Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hickory Red Browns Fur Scarf & Hat Set in Fall Great Finds by On Fire For Handmade

Ruth Sandra Sperling
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Scarf and Hat Set in Fall Hickory Red Browns Fancy Fur

Presenting Handmade is what the "On Fire For Handmade" site is all about - and their weekly "Great Finds" Event is a great way to see some!

I'm always glad when I can say that something I've made - "makes the cut" - and this week it's about getting ready for FALL with Decor, Jewelry, Bags, Wear-ables and Paperwork - All 100% HANDMADE!

My Handmade that got in this week's Great Finds Event is this Scarf and Hat Set I crocheted with this Gorgeous, Richly Colored Yarn in Hickory Red Browns - definitely Fall Colors great for Fall outfits!!
~~ Or for any time if you like Red Browns!

It is a Long, Skinny Scarf - 65 Inches Long and 3 Inches Wide - wrap it around the neck once and let it hang down - wrap it around twice and keep it shorter.  The Hat is a Slouch.

The Yarn is a Nylon Eyelash Yarn - Very Soft and Silky!


Here is the "Fall Great Finds" for this week at "On Fire For Handmade" - and you can VOTE for your favorite in the Poll at the bottom - I appreciate all the VOTES for RSS DESIGNS IN FIBER !!!

Great Finds Fall Colors

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Newest Laptop Sleeve or Case - Handmade in Tunisian Crochet - Thick and Cushion-y!!

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


Laptop Sleeve in Earthy Colors - Open with Laptop peaking out

In addition to my own Laptop Sleeve - which I always use to protect my Laptop whenever I take it off my Desk - I've made a few of these that I've Sold.

This is my newest one - I decided to make it in Earthy Greens, Browns and Tans - and do it in Tunisian Crochet Tweed using 2 acrylic yarns Double-Strand Thick:
  • Paddy Green
  • Amazon Ombre

Closeup of Laptop Sleeve showing the detail of the Tunisian Crochet Tweed in Paddy Green and Amazon Ombre.
It is rather Soft and Sponge-y - and I tightly joined all pieces together - and gave it a finished edge with the Rounded Crab Stitch.

The Back Piece is longer - extending over with a Flap that Buttons on the Front piece, as you can see here:





<---- Back of Laptop Sleeve with the Flap extended -------


-------->  Photo Below shows the Front of the Laptop Sleeve with the Flap folded over on the front and Buttoned shut. 


I like these Crocheted (and Knitted ones like pictured at the Bottom) - Double Strand Thick - to make a Sleeve that really CUSHIONS the Laptop - so you don't have to worry when you take it out in a Knapsack or Briefcase or Carryon Luggage - or a Suitcase - because it is PROTECTED from scratches and anything knocking against it with this type of Sleeve!!

See the Listing for this Earthy Colors Protective Laptop Sleeve for Full Details!

It is 100% Handmade in Yarns (and Fully Washable) - even the Button is a Three-Color Crocheted Button - and the Yarn is sturdy - my own Laptop Sleeve pictured below that I made has lasted me for Years!



A Crocheted or Knitted Laptop Sleeve like this can be made in any variety of Worsted Yarn - Double Strand - and I will take Custom Orders for making them!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

My "Roses and Shamrocks" Doily in On Fire For Handmade Great Finds "Strawberry and Mint"

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


Roses and Shamrocks - Irish Crochet Colorwork Doily with Multi-Color Crocheted Roses

So!  It's another Great Finds from On Fire For Handmade!

This time it's called "Strawberry and Mint" - and it's about the colors Pink and Green!

In my Colorful Crochet - both in Threads and Yarn - I have quite a bit in both Pink and Green - and combinations of the 2, like the above "Roses and Shamrocks"!
Done in "Colorwork" with the color design of it designed by me - it is a Vivid and Bright Decor Accent - and for those who like Nature Themes and/or Irish Crochet Floral Themes!

It is in this Great Finds online event July 26th through August 2nd, 2015 - by On Fire For Handmade:
Great Finds Strawberry Mint
"Strawberry Mint" Great Handmade Finds
Do Vote For Your FAV - and support the Handmade you like!
And keep in mind Voting for "RSS Designs In Fiber" for this Roses and Shamrocks!

(PSST - You can Vote every 24 Hours through Aug. 2nd on this Great Finds)

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Early Holiday Ideas - Gifts - Decor - To Wear - All Handmade or Vintage - with Some Specials

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


So-o-o - it's July!  It's Summer - some are on Vacation - some are planning way ahead for the rest of the year - Well, if you are that kind of person, you might be interested in what I and some "Handmade and Vintage Friends" are doing online!

We thought we'd give people some time to look over what Unique, Distinctive Items that we, as Indie Sellers - (some of us - like me - who are only selling things we've made with our own hands) have to offer for the upcoming 2015 Holidays - but NOW!
Harvest
Halloween
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Hanukkah
Christmas
New Year's Eve
- or whatever you celebrate -

Here is a Pinterest Board where I am presenting all kinds of Handmade and Vintage from Indie Sellers:




Some like to buy all year long for all kinds of occasions - "buy when you see it" - and hide it away until the big day or Holiday or Celebration!! - If you are like that, you can get 15% off EVERYTHING in both my Bonanza Booth - and Etsy Shop - through the end of July 2015 with Coupon Code:
EARLYHOLIDAYSPCL2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Newest Irish Crochet Handmade Decor Accent I Made

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber
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"Giant" Irish Crochet Rose Table Topper

17 Inches Point-to-Point Across -
If you like "Classic Irish Crochet" Rose Decor Accents - here is one!

The "Giant" Irish Crochet Rose - the Center Focus Point of this piece - is 5 1/2 Inches in Diameter - with 6 Layers of Petals - on the Outer Layer of the Rose are 16 Petals.

The Lustrous DMC Pearl Cotton the Crocheted Rose - and the Crocheted Leaves around it  - really makes this piece Beautiful!

Below is a Closeup of the "Giant" Crocheted Rose - most Crocheted Roses are 1 to 2 Inches in Diameter, so this one being 5 to 2 1/2 times bigger really makes it "Giant" - and you can see the details here:


Closeup of "Giant" Irish Crocheted Rose in Garnet Reds

See more Handmade Irish Crochet Flower Decor Accents in my Bonanza Booth!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

My World Wide Knit In Public Day 2015 - Out in Nature in the Antelope Valley of California

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




Today, June 13, 2015 is "World Wide Knit in Public Day 2015" From what I understand, it is about celebrating All Fiber Arts in Public - which include my Crochet!

Above is a photo of my Tunisian Crochet project I was working on in Public today where I live - though I did not find a local event with other Fiber Arts friends, I like going outside - and I was on a street bench, sitting there crocheting away Publicly!!

Of course, I do this in different places all year long - but I wanted to make a point of it today - two of my activities that I enjoy the most in my life now is my Fiber Arts - and Nature - and today I combined both of them.

Below are some Photos I took today, as I was outside in the Western Antelope Valley of Southern California - crocheting and enjoying the views and Nature around me!



Looking West over the buildings where I live:






Looking North from 65th Street West - I do believe the mountains in the background are:
- The Darker ones at the bottom that stand out more are the Eastern End of the Tehachapi Mountains.
- The Vague ones behind and sticking out a little above them, I do believe is the Sequoia National Forest - the most Southern tip of the Sierra Nevada!  Yes, on a Clear day you can vaguely see the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the distance from where I live!





The Eastern Sky of the Antelope Valley - what I kept looking up at as I crocheted!



Lovely Day - and I love doing my Crochet - outside in Nature!!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sparkling Orange Flower 18 Inch Table Topper I Made in "On Fire For Handmade Great Finds" Now

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


Sparkling Orange 3D Crocheted Rose Flowers on Tan Lace Table Topper
Outrageous Orange On Fire For Handmade Great Finds June 8 - 14, 2015

Anne Hopfer does it Every Week - a "Great Finds" of Handmade Online - this Week, June 8th through the 14th 2015 - she chose the theme "Outrageous Orange"!

Outrageous Orange Great Finds

Well, I guess you might think these Orange (with some Yellow) Crocheted Roses - on the Table Topper I made - are a bit Outrageous - I added some Copper-y Kreinik Metallic Blending Filament to the edges of the Crocheted Roses - and the Tan Lace - to add some Sparkle!

If you like this, VOTE FOR "RSS Designs In Fiber"!!!

Orange Roses are a bit new on the scene!  According to proflowers.com :
"When everything’s coming up roses there’s no better way to celebrate than with a bright bouquet of orange roses. With their suggestions of fire, citrus, glowing sunsets, they have a passionate intensity that says thankscongratulations or I love you with boundless enthusiasm. ...."Blending the friendly associations of the yellow rose with the true-love implications of the red enabled a much subtler, intriguing suggestion of love emerging from friendship."

So, if you would like something a bit intense - being Welcoming or Celebratory - on your Table - think of using my Handmade Table Topper with Sparkling Orange Crocheted Rose Flowers !! 

Monday, June 8, 2015

For June Romance - Handmade Roses and 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


Follow Ruth Sandra Sperling's board Hearts in Fiber Arts I Made on Pinterest.


I've been crocheting things with Romantic Roses and Hearts in them since I started - as I have mentioned before in blogging, Roses and Hearts are some of my favorite things!

June is known as a Month of Romance - June Weddings, June Anniversaries, June Roses - as the Rose is one of the Flowers associated with June!

My Pinterest Board about "Hearts in Fiber Arts I Make" shown above has only ones that I have made myself.

A long time ago, I found this pattern in a 1970's Craft magazine - except it was in White - and I, loving Colors - crocheted this one in Wild Rose Pink and Garnet Red:

Irish Crochet Heart with Multi-Layer Crocheted Roses

But I have done a number of different versions of this - in a variety of Colors - and some with Beads crocheted in.

Marsala Red Heart with Shaded Garnets Roses - Beaded



Big Red Irish Crochet Heart with 3D Roses


Pure White Irish Crochet Heart with Beaded Roses - with White Pearls - Sold


Baby Pink Irish Crochet Heart with Shaded Pinks 3D Lace Roses - Sold


Garnet Red Irish Crochet Lace Heart with Beaded Shaded Pinks Crocheted 3D Roses - Sold


Yellow Irish Crochet Lace Heart with Shaded Yellows Crocheted 3D Roses - Sold


Lavender Irish Crochet Lace Heart with Shaded Purple Crocheted 3D Roses - Sold