Thursday, November 7, 2019

Fall Leaves TableTop Decor - Handmade By RSS Designs In Fiber

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



My Whole Life I have loved Nature -- and some of the most beautiful are the turning Leaves in Fall in a riot of colors: Golden Yellow and Orange and Orange Reds and Coppery Reds and Browns.  Growing up in the Midwest USA, I loved seeing all the lovely colors in the Trees every Fall Season!


So-o-o, it is not surprising that Leaves in colors they turn in Fall ended up in my Handmade Crochet!


My newest Crochet Creation is this Table Runner with a Square Center with Irish Crochet Leaves in Fall Colors - Border with a Dark Brown - with Crocheted Chevrons on 2 sides echoing the colors in the Square .... 20 Inches Long by 9 Inches Wide:


 Fall Leaves Chevron Table Runner


Here is a matching set of Crochet Coasters (or small decorative Coasters) - with 2 shaped as Maple Leaves and 2 shaped as Oak Leaves .....


 Fall Crochet Coasters - Maple and Oak Leaves - Handmade By RSS Designs In Fiber


.... And here is a 14 Inch Square with Solid Orange Irish Crochet Leaves - 8 of them - "Openwork Crochet", where your furniture or table cloths show through.


 Fall Leaves Square Mat - Handmade Crochet By RSS Designs In Fiber



These are 2 Crochet Designs that I sold in my Etsy Shop with Crocheted Fall Leaves ... email me if you would like to request them in a Custom Order.


Celebrating Autumn Centerpiece Crochet Art




 Fall Oak Leaves Coaster Set, Filet Crochet, Doily, Trinkets, Fiber Art, Applique

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Wishing For Peace On Another Time I Will Never Forget

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber


Wishing For Peace Always!!!


 Crocheted Bird of Peace in Wood Hoop - Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling - Email for Custom Order


Ever since I was a little girl, growing up in a Family that did not believe in violence as a solution for anything - there were always times in our lives when I was taught "Never Forget".

And throughout my life - more times to "Never Forget" got added.  They were always times of some kind of violence and destruction and incredible sadness.

And for me - Always times to Wish For Peace !!

Above is a Photo of a Crocheted Picture of a Dove carrying an Olive Branch - traditionally a "Bird of Peace" - that I made.

So, today - on 9/11/2019 - I have decided to again speak out for Peace !!

On Nov. 25, 2011, I wrote a blog post:
" THANKS - And A Voice For Peace", where I quoted a song written by Singer / Songwriter, Dan Fogelberg -- and here is just a few lines from the chorus of that song, "A Voice For Peace":


"Let mine (oh let my small voice) be a voice for peace
Oh let mime (oh let my small voice) be a voice for peace
Let mine (oh let my small voice) be a voice for peace
Let it start here with me
Oh let mine be a voice for peace"


So-o-o, let me say on this day, 9/11/2019, another day to "Never Forget" --

Never, Never Forget to Wish, Voice and Act for Peace!!!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

My Handmade That Sparkles - With Beads or Metallic Fibers

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


Since the mid-2000's I've been doing Artistic Fine Thread Crochet -- and somewhere along the way I discovered a way to add accents to this crochet by crocheting in different kinds of Beads and Metallic Fibers!!  

There are both Decor pieces - and Personal Accessories - some could be either!

Nice for Holidays -- or just for personal celebrations - the Sparkle from Beads or Metallic Threads add something special to these Handmade items!

Here they ones available in  my RSS Designs In Fiber Etsy Shop as of today.

The First Section is the Beaded Ones.


This is my most recent completed project - a White Irish Crochet Heart made with DMC Pearl Cotton and Small White Pearl Beads:
 White Irish Crochet Heart with Pearl Beads - Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber


--- And matches this White 3D Rose Doily with Pearl Beads inside each 3D Rose:

 White Rose Doily with Pearl Beads Inside Each 3D Rose



A Bright Fiesta Red Irish Crochet Heart with White Pearl Beads:

Bright Fiesta Red Irish Crochet Heart


A Deep Garnet Red Irish Crochet Heart with Red Beads:

 Deep Garnet Red Irish Crochet Heart



 Purple 3D Irish Crochet Flower Pin or Brooch - or Applique



 Necklace and Earrings Set with Aqua Blue



The Second Section has the Ones with Metallic Fibers - Silver, Gold or Bronze


Sparkling Table Runner crocheted with a Sparkling Metallic White Crochet Thread:
 Sparkling Table Runner



 Sparkling 3D Flowers on Tan Lace Table Topper

--- and in this Closeup you can see the Gold Blending Filament on the Thread including the 3D Flower of the above Table Topper:

 Closeup of one Motif of Table Topper of 3D Orange Yellow Flowers on Tan Lace - By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber


Set of 2 Red Rose Doilies with Gold Metallic Accents:

 Set of 2 Red Rose Doilies with Gold Metallic Accents - By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber

--- and here is a closeup where the Gold Metallic shows clearly on the edging of the Red Rose Doily!

 Closeup of Red Rose Doily with Gold Metallic Accents - By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber



A Pictorial Filet Crochet Doily of a Couple Dancing - with Silver Accents on White:
 Romantic Couple Dancing Filet Crochet Doily with Silver Accents - By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber


So here are my Handmade pieces with Sparkle!  I did my best to show each piece well in each photo - for a couple of them with Metallic Fibers - I included Closeups that show the Metallic Accents! ~~~ Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber

Friday, August 9, 2019

Handmade Laptop Sleeves for Back To School - By RSS Designs In Fiber

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



One of the Handmade items I have been making for years is a Laptop Sleeve - Knitted or Crocheted with yarns!

These can be great for safely carrying a Laptop to School - so they make a great accessory for Back To School!!!  Below the top 2 photos are available to buy - the third is my own personal one. 

These Laptop Sleeves are Knitted or Crocheted in Double Strand Yarn -- and are great for protecting a Laptop Sleeve or Tablet -- and they are in delightful colors!

~~~ I can always do a Custom Order - Customer can specify the Size, Colors, Yarns! ~~~

This one below is the most recently made one - HandKnit with Caron Simply Soft Yarns in Green and Light Blue - a Tree Tapestry - and it is available in my RSS Designs In Fiber Etsy Shop!

 Tree Tapestry Laptop Sleeve in Caron Simply Soft Yarn - Knitted By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber on Etsy



This second one is Hand-Crocheted in an Earthy Ombre Yarn with a Green Yarn -- See all the details in my RSS Designs In Fiber Etsy Shop!


 Earthy Browns - Tans - Greens Laptop Sleeve - Handmade Crochet By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber



Here is a photo of my own Personal Laptop Sleeve that I have had for years -- it is the same style as the top one, but with no Tapestry picture knit in -- I have used it for years and it is still great!


Personal Laptop Sleeve for Ruth Sandra Sperling - Handmade Knitted Herself! - Email for Custom Order


A Customer can always contact me with questions -- and specifications -- if they want something like one of these Laptop Sleeves for their own use - or they can go to my RSS Designs Etsy Shop and request a Custom Order!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Fiesta Red Beaded Irish Crochet Heart to Brighten Up Summer Romance

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



 Fiesta Red Irish Crochet Heart with Pearls - Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber


Hand-Crocheted in a Bright Red Thread with White Pearl Beads in Romantic Irish Crochet - this small Heart can be used either as Decor -- 

---- or make it a Jewelry Pendant with a light chain or ribbon through the loop at the top!!

Bright Colors for Summer!!!


Here is some more of my Created Designs to Brighten Up your life with Bold, Bright Colors!


 Throw Pillow with Red Roses Photo by Ruth Sandra Sperling




 Coral Red and Yellow 3D Rose Doily By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber




 California Poppy Crochet Tapestry By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber




 Sunny Yellow and Orange Crochet Art Round Table Topper By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber




 Red and White Potholder and Basket Set - By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber




 Red Flowers in White Lace Square Doily - By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber