Get ahead of your Christmas and other gift giving shopping this year by adding a special handmade touch for someone you care about. Handmade gifts are a wonderful way to show someone you are thankful that they are part of your life and to thank people for all they do. Here is a small selection of scarves and hand warmers perfect for any wardrobe, many others on my Etsy store. Add a classic contemporary feel or a more intricate floral design to keep you and others warm in the cooler months ahead. Each scarf is designed and handmade by myself with high quality yarns. There are many one of a kind designs, floral interchangeable scarves where you can change the look with a different brooch and contemporary modern designs as well. A few hand warmers are also available. Available only on my Etsy store. A unique one of a kind gift is a gift to be remembered for years to come.
In addition there is a selection of scarves at an extra discount from past stock if you are looking for a one of a kind gift with a great price. Look for word “Sale” at the beginning of the listing of scarves on my Etsy store to see these scarves.
Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at:
New Rose Onie Collection for 2018 includes the Dark Gray colour way. Available in the Scarf, Hand Warmers and the Ear Warmer to add an elegance to your wardrobe. Also available in , ivory/sandstone, dark gray and a light gray coming soon. Various styles and colours of this design including one without flowers is also available at http://www.valeriebaberdesign.com or http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com
New Rose Onie Collection for 2018 includes the Ivory or Sandstone colour way. Available in the Scarf, Hand Warmers and the Ear Warmer to add an elegance to your wardrobe. Also available in dark gray and a light gray coming soon. Various styles and colours of this design including one without flowers is also available at http://www.valeriebaberdesign.com or http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com
Elegant Rose Scarf, hand warmers and arm warmers are new at www.valeriebaberdesign.com This new style of Elegant Rose Collection is done on a crochet base with an Victorian Lace essence. I love Architecture of the past and I am often inspired by design and fashion of past Era’s. This design is available in various colours here that include ivory, soft gray, soft periwinkle, gray and dark gray:
Celebrating today that I am back designing again after a difficult injury that spread to both arms making it impossible to knit, crochet and doing basic things everyday. I want to thank my amazing family who were my hands and arms during this time. They truly are amazing and I am so blessed that I have the most amazing husband in the world who stopped to look after me when I couldn’t. I am so grateful for everything you do. I also want to thank my amazing kids who also became my hands and helped me everyday including cooking! (I now have some awesome cooks in the house!!) I wouldn’t have made it through this time without them. Thank you all so very very very much! My favourite thing in the whole world is being with you! You guys are my everything! THANKS!
As an Artist it was very difficult not to create everyday like I was used to. At first it was almost painful to not knit or crochet creating what inspired me that day, but as time went on and I began to let go and take the time to rest my injured arms. I began to relax and design in my mind. Though it was a very physically painful time it also gave my mind and arms a rest which I found calms your creativity and lets you fine tune things. Sometimes set backs are actually steps forward, we just can’t see them at the time as we get lost in the emotion and hardship of the moment. I have been able to crochet a bit this week and finished this scarf I had been working on prior to my injury. It felt so good to create again.
The Floral Architectural Essence Scarf is a combination of two scarves (a long two tones scarf with slits I put in and a vine frieze scarf woven through them. I designed a floral brooch that can be used on and off this design or other items in your wardrobe. I also made an all ivory one I will post later. I haven’t decided if I am selling this one yet as I love it so much I may have to keep it. 🙂
Noreen Crone-Findlay talks about the crafts she loves with her friend, Tottie Tomato. They'll be sharing tutorials, how to's and step by steps for spool knitting, crochet, doll making, small loom weaving, wood working, paper crafts and all manner of other fun crafts. This is a family friendly blog.