Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring pretties

Hello everyone!
 
Spring is officially here. This is probably the prettiest time of the year where I live. Everywhere is green and there are flowers and pretty things are appearing all over...including here on my blog:
 
 
 
 
My latest project, a paperweight.
 
I've seen many beautiful crochet-covered stones on pinterest and have been quite inspired by them.
 
I bought a new magazine for this doily pattern:
 
 
 
 
I started to make it and a few rounds in, I thought the motif would be perfect to cover a stone with, so I made two:
 
 
 
 
...checked that they covered the stone...
 
 
 
 
And started joining them with single crochet
 
 
 
 
Everything was fun up until this point and then it seemed like all of a sudden the stone grew a whole lot bigger!
 

 
 
But with the help of a bunch of safety pins and a lot of pulling at the thread and hook, I got there in the end.
 
 
 
 
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I got some new cotton thread last week:
 
 
 
 
I'm planning on making some colourful spring earrings and maybe another doily :)
 
What is spring inspiring you to make?
 
Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, March 7, 2014

A gift

Today I want to show you a beautiful gift sent to me from my amazing blog friend Tanya:

 
Thank you so much Tanya! I love it!
 
This is a true gift she has sent me. I didn't win a giveaway or anything, she just wanted to send me something. How adorable is she?! :)
 
It's a handmade necklace made with two photos:


It has some silk and a piece of Arizona turquoise attached to it.
 
 
 
I love handmade things, I love the uniqueness and how the maker is reflected in the piece and even more so when it's been made by someone I know.
 
Tanya does the most amazing work. She makes beautiful jewelry, sews, knits, pretty much does all kinds of beautiful, crafty things.
 
Please go visit her and say hi, you'll love her work as much I do!
 
Her blog is Bead and Needle and she has an Etsy shop too.
 
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I've been feeling a bit under the weather these last few days and I haven't done a lot of crafting, but I have made another mini doily:
 

 
 
I saw this Daisy doily made by Olga over at Lacy Crochet and liked it straight away.
 
I used size 10 thread and a 1.75mm hook.
 
I wanted it to be a coaster. It turned out a little bigger than I had imagined but I'm still going to use it as a coaster.

 
It's the perfect companion to my kitty mug with my natural honey and lemon cold remedy :)
 
Have a wonderful day!
 
xx
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