Saturday, 20 September 2014

5 Things I Love Saturday

1. This is absolutely amazing.
2. So bright and happy!
3. I've added another one to my blogroll!
4. This seems easy enough…
5. These are definitely on my to do list!

Image via Instagram!
Wishing you a happy weekend!

Friday, 19 September 2014

Featured In Simply Crochet


My Halloween witch hat is featured in the current issue of Simply Crochet (Issue 23)! I am so honored that my work is featured in the magazine and I definitely hope seeing this will inspire people to make their own Halloween hat! If you missed the how-to you can find the detailed pattern over at She Knows!

I am also happy to see that Stephanie's, from All about Ami, tiny crochet brooch is also featured! If you haven't already please check out her tutorial on how to make your own little brooch! 

I was so excited to see that Mei's, from AmigurumiMei, Hello Kitty pattern is also included!:) Mei recently published her first book Hello Kitty Crochet and I must admit I am head over heels for it! Please make sure you pop by her über cute site to admire Mei's lovely work!:)

If you decide to make your own hat I'd definitely would love to see! You can grab a copy of  the magazine here!
Wishing you a happy Friday!

Thursday, 18 September 2014

New Crochet Project

I have been working on this crochet project for quite a while now! I will not share many details for the time being; the only thing I can say is that I am really excited about it! :)

I loved everything about this design! From the yarn, to the stitches used and of course the little scallop edging detail I added! For those of you asking, the yarn is Drops Alpaca Mix in dark olive! The yarn itself is really soft and easy to work with! I am definitely going to share more pictures and more details about this pattern really soon!:)

On a different note,  my good blog friend Lise from Treliz, has launched her own campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds in order to grow her yarn business! She offers some amazing rewards, including amazing hand dyed skeins of yarns, like the 3 Musketeers bundle, I used to make my ripple clutch bag! You are more than welcome to pop by and why not support her!

What have you been working on? I would love to see photos!
Wishing you a happy Thursday!

Saturday, 13 September 2014

5 Things I Love Saturday

1. Yes, please!
2. I love the creativity behind this!
3. Geometry + crochet= win.
4. Who's in?
5. One can never have too many!

Image via Instagram (crochet mitts & coffee)
Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, 12 September 2014

Let's Make Stuff Banner

When I spotted this lovely tutorial from I Spy DIY, I immediately thought of turning it into a crochet version! This banner is perfect for a craft room! It's always nice to have some encouragement in order not to lose focus, inspiration and motivation, whatever you are involved in, so I really think that this little project will serve it's cause!:) My banner is already hanging on the wall and every time I look at it I gather energy to keep going! So let's make stuff!

Basically there is no specific pattern! You will just work a triangle shape at the bottom and then continue working in rows back and forth to complete the banner. The letters are made wit black felt; the best way to make them is to draw them out on the felt and then really carefully cut them out! I glued mine on the banner with some fabric glue! I chose to  use a twig I gathered from a walk in the forest to hang it up! I just added some black ribbon on each side and glued it on!

Banner Pattern
With yarn and hook of your choice start by forming a triangle.
Ch3, 
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (3 sts)
Row 2: 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (5 sts)
Row 3:  2 sc in first st, sc in next two sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (7 sts)
Continue working in this manner until you reach 45 sts.
After that you are going to crochet back and forth in rows. I had 25 rows of 45 sts.
Fasten off. Weave in any ends.

Glue felt letters on your banner. Fold the upper part of the banner around your twig or wooden stick and glue it on. Attach the black ribbon to each side and you're done!
I really love how this turned out! It is such a simple project and another great way to use up bits of yarn to make something look extra special. What do you use to keep motivated? I'd love to hear your ideas and thoughts!
Wishing you a happy weekend!

Saturday, 6 September 2014

5 Things I Love Saturday

1. Is there any food more versatile?
2. What a fun idea! 
3. I need these for fall/winter.
4. I like learning new stitches!
5. I love everything in this, which means I have to try it.

Image from my Instagram feed ( Saturday morning/coffee and crochet in bed)!
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Friday, 5 September 2014

Yarn, Roses & Crochet

New month new adventures!
 Working on a swatch test!
 Organized my yarn stash!
Enjoyed some reading accompanied by crochet!
I love pink roses!
Pretty colors!
Enjoyed reading Blogging via Mollie Makes!
Have I shown you my new hooks yet?

These Instagram snapshots show some of my favorite memories from daily life and of the summer! September is finally here, which means I have to start working faster on my fall and winter projects! Ah, time flies!

I know lately I have not been posting regularly on the blog but honestly I needed some time off to regroup! I presume things will get back to normal really really soon! I am just thankful for all your encouraging comments and emails!:)

The weekend will be spent relaxing and working/ finishing up some new projects! :) 
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! What are you up to?

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