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. 🙂
The Rose Onie scarf is now bigger and better!! I decided I needed to add a super bulky, extra long version of this design perfect for the cold winters we have here in Alberta. I may be adding other colours as well down the road. This one is done in a super bulky merino wool and is very soft and luxurious to the touch. Perfect to warm up a cold winter’s day with an elegant touch and sculptural design.
The Floral Pussy Willow Scarf is inspired by the soft colours and texture of pussy willows with a floral touch. This design is a 2 scarf combination with the base of the scarf the Classic Touch scarf with the leaf frieze vine accent scarf and a floral pussy willow brooch. Available in various colours as well can be ordered in brighter colours too. You can wear this design in various ways as shown or use the accent scarf and brooch on other items in your wardrobe. Hand warmers shown are the Classic Essence hand warmers.
This design is a classic and elegant addition to your unique style with a softness like pussy willows in colour and texture. The flower centre has 5 pussy willows finishing it off and made with kid mohair, silk and merino wool. The entire piece is made with beautiful yarns from http://www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com
The Floral Frieze Scarf in Ivory and Beige with Classic Edge hand warmers is another new design for 2015 with an architectural feel. This combination is done in the stone colours of many buildings of the past with the darker beige being the shadow giving the piece depth in design. A two scarf combination that can be worn in many styles as shown below. Other colours will follow soon. See more at http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com and soon at http://www.valeriebaberdesign.com Two great places to purchase many of my designs. This group is made with http://www.sweetgeoriayarns.com on the scarf.
Happy New Years to all of you. I just finished, literally, my first new scarf design for 2015. Last year I decided to make the first scarf design of the year for myself to start the year and give myself a bit of a bonus for all the work I did in the previous year. This year since my biggest inspiration and joy in design has been working on my Architectural collection I decided to make this new addition to the collection. I am so excited to continue this venture this year as there are many ideas I must design and continue my journey of Architecture and the inspiration that it beholds.
This is my newest member of the Architectural collection, the Stone Tracery Rose Window scarf, Long version. Made with hand painted merino wool in an ivory stone colour and a darker beige to show a the shadow effect and darker features of the window beneath the stone tracery. Edged in stone tracery with crockets on the edges found on my Gothic Cathedrals and Architecture of the past. Three different sizes of Rose Windows adorn this scarf to add a tapered look and finish to the design.
I am happy with the outcome as if you look back at my other smaller designs you will see my progression towards this scarf. It’s a wonderful moment when you achieve in your finished design what you have been busy designing in your head and at last see the finished product. I have enjoyed every moment of the Architectural venture and can’t wait to begin some bigger projects on my list.
The Rose Onie Cotton Scarf in a new Small size. I have had many requests for a cotton version of the Rose Onie scarf. These pictures show the newest and smallest version perfect for Spring and Summer to accent your T shirt, Sweater, Shirt, coat and more. A few extra pictures below to show where to tie this version by choosing one “leaf” from the end of each side as shown and tying them in a gentle knot. Place the remaining leaves where you would like them to sit.
The Rose Onie Scarf below is the largest version done in Cotton and Alpaca yarn that has a great bounce and texture to the yarn. It will be available in other colours in the future. I was inspired by some of my customers to add more cotton choices to my designs.