Monday, August 30, 2021
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Happy weekend guys! Today I have the perfect weekend project for you!
The crochet community has been charmed with these wind spinners, and I readily jumped on the bandwagon and made some for my nieces and nephews.
Now, before we begin with the pattern, I want to say that the spinners in these pictures are quite short (foundation: 31 chains) and are taken as an example.
To make an effective spinner, you have to have a foundation of at least 50 chains (more are recommended).
What you need:
Cut yarn and leave a long tail. Do not turn work. The work is already shaping up.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Important: I have not been compensated by Alize Yarns either financially or materially in return for this post. The opinions and products featured in this post are 100% my own.
I have been in love with Alize Yarns for years, but decided to try their Diva yarn with silk effect for the first time for my "Nymph" collection. What can I say? It was love at first stitch!
Diva yarn is a super fine weight yarn that is perfect for delicate lace clothes and jewelry. The microfiber acrylic gives it a super soft silky effect and makes it durable. Diva is anti-allergic and extremely pleasant on the skin. The colors are vibrant, they do not fade or leave lint. Whatever you decide to make with it, it will make any project glamorous!
Monday, August 23, 2021
What you need to make this headband:
Yarn and hook: sport or DK yarn of your choice (30 gr) and a 3.00 mm hook (UK11) (US 10/3).
I used the brand Phil Cotton 4 which is a DK yarn. Tapestry needle for weaving ends.
Used terms (American terminology): chain (ch), chain space (ch-sp), stitch (st.), slip stitch (sl st), skip (sk), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), 3-ch picot.
Finished measurement of headband without ties: 30 cm / 11.81” across and 7 cm / 2.75” down with crown part included. Ties: 47 cm (5.90”) each.
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Thursday, August 19, 2021
I am happy to share that my updated and refreshed Grace warmers pattern is back in the shops!
Along with the Charlotte pouch, they make a perfect match!
The warmers in these pictures are longer than the ones in the pattern and feature more flowers at the edges. Breathing with femininity and carrying a scent of Victorian times. They are for sale in my shops: etsy, payhip.
Monday, August 16, 2021
Aaah!! Granny squares!
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Monday, August 9, 2021
Ehem... Today's post dear readers, is about how to turn your mistakes into new possibilities.
I was working on this design for a skirt. So the upper filet part was to be at the hips that was supposed to have a luxurious, net-like, knee-length fall-down. However, I didn't like how that was progressing and frogged the lower part countless times. I must admit, the heat wave had its own great influence here, because it was driving me crazy and truly clouded my thinking.
So in my umpteenth time trying to get it right, I made Eva try it, and I wasn't satisfied with what I was seeing. I am not a quitter, but it was still too short after hours of working and re-working, so I decided to throw my towel in and call it quits. But, bless my girl! She just slid it up and said: "Why don't we make this a top?" I swear - I could have cried right then and there, but I was too excited, because I LOVED IT! I added a shelled trim to it to finish it and that was it!
Now, you cannot see this, but being measured for the hips, it is too wide for the bust, so the top is tied at the back for these pictures. I wanted to see if the design would really be good for a top. I have to change the measurements to fit, and I plan to add either shoulder straps or ties to it, because I don't want to sew an elastic to it and leave as is. I am letting it cook in my head for a while, but hopefully there will be a pattern for this lovely.
Friday, August 6, 2021
If you like watermelon, you may want to try this watermelon & lemon juice.