Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Mod podge fun

....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

Christmas stars crochet tablecloth

This is the pattern I used ,
you can find it here on my Pinterest page.

        Have a wonderful weekend !

Friday, December 20, 2013

update on the gloves

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

crochet fingerless gloves tutorial

For these gloves I used 

Stylecraft Special DK

 and a crochet hook 3,5

CH 29
(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

crocheted fingerless gloves

Just finished crocheting these fingerless gloves.
I will tell you how I made them real soon.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Deer stag

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.
Happy creating!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday afternoon fun with Mod-Podge

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

What's on my tray Tuesday -

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

Autumn crochet

Just finished this cushion,
love the autumn pallet .
I used stylecraft and  I have completely fallen in love with it,
the colours,
the softness
and awesome to work with.
Would like to have all the colours and make lots more with this beautiful yarn !

Monday, November 11, 2013

What's on my tray......treats !

Love, love these candles 
bought at Xenos 
a very favourite shop of mine too...

but ...
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

oh deer !

Don't you just love it 
when you find something beautiful 
for just a few Euro's ?
I spotted this cushion for less than 5 euro's at one of my favourite cheap shops Wibra

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

October 2013 compilation

....looking back on a
 and very colourful october

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

What's on my tray Tuesday

Still sunny,
almost like Spring in the Autumn
soft dusty colours.

What's on my tray ?
A beautiful Autumn Palette

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cozy crochet

Look !
what my mummy made me !
It 's soft

and warm
and cozy
I love it,
off to sleep
night night
Miss Amy

Monday, October 21, 2013

autumn crochet

We are blessed with a beautiful sunny autumn this year,
and the wonderful colours are a real inspiration for my crochet work.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Happy Birthday Miss Amy !

Our darling is having her 6th birthday today !
Thankfully she loves posing for the camera :)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

sun dried granny afghans

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 !
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