Monthly Archives: March 2017

WIP Wednesday – shopping bag

Happy Wednesday crafters!

I’ve finally started a project that I’ve had pinned for a few years now: a netted linen market bag from PurlSoho. I’m actually making mine using jute rather than linen and a 3.75mm hook, so I’m expecting to do less rows while keeping the same size. 


I’ve started the bottom of the bag and it has worked up quite fast so far, although the jute isn’t the most pleasant fiber to work with (it’s a bit rough). I’m wondering if a go in the washing machine might soften it a bit. Has anyone tried to wash jute before?

Hopefully, the bag will be finished pretty soon, I really need a new bag for my fruits and veggies shopping 🙂 

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LOTR CAL – Saruman square

Happy Monday! 

I’ve made some more progress on my lord of the rings afghan, and today I’ve finished Saruman the white, with his staff and palantir. 


I only just registered that I’m more than half way through with this, so hopefully I can still stick with my personal deadline of finishing the whole blanket by May. Next will be Gandalf the grey 🙂

Have a great week!

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February SAL with Helene

Hello readers!

I just realised that I forgot to post yesterday evening! Whoops 😬 

February is over and so far I’m managing to keep up with the SAL from Hélène et Mahélia

Here is my February month, those little foxes are just too cute!


And I’ve also made a little ornament to go with my owl one. I will be crocheting a link to put all this year’s ornaments on and make a bunting with all those cute little forest critters 🙂


Until next time!

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Giveaway announcement

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Hello lovely readers!

I have noticed that I’m pretty close to 200 followers on my little blog, so first of all I’d really like to thank you all for reading me. When I first started blogging, I did not even expect to reach 50 followers, so you can imagine how ecstatic I am right now! So thanks for sticking with me for my long-time followers and welcome to you, new people!

To celebrate, I would like to announce a giveaway that I will launch as soon as I hit 200 (I’m at 191 right now, so hopefully you won’t have to wait too long, and it’ll give me time to prepare the gifts for the giveaway).

Which brings us to the current post. Why make an announcement? Because you guys are going to be able to chose what you want me to put in the giveaway! I live in Australia, so I’ll be sending a small parcel and I want to make sure it will be worth it (for you and for me!).

A few ideas I had were yarn, embroidery threads, handmade items (like an amigurumi, stitched earrings, an geeky ornament or bookmark), some chocolate, tea… as you can see I have a few ideas!

Let me know what you would prefer in the comments and don’t hesitate to add things if there is something you would really like (I’ll keep it craft related though, so keep that in mind).

Have a great end of the week!

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