Monday, October 31, 2011

Welcome to the witching corner!

Don't be afraid! Today is All Hallows Eve and we're going to have so much fun! There will be ghosts hovering over your heads and zombies lurking in dim-lit corners. Witches on broomsticks, with cats and bats, ride 'round after dark in their pointed hats. How spooky are the noises on Hallowe'en night, and then through the window we see a strange light. Bright staring eyes and a glowing nose, I sit close to Daddy and curl up my toes. It's old Jack-o'lantern, he peeks in the room, a worse looking spook than a witch on a broom.

My children love Halloween. This year we made some new decorations. Some paper witches, pumpkins and ghosts. They loved the witches the most, and they were quite easy to make.

Happy Halloween!!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Lace crochet - Pink and cordovan lariat

This is the new lariat that has been ready for almost a month but I kept adding vines to it thus prolonging its completion and finally I like how it turned out. Especially the vines. It seems that I cannot get enough of them!
This one is made in soft pink and cordovan and shows my love for the lace crochet represented in the central part. The laced shells gradually turn into vines.
Next time I want to try making one in wool. Chunky wool so that I can use my biggest hook. Do you know how fast can projects with chunky wool be? Tremendously fast!
There is a nice weekend ahead of us. We have planned a healthy trek. Will show pictures. Promise!

I wish you a nice weekend too!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sewing girls' clothes

I attempted to squeeze a little sewing into my weekly agenda. Both for me and for Eva. And I was mending a lot of Jacob's clothes, but that is a story for itself.

For inspiration I browsed through my inspiration boards and I'd love to share these with you.

How cute are these? I wouldn't mind having a jacket just like the one above!

all images via Pinterest
Ruffled hem coat for romantic girls.

Having a baby niece to spoil I have several ideas of sewing something special for her. Soon.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fiber art in white

Hello everyone!
I am here with my latest project. Inspired by this one I created another; this one's tube is bigger and I have used different flowers, vines, leaves and buds. And yes, I decided to leave it all white.

Until tomorrow :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Blue and beige crochet lariat

Hi there!
Lately, I've been crocheting a lot of lariats - and I am sorry that I had a few I made and didn't photograph because there wasn't really any time for that. I love photographing my work, it's a kind of a portfolio of things I make.
This one was made a while ago for my shop and presented by Eva.
I used one of my all time favourite color combinations: blue and beige.
The highlight of it are the vines twirling at the ends ever so beautifully.

If you are interested in finding out more about it you can do so here.
I am going away for the weekend and due to a holiday on Monday we will all have a nice prolonged weekend and some quality family time.
I wish you a nice day!