Monthly Archives: June 2016

Trying my hand at quiltingย 

Happy Wednesday lovely people!

After admiring for a while all the lovely quilt work from Claire on her blog, I really wanted to give it a go. 
So I followed her advice and started small, with a 2 block table runner. I used some scraps and I had a lot of fun. 


For the back I just chose a plain black fabric I had leftover from my Harry Potter robes. 

For the actual quilting part, I just followed the sewing lines I already had. 



The last part will be to bind it, I’ll probably make my own binding using either the blue or black fabric, I haven’t decided yet ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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LOTR CAL week 13

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Happy Sunday!

Today is our final week in the LOTR crochet along! I kept the best for last (in my opinion): Legolas! I bet it’s most people favourite elf ๐Ÿ™‚ He is pretty kickass in both the LOTR trilogy and in the Hobbit trilogy.

Without further ado, here is the graph for Legolas.

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You can find week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5, week 6, week 7, week 8, week 9, week 10, week 11 and week 12 by clicking on the links!

Have a lovely week!

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Harry Potter frenzy!

Happy Friday lovely readers!

I will soon be visiting the UK and while we are there we have planned a visit of the Harry Potter theme park. As you may know, I’m a HUGE Hp fan, so, in the spirit of my upcoming trip, I have made a few preparations. 

First off, I finished my Hogwarts robes, which I made for our Harry Potter Halloween party last year. I took this test to know which house I belonged to, and I got Ravenclaw! 

The robes were wearable for Halloween but I wanted to improve them a bit, so I put binding on the sleeves and I added a button and some elastic band to close it off. I also needed my house crest so I started stitching it on 14 count aida, using this graph found on Pinterest. 


I changed up the colours a bit and this is where I’m at. 

I also acquired some Hogwarts book as you can see, just to be ready for when I finally go there (after all, I’m a Ravenclaw and we like to read ahead!). 
I also made up this layout for an embroidery project I have in mind. 


I used a bunch of HP related symbols and phrases and put them all in a heart. Oh, and did I mention I LOVE Harry Potter yet? 

Now, back to stitching, I haven’t yet found a way to enchant my needle to work on its own. 

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Wolf and crow – projects update

Hello lovely readers! 

This week is no different from last week, I’m just so busy it’s insane! I did a little progress on my January cross stitch from the snowflower diaries, I stitched the crow and it’s very cute ๐Ÿ™‚ 


I’ve also found what to make for my goddaughter, I’m making her a little wolf amigurumi from Moon Sweet Collection (free pattern). Here it is so far. 


I also have the legs and tail but haven’t attached them yet. 

I hope you’re all having a smashing week ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

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LOTR CAL week 12

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Second last week of our LOTR crochet along! whoop-whoop!

This is the last corner square and you have the choice between Arwen’s pendant and the tree of Gondor!

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As always, you can find the links for week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5, week 6, week 7, week 8, week 9, week 10 and week 11 by clicking on them.

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A very busy day

Hello crafters!

Oops I’m late for my usual Wednesday post, but I promise I have a good reason. My puppy has been sick ๐Ÿ˜ฆ 


He got a grass seed stuck in his gum, and he developed a big sore on his face a a result ๐Ÿ˜ฆ but he got surgery yesterday so he is all good now thank god! 

Now back to craft, I have a FO to show!


My second Lion Brands Canyon Shrug, done with love for my mum ๐Ÿ™‚ 

I also have a new cross stitch WIP, monthly designs from the snowflower diaries


I’ve just started on January ๐Ÿ™‚ 

I hope you guys are having a great week 

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LOTR CAL week 11

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Happy Sunday!

This week on the LOTR Crochet along, we have Aragorn joining us! I don’t know about you, but Aragorn has always been one of my favourite characters. That is, just after a well-known elf who will soon be joining us ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The beard was pretty hard to get right on this one, but I’m happy with how it turned out ๐Ÿ™‚

You can find the other graphs for week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5, week 6, week 7, week 8, week 9 and week 10 by clicking on the links.

 

Lots of love,

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In search of the perfect jumper

Happy Friday!

I can’t remember if I have mentioned it yet, but we are off to Europe pretty soon, and from Australia we have around 30 hours of flight (so around 60h to go there and come back). I thought it would be the perfect time to start another project, one that doesn’t require 40 skeins of different yarns! Because it’s always cold in planes and it’s winter here in Oz, I have been searching for a jumper pattern.

So off I go to Pinterest, browsing for styles I like. A hood? why not. Good length? For sure! I definitely also want long sleeves. Baggy? hum, not really, I’d like something more fitted this time.

I found a few free patterns that I liked.

One from Drops Design

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One from Patons

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And one from Bernat

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The only issue I had with all those patterns was that they all use cotton, which is nice but I feel like winter in a bit cold for a cotton jumper. In the end, I decided to browse Ravelry. And there, I fell in love!

The name of this pattern (My favourite crochet pullover) was perfect as well, and I am sure that it will also become my favourite jumper pattern!

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You can buy the pattern on Ravelry and you can go check out Katy’s blog as well, it’s pretty cool, with a great gauge tutorial and some very cute free patterns, as well as the links to all her paid patterns.

I’ve already done my gauge, and I only have to go get my yarn before we leave ๐Ÿ™‚ So excited to get started on this one!

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I wish you all a smashing weekend!

 

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Blog awards

I know I don’t let you know nearly enough, but I am really so grateful to all of you for reading me and for all you kind words of encouragement. I have been nominated for 2 blogger awards in the last few days, so I though I would combine them both in the one post.

First I will go with the versatile blogger award.

Rules:

  1. Thank the person that nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  2. Nominate at least 15 blogs of your choice.
  3. Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination.
  4. Share 7 facts about yourself!

I have been nominated by the lovely Genevieve, I love all her blog features, motivation Mondays with beautiful pics she took herself, her Nails of the Week, and her new What’s your Poison? and of course all her great reviews! Make sure you go visitย her blog for all this goodness ๐Ÿ™‚

Now, 7 facts about myself:

  1. I am obsessed by Harry Potter and I’m so excited to go to Harry Potter world in July
  2. I am also obsessed by Pokemon (can’t wait for Pokemon Go)
  3. I am basically a 24 yo child ๐Ÿ™‚
  4. I was biting my nails until last year, but I’ve always been so excited by nail art, which I now can experiment with!
  5. I spend most of my time bumping into things, which means I always have bruises, cuts, sore part of my body. Yep, I’m that person who falls in front of everyone in the street because I randomly twisted my ankle!
  6. I likeย LOVE food. If I could (i.e. if I wouldn’t get sick from it and put on weight), I would eat all day long, everyday! I sometimes wonder how I’m not morbidly obese.
  7. It is very hard for me to filter when I talk to people. Sometimes, I just talk before thinking, and that’s no good! Really working hard on that one.

 

Now the second award is the blogger recognition award.

The rules:

  • Write a post to show your award
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started
  • Give two advice to new bloggers
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to

Thanksย Karen, or should I say Mrs. Craft, for nominating me ๐Ÿ™‚ I really love all her posts, some are just plain hilarious, like when Doug the slug introduced himself! I always find so much inspiration in all her projects, so make sure to check it out!

How my blog started?

I was thinking of starting a blog for a while, but I wasn’t very sure what to blog about. Last year, I got a bit more serious with my crafty projects and wanted to have a place to share them, not just the finishes but the process and failures as well. Little did I know about the amazing crafting/blogging community, but after a few months, I was hooked ๐Ÿ™‚

Two advices for new bloggers

  1. I’ve found that focussing on stats is really not the way to go. What’s important is staying true to yourself and sharing what makes you happy and proud. The follows and likes will come in time.
  2. Be kind to others, they will give it back a thousand fold! Now, this doesn’t just apply to blogging obviously. It’s the same with life in general. If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t bother to say anything. I know it can be hard when you have no filter (hum hum, I AM working of this!) but it will make your relationships way smoother ๐Ÿ™‚

Now, I will nominate a bunch of people, in no particular order (I really love all of your blogs!), you can chose which award you want to participate in, you can even do both if you feel like it! Make sure to check those awesome people, it’s well worth it!

A Yarny Robin

Hooked

Rabbit Girl Crafts

Shells and Bobbles

Yochet

The Sailor Crochet News

Claire93

The Messy Brunette

Miss Neriss

The Snail of Hapiness

Coastal Crochet

Zeens and Roger

Craft Mondiale

Wolf Berry Knits

Katie-Lou Makes Stuff

Nerdish Delights

Viridian Archer

My Crafting Obsession Blog

Amy’s Gurumis

Sleepy Kitty Stitches

 

With love,

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LOTR CAL week 10

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We have reached week 10 of the LOTR crochet along, which means that there are only 3 weeks left after this one! How exciting!

The last 4 weeks will be the heroes of each race, Gimli for the dwarves, Aragorn for the men and Legolas for the elves, as well as the last corner panel. You will have a choice for this one between Arwen’s star and the tree of Gondor.

This week though is dedicated to Gimli, son of Gloin.

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I hope you enjoy the graph, and you can find week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5, week 6, week 7, week 8 and week 9 by clicking on the links!

 

With love,

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