Happy Friday everyone!
I just realised that I haven’t showed you what I received for my secret santa yet, so I though now would be a perfect time to do so.
My secret santa was the lovely Kimberley from New-Zealand, and how spoilt I got! I received a beautiful skein of lamb wool from NZ, a project bag, a mug cosy and a pair of socks that Kimberley made, very cute stitch markers and a very nice Christmas card.
Totally spoilt! The socks were slightly too big for me, but they fit my husband perfectly so he is now the very lucky owner of those beautiful socks! I’m a but jealous to be honest!
Before Christmas as well, I finally got back into a little bit of cross stitch and made a bookmark for Claire, as I know she collects them. I couldn’t show you because I was waiting for her to receive my letter, and she has way before christmas but I guess I forgot to post about it until now!
I changed the colours from a parrot pattern I found on deviant art to make it a lorikeet. If you are interested, here is the chart for it.
I wish you all a great weekend!
Happy Saturday readers!
I hope you have all had a great week, mine was very busy but also super productive, which is always a good thing! In the last few weeks, I’ve actually got completely spoilt, not by one, but two of my blogging friends. When I first started blogging, I had no idea people would be so lovely and generous but honestly it’s been so nice to meet new people here and I am so grateful for each and every one of you ❤️
The first parcel to arrive was from Claire. Claire is an amazing stitcher and sewer, and she just recently took up crochet as well. I’m always looking forward to her layer of the month post (she has three chooks) and to seeing some pictures of Gibbs, her adorable pup. Claire organises unbirthdays and she sent me my first unbirthday! It was super exciting!
I got a cute postcard, a little monster pouch and a cross stitch kit (which was started straight away, more news on that next week!)
The second parcel was a total surprise. I was waiting for some music books from my nana, and at first I though that the parcel was those books. Imagine my surprise when I got to the post office and realised that it was a parcel from Tracy! Tracy is an amazing quilter, baker and crafter in general and her blog really is so sweet! Tracy sent me yarn, and look at this colour!
All those blues are just wonderful, and I think I’ve already picked the perfect pattern for it, I might even start it tomorrow (when I get new needles to cast it on). It will be a knitted shawl, and I hope that the simplicity of the pattern will do the yarn justice! ❤️
I am just so thankful for your friendship Claire and Tracy, and for the beautiful gifts you sent, so thank you so much again.
And of course, thank you guys for reading ❤️ have a great weekend!
Happy Monday crafters!
For my 200 followers giveaway a few weeks back, I made a bookmark using a new pattern that I created. I had this idea floating in my head for a little while and I decided to just go with it! The pattern has 2 fish and a lily pad, and made me think of a fish pond (hence, the name of this pattern!). You may know that I really like fish (and all marine creatures in general), and I was so happy of the way they turned out that I also had to made myself a little stitch marker using the same pattern.
If you would also like to make this, the pattern is available on my Etsy. I don’t have much listed there yet, but I’m working on improving some patterns and making new ones, so be patient with me 🙂
I’d love to know if you have suggestions for patterns, either for cross stitch or crochet.