The Yarn Over List - FALL in love with FALL

Garland / / Mushrooms, leaves and acorns garland by Miga de Pan.
Amigurumi Desert Fox / / I love foxy the sleepy fella!
Acorns / / I love these cute little acorns .
Blanket / / I love the colors Chiaki uses for her ripple blanket! So cozy!

Illustration / / Fall Leaves.

October is almost here and the first changes in the weather have made their appearance! Today is a bit cloudy and rain is expected! I hope these week's finds inspire you  to welcome the new season!

This weekend was a relaxing weekend. OK there was some crocheting as well!:) I'm working on a Halloween themed project and I can't wait to show you!:)  We also went on a little excursion near Thessaloniki and admired the lovely autumnal foliage! I really when the colors of nature are changing!:)

How did you spent your weekend? 
Enjoy the rest of your Monday!

Halloween Jack Skellington Keychain

I decided to make a mini Halloween project so as to get inti the mood and spirit of Halloween! Although here in Greece we do not celerate Halloween on the 31st of October, we have a similar tradition celebrated  at the end of February called "Apokries"! I am a fan of Halloween though and I like being part of this totally fun season spirit! This little pattern of Jack Skellington -The Pumpkin King (character of Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Xmas) is very easy and you could easily sit an afternoon and make some keychains as Halloween gifts or even add them to your treat bag!:)

Materials:
Small amount of white cotton yarn
Tiny amount of black coton yarn for eyes and details
3.5mm (E) crochet hook
Embroidery needle
Keychain

Pattern:
Head
With white:
R1: Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
R3: 1 sc , 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (18)
R4: 2 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat 6 times (24)
R5: 3 sc, 2 sc in next st, repeat 6 times (30)
R6-9: sc in each stitch around
R10: 1 dec, 3 sc, repeat 6 times (24)
R11: 1 dec, 2 sc,  repeat 6 times (18)
R12: 1 dec, 1 sc, repeat 6 times (12)
Start to stuff.
R13: 6 dec (6)
Fasten off.

Eyesx2:
With black:
R1: Ch 2 then make 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
Fasten off and attach to top of head.

Embroider a noise and a large mouth!
Attach a jump ring to the top of the head and add your keychain!
Happy Halloween!
P.S. For my pumpkin patteren go here!
Subscribe ♥ Facebook ♥ Twitter ♥ Pinterest ♥ Bloglovin'

Life Lately

My new crochet Halloween themed keychain: Jack Skellington-The Pumpkin King! I will be sharing the pattern tomorrow!
Halloween Pumpkin!
 Another pair of crochet baby shoes! This year is definitely a baby boy year!
I finished up some amigurumi orders including Leah the teddy bear!:)
My September flowering Hibiscus! I really love the color of this plant!
Our Goji Berries are almost ready to harvest! I live on the 5th floor downtown Thessaloniki and I still cannot believe that this little fella is bearing fruit! :)
My freshly baked oregano & feta cheese buns!

This seems to be a very busy week and it isn''t over yet! These are just a few snapshots of what I have been up to!:) I redesigned my bloggity blog a bit; I hope you like it's new appearance! 

I also have been working on Halloween projects this whole week! I'm so excited about these patterns! I will not tell you anything more about it for the time being but make sure you come by tomorrow for the Jack Skellington keychain pattern! 

What have you been up to? Are you working on any Halloween projects?

{The Yarn Over List - Grey Colored}

 Shawl  / / I love the pattern and texture of this shawl!
Wrist Worms / / Beatiful crocheted wrist worms by Sandra Juto!
Stool Covers / / I love this stool cover duo by Wood & Stool!
Mushrooms / / I love these simple mushrooms!
Amigurumi Koala / / This cute koala  Paige made is sooo adorable!
Illustration / / Mushroom Pattern.

Grey is one of my favourite colors! I love each one of these finds so much! I really love the cute Koala bear that I think I must make one of my own!:)

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Among other things I finished some amigurumi orders, started checking things off my to-do list, organising my fall projects and started planning on some new opportunities. I also worked on my blog desing a bit, but there is more to do!:)

How was your weekend? Did you start/finish any projects? 
Enjoy the rest of your Monday!

Crochet Baby Cardigan

Remember the baby cardigan I was making for my baby nephew? Some difficulties occurred with the previous pattern, so I decided to start over and make another version of the cardigan! 

So, here it is! This baby cardigan was made with Rico Baby DK yarn in turquoise and I used white for the edging! I really love the softness of the specific yarn which was a deciding factor me! The size is for a newborn and it was made using a 4.00 mm (G) hook. 
What I liked most is the reverse sc stitch used for the edging! I am really happy that I managed to complete as this is the first time I tried making an actual clothing item!:)
I can't wait to make another one! Have you ever crocheted a clothing item?
Happy weekend to all!

{Sponsor Feature: Yarn Talk with Lise from Treliz}

Today I’d like to introduce you to the beautiful hand-dyed yarns of Lise aka Treliz one of this month’s Little Things Blogged sponsors.

How did you become interested in dyeing and selling your own yarn?
I recently learned how to knit and how to crochet, but as much as I liked it it wasn’t stimulating enough. So I started reading and learning more about different kind of wool and about the fiber process, because what I loved from the start it was the softness of the material combined with color. A skein dyed is always different, unique! Even if you take 2 similar skeins dyed with the same method, and make the same pattern… The result will be different… and that amazes me! 
I have always loved color, since a very early age I was painting, so when I realized that I could dye my own yarn.. I just did it!  The selling part came only naturally because I could not keep all that yarn for me, but even before that I had started to sell some other hand processed yarns because I couldn’t find easily in Greece the softness that I wanted and I was always buying from abroad.
What are your colour inspirations, and how do you decide what colours to include in your range? 
I am inspired as many artists by nature. All the color combinations are used in nature, some more often than others, but it never stops to surprise me. Like the hand dyed skeins there is nothing the same. Everything and everyone is different: sunsets, waves, flowers, animals, bugs, people… 
I love the orange and purple ranges, but with dyeing I have come to realize that I like a lot yellows and greens...I try to be spontaneous when I chose the colors I am going to use in a colorway, but sometimes I have on my mind a word or an idea… like for example: greens and browns like a forest.. or blues and whites like the ocean.
Do you also spin yarn? Do you use a drop spindle or a wheel?
I have hand spun yarn for a couple of months in a drop spindle and enjoyed it very much, but I am very impatient and wanted results faster, and I ordered and shipped a spinning wheel without ever trying one before.  My teacher was youtube for one more time, blogs and reading…and then just practice, again and again… and I really love it!
Which is your favorite fiber & why?
I have two favorites: the first one is Alpaca and the second one is Angora. 
If you have seen a Hyacaya Alpaca, you know why I love them: they are so cute, gentle and have an amazing coat! Soft and warm!
The Angora fiber that comes from Angora rabbits, is the most soft thing I have ever touched, it feels literally like working with clouds. The only sad thing is that I am allergic to it, so I have to put a mask while working with Angora otherwise I sneeze a lot! But I think I will soon have another favorite as I am waiting for Panda wool. Yes, the bear…!
Do you know how to knit or crochet? When and how did you learn?
Yes I do. I started knitting last October, when I saw with a friend a shawl (that we never made) that was sooo beautiful that made us take the decision and ask her mom to give us knitting lessons. So every Monday we gathered and we were having tea/cake and showed our progress. Suddenly K6 P9 YO, made sense and soon enough we had multiple projects. Crochet followed around Christmas when we decided to make each one of us a blanket until Easter time.
Are you working on any interesting projects at the moment?
I am always working on several projects, I find it more stimulating. I work on several cowls, some with handspun yarn for a more artsy look, some with chunky yarns and I have one that I use silk hankies (it is my favorite by far…I looove it). I have a baby blanket that is for a friend and I recently made a poncho for me..
What do you most love about yarn?
The combination of feeling the fiber and the color. Touch and sight.

Make sure you visit Lise's shop to see all the lovely colored yarns she creates! You can also find her on
Facebook ::Twitter :: Pinterest :: Instagram
Want to be a sponsor? Check out the available options here!

{Amigurumi School Bus for She Knows}

The Wheels On The Bus go round and round, round and round, round and round!

During the summer, I designed and crocheted this little amigurumi bus to celebrate Back-to-School!:) 
The schools here in Greece did only start the previous week so it will make a cute present for a little student or even an older student!:) 

I made a fiull picture tutorial expalining all the necessary steps involved, which you can check out over at She Knows! If you decide to make your own amigurumi bus I'd love to see the result!
I hope you are having a great week so far! Did you make anything to celebrate back-to-school?

{The Yarn Over List - Wonderful Granny Squares}

Sofa Spread  / / A lovely picture of Zoe's sofa covered with a granny square blanket she bought in Kent.
Block Wall Art - Fibre Art / / I really love these bright & happy colors!
French press cozy / /Coffee is better when wrapped in a granny square cozy!
Granny Square Poncho / / Ellen's granny square poncho is an excellent vintage clothing item!
Slippers / / These wonderful slippers would keep the feet warm!
Polymer Clay Canes / / Lisa's granny square canes are definitely unique!
Granny Square Biscuits  / / Yep! It's true these lovely grannies are edible!:)
Illustration / / via Lotta Kühlhorn.

I love each one of these granny square projects so much! I think that granny squares are an all time classic and one can never have too many of such projects lying at home ( this is the case for me)!:) I hope you find the same inspiration as I do in these finds!:)

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! I am now expecting the fact that summer is over, as this weekend I had my first cold!:( I managed to overcome the sickness by crocheting!  I think it worked, since I was feeling much better yesterday afternoon!:)

I am finishing up with Oscar's photo shoot! It is taking a bit longer as I want everything to be perfect!Yep I am a perfectionist!:) I also have some news to share about the baby cardigan I am working on! I will post about it later within the week!

What projects did you work on this weekend? 

{Work In Progress}

The above picture is from the my amigurumi pattern editing for Oscar the Penguin! Oscar was created during my summer vacations and is definitely one of my fave amigurumis!

I'll be posting his pattern soon!:)

Apart from photo shooting and writing down Oscar's pattern I am making a baby cardigan for my baby nephew! I have made significant progress and I can't wait to show you the final result! I even found some baby hangers to accompany the cardigan! I am so happy!:)

I also made some oregano cheese rolls today! They were quite delicious! I'll be sharing some photos of that too!:)

I hope your week is coming/crocheting along nicely as well!:)