Monday, September 17, 2018

Insta love: wovvven

Some people have magical hands. They take a skein of yarn and a handful of fibers and create amazing stories that feast  the eyes and caress the soul.
Wovvven - the weaver, the fiber whisperer.



Friday, September 14, 2018

Boho Bralette Teaser

In a week's time it'll be officially autumn, so I was thinking of adding sleeves to this top. I mean, seriously... by the time I am ready to publish this it will be freezing cold. Or so I think. But I am having faith in my beloved Australians because summer is heading their way :)
The story.
This is my first time I am writing a pattern for 2 sizes and for a top no less. Everything I've made for Eva is in size S (XS) and this particular one she is wearing is in size M. I hope I will have the pattern ready to be tested soon and I am keeping my fingers crossed for a minimum of errors. What's been eating me is that I am not sure if I have the measurements right for the M size and that makes my stomach twirl. But we'll find out about it really soon.
A blue bralette is also coming up nicely - and I am not sure how many tries I need to satisfy myself and calm (drown) the fears, but another one is one the way.
I have some interesting posts lined up for next week, so be sure to drop us a visit! Until then, be happy!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Mix & Match: Peruvian Necklace

I have had this gorgeous textile ribbon for years, just a very short piece of if and it was a truly one of a kind piece of ribbon I have ever laid eyes on. The main body of it is made of thin and densely woven silk threads through which immensely soft and colorful, {felted} woolen fibers are inserted and intertwined. So I was quite reluctant to use it in a meaningless project and it stayed put for years.
But it happened that I have a crocheted bracelet that never saw the light of day and I decided to match those two. I used the bracelet as a foundation onto which I arranged the mix of whatnots.
Isn't this match perfect? I think they were made for each other.

The name for it came from that beautiful ribbon with velvet feel that reminded me of the gorgeous Peruvian textiles.
In the picture above you can see all the ingredients in the creation of the Peruvian Necklace: crochet roses, wooden beads, tassels and pom-pom along with the ribbon and the crochet piece.


Monday, September 10, 2018

Insta feel: Bohemian Decor

If you happen to walk by my street, you are welcome to go through that blue door and join us for a relaxing friends' reunion.

Out in one corner of the lawn we are having a heavenly brunch to tickle your palate after which you can retreat to one of the tents and work on your project - that is if you remembered to take your hook and yarn... 
...or have a cocktail in this amazing nook on the porch.

If you feel you'd be better off with a cup of tea, well what are you waiting for? Get inside and put that kettle on!
If you feel like taking a nap, we've got two guest rooms for you to choose from:
...or this!
We'll close the evening under the starry trees!
Bohemiandecor makes my dreams come true!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Crochet Hanging Flowers Bracelet - free pattern

At first, I wanted to name this the cheat bracelet, because it is obvious it's not a regular bracelet, but it is quite unique,  super cute in design and could pass for a boho bracelet.
Whenever I work on a tedious or a difficult (repetitive crochet) project, I vent out by working on a project that would ease my mind, and on one such occasion this particular design was made. Playing with flowers I arranged them like shown and thought it would be interesting they hung onto a foundation and voila!
Here's the pattern so you can make one too!
Foundation of bracelet using sport yarn and 1.9 mm hook.
Chain as many chains you need to fit that chain around your wrist. Mind to have even number of chains. The ends should meet.
For the sample bracelet I chained 40.
Row 1: Starting from 3rd ch from hk, hdc1 across.
Row 2: ch3, sk 2,scin next st. Repeat this pattern across.
Row 3: repeat row2. When you come to the end ch 5 and sl st in the beginning foundation row. Ch 1 and sc5 in the chain. Cut yarn, leave tail, make a knot and weave the tail in.
Small flower pattern
Ch 5 and join to make a ring.
Round 1: sc 5 in ring.
Round 2: ch3, sl st in next st. Repeat this for all 5 sts. Cut yarn, tie it, weave it.
Big flower pattern
Make the first 2 rounds of the small flower.
Next  - round 3: in the 1st chain, hdc1, dc2, hdc1, sl st. Repeat this pattern for the other 4 chains. When done, tackle the tail.
The flowers can be sewn on or you can attach them with jump rings. The second photo shows how to attach them. I wasn't satisfied with the looks of it - looked bare to me, so after it was made I sewed some seed beads to it. If you like it decorated, consider sewing the beads prior to assembling the flowers.
Also I consider adding a small chain so I could slip the smallest flower at the end through the middle finger and make it a true boho bracelet.


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Animal Pom Poms

Working on some kids' projects I wanted to include animal pom poms and searching the internet for ideas I was quite surprised to find many sweet tutorials not only for animals, but also for birds and insects.
Enjoy the selection!
As I cannot pass a good pom pom when I see it and as (at times) a fervent pom pom maker, check projects we have made and make a boho pom pom yourself.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Insta love & feel: Turkey Home

Happy September guys!

Although some people associate the first day of September with the arrival on fall like "Hey, it's fall already", and I am like "Hmm, no it's NOT" and I would give everything to hold onto the summer not only in the calendar sense but in the climatic too. I tell you, if I hadn't been a teacher, I would have gone on holiday in September. That has been my wish for the last idon'tknowhowmanyyears now...

So in the sense of not letting go of summer, I visited Turkey through instagram and enjoyed every single bit imagining myself browsing shops (and most definitely buying colorful pottery) or sitting in that chair in the water, soaking my tired feet and having a glass of ____ (insert fave drink here) breathing in sea air and feasting on the sunset!

Grab a chair and sit next to me!

Turkey Home ladies & gents!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Eva's New Bralette

This is Eva's new bralette I designed myself. Started late in July it was actually finished last week, which is really funny because it can be done in a matter of hours. How do I know this? Well, I made another one.

This is actually the first in a row of "clothes" patterns that I am in the middle of designing and these reveal a new chapter in my life / family business. The only thing that dims this new chapter is that I have never before had so many wips started and going on at the same time.

There are a couple of things that I have changed with the new bralette and with the new one I've tried playing with size M, which turns my stomach up and down when I think of it, but hopefully my testers will see and prove if that playful endeavor was worth it.

Wishing you a happy weekend I wave you goodbye!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

DIY Boho Rag Necklace

I made a DIY photo tutorial for a fabric rags necklace for the TLT blog.
Do drop us a visit to learn how to make this eye-catching necklace.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Insta love: Tulle Embroidery

Tulle embroidery is something I have been insanely attracted to lately and immensely tempted to try it. I cannot possibly imagine how such a fragile canvas can endure heavily stitched images and such work leaves me dumbfounded. 

For today I chose a couple of artists with spectacular embroideries on tulle. One of them is who uses her tulle embroideries as appliques.

Below, works of linenandfredembroidery

Sunday, August 26, 2018

What I Have Pinned Lately #13

The internet was swarmed with million of fantastic creative ideas this month, some make me sad I lack time to try them myself.
Like this adorable nursery wall décor above for one. 
Rebecca gives us this amazing shawl pattern.
Then there is this stich that gives a nice texture and it's called Purl & Slip. Instructions by Jessica.

Lastly, some Casablankan squares.

Follow me on pinterest for more mind-blowing ideas!