I’m back :)

Being away from blog writing is so easy… and yet its much more fun, when I make my self write, I just have to keep remembering that.

Although I have been busy, and here are a few things that I have been busy with:

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lace necklace

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Yes, a bit a crochet is always good πŸ™‚ and these necklaces are already available in my shop.

But not all is yarn and hook, been doing some paintings inspired by a fab artist called Agnes Cecile, here is my version

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I know…pretty crap compared to Agnes’s work, but I was happy that I am able to do something that is kind of ok to look at. Definitely there is room for improvement and I’m looking forward to that πŸ™‚

And last but not least, I have been spending a dash of time with Amanda Hillier in her studio, and these are my new lions, it was lovely to carve and print again… and I think I want to experiment more with colours πŸ™‚

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Thanks for stopping and a good spring to you all!

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One stick good… two sticks good too after all ;-)

My first…ever, knitted product…
Tadaaaaaaa πŸ™‚

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I did it, I have knitted something that is decent enough to call a product. Super proud and ready to learn more.

So here you see my latest baby blanket for a work colleague, Rizelle and her new to be baby.

Starting from a very impulsive decision, I have knitted the middle, cream part of the blanket, out of DK Smoothie, and crocheted the edge with white cotton.

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Also as a present to her, I made a bag, big enough, to carry essentials, like nappies πŸ™‚

The bag is made out of vintage upholstery (or curtain) fabric I found in Stone, I used cotton lace to add a bit ofΒ vintage/girly touch, and it is lined with a lovely floral patterned poly-cotton fabric.

Well, this was a lovely journey and hopefully more posts to come documenting my adventures on the realms of knitting πŸ™‚

Happy Easter everyone and stay creative xxx

Lean, mean baby blanket making machine :)

Oh yes, one down another one to go… babies are being born around me πŸ™‚

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Just finished this one for my friend, Szende, who just had her second baby, a little boy – Aron. Happy Birth Day Aron!

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And also I made this little elephant toy for him. I must admit, I really enjoy making toys πŸ™‚ it might be the next best thing for me.

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ready for posting

ready for posting

Aaaaand, the next blankie is going to be, specially to my surprise, KNITTED. Yes, I am an avid crocheter, but I just had this urge to buy a pair of knitting needles and start knitting. Then spent half an hour watching knitting tutorials on youtube, and it finally dropped after 15 years, I can knit πŸ˜€ !!!

I love it, although it takes more time… but doesn’t use as much yarn tho. So there are pros and cons.

Gosh I had enough of cream yarn :))

Have a lovely crafty spring wherever you are!

x

Let the magic begin…

One of my favorite months has started, October πŸ™‚
Best in many ways, colors are spreading everywhere, my birthday is in the middle of it, the sun is still warm and I don’t know why but it always feels like the air is vibrating with something amazing… like something magical is about to happen, or something life-changing is waiting just round the corner. Love it!

So today, to cherish October’s gifts, I took a few photos

beautiful, organic squashes

autumn crochet

project on the go

working on this doll for another autumn child

more lovely squashes πŸ™‚

with Noodle

Enjoy everyone!

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yesterday… all the craft I managed to do in a day… :)

Having a bit of a break from sewing at the moment, but it feels nice as more and more jewellery ideas are flowing… so yes, keeping in with the creative spirit πŸ™‚

Yesterday we had a fab creative day, made some meringues (before I could gram my camera, they were all gone, he he), first of its kind :).

Then spent some time with colors, textures, heat and plastic:

Β I can see some brooches in progress… πŸ˜‰

Then came some silk paper making πŸ™‚

Maggie making her paper πŸ™‚

This is only the first stage of making silk paper, laying out the silk fiber in two layers and the way of the fibers should cross each other on the layers. Then it gets to be covered with plastic mesh fabric, soak through with warm soapy water then soak it through with glue mixed with water. The kit and inspiration came from an artist we saw on a local expo, Stevie. Her work is so so beautiful!!! Anyway, the silk paper is drying at the moment… we made two, one in orange and warm yellowy shades as you can see on the images and another one in pinks and purples… no pics of that, but wait till they dry out πŸ™‚

And the final craft attempt of yesterday is

well, work in progress…gona be a necklace once I finish it πŸ™‚

In the mean time, have a look at the new necklace and earring I made combining glass beads, silver wire and ribbons.

And remember, crafting is fun, but doing it with others is the best!!!!

Have a happy weekend everyone!

x

easy Tuesday mornings…

Last week I made this bag… still stock with the raspberry colored linen πŸ™‚ and with this songΒ :). I think they both match eachother and perfectly accompany this lovely spring sunshine and warm smells that is happening right outside my window.

So people, if you have the chance even for five minutes, just enjoy the warmth and use the creativity of the light that is spreading everywhere!

Also, started crocheting a top, inspired by Maggie… and I was ever so impressed, as I managed to follow a pattern withoutΒ difficulty… gosh, I felt invincible πŸ™‚ Will post it as soon as I’m finished!

Until next time, happy sunny Tuesday everyone!

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