Monthly Archives: January 2017

Nudibranch, take 2

Hello lovely readers! 

A few months back I made an amigurumi nudibranch for one of my friends and I thought that it was time I got one for myself as well. This one is a different kind (it’s meant to be a Glaucus atlanticus, or blue angel) and I just freehanded it. I might add some blue on the tip of the side appendages to make it closer to reality as well. 


I really like how it turned out, even without the extra bits, and now I have my very own sea slug 🙂 

Have a great week 

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January SAL with Helene

Happy Friday!

It’s already the end of January and I’m joining Hélène this year again for her SALs. This year, she is bringing us for a stroll in the forest. 


And we have a cute little owl! 🦉 


Have a great weekend!

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New WIP – baby blanket

Happy Wednesday!

One of my colleagues is having a baby in March and because we work in a lab she is going on maternity leave soon. I have decided to put my crocheting skills to good use, so I’m making a blanket for her little one. Because she doesn’t know the sex (it’s her first and she doesn’t want to know) I asked for colours she likes and she settled for green. 


The yarn is 100% acrylic and it’s super soft. I’ve chosen a ripple pattern and it’s growing pretty fast as I watch TV. Tomorrow is Australia Day so I’ll be doing more of that 🙂 

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Thumbelina turned cushion

Hello readers! I can’t believe it’s the start of yet another week! I’ve been busy with finishing my Thumbelina cross stitch and I have to say that I love the backstitching, it really makes everything pop out! 


I’ve added some pretty fabric and made it into a pillow. 


I’m actually super proud, I’ve done my first button hole using my sewing machine and it turned out pretty good 🙂


I’ll need to practice a bit more, but I’m happy with it for my first time trying. 

Have a great week!

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My 2017 Bullet journal

Happy Friday!

I am pleased to say that I have kept my bullet journal for the whole year last year, which helped a lot with work and with my personal goals. This year, I wanted to make my journal look better (last year’s was very functional but the looks of it were meh). I’ve chosen a simple layout that I will (hopefully!) be able to stick with, and have time to prepare from week to week.

As you can see, I have a monthly and a weekly layout, with enough space to write tasks for each day. I have also added a weather, daily water intake and meal planning features for the week. I’ve been keeping a close watch to my drinking, because I work in a lab and sometimes I just spend the whole day in there without drinking (which obviously is no good).

I’ve also added some yearly goal pages.

There is a yearly layout, a birthday wheel, books (my goal is 30 books for 2017, I’ve even set up a profile on Goodreads!), movies and craft lists, and I’ve added a map of the world with all the countries I’ve visited in red and my planned trips on the right. I will be going to Belfast for a conference before visiting my parents and then (hopefully, if we have enough money) hubby and I are planning to visit Japan 🙂

Should be fun!

What have you planned for 2017?

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Pleated skirt

Hello readers!

Lately I’ve been feeling a bit more adventurous with my sewing machine and I really wanted a new skirt for Christmas so I looked for an easy pattern to start with. I found this really cool pleated skirt pattern and it looked easy enough so I got started.

Getting the measurements right didn’t take long but it took me a bit longer to figure out how to do the pleats. I ended up using this video on youtube, which I thought was so useful. It shows you all kind of pleats but I used the box pleats.

And here it is!

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I’ve ended up wearing it at least 3 times since Christmas and I got lots of compliments from people. Regardless, I am so please with how it turned out 🙂 Hopefully I can extent my sewing skills in 2017!

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Granny shawl

Hello crafters,

I still had heaps of yarn from the Stitch Stop and Roll Afghan so I decided to make myself a shawl/wrap for the cold months coming ahead 🙂 

It’s also perfect to keep up warm in all this air con at work and in front of TV 


It was a bit hot outside to take pictures but I do like the natural light, I should try that more often. Have a great week 🙂

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2016 Cross Stitch Projects

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Happy Friday!

As promised, today is part 2 of my 2016 roundup: my finished cross stitch projects.

In total, I have finished 20 cross stitch projects last year, 10 from Helene et Mahelia SALs, 2 Christmas gift bags, 1 wedding album cover, 1 ornament, 1 pair of earrings, 1 table centre, 1 bookmark, 1 Ravenclaw shield, 1 hoop art and my big PokeAlphabet.

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That’s a few less than the crochet projects but it’s still pretty good. I have also a few started projects for this year, like the Joyful World from Snowflower diaries, which I hope to finish this year 🙂

Have a great weekend!

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Thumbelina, the return

Hi guys!

This is my first WIP Wednesday of the year and I have (finally) made progress on my Thumbelina pattern. There are 7 different costumes in total and I have completed the colours for 4 (almost 5) and made a start on the 6th one. 


When I’m finished with the colours I’ll still have a bit of back stitching to do before the design is completed (hopefully by the end of the month). 

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My 2016 crochet projects

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Hello crafters!

I’ve been inspired by a few of you to go over all the projects I’ve finished in 2016. I’ll divide it in two parts, today for crochet and Friday for cross stitch.

In total, last year, I have finished 29 crochet projects, including 7 amigurumi, 5 blankets, 3 shawls, 2 baskets, 2 pairs of earrings, 2 doilies, 2 dice bags, 1 tea cosy, 1 beanie, 1 pair of slippers, 1 jumper, 1 cowl and 1 crochet case.

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Even though some of these projects are quite small, I’m actually pretty impressed with how much stuff I’ve made this year 🙂 Here is to another year filled with craft and keep tuned for the cross stitch finishes on Friday!

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