16/10/2017 · 8:56 pm
Happy Monday lovely readers!
This weekend, the hubby and I have driven all the way from Brisbane in Queensland to Melbourne in Victoria to our new house! I’m very excited to be here finally, but I am also very excited that I got knitting and crochet time in the car!
Crochet-wise, I got some progress on my Swaye shawl (more on Wednesday) but I did manage to get a FO in knitting: my Hermione’s everyday socks!
I’m so excited about those socks, they are ultra soft, I adore the colours and the pattern. Really they are just a total winner! The pattern I used is a free pattern on Ravelry from Dreams in Fiber (Erica Lueder) and I am planning on trying out another of her patterns soon! I just love that a lot of them are inspired by Harry Potter!
And the yarn is from Fibre Revolution on Etsy, I just fell in love with all the colours they have, and you’ll be seeing a lot more of their yarn soon as I’ve got 6 skeins from my sock yarn club!
I hope you still had a great weekend and I wish you an amazing week
20/12/2016 · 5:22 pm
This week and next week will be a bit crazy with Christmas and New Year. I probably won’t be posting until next year, although I’ll definitely be finishing the stitch stop and roll blanket (more on that in a few weeks).
Until then, I’d like to share with you my latest quick Christmas present.
To go with that, I have made a PDF of small patterns you can use if you want to make your own earrings.
PDF for earring patterns here
A very happy Christmas to all of you!
28/10/2016 · 11:52 pm
This week has been crazy! My husband was away and work was so busy but I’ve ‘discovered’ a new fun thing to do.
Now I know I’m actually rather late to the party but I’ve started reading Harry Potter fan fictions (because ❤️ Harry Potter) and especially ones with the very questionable (but so awesome) Draco/Hermione couple.
I have to say I am in love! And now I totally ship Dramione!
I got quite inspired from stories I’ve read so far and so I’ve done a bit of drawing.
Those are just outlines of the characters (I do want to draw them with more interaction but I need to make sure I know how I want them to be first).
And then I’ve drawn this, which I’m actually quite fond of.
(In case you wonder, Punksalad is my deviant art ID 😉)
Let me know what you think and have a great weekend! I’ll be working hard on that table center and hopefully finish it 🙂
23/07/2016 · 6:22 am
Hello lovely readers!
I have finally completed my robes for Hogwarts, and just in time as well for my visit of the Warner Bros. studios on Monday. I really could not be more excited!
Forgive me for the poor quality of the pictures, I have been struggling with finding enough light.
Since last time, a few adjustments were made. I have added, of course, the crest but also a button and elastic band to keep the robes closed. I have also finished binding the sleeves properly and I have finished sewing the blue lining in place.
I’m very happy with how the crest turned out, the back stitching just makes a huge difference. To attach it, I used fabric glue to hold it in place and then whipped stitched all the border. It seems pretty solid but I guess only time will tell!
I hope you had a great week!
08/07/2016 · 8:10 pm
Hi lovely people! Happy Friday!
I wanted to share progress on the Ravenclaw shield today, I’ve finished all the cross stitching with just the back stitch to finish before I can glue it on my robes! Yay!
Have a smashing weekend 😉
24/06/2016 · 11:24 pm
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.
05/11/2015 · 7:59 am
My timing has been all wrong this week, but I’ve been working on this amigurumi doll. I’ve finished the head and body, and I put some hair in, I really like how it turned out 😊
Also I forgot to post the Harry Potter wands I made for our Halloween party.
Have a lovely week!
31/10/2015 · 10:51 pm
Our first Halloween at our house went great! We had our first trick-or-treaters, and I must say they were very brave to climb all the way to our house (we have a really steep driveway).
Our party was really fun, we got to eat a lot (too many?) of lollies and I tried a great recipe for dragon eggs and pumpkin juice.
HP themed house 🙂 was super fun to make
I wish you all a happy Halloween!
28/10/2015 · 10:38 pm
I really wish! I’m a little obsessed with Harry Potter (I may or may not have read book 4 over 20 times) and my Halloween costumes are coming along nicely. I have almost finished my robes and I need to add the coloured fabric to my fiancé’s one.
This is my first big sewing project and I feel like I’ve already made so much progress. I had to re-adjust my sleeves because the shoulders were too low but I’m happy with how it turned out.
Excuse my tired face, it’s been a long day 😁
I’ve also started yet another amigurumi project. I am making a doll that I can crochet cool clothes for. I’m thinking of gifting it to one of my little cousin and hope she will have heaps of fun with it.
so far, I have the head and the top part of the body
This hopefully will also help me de-stash.
That’s it for my Wednesday WIP update! Until next time 😎
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