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 🙂
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 🙂 He is pretty kickass in both the LOTR trilogy and in the Hobbit trilogy.
Without further ado, here is the graph for Legolas.
PDF available here
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!
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.
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 🙂
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 😉
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!
PDF available here – week 12PDF available here – week 12 alt
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.
Oops I’m late for my usual Wednesday post, but I promise I have a good reason. My puppy has been sick 😦
He got a grass seed stuck in his gum, and he developed a big sore on his face a a result 😦 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 🙂
I also have a new cross stitch WIP, monthly designs from the snowflower diaries.
I’ve just started on January 🙂
I hope you guys are having a great week
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 😉
PDF available here
The beard was pretty hard to get right on this one, but I’m happy with how it turned out 🙂
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,
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
One from Patons
And one from Bernat
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!
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 🙂 So excited to get started on this one!
I wish you all a smashing weekend!
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.
PDF available here
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!