Thursday, February 20, 2014

Doilies

I really like doilies.
 

 
This is the newest one I've made.
 
I bought the magazine just for this pattern, I loved the hearts that appear towards the edge :)
 
I like making doilies so much that I don't even mind working in the round to make one...something that I always used to avoid.

So many people seem to dislike them but I see so many beautiful designs out there I can't help but love them. There are lots of wonderful vintage patterns you can find free online and I love to buy magazines with doily patterns, even if I never make them, just to look at them. Do you do that too, or is it just me? ;)

 
Do you prefer to work from charts or a written pattern? Here in Spain, most crochet magazine have charts alongside the written pattern. When working in the round, I prefer charts, they are easier for me to follow and in my case they leave less room for misunderstandings.
 
I worked on this doily under my afghan from last year

 
When it's cold out is so nice to be at home, warm and crocheting :)
 
I made this doily with size 10 cotton crochet thread and a 1.5mm hook and this is the perfect project to show why I love to block my crochet work:
 
 
I'm thinking of taking this doily and turning it into a cushion cover.
 
 
I'd use some upcycled fabric and sew the doily on to one of the side. Do you think it's a good idea?
 
Have a wonderful day!
 
xx

Friday, February 14, 2014

Love

Happy Valentine’s day!
 
There is a lot of love and a lot of hearts around blogland today.
 
And I'm going to add to that:
 
 
 
To celebrate today I've made a crochet heart brooch <3
 
 
 
I made it with Aunt Lydia's Classic Crochet Thread size 10 and a 1.5mm hook.
 
It's just 3 hearts, joined together and I sewed a clasp onto the back to be able to wear it.
 
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And here's a little peak at some yarn I'm working with at the moment.
 
 
It's colourmart Scarlet Silk DK yarn.
 
The colour of it fits perfectly with today and all the beautiful red hearts and roses that are everywhere.
 
I'm making a beaded shawl with it. Do you like to use beads with your crochet? I've started using them fairly recently but I'm quickly getting used to them. But now when I make something without beads now I look at it and think 'It would have been prettier with some beads' :)
 
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I wish you all a very happy today and I hope you spend it with the ones you love <3
 
xx

Monday, February 10, 2014

February

Hello everyone!
A few new followers have joined my blog while I’ve been away so I want to say a big Hi and Welcome to you :) Thanks for clicking the follow button!
And I also want to say a big thank you to my ‘older’ followers too. I read a post over at Meredith’s blog this morning where she talks about friendship and how she didn’t expect to meet so many wonderful people through blogging and I really want to echo her thoughts. Thank you to all of you who share your beautiful, inspiration work through your blogs and thank you to everyone who stops by my blog and inspires me with their messages.
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Are you getting ready for Valentine’s day? I’m thinking of making some more crochet hearts to join the ones I made last year
 
Pinterest is full of some really pretty heart patterns and I love this heart afghan I saw on there:
 
Isn't it cute?
You can find the free pattern over at the Red Heart website.
 
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 I had some yarn arrive last week:
 
Do you like Drops? I love their yarn, they have really nice yarn, beautiful colours and great prices.

I got a cro-hook / double ended crochet hook too. I really like Tunisian crochet but I've not tried a double ended hook before. That's another soon to be WIP ;) 
I have wanted to try Sugar n Cream cotton yarn for a while too and it’s a bit difficult to find here in Europe so when I saw that the Drops store I use had some Sugar n Cream I just had to get some!
 
I didn’t choose these colours to use together but I kind of like the idea of making a Spanish flag with them :)
Have a wonderful day and I’ll be back soon with some crochet projects
xx
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