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I am working on making my very own fabric labels for my knitted accessories. I honestly tried to buy some from Etsy, but I did not find any that caught my eye. So after a little research I came across a tutorial video on YouTube. Actually two, they are both easy and simple to make.

Wish me luck 🙂

And for the newcomers who also like to make their own fabric labels, Please find the tutorials down below. These fabric labels are great to tag any clothing, your childs backpack, winter accessories, etc. If you already tried making your own fabric labels, please share. I’d really like to see others creative ventures 😉

June 9, 2012

International Yarnbombing Day! Here’s my small contribution…

Color choices inspired by the Rocket Pop Popsicle.

Happy Summer time!

So I was recently checking out ishknits also know as Jessie Hemmons. She is Philadelphia’s yarnbomber. Definitely one talented artist! If you already have not heard of her, check out her blog here and here! I first learned of her thru the commissioned Urban Outfitters project she did. I then came across her blog and seen all the yarnbombing she has done across Philadelphia. Having no idea what yarnbombing was or even of its existence. I got inspired by her yarnbombing, my love for it has grown and already having a love for street art. Since being an admired of graffiti art, plus having a boyfriend who was a graffiti artist has pushed me to try yarnbombing. (There’s even a whole site about it here!)

Surrounded with inspiration by his talent I thought hey why not try it! I have so many ideas running in my head that I have yet to full-filled. Thou being a full-time mother has limited my time but this is the year to follow thru! in that note here is

a preview of ishknits…

Knitting is usually misinterpret as if your grandmother knitting you a funky sweater for Christmas. But in today’s society a lot of people have taken interested in knitting and crocheting. They varied from different age groups. I’m a part of a knitting group ‘El Stitch y Bitch‘ we are primarily in our 20’s to 30’s. I was happy to learn that they even existed! Joining a group who carried the same interest as me. After a couple of group meetings I was eager to bring a friend/relative with but usually when I invite or mention to other’s about my hobby they often like to tease and say wow ‘we are getting old’. I often just gave a funny look. But in reality were not, it has just become more broaden and became another creative outlet for some of us.

Take the after school matters ‘Tejer y Poder‘ class that offers high school students to knit/crochet. I’m sure after taking this class students were amazed to have actually made something with their own two hands. I remember my grandmother would knit placements. Each time I visit my father’s place I would find one on his couch or table. They were all handmade by her. I wasn’t one of the lucky ones to have learned from her grandmother. I only knew her vaguely. I do regret not learning from her or hearing her stories on how she had learned herself. But I was lucky enough to been taught by my sister-in-law. She had knitted a couple of scarves for my daughter and even a blanket. I then knew I wanted to pick up the skill myself. For I can make something for my daughter and later teach her how to knit/crochet.

image via here

I have seen all over the internet world how knitting/crocheting is more than just knitting a hat or scarf. Other knitters/crochets have used their skilled to yarn bomb/protest/ or even make something for the needy. Which I often find inspiring, why not use your skill to make a difference? make a statement?! In that note read up on these awesome knitters who did just that!

I want to introduce you to an awesome group I am a part of El Stitch y Bitch. We are a group of 20-30 year old crafters, who love to knit, crochet, do embroidery, pretty much all types of crafts. It has been nice to share the same passion with these lovely gals. To learn more about the group please visit them here.

You can also find them here and here 🙂

One day my sister and I were at a Michaels’ store browsing; we decided to check out the knitting aisle. We were standing there feeling overwhelmed by how many hooks, needles, and various yarns with different textures and colors were available. We were discussing how much we both like to learn how to knit or crochet one day. But felt a bit timid by it. I’d had mention my sister-in-law has been knitting and crocheting for the past couple of years and so happens she was coming into town soon. She was generous enough to offer to teach me.  A second trip to Michaels’ to buy my first hook and yarn and a single crochet and purl later I’d learn how to crochet and knit. Three years later I haven’t let go of a needle or hook  ♥

image from here via yesjessknits

I am glad I finally took the plunge and open up my Esty shop Irokmimi! It has run through my head these past couple of months, and one day just went for it! So please take the time and check out my Esty shop, as you’ll find handmade knit goodies and more.

Keep a look out as I add more things in the near future.

Irokmimi knit bows are hair clippies that will add any cuteness and rock any little girls outfit! or even for your teen who loves to dress up their hair! And don’t forget to check out these funky crochet bracelets! a cute ‘back to school’ gift to give!

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