It speaks to my heart that things I crochet have sentimental meaning to the receiver. Projects for family and friends centre around special moments in their life stories. Favourite photos provide colour palettes connecting the piece I create to people, events and items they love. Handcrafted creates a unique and priceless gift.
One such project I’m currently working on has oodles of sentimentality.
What started as a Woolly Sheep knick-knack for my soul sister Robyn, morphed into a larger project. Mzzzz Lammikin, as christened by Robyn, will be her travel companion and as such requires suitable attire for every occasion.
‘Fizzy Couture’ is an enjoyable challenge. I made a bikini and a miniature version of Attic24’s Floral Weekend Bag. A second bag to match the first is in progress – the two will be made into saddle bags – functional, colourful and practical.
An idea for a suitcase sent me on the hunt for miniature buckles. Couldn’t find buckles but what I found instead was a thousand times more awesome.
In 2011, Robyn and I went to Paris. While there, we enjoyed a blissful afternoon tea at Ladurée. This is one of my favourite memories of the trip. As you can see by the image, I found a miniature box of macarons. A perfect touch making this little sheep project a wonderful keepsake.
Stay tuned for more ‘designer fashion’ and luggage from the House of Fizzy Couture – the greatest challenge for me is to not overthink so I can send Mzzz L on her way. As she embarks on her super model career in America, she’ll travel with a whole lotta love from one soul sister to another.