Weekend Essentials

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Weekend essentials ✌ Our suede, handcrafted necklace is a perfect way to hold your treasures. This crocheted owl snap case will carry small items such as earphones, IDs, or anything else that measures approximately 5″x3″.

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Crocheting by the Ocean

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We’re constantly inspired by nature that surrounds us. This yarn is called Lavender. We’re using it to crochet a shawl. We’re growing two types of lavender and daffodils, among many other things. Dried daffodils were used to tie sprigs of lavender.

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Small Business Saturday

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It’s Small Business Saturday and we have new products on our website! We were invited to participate in Amazon Handmade. Check out our page, amazon.com/handmade/cc, for more details. We are offering free shipping for a limited time offer. Let us know if we can create a custom order.

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Crocheted Wraps

“The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.”
-William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well

Wrap yourself in a crocheted piece that measures 88 in. x 8 in. It is long enough to drape over your shoulders or wrap it tightly around your neck. This scarf is a perfect burst of color. It especially looks great over a black pea coat.

Visit chismechick.com for our #color chart and additional styles. 
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“The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.” -William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well Wrap yourself in a crocheted piece that measures 88 in. x 8 in. It is long enough to drape over your shoulders or wrap it around your neck. This scarf is a perfect burst of color. It especially looks great over a black pea coat. Visit chismechick.com for our #color chart and additional styles.

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LA Green Festival Expo

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We can hardly wait to participate in the Green Festival Expo happening today at the LA Convention Center! Look for the Chisme Chick table that will be featuring our handcrafted goods that share stories. You can co-create with us by selecting any combination from our color chart to make a custom piece.

We are introducing CHISME CHICK | DÉCOR, which includes artisan created pieces. Our handcrafted crocheted placemats create a soft, elegant experience. You can use them indoors or on an outside table for alfresco dining. We suggest that you grow your own organic herbs and use them to garnish your meals. Our placemats are made-to-order, so select from our color chart. They are machine washable and measure 18×13″.

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Crocheted Headpiece

Cotton Headpiece

These crocheted headpieces are constructed out of yarn. We offer an array of color and material options. You can select an all cotton or silk & cashmere blend. We use wood endings to make it easier to tie. Its soft, bright fibers create a Bohemian summer look. We can customize the length.

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Owl Case

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Athene noctua, commonly known at the little owl, was the beloved bird of Athena. In Greek mythology, Athena was known as the goddess of wisdom. The owl was intrinsically linked to this virtue due to her patronage.

These crocheted owl snap cases store small items. You can keep your earphones, IDs, or anything else that measures approximately 4″x3″ in this adorable case.

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Afternoon Bike Ride

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It was a perfect spring day for an afternoon bike ride. The scenery reminded us of something out of a Beatrix Potter book. The handmade crocheted messenger bag that is cascading out of the wicker basket is lined with bunny illustration material. We purchased custard-filled baked goods and handcrafted coffee from our favorite local shops. As we sipped an Ethiopian brew, we discussed the simple pleasures of life. wpid-20150331_162300.jpg

These pictures were taken at one of our favorite parks where ducks and geese roam freely. They kindly approached us as we sat on a bench underneath a rustling tree. Potter’s story about Jemima Puddle-Duck almost came to life with these animated creatures. We reminisced about these darling tales that we read to each other out of pocket-sized books as children. Life, indeed, can be like a story. Let’s find daily beauty in the small things and never stop exploring.

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Valentine’s Day Duo Scarves

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“Love loves to love love.”
-James Joyce

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving a cheerful red duo scarf to the one you love. The miniature infinity design is for your favorite cat or small dog which measure 2.75″ x 6″. These handmade scarves are constructed out of acrylic yarn. Please specify any custom variations. Gift wrap options are also available.

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Daisy Chain

Daisy chain

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, (Sonnet 43)

These crocheted daisies will brighten up any room. You can string these charming flowers with cards or photos. The daisy chain measures five feet long. It comes with four crocheted flowers and five miniature clothespins that measure 1.25”. It’s a great gift for a Valentine.

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Winter White Throw

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“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”
-Percy Bysshe Shelley

Our handmade white throw contrasts perfectly against any background, especially nature. It’s the perfect blanket to place on a couch, use as a bedspread, or keep in your car for outdoors. We’ve used them at the beach and forest as ground cover to relax and read. These throws are made of 100% acrylic yarn and are machine washable. They measure 5ft. W X 6ft. H.

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Gift Wrap

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Chisme Chick is now offering gift wrap options for our array of products. These handmade tags were dipped in coffee to provide a rustic look and soft aroma. You can customize a handwritten script message that is tied with twine. We can also add a touch from our garden with freshly cut leaves or a sprig of lavender.

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Holiday Orders

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Thank you for supporting our small business. We’ve enjoyed sending out the holiday orders. May you all have a wonderful holiday season! We look forward to announcing our new products in 2015.

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Perspective

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“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” –Abraham Lincoln

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Life Blanket

Homestead Throw

Everyone has a story. A life blanket is stitched with a hidden narrative based on the color combinations. As featured in the picture, the array of color charts the various stages in life. It can commemorate momentous occasions to the beauty of everyday living.

In modern commercialism, many times we don’t ask the following questions when purchasing an object:
-Who made this item?
-Why did someone make it?
-When was it designed?
-What was its purpose?

A skilled artisan who has been crocheting for decades will complete this project rather than an unknown weaver. Commission a crocheted blanket that charts your life by designating a color for particular time in your life. You would select the colors and the order in which they are stitched. For instance, your story could begin with you being born in America and you would select red, white, and blue yarn. Then you could share that you loved your childhood home which was constructed out of brick and select brick red. You can add your school colors, etc. Share your vision and we will design a made to order blanket. It measures 5ft. W X 6ft. H.

This heirloom gift will be a conversation piece. According to historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, “In the early republic, a homemade blanket was worth displaying.”[1] Women especially prized these homemade goods since it was viewed as “movable property” which could be passed down generationally through the maternal line.[2]

We prize our array of handmade throws which were even featured at a local museum. These timeless pieces are cherished by their owners. A life blanket will be a wonderful addition to any home. It can become an heirloom that will be shared for many generations.

[1] Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth. New York: Knopf, 2001), 335.
[2] Ibid., 129.

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Read These Leaves

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“This is what you shall do: love the earth and sun, and animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence towards the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown, or to any man or number of men; go freely with the powerful uneducated persons, and with the young, and mothers, of families: read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life: re-examine all you have been told at school or church, or in any books, and dismiss whatever insults your soul.”

-Walt Whitman

P.S. These leaves are from our grapevine on a handmade, green throw.

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