Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bleached clutch

Same as this, but I used this bleached fabric. The clutches are pretty big and can fit anything for a night out. I'm still perfecting this prototype. There are 3 layers of fabric to make the clutch sturdier, and they are very comfortable to hold. The leather/fabric combo clutches will be a great addition to any outfit.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Clutch prototype

A new prototype of a zippered leather/fabric clutch. I silk printed the fabric a while ago with light blue and ochre colors. Size of unfolded clutch: 10.75" w x 12" h. Size of folded clutch: 10.75" w x 7.25" h. There is also a leather zipper pull. Love the size and proportions of leather and fabric.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Try it yourself here. Enjoy!

Short and long

Antheia cowl pattern is published, you can find it here. There are two sizes of Antheia cowl, short [11.875” (30.25cm) {23.75” (60.5cm) circumference} x 6.5” (16.5cm) height] and long [25” (63.5cm) {50” (127cm) circumference} x 6.5” (16.5cm) height]. The original cowl was knit with US7 and Knit One Crochet Too 2nd Time Cotton yarn. 0.85 skein in colorway 731 Plum for short version, and 1.7 skeins in colorway 560 Jade for long version. You'll find yarn substitutions and more details in the pattern page. ; Thank you so much to my trusted and talented friend Amy, who helps me with all my patterns, I couldn't do it without your (k)nitpicking. And to my test knitters who volunteer to try my new pattern. Thank you for trusting me, and for your amazing, creative and fast knits.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Pantone folding chairs

See Pantone everywhere, books, shoes, chairs, what is next? Photos were taken at a store in one of the galleries in Bergamot Station in Santa monica.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Antheia long version

Antheia long version is done too, waiting for all my very talented test knitters to finish their cowls to post the pattern. I'll keep you posted.

The other side of midnight

Last night we went to the opening of "Zadok Ben-David - The Other Side of Midnight" at Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. Very interesting hand and laser cut metal, and hand painted pieces.

Thursday, January 10, 2013


Silk print image that I drew by hand, scanned into Photoshop as a template, and re-did in Illustrator to be printed in black and white on a film and transfered into a silk screen. Then it will be printed on fabric or paper. ; I got inspired by pompoms and tassels, amazing photos that U took in Morocco, and my beloved dots and triangles.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Cranberry scones (December Scones), recipe from here, and Jamie Oliver's video on how to make them here. ; I'm not sure if I like them yet. They taste better on the 2nd day. I omitted the heavy cream and sugar, and I like the fact that they are not very sweet. I would change the cranberry sauce on top to jam. What do you think? Next time when I'll make them I'll use any red jam instead of the cranberry sauce on top (like strawberry or raspberry) and add it after the scones are baked.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Squame WIP

Squama (or squamous, plural squame) refers to a structure shaped like the scale of a fish. ; Squame hat was inspired by a silk screen I designed a while back (bottom part of the photo). I wanted to give these scales a new life as a knitting pattern. The hat is knit with Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Dyed Cotton yarn and US 4 and 5 needles. I'm still working an a few adjustments.

Friday, January 4, 2013

A gift for you

About a Hat recipe/pattern is a gift for you for the new year. You can upload the pdf here, or click on the button at the bottom of this post. You can also get my patterns by clicking the photos on the right column. ; About a Hat is more of a recipe than a pattern. The hat is knit with a soft, speckled and inelastic cotton acrylic blend yarn. Please note that if using the suggested yarn, the size is limited to a head size of 21.5” (54.5cm)–22” (56cm). If substituting yarn, please choose an inelastic one that gives you the same gauge. To achieve different sizes, please experiment with different yarns and needles. If you want the same look, keep a similar proportion of needle sizes. ; About a Hat is knit in the round using leftover cotton-acrylic blend yarn from any favorite project for the colorful crown. Please make sure to use the same weight as your main yarn. Make sure to check your gauge. ; There are three ways to finish About a Hat, plain, i-cord and pompom finish. Including written instructions and photos on how to make a pompom.

Thank you

Thank you to all Antheia cowl test knitters, I can't wait to see your creations. ; Antheia cowl long version is coming along. Yarn: 2nd Time Cotton by Knit One Crochet Too in 560 Jade • Needles: US 7 - 4.5 mm, 40” circular needle. ; The pattern will be published soon, I'll keep you posted.