Thursday, December 31, 2009

Lacy Bonnet circa Early 1900's

I found this pattern in a baby book of antique crochet designs. I made it larger to fit older children or adults.
I think it' would make an awesome
photography prop!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Gabrielle Elise & Madison Danielle

It was a special birthday for two year-old twins, Gabby and Maddie so their grandmom ordered two of my "Hula Honey" skirts for the big day. Last year it was a Tutu birthday theme but this year the girls would be having an Hawaiian LUA!
My heart just melted when these pictures arrived and I just HAD to share them with you.
Thank you, Lesia, for sharing your beautiful grandbabies with me! They are absolutely adorable!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Baby Hat

Photography props are really popular now! I've begun trying my hand at these by creating little cocoons and hats for baby's first photo opt. Here's my version of what a baby Viking would wear. (smiles)

New Designs - One-of-a-Kind

I don't know what inspired me... perhaps the rain ( I LOVE it) or maybe it was those skeins of lucious yarn from my friend Laila (who goes by the name Rawfish on but, whatever it was, I found myself crocheting like crazy for several days! :-> These are truly OOAK because Laila usually only spins one novelty yarn and I adore her corespun yarns. Enjoy these two "Uniquely Ewe" designs featuring two of Laila's skeins.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Cleopatra 2009

How would the famed "Femme Fatale" appear today?

Still commanding attention, for sure! Now, it's YOUR turn in a "Cleo" (may I call her that?) inspired capelet and head-covering complete with beads and bone-like buttons (from Italy, no less!) I found this enchanting pattern in an old crochet book and it tugged at my heartstrings until I made it. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I always like to see photos of my custom orders and when I received this photo of CK's little birthday girl wearing the monkey and banana booties, it made my day! Isn't she THE most adorable little girl!

Happy Birthday, Sweetie and I hope you really enjoyed your "Ewenique" creation. :->

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sweet Pea in a Pod

This is the second custom
order for a new baby boy
in West Virginia. I had
so much fun making the
leaves to go all around the outside of the cocoon. Two leaves adorn the top of the little cap as well. I finally wrote the pattern so I can duplicate it. :->

Monday, October 5, 2009

Raspberry Sherbert Cocoon

There is a sweet baby boy in West Virginia who is going to receive this gift from his grandmama sometime this week. Ethan, I hope you enjoy your new custom design. Wear it in good health .

I love crocheting for babies!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Finally finished! This was a custom order for Bailey in New York. I can hardly wait to see a picture of her in her new dress. I know she's going to look super!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Just Call Me "Red"!

Red is such a wonderful color! It's vibrant, powerful, and passionate and if you're going to wear it, get ready to be noticed.

Crochet cape with over-sized hood in, of course, BRIGHT RED! I used satin cording for curtains that I found at Hancock's and used it for the drawstring. Sold on Monday and off to live with a nice young lady in MI. :-)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

More pictures by Daniel. Isn't he talented and only a 6th grader! This young man has a bright future!
This lovely photo was taken by one of my 6th grade boys! We have a lovely pond on campus that is visited by geese and cranes. It's a peaceful spot where you can fish or just watch the birds. Daniel captured it perfectly!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Bailey's Dress

Bailey's Dress

Bailey loved her best friend's dress so she sent me a picture and asked, "Can you make a duplicate for me?" After weeks of collaboration, the lacey little confection nears completion and Bailey will have her wish. Now her friend can borrow the crochet version!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

I've been busy getting reading for Fall, my favorite season (closely followed by Spring). It seems I've had a creative streak so I've begun crocheting OOAK hat/scarf sets. One of my favorites sold almost immediately! Yipee!

Multi-functional scarves are a must for me, so I make them extra long so they can be wrapped around the head like a turban, placed under a hat and wrapped around the neck several times; you get the idea...

This one has gone to live at Harvard University (photo above)

"Plum Puddin" is still available. Check it out in my shop at

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Reborn Baby Dolls by Amethyst

This beautiful sculpt, called
Aubrey Lynn , was reborn by
artist, Amy Nelson. Little Aubrey
has become the latest addition in
my nursery of models for my
infant's items in my shop on etsy.

Isn't she gorgeous!

You can contact her for your own
custom order at : or search for her listings on ebay under AmethystDawn.

Amy spends weeks creating each one-of-a-kind creation as each step in the process is done by hand, from painting layer upon layer to achieve a life-like complexion, to rooting individual hairs, 1 to 2 at a time.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

How To: Circumference of crochet hats

Have you ever wanted to make a crochet hat without a pattern, but didn't know when to stop increasing? Here's a helpful formula I learned from someone at CGOA (Crochet Guild of America).
First, measure around the person's head. Let's say their head measures 22" around.
Next, divide the circumference by 3.14.
Example: 22 / 3.14 = 7
That means that when your circle reaches 7", stop increasing and work even until you reach the desired depth.
Happy crocheting! :->

Monday, June 1, 2009

Bunnies, Bears & Babies!
One thing that I enjoy most is
crocheting baby blankets. Two of my most favorite are the bunny and bear blankies shown here.

My models are
Amber and Kennedy, two "reborn" dolls
I purchased on the Bay!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Spring Wedding - Part 2

Here Comes the Bride

Lovely little flower girl in soft pink crocheted gown, a longer version of the bride's top, sized to fit a little girl.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Spring Wedding


Wedding dress crocheted by Jacqueline/ UniquelyEwe

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Stephanie loves to craft and spend time with her two

younger sisters. Her love of travel has taken her to France, Spain, Italy, Peru, & Uganda.

In Uganda, she learned to make paper beads and while there she fell in love with the people and their culture.

Her goal is to return to Africa within two years and build a home for the elderly and /or orphans, as funds will allow. All proceeds from her online shop ,

Violent Green, will go toward fulfilling her goal. These beautiful photographs are from her shop. See more at where you'll find more fine art photography and eco friendly jewelry.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

A Hike through the Woods

I went on a hike this morning... through the woods to the creek. The morning light, filtering through the branches, played here and there on the newly budded leaves. I know that soon the trees will be so heavy with leaves that the walk will be almost completely shaded.

Many of the older trees have lost their battle with the elements and have fallen by the way, like this one. In a way, it makes me sad to see such a magnificent tree lying on its side while others stand at attention around it. But, I hurry on because I know that the creek is not too far beyond.

Someone once asked what was my inspiration (to crochet) and I was hard pressed to answer because so many things inspire me -
Nature - beautiful trees and wildflowers
Music - Chopin, DeBusy, Mozart, Beethovan, Rachmaninov, Paul Taylor, Dave Koz, Anita Baker, Sade, India Arie, Jean-Luc Ponty, etc
Wildlife - bunnies, hummingbirds, cardinals, cats of all sorts, horses...
Rain - and the wonderful clean scent that follows
People - especially those who are not afraid to look and to see with their hearts as well as their eyes

So, I arrived at the creek and found it as peaceful as usual, its waters flowing gently down-stream toward the lake. No fishermen are here this morning so the creek is all mine. I feel rejuvenated after a few minutes here.

Along the way, several beds of wildflowers caught my eye, one tiny and white, growing up through the leaves of last winter. So dainty that I wondered how it found its way to the top. It smiled up at me and I took its picture. :-)

The other, growing amid a tangle of gnarled tree roots, reminded me of something someone once told me during the midst of a turbulent time in my life. "Bloom wherever you are planted!"

This morning was the start of a beautiful day. May yours be as lovely!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

This little outfit was sooo much fun to make. I've gotten orders to make two of the skirts for twins so I'm working on those right now. The big LUA for the girls is in June and their grandmom can't wait to present them with their very own hula skirts! I'm excited as well because I've been honored to create something ewenique for their special day.
Happy birthday, girls! Grandmom has promised to send pictures of the big day so be looking for them in June. :-)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Can you believe it! I finished the dress last night. :-) I was even lucky enough to find the exact color of yarn ( yeah, I ran out and had to run to purchase more) to finish the last ruffle. Now, I've got to make a decision. The bodice is just a slight shade lighter than the rest of the dress due to a variation in the yarn, so I may hand dye the entire dress to get a uniform color. Afterwards, I need to crochet white trim around each ruffle, sew on the buttons and starch lightly so the ruffles will stand out a little. I just love this dress and now I want to make one in white. Well, not right away! Size: toddler 1/2

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Lilac Rose soap with real rose petals

DeShawn Marie

has been making hand-made soaps,candles, creams, etc for over 12 years. Having always had an attraction to nature, she enjoys "traveling to exotic places to collect ingredients and inspiration for" her wonderful line of products. One of my favorites is her "Lilac Rose" soap which will transport you to a walk in a rose-filled garden. You may purchase her soaps at

Gardenia Chamomille

Coconut milk, honey,oatmeal & almonds

follow her blog @ Enjoy!

Lavender Rosemary