with a dipped hem at the back and a raised hem at the front for ease of walking,with a drawstring waist added  for comfort



The little sea pixie she had for company in the form of Nevada moon pleased her so,
sometimes mermaids go for weeks at a time with no companions and it could be  very lonely at sea��

Love and rainbows,
Gypsygirl x







Thursday, March 13, 2014

Avalon Yarn bomb strike two....



After the first round of yarn bombing
(Avalon beach bus stop,on the Eve of market day),
I was thrilled with the responses people had to the bomb,
people would tell me openly on the street and through social media how it brought a smile to their face and please continue....


I soon realised I needed help to achieve the vision and gingerly approached the northern beaches knitters guild at monavale library,
This group of talented women were already in on the yarn bombing experience,
In fact they had already done Manly corso in pink for breast cancer awareness and were embarking on a group of Christmas trees at monavale,
Question was would they be keen on helping avalons bombing???


Well 
here are the results,
after walking the streets with the charismatic Pennie,we talked about different ideas to implement in the new year....


Whooa these ladies work fast!!
I'm  not yet finished my part of the installment,
These ladies are knitting dynamos!!!!
in my defense I do have four children,
an absent husband and a busy start to the school year with 3 of the 4 starting new schools and stages In their lives too
Not making excuses but this stuff takes serious TIME!!


So thrilled to see the ladies work ❤️
from the banded palm trees to the hanging ice creams,huge rainbow wrapped trees and socks for the bike racks too,so well done and uplifting��



So thankyou Pennie and the girls for adding their touch of magic to avalon✨
I promise I will complete mine soon!!!!



If you have enjoyed the crafty goodness that's taking place in our little village,embrace it,
and protect it from vandals,

Sadly the bus stop has been all but destroyed over the holiday break,
That's fine we will just keep on keeping on,
vandals don't win,
they can take our yarn but not our spirit!!!!




Nevadas favourite is the gelato shops ice cream cones...so sweet
Love and rainbows
Gypsygirl x

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Unicorns and lilac dreams




What is your favourite colour?
While dreamy aqua blues get me everytime it's the soft washed out shades of purple that really have me swooning


From dusty pinky lilacs to the rich purple blue of jacaranda blooms,
lavender or mauve,
lilac to orchid


This colour never fails to make me feel happy and warm inside

    



From tutus to blossoms,crystals and sunsets...purple and all it's shades are truly inspiring













Love and rainbows
Gypsygirl x










Saturday, March 1, 2014

The flower crowning glory...


����The crowning glory����


Flower and feather gypsy crowns 
hand made to order by me,
$60-$80 depending on the detail
How I ❤️making these!!!!


Silk flowers,feathers,shells,beaded motifs,feathered butterflies and tiny little birds and leather are all elements I used in these head pieces














Love and rainbows,
Gypsy girl x