Christmas waves a magic wand
over this world,
everything is softer
and more beautiful.
Norman Vincent Peale
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
....still in love with Mod podge,
so I had a little more fun with it.
I just used some paper napkins and some ribbon ,
and there you are.
To finish it I crocheted a little red heart,
for which I used this pattern here .
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Friday, December 20, 2013
When you end off after crocheting your gloves, be sure to leave enough yarn so that you can
sew the side seams together (leaving an opening on each glove for the thumbs)
To make the thumbs ,
crochet 4 rows of single crochet round the bit you left open for the thumb.
row 1 : 22 sc
row 2 : 20 sc
row 3 : 18 sc
row 4 : 17 sc
Make sure you fit the glove while you are crocheting so you can adjust the stitches to make a perfect fit for yourself.
Crochet 2 rows of 28 sc round the wrist side,
to finish of the gloves .
Happy crocheting !
Thursday, December 5, 2013
For these gloves I used
and a crochet hook 3,5
(or a chain that is the length of your desired glove)
Row 1 - SC in the second chain from the hook and in each chain across. = 28 SC
CH 1 and turn.
Repeat row 1, 23 times or until the glove wraps snugly around your hand.
You can make them just one colour or make stripes or do some tapestry crochet .
This is what I did :
6 Rows Burgundy
1 Row, 2 SC Burgundy, 2 SC Mocha,
1 Row, 2 SC Khaki, 2 SC Mocha,
15 Rows Khaki
to be continued
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
This is my latest creation.
It's all about stags and deer this autumn.
I used the tapestry crochet method,
find out more here .
To make the pillow the right size,
I crocheted several bands of single crochet
to achive a nice block pattern,
'patchwork like' effect.
It matches the rest of my cushions.
The left one, I made earlier.
The right one is from Ikea.
I designed this stag for the tapestry crochet.
Feel free to use this grid for whatever project you like,
however I would really appreciate it if you linked back to my site to show where you got it from.
And of course I'd love to see what you made of it.
Friday, November 22, 2013
I have never tried it before,
but I really enjoyed working with Mod-Podge.
This is what my daughter made;
she glued on the dog (cut from a magazine)
and pinned the little black and white bow onto the candle.
Crocheted this lovely heart,
click here for pattern
and cut out a heart out of cardstock with a craft punch
and Mod-Podged the clothespin.
click here for tutorial
Doesn't this make a lovely gift ?
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Last summer I bought a big stash of cotton yarn,
Catania and Phildar .
Together they are good for almost 80 different colours .
Plenty to choose from , so I was able to combine a nice autumn palette
to crochet lots of pieces.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Just finished this cushion,
love the autumn pallet .
I used stylecraft and I have completely fallen in love with it,
and awesome to work with.
Would like to have all the colours and make lots more with this beautiful yarn !
Monday, November 11, 2013
Love, love these candles
bought at Xenos
a very favourite shop of mine too...
what's that ?
Did I see that right ?
Miss Amy spotted her heart-shaped treats
I used to spice up the photo's !
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
And yet another great sunny day...
to do the laundry.I alway dreamt of .....
drying my washing between the trees.
Nothing smells nicer than
sun dried granny afghans !
Miss Amy loves it too !