24 July 2010

Pretty in Purple, Part 2

So, earlier this month I wrote about making a purse for a friend at work. Well, she asked if I could make a wallet to match, and of course I said yes!

Once I started crocheting, I decided to make two opposite wallets. One is purple with green trim (like the purse), and the other is green with purple trim.

I wonder which one she'll pick?

21 July 2010

Lucky Me!

I have been featured on a wonderful new website called "Meet and Greet the Artists!" There is a lovely interview about designs by miss chris, and pictures of some of my work. Click here to take a look:

The website also has a tab for current sales and promotions, which contains a link to my back2school sale on www.designsbymisschris.etsy.com.

A huge thank you to Margaret for her vision in putting together a great website, and in allowing me to be a part of it. I'm a very lucky girl!

Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the site!

thank you,
~ miss chris

13 July 2010

Custom Gemstone Necklace

I was cruising through the custom requests on Etsy last week, and one for a gemstone necklace caught my eye.

I put in a bid, and it was accepted! After emailing pictures and rearranging the stones as needed, this necklace is the final result.

The necklace contains an array of gemstones: Amethyst, Quartz, Garnet, Bloodstone, Smokey Quartz, Carnelian, Amber, and Magnetic Hematite.

I also made a matching 2 inch extender, to make the necklace more versatile. She wants to be able to wear it everyday!

Now it's on its way to its new home in Hawaii. I hope she likes it!  :)

11 July 2010

My Recent Treasuries on Etsy

Several months ago, Etsy opened up one of the treasury sections for people to create lists anytime they want. This pleased me, since I never seemed to be able to be online at the right time to create one before.

Here are some lists I've created.
Clean up your act!
Lots of yummy soaps and related accessories


Me and My Gang
Selections from fellow members of the wonderful EtsyFriends Team

Better the 2nd Time Around
An eclectic collection of recycled, upcycled, and repurposed items

Paper or Plastic?
Recycled paper and plastic creations

In case you can't tell, I had a blast putting these together! It's amazing what people can make by hand, don't you think?

Thank you to the following Etsy artisans who allowed me to feature their items in this post!

~ miss chris

09 July 2010

Pretty in Purple

A dear friend of mine at work has a love of purses that borders on obsession. She asked if I could make her something in her favorite color (purple), and this is what I came up with!

I crocheted it with Stitch Nation "Full o' Sheep" 100% Peruvian wool yarn. The purple color is called "plummy" - how perfect is that? I added the green trim as an accent, and then felted the purse in the washing machine. It's the first time I've used that brand of yarn, and it felted well.

I took it out of the dryer, folded it and stitched it together, and what was once a rectangle started to look like a real purse! I added a strong magnet clasp for easy opening and secre closing.
I love when I see something in my mind, and it comes out my hands just right! I'd love to know what you think about it.
 Happy Friday, everyone! Have a great day today, and don't forget to smile.
~ miss chris