I cannot believe it is already November – this year has passed by so quickly and some amazing things have happened though I am sad to say that it took away my focus from my blog…
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
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.
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.
Now that I had a place for my brushes etc. I felt that some of my other toiletry products needed new quarters as well. So I ventured out in making a box using the same principles as with the cylinder.
One wrong turn can make it right
For some reason I found myself in the handyman aisle of the supermarket one day – Among all the strange tools I founds these balls of twine and I immediately thought “I can crochet something out of this” !?