Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thread Crochet Creations For the Holidays - By RSS Designs In Fiber and Crochet Friends

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately



I find that Thread Crochet makes some very nice Decor or Decorations for the Holidays, whether it is for Holiday Tables - or for all kinds of Decorations!

Here are a few this Winter of 2017 -  from me (Ruth of RSS Designs In Fiber) - and some Thread Crochet friends!



 Holiday Red Flower Crochet Lace 21 Inch Table Topper By Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber





 Holly Berry Crochet Coasters Set By Crochet By MSA on Etsy





 Ecru and Burgundy 26 Inch Crochet Table Centerpiece By DEMET on Etsy




Now I would like to show some Thread Crochet Pattern creations - designed and written by the Crochet Artist.



 Bella Crochet Thread Crochet Pattern - Country Christmas Doily





Andersons Creations Thread Crochet Pattern - Handmade Crochet Christmas Ornament



I have known of these Thread Crocheters for years - they make a variety of things that you can find in their shops - or, in the case of Bella Crochet, her blog is full of Thread Crochet ideas!!





Friday, November 10, 2017

Little Things For Holiday and All Occasion Gifts - Handmade by RSS Designs In Fiber

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately



 Patriotic Americana Star Coaster By Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber

Whether it is for the Eight Days of Hanukkah - or Stuffing Stockings for Christmas - or a Gift Basket for Mother's Day or Birthdays - "Little Things", like the "Americana Star Coaster Set" in the photo above,  make nice Gifts!

RSS Designs In Fibers makes colorful things in all sizes - including "Little Things" - and here are a few of them -

  • Decor
  • Jewelry
  • Personal Accesories


All of these are Little Enough to fit in Baskets, Stockings, Envelopes, Gift Bags or Pouches!

Here is something to wear for a Lady - Boho Yellow Crochet Earrings!

 Yellow Crochet Rounds Dangle Earrings - Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber





 Fall Leaves in Filet Crochet - Set of 4 - Coasters or Decorations - Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber


Some Personal Eco-Friendly Cup Cozies in Blues!  See more in other colors HERE!

 Cup Cozy Set of 2 in Blues - Handmade Reusable - By Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber



A lightweight Wood Bead Pendant Choker Necklace to Wear with anything!

 Wood Bead Pendant Choker Necklace - Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber



Blue Irish Crochet Heart - Use as a Decoration or a Jewelry Pendant - See in other colors HERE - "Blue Heart signifies "Pure Honest Love" 

 Blue Irish Crochet Heart with 3D Roses - Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber



Something colorful that is really useful - A Keychain with Irish Crochet Roses and Leaves

 Irish Crochet Roses and Leaves Keychain - Handmade by Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber




Silver, Red and Green Holiday Oval Decorations or Coasters!

 Silver Flowers in Green Ovals with Red - Handmade by Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber



Happy Holidays!!







Tuesday, November 7, 2017

New RSS Designs In Fiber Tunisian Crochet Pot Holder Set - Orange and Cream - In On Fire For Handmade Finds

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately





 Orange and Cream Potholder Set in Tunisian Crochet Tweed by Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber


Anne Hopfer, who does these "Handmade Finds" on her website, "On Fire For Handmade" sometimes does them in certain color combinations and this time she chose the Complimentary Color Combination of "Orange and Blue", which are very well-known complementary colors!

~~ You can always Vote for "RSS Designs In Fiber" in the Poll in this Handmade Finds!! ~~

Though I did not have anything made in both Orange and Blue - I did have these Handmade Pot Holders in my Etsy Shop in an Orange Color theme - but this complementary color scheme idea gave me another idea! ----- Though I would usually think that these would fit in an Orange/Yellow/Fall Colors Kitchen theme - they would also fit nicely as a contrasting color in a Blue Kitchen theme - livening it up some!!

Though Tunisian or Afghan Crochet Tweed, which I crocheted the main center part of these Pot Holders with, is a standard-ly done stitch - this exact design - with the Border and Rounded Edge - crocheted in a Chunky Cotton yarn - is my own!

I've been making Pot Holders for my own Kitchen for some years now (LOL)!  So, I've been experimenting some with what I think is the best, most useful design.  For my own use - I rarely hang them up now, so I left the hanging loop off (though if I do a custom order, I can always add them on for someone). 



 One Orange and Cream Tweed Pot Holder by Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber


And I crocheted these with a Chunky Cotton Yarn - making them extra-thick!  This Chunky Cotton Yarn is labelled "Double Worsted" - but in another color theme, if I only have it in regular worsted weight cotton yarn, I can just double up the worsted yarn to get the same thickness! 

And I made these a generous size:  9 3/4 Inches Wide by 8 3/4 Inches High.

Therefore, overall they are very useful for handling hot dishes of all kinds - and they can also serve as a Hot Pad or Trivet on a Table or Counter!

The Photo above and the one below give you a closer look at how these are constructed - Tunisian or Afghan crochet come out a bit thick anyway - in Chunky Yarn, they are really thick - and I like that thickness for picking up Hot Casserole type Dishes out of an oven - or off the top of a stove!


 Closeup of Tunisan Crochet Tweed Pot Holder in Orange and Cream by Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber

Go For Handmade!! - In Home Decor, there are so many Colors you can choose for yourself - or for  Gifts for others - and you can choose the Fibers and Designs!

See my earlier blog post about different Potholder Sets I have made:
https://rssdesignsinfiber.blogspot.com/2014/10/a-selection-of-cotton-potholders-for.html

Also - see other Potholders currently available for sale in my RSS Designs In Fiber Etsy Shop!


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Getting Ready for Upcoming Holidays - Thanksgiving - Chanukah - Christmas - New Years? See Artisan Handmade for Decor or Gifts or To Wear!

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately


Over the Years I have become acquainted "online" with a number of people who do real Artisan Handmade - so, I am glad to present some of them on a Pinterest Board - with some of their Handmade suggested for the Fall / Winter Holidays in 2017.  There is:

  • Jewelry
  • Beads for Making Jewelry
  • Scarves and Hats
  • Decor
  • Photography Fine Art
  • Painting Fine Art
  • Crochet and Knitting
  • Party Supplies

-- All are created by the Indie Artisans selling them online!




You can go to the Pinterest Board in the widget above - and click through the Pins on it --
-- and here is a list of a few of these Artisan Friends Shops:


--- And you can always find RSS Designs In Fiber Handmade Fiber Decor and Personal Accessories in these Shops:


I've made and bought Handmade most of my life - since I was a young girl.

Maybe you can find something just right for your Holiday celebrations from these Artisans!



Sunday, October 22, 2017

Newest Blue Crochet Art I Made - For Holiday Decor

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately



 Blue Star Lace 18 Inch Table Centerpiece or Topper - by Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber

This Star-Shaped piece in Fine Crochet Lace is large enough to use as a Holiday Table Centerpiece - or as photographed above - a Table Topper on a linen tablecloth.

Blue - in this case a Light Sky Blue - is popular in all kinds of decorating:
  • Jewish
  • Nautical
  • French Country
  • Sky or Galaxy
Being a Star Shape - it also fits in all kinds of Holiday settings!

If you look closely - it actually has a Star in the center that is in a different pattern, so it looks like a "Star in a Star".  

This closeup shows the Star Shape in the center a little bit more clearly:

 Closeup of 18 Inch Blue Star Lace Center - showing the center Star Shape in a different pattern - By RSS Designs In Fiber


Would this fit in your Holiday decorating this season?

Blue Crochet Decor - many doilies, but other things too - have been some of my favorites to make all along.  See the photos below for a selection of them.  If they are not available to purchase (some already sold) - you can email me for a Custom Request (all photos link)
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 Stars In the Sky - 16 Inch Blue Round Table Topper



 Blue White Starbust with Crystal Beads - By RSS Designs In Fiber on Etsy




 Baby Blue Irish Crochet Heart - By RSS Designs In Fiber on Etsy




 Potholders in Denim Blue and Navy Blue - By RSS Designs In Fiber on Etsy



 Blue White Star in Irish Crochet - By RSS Designs In Fiber - Sold on Etsy





 7 Star Doily in Blues and White - Email RSS Designs In Fiber for a Custom Request




 Large Doily or Centerpiece or Table Topper - White with Navy Blue Beading - Email RSS Designs In Fiber for a Custom Request

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My Earthy Protective Laptop Sleeve in "School Daze Back To School" Handmade Finds

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately



 Protective Laptop Sleeve in Earthy Colors - By Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber

Well - It is "Back-To-School" time for the 2017-18 School Year!

And I can't help but think about how different some things are from when I went to school in the 1950's, 60's, 70's!

One of those "different things" is that most kids now have a Laptop that they take to classes with then - and it needs to be dragged around to different classes, as well as back and forth to school.

It was 10 or so years ago that I made my own Laptop Sleeve for my own Laptops - in Double Strand Worsted Yarns, so if I had it in a suitcase or rolling backpack - or just carrying it around with me - it would be cushioned and protected.  Still have it!!

This one pictured above, as in the On Fire For Handmade Great Finds, "School Daze Back To School" - (with a Closeup below) - is My Newest Laptop Sleeve that I made with Double Strand Worsted Yarn - and have for sale in my Etsy Shop.

This Laptop Sleeve is crocheted with "Afghan Crochet" in a Paddy Green Yarn and an Ombre Yarn to make a "Tweed" Pattern, as shown in the Closeup below.


 Protective Laptop Sleeve in Earthy Colors - By Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber

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