Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Irish Pink Roses in White Irish Crochet Picot Lace Doily - 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



 irish Crochet Roses in White Picot Lace Doily by RSS Designs In Fiber

Classic Irish Pink 3-dimensional Roses
 ~~ 7 of them ~~ 
~~ Are the Focus of this Round Irish Crochet Picot Lace Doily ~~


I really enjoy crocheting - and 3-dimensional Irish Crochet Roses - are some of my favorites!

This is "Classic Irish Crochet" - but I like to add color, especially for the flowers!


 Closeup of Pink 3D Irish Rose in White Picot Lace Doily


This is part of my "Flower Decor Series".

See all the details in the Etsy listing!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Romantic Couple Filet Crochet Lace Doily - For Valentine's Day or Any Day of Romance!

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





Another Picture "drawn" in Crochet Thread!

I really enjoy crocheting in Filet Crochet and seeing the Image or Design unfold - here I decided to do a rather simple portrayal of a Dancing Couple that, at least to me, is the epitome of Romance!

This "Romantic Couple Doily" makes either a nice Gift or good Decor for any Romantic event - such as the upcoming Valentine's Day!

In this closeup of the Woman, below - you can see the little bit of Sparkle from the Silver Blending Filament I added to the White Crochet Thread!



You can find all the details about this Filet Crochet Doily on Etsy.


Friday, December 16, 2016

Eco Crochet Cup Cozy in Colorful Yarns 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






I Crochet and Knit pretty much all the time - people who have been in my apartment have seen all the Handmade items that I have made myself and use in my daily life .... and that is how my newest Handmade Crochet product came to be.

It is called a "Cup Cozy" Red and Green Set of 3 of them in this photo to the left.

But those who I have met in a Starbucks - and the people working at Starbucks, where I go the most often for that cup of Tea (I don't drink Coffee any more) while I am On-The-Go, have seen my Cozy that I carry with me and put on my Hot Cups there - instead of those paper ones they give out that I can't stand.


Here to the right is a Cup Cozy Set of 2 in Blues - and, hey, these go with your Jeans (LOL)!!

They are all crocheted with Cotton Worsted Yarn doubled up - or Double Cotton Worsted Yarn - both of which I have plenty of in Peaches and Cream Colors (new colors - and older discontinued colors that I still have).

These are soft Cotton - they stretch a little bit to fit and "hug" whatever cup size you buy - they actually make it easier to hold the cup and really protect your fingers from the Hot Cup.

I like mine that I carry with me (in a color not yet available in my Etsy Shop) -- works much better and adds a bit of color to that part of life!!

Eco-Friendly for three reasons:

  1. Replaces the disposable paper cup cozies given out at most Coffee/Tea Shops - Reducing Waste!
  2. Made with Eco-Friendly Non-Toxic Cotton Yarn (I have checked - this particular Cotton Yarn is made with non-toxic colors and that is verified by tested waste-waters at the yarn manufacturers.).
  3. Re-usable for a long time!!
I have lots of this Cotton Yarn - I have 2 more Cup Cozy Sets in my Etsy Shop, as shown below - and I can make Custom Orders for people in the Colors of their choice by Request ... h-m-m-m, I think there is an Americana Red, White and Blue Set coming soon!!


Funky Colored Cup Cozy Set By RSS Designs In Fiber



 Pink and Burgundy Cup Cozy and Coaster Set





Friday, December 2, 2016

Completed Custom Order of Irish Crochet Hearts 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



 Email RSS Designs In Fiber to Request Your Own Custom Order




Yes, I do Custom Orders!!

This Custom Order in the photo above was for 6 of these Irish Crochet Hearts I crochet - with the Crystal E-Beads crocheted in.  Each Pink Heart has 3 Irish Crochet Roses in a Shaded Pink Thread inside it.

The original pattern - that these are based on - was in an older Craft magazine I had from years ago.
I've been making them for years - in different colors, fibers and sizes - and, sometimes, a slightly different crochet design!

I have some for sale in my "RSS Designs In Fiber" Shops!

See my Irish Crochet Hearts in my Etsy Shop!

See more of these Irish Crochet Hearts in my "Hearts in Fiber Art Decor" Section of my Bonanza Booth!


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Knitting Hats Again - and These Are Custom Made-to-Order

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




 Ribbed Knit Hat by RSS Designs In Fiber - Shown in Blue and Gray Tweed - Choice of Size and Colors
Handmade Ribbed Knit Hat by RSS Designs In Fiber - Shown in Blue and Gray Tweed - Custom Made-To-Order


I do a lot of Crocheting - but I decided it was time to Knit some Hats again.  Knitted Hats in a Ribbed Knit, like the one above - and the one below - are really nice because of the way they "hug" the head! 

They also have a bit more stretch than other knitting patterns,  so they fit different sizes of heads, so you can buy one as a gift and not worry too much if it will exactly fit.

But I decided to do Handmade Hats as Custom Made-To-Order, so the Customer can choose the Size from the Size list, which I have for both of these Knitted Hats. ~~ And, like in the Hat pictured above, I also can offer it in different colors to be paired with the Gray for the Tweed - I am offering that Hat in these color themes:


  • Country Blue - and Heather Gray (shown in photo above)
  • Autumn Red - and Heather Gray 
  • Dark Country Blue - and Heather Gray 
  • Dark Sage Green - and Heather Gray
It will only take a few days to make - and I will ship it on the next Post Office business day after completing it and sending a picture of it to the Customer.  I always send a picture of the completed Handmade item whenever I do a Custom Order - and ship it as soon as I can!


On the other hand - the Hat pictured below is made in a Yarn that is an Ombre Chunky Yarn of Red, Blue and Tan (what is called a Primitive Americana color theme) and I am offering it in a choice of Sizes - from 20 Inches Around Head to 25 Inches Around Head.

It, too, will take a few days to complete in the size chosen - and then ship.



 Handmade Ribbed Knit Hat in Americana Red - Blue - Tan - by RSS Designs In Fiber - Choose Size


All my Handmade Hats, Headbands and Scarves are available on Etsy - and you can put in a Custom Request on Etsy, too if you want one in a certain pattern or in different colors or yarns!  Just ask me!!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Brand New Basket Made By RSS Designs In Fiber

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Email Me For A Private Sale





 Handmade Basket By RSS Designs In Fiber - Multi-Color Dots and Light Blue Design
Handmade Round Basket - Multi-Colored Dots with Light Blue Accent - By RSS Designs In Fiber

This 8 Inch Diameter Basket that is 4 Inches High would make a nice - and useful - Decor Accent for:
  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Room or Table
  • Den
  • Office
The Main Color is a Variegated or Ombre Yarn with White, Blue, Green, Yellow, Pink and Purple - and I made a Band in Light Blue just below the top rim.

With these Colors and Design - it fits well in a Casual Setting!!

The Basket is 100% Cotton - So it is Washable either by Hand or in a Machine as you would wash any Cotton Knit item:  Cool/Cold Wash ---- I recommend letting it Dry turned upside down over a Bowl to keep its Shape.  -----  These Yarns wash up nice - I know as I have multiple items of my own made with these cotton yarns!!


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Here is a Closeup of the Basket Empty so you can see all the Colors and the Design clearly

 Closeup of Handmade Basket Empty showing inside colors and design - By RSS Designs In Fiber


You can find a variety of other Baskets in other Colors - made by RSS Designs In Fiber - with matching Potholders and / or Mats at:


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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

In Handmade Finds By On Fire for Handmade Again! My Fine Thread Crochet Art in Yellow and Orange!

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


 Field of Flowers Doily with Yellow and Orange Flowers By RSS Designs In Fiber

Yellow and Orange!
Bright - Cheerful - Sunny!

Well those are the reasons I decided to make this "Field of Flowers Doily"

It has several shades of Yellow - from very Pale Yellow to a Darker Yellow - and then there is the Orange thrown in!  And it has a Ruffle - very feminine!

It is crocheted by me, Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber, in very Fine Heirloom weight high quality DMC Threads - all DMC Cordonnet Special in Size 30.



And Anne Hopfer of On Fire For Handmade decided to put this Doily I made in this week's Handmade Event:
- where until this Saturday, October 22nd - you can vote in the Poll for your favorite - So, you can Vote for "RSS Designs In Fiber"!!

In any case - you might like to take a look and have some fun seeing all the genuine Handmade at On Fire For Handmade!


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Collection of Delightful Handmade For The Fall or Autumn - Creative and OOAK - by Indie Sellers I Know Of Online

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






 Fall Colors Handmade Basket I Crocheted on RSS Designs In Fiber
Handmade Basket in Fall Colors - Crocheted by Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber



Over the years I have been selling my Handmade online I found other Indie Sellers with a common interest in Genuine Handmade - creating, designing and presenting individual pieces - many of which are One-Of-A-Kind!  

Here are a few of the Handmade pieces by some of them - All in Fall Colors and/or Fall Themes!

Thanks to Julie of Blue Morning Expressions - The Blue Print Blog - who co-ordinates a year-ending promotion of Indie Sellers - a series Julie calls the "Countdown to Christmas" starting with this post here  - but with the all the Fall and Winter Holidays, I think it is much more than that!

I went through the first 5 weeks of the promotion and chose a selection of Handmade that represent the Artisan craft skills of these people - and I think each one of these items would be great for this Fall Season!



 Flower Garden and Cardinal Handmade Thimble By Julie of Blue Morning Expressions
Handmade Thimble - Flower Garden and Cardinal - By Julie of Blue Morning Expressions






Coral and Orange Art Glass Plate with Stringer Accents, 8 Inch Square, Fused Glass Platter By Glass Artist Kellie of Resetar Glass Art
Coral Orange Fused Glass Art Plate By Kellie of  Resetar Glass Art





Bright Purple Beardstongue and Hayseed Photograph Taken By Butterfly In The Attic
Bright Purple Beardstongue Flower Photograph Taken by Butterfly In The Attic - Wall Art












Triangle Lace Shawl - Autumn Hand-Knitted in Merino Wool Blend By Nancy of Nancys Knots Lace and More
Hand-Knitted Shawl in Autumn Colors - in Merino Wool Blend Yarn - By Nancy of Nancys Knots Lace and More






Steampunk Clock Necklace Owl Necklace By Linda of Treasures of Jewels
Clock Necklace with Owl Charms - Hand-Designed By Linda of Treasures of Jewels







Amber Handmade Lampwork Glass Pressed Lentil Bead Copper Disks Ivory By Charlotte of Covergirlbeads
Lampwork Glass Bead in Fall Ivory and Copper - Made by GlassWork Artist Charlotte of Covergirlbeads














Tree of Life Necklace Set - Boho Unique Woodland Jewelry By Mary of Pretty Gonzo
Tree Of Life Boho Woodland Necklace and Earrings Set - By Mary of Pretty Gonzo





Hand Knit Orange Pumped Up Pumpkin Wash Cloth or Dish Cloth By Sharon of HollyKnitter
Hand-Knitted Pumpkin Cloth By Sharon of HollyKnitter





Large Bear Silhouette Pendant in Rust Brown Steel with Leather Braided Cord By The Singing Beader
Bear Pendant Necklace By The Singing Beader


Lampwork Earrings in Autumn Colors By Barbara of Solana Kai Designs
Lampwork Earrings in Autumn Colors by Barbara of Solana Kai Designs




Pumpkin Spice Coin Purse, Earbud Pouch By Donna of SewAmazin
Pumpkin Pouch Sewn By Donna of SewAmazin

Vintage Owl Tags by Nat of Adore By Nat
Handmade Owl Tags - Vintage Inspired Design - By Nat of Adore By Nat



Orange Bead Wire Weave Earrings By Cathy of Crafting Memories
Orange Beaded Earrings by Cathy of Crafting Memories



Orange Beaded Necklace with Copper Leaf Pendant by Blonde Peach Jewelry
Hand-Designed Beaded Necklace with Copper Leaf Pendant - By Sharon of Blonde Peach Jewelry




Beautiful Spalted Tamarind Small Exotic Wood Dangle Earrings by ExoticWoodJewelryAnd handcrafted ecofriendly
Exotic Wood Dangle Earrings By Exotic Wood Jewelry




Leaf Fairy Blue Leather Turquoise Picasso Druk Magatama BOHO Bracelet by Kats All That on Artfire
Turqouise and Leaf Bracelet by Kats All That






Deer Wall Hanging Clock Handmade From Maple Wood by Kevs Krafts
Hand-Carved Clock with Deer - Nature Scene - By Kevs Krafts