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…
I cannot remember how often I have stood in my bathroom in the evening ready to remove my make-up just to find that I … AGAIN… had forgotten to buy more cotton pads!?
I write this in past tense, because I have replaced them with my own crocheted ones – YAY!!
No doubt the weather at the moment is a key inspiration for my projects!?
Being a huge fan of all colours I have never understood why we in these dark months dress to match! Granted I too own a black winter coat.
That is also why I love making Winter accessorizes with either a little bit of sparkle or in some bright colours, and now is definitely the time for crocheted hats.
Winter days are lazy days
Is there anything better during the cold Winter months than a relaxing day at home?
You will find me snuggling on the sofa with a cup of hot chocolate, wearing a pyjamas and my crocheted slippers… Most likely “The Holiday” will be on the TV!?
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
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.
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.