The past couple of months I have focused on finalizing what I call my “Warm & Woolly” collection – I still have a few more to go, but the crochet patterns available at the moment should keep your legs, hands and ears warm during Autumn/Winter.
Create your own unique pair of flip flops
Todays post is all about a quick and fun project, so you can spice up your flip flops.
What you need:
A pair of flip flops
1 ball of yarn
+ matching size hook
Whenever friends or family invite me to their birthdays, anniversaries or just a cozy dinner, I always wonder, if they will prefer a bought present or something homemade.
Even though the receivers always express joy when opening their presents, I am so anxious up until that moment – What if the colour is wrong or the pattern or they simply do not like whatever I have made. Continue reading
To freeze or not to freeze…
Do you know those times, when it is too warm to wear a fully covered glove or mitten but too cold not to wear anything at all?
This is where the fingerless gloves come in handy… an added bonus is that you are able to use your smartphone without removing the glove first!?
I am an avid bicyclist… However often in the mornings it is still a little brisk, so I was very happy once I finished these fingerless gloves.
The right shade of…?
Even though I love colours I am always reluctant to paint my walls in other colours than white. Instead I like to decorate my home with colourful items that can easily be replaced… such as cushions.
UFO = Unfinished Object
Once upon a time I decided to crochet a blanket in granny squares. For some unknown reason it laid half-finished in the back of my closet. To this day I still do not know why I never finished – the colours were beautiful and the yarn oh so soft.
A pot from IKEA, a glass jar and some yarn are the ingredients in this DIY home decor project.
A pot should not necessarily be the focus point – it should of course be the plant. But that does not mean it has to be bland either. I believe that by using natural colours a little cover will actually enhance the plant.
If also you have different coloured pots that do not match, this would be a great way of unifying the colour scheme.
Normally I get an idea and then decide on the yarn to use. However with both the basket and this pouf it was the opposite.
While grocery shopping I found this 100% wool yarn on sale, so I thought “why not” and bought 8 balls?! Coming home I knew, it would need to be a bigger project for two reasons; 1 – it crochets up on an 8mm hook and 2 – I had bought so much of it…
Shopping locally or online??
There are pro’s and con’s to both shopping locally and online. I do love to support local businesses and the service is always great. You get to see the actual colour of the yarn and feel the softness before purchase.
Scrap yarn & Japanese cotton
In case you haven’t noticed, I do like to find multiple purposes for my yarns.
I had once purchased some Japanese cotton just because I loved the texture of it. Unfortunately none of my ideas worked, so it has been lying in my stash for quite some time.