Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Autumnal Leaves - crochet pattern


 Hello all!

Let me show you the inspiration for my autumnal jewelry collection which I compiled into a short photo tutorial. 

I made 5 simple yet effective leaves and vine patterns which can be used as home décor, applique or unique jewelry!

I also made a garland using the leftovers and let me tell you - these can make any corner happy and cheerful!

The pattern can be purchased on etsy and ravelry.

Monday, October 28, 2019

The Sewing Box Magazine in Spanish


Happy Monday all!
I finally have my copy of the Sewing Box Magazine!!
It arrived on Friday and I cannot put it down ever since. 

What makes me even happier and content is the fact that I received the Spanish paper edition - of course I also have the English digital edition, but it makes me ridiculously excited about the Spanish one because - if you didn't know, I studied Spanish at the uni and I was quite good at it. Sadly, I haven't had many occasions to use it so naturally it fell into a slight oblivion. I do understand a lot but engaging into a real conversation is almost impossible. 

So now, I take my time browsing through it, reading the interviews (sometimes aloud) and admiring the projects inside, although reading the patterns is quite tricky :) 

The whole experience with the TSB Team has been divine and fulfilling and I am thankful for being offered this amazing opportunity to gain a wider audience. 

Also, I am able to offer you a great discount into obtaining not only this issue but a whole bundle accompanying it. You can learn more here

Do ask me questions  about it if you have any!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Leafy Crochet Jewelry - a small peek



A sneak peek into my autumnal jewelry.  

Eva is too busy with uni, so time is scarce and probably it'll take some time for us to shoot the whole collection, so here's just a peek of a tryout we did while in Ohrid a couple of weeks ago.

We are having a laid back weekend. How's yours?


Thursday, October 24, 2019

Fall Decorations


I picked this idea on pinterest and knew that I had to try drawing on chestnuts and I thoroughly enjoyed doodling over them.
I also love the contrast the white paint makes or the other way round. They make my dresser a warm and cozy corner. 

Needless to say that these are now my favourite fall decoration. 


Monday, October 21, 2019

Autumnal Woodland Coasters


This is one of those project I had swirling in my head for quite a while and I am happy it turned out exactly as I had imagined it!

The coasters are made of cotton yarn weaved with a golden thread so it gives the rustic coasters a drop of shine. I chose pumpkins, acorns, mushrooms and flowers as embellishments and they all complement each other to make an appealing set. 

If you'd like to make your tea or coffee time more special and give it a warm autumnal feel, I have them for sale here.


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Autumnal Rose - a crochet necklace

This is one of the pieces of my autumnal collection I wanted to show you guys, and although I have completed the shooting of it, the editing is taking time, so I guess I will have to take one step at a time. 

The whole collection (mostly) consists of earthen, fall colors and is inspired by nature, so expect all kinds of leaves and flowers. This one I called autumnal rose and for it I used cotton yarn I brought back from Turkey last time we went to Istanbul. Why the mention? It has golden threads woven through it and though you cannot really tell from the pictures, in real life it it gorgeous!

More coming soon (I hope)  :)
Wishing you a blessed Saturday!

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Spooktacular Halloween - free crochet pattern



Hello, hello!
Are you getting ready for Halloween?

I have crocheted some cute pumpkins but other than that, our home is still not fully decorated. But the Halloween mood is certainly on because the  kids have been watching Goosebumps 2 for the umpteenth time. 

I published a Spooktacular pattern 5 years ago (cannot believe it's actually that old) and quite enjoyed making the witches and pumpkins, which surprisingly have held strong and are still in mint condition so I will certainly put them up this year too!

I decided to retire this pattern too, so if you are into adhorrible witches and scary pumpkins, download the pattern from ravelry for free. 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Insta love: Olga Valeska



Having a soft spot for folk tales, starting from last year, I began following the folk art illustration tag on instragram and for the child in me it has been an everlasting source of inspiration! 

One one such hunt for an inspiring illustration I came upon this amazing girl called Olga Valeska.  
Olga is an artist, a creator, a fine art photographer, an illustrator and a seamstress. She lives in the French Alps where she finds inspiration to make clothes, folk decorations, illustrations and photography prints. 


She writes a blog and if you know French you can learn more about her and her work, or just have an everyday cup of beautiful images following her adventures on instagram

Friday, October 11, 2019

Embossed Crochet



Embossed crochet is a crochet technique that creates textured relief by employing front and back post double crochet stitches and the crochet designs look as if they were knit and have the quality of Aran knitting. 

Most designs worked in this amazing technique are inspired by  nature. The one below of the pink bag featuring a 3D leaf pattern has been quite popular and has taken the crochet world by a storm. 

Personally, I would love to try it and have the pattern in tow.
Have you tried embossed crochet? Do you like it?


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Falling Leaves Warmers - a crochet pattern



Let me show you my new warmers I called falling leaves. 

I cannot be blamed for making them - once I feel autumn in my bones, my cuff and wrist warmers craziness kicks in and I am all done for. All resistance is futile. 

These are made in soft baby pink sport yarn and worked with a 1.9mm hook. Very easy to make, wonderfully textures and  beautiful to look at and wear. I am already making a pair in more earthen colors and more wintery yarn. 

The pattern is on etsy and ravelry.



Monday, October 7, 2019

Insta love: rosarito


Today I want to showcase an indie shop I follow on instagram that is called Rosarito.
Whenever one of their photos pops up in my instagram feed, I am immediately transfixed especially if it is one of their crochet pieces.

Rosarito is an Argentinian brand that seeks the balance between the original design and an extraordinary craftsmanship. Most of their models are completely handmade and they are constantly dreaming up new designs, mixing textures and colors. Some of their designs are made using recycled embroidery patches, laces and trims which make them unique and one of a kind.

Enjoy the selection!