Tag Archives: shawl

New project bag

Happy Monday lovely readers!

This weekend I had some prime craft time while watching the Harry Potter movies 😊 I have been having yarn everywhere though lately and so I decided to make myself a new project bag to keep all my yarn in. I made it using calico and it’s actually pretty huge! I even put in a zipper and I was very please with how it turned out (excuse the wrinkledness, I still haven’t found my iron!)

You have probably noticed as well the red patch on the bag? Because the fabric is calico, I thought it would be cool to have a long term project to decorate the bag with cross stitch, and so I’ve made a start on this cute little star fish! I just love how tiny the stitches are and I’m sure it will look great once I’ve done more around it too.

FullSizeRender

And lastly, I just wanted to show you what’s currently in the bag! My Blurre shawl from Addydae Designs 😍 I love everything about this shawl and I can’t wait to finish it, hopefully before the 30th of June so that I can enter it in the CAL!

IMG_6207

What have you guys been working on lately? Do you have project bags to keep your crafting area tidy(er)?

screen-shot-2017-01-09-at-9-29-20-pm

19 Comments

Filed under CAL, Embroidery, Sewing, WIP, Work in progress

I shawl make all the pretty things!

Happy Monday lovely people ❀️

I hope you all had a fab weekend, we came back from our trip down to Melbourne and today was back to work. I have been trying to catch up with all of your wonderful blogs but I have to say that today was really busy so hopefully I will get more time during the week to do this 😊

I don’t know if it’s because the weather has been so much colder or because I’ve been trying to be a bit more active on Instagram, but I’m just feeling so inspired right now, I just want to make all the things!

I’ve been working quite a lot on my virus shawl over my mini holidays and I have made it to the second skein of Holst Garn Coast. Yay!

IMG_6180

This colour is called Marlin and I just love it! because the shawl is getting so much bigger, I think I’ll only be able to get two or three more pattern repeats with this colour, and then I still have my third blue to add.

I have also recently stumbled on the Blurre shawl from Addydae Designs. I LOVE it! It’s just so clever how the colours blend into each other to form this really cool effect. I had to make it! I’m using some Schoppel yarn I bought in Amsterdam last year and the leftovers from my socks for this. This is where I’m at so far and I think it looks like a sunset, so pretty! 😍

IMG_6179

If you want to make your own Blurre, Deanne (the designer) is hosting a CAL on her Ravelry that will run until the 30th of June, so you still have time to join if you want to πŸ™‚

That’s it for me for today, I wish you all a great week and I’ll be back on Wednesday with some sock WIP!

screen-shot-2017-01-09-at-9-29-20-pm

30 Comments

Filed under CAL, Crochet, WIP, Work in progress

Springtime versatile shawl

Hello readers!

So I am a bit late on my usual posting schedule, but the weekend has been so hectic with the move and we still don’t have internet, probably until next week 😦 so I am posting on my phone today and for the rest of the week.

I did get time today to finish the springtime versatile shawl though, and it was lovely to finally be able to sit in our new house and get some crochet time πŸ™‚

Anyway, here it is!

I love that I can wear it in so many different ways! This shawl definitely is named appropriately!

I hope that you guys have all had a great Anzac Day.

12 Comments

Filed under Crochet

WIP Wednesday – Springtime Versatile Shawl

Happy Wednesday!

Last week, Brenna over at Crochet539 posted a pattern for the Springtime Versatile shawl.Β I immediately really liked the look of it, and as I lost my scarf last year when I went to Tasmania, I was on the lookout for a new pattern to make. This is it! With the weather getting cooler here, this was the perfect time to make a start.

IMG_5887

The colours I have chosen are yellow and purple, I really like this combo and I think it will brighten the darker winter days. I’m already past the half way point, so hopefully I’ll be finished soon πŸ™‚ you can follow this project on my Ravelry page.

Thanks again Brenna for this beautiful pattern! I can’t wait to wear my new shawl πŸ™‚

screen-shot-2017-01-09-at-9-29-20-pm

11 Comments

Filed under Crochet, WIP, Work in progress

WIP Wednesday – virus shawl

Happy Wednesday!

Yes I admit, I totally gave in and started another project. To be fair though, I found the perfect yarn for it a few weeks ago and it was calling to me (seriously, I swear!) I’ve had my eyes on this project years ago, so I feel like it’s okay to have started it now πŸ™‚ I know I’m a bit late to the party, but I’ve finally started a virus shawl. 


I even enjoyed some outside crochet time yesterday, before we got hit by the rain and wind brought by cyclone Debbie. 

I really love the pattern for this shawl, so easy to do, I don’t even have to think about it. I’m using the most gorgeous yarn too, Holst Garn Coast, and I love the slight changes in colour, it makes me think of denim πŸ™‚ so pretty! 

Anyway, I’m going to take it slow with this one, and try to update the mandala madness next week instead. We will see how I go! 


P.S. I also just started a secret project today. I might show you some sneak peeks next week πŸ˜‰ and yes, I know I should really finish stuff before I start new things but I can’t help it!

7 Comments

Filed under Crochet, WIP, Work in progress

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 πŸ™‚ 

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 πŸ™‚

6 Comments

Filed under Crochet

Salamanca shawl – finished

Happy Monday! 

We had a long weekend here in Queensland and so I worked all day on my shawl, using the beautiful wool I bought in Tasmania. 

I used this pattern, based only on the graph I found on Pinterest (couldn’t be bothered reading it!) 


I used a pretty small hook (3 mm) so my motifs look way smaller obviously 😁 

But I like the overall effect and it will be big enough to keep my neck cosy (I’m intending to use it as a scarf rather than a shawl). 

As you can see it looks already better when it’s pinned for blocking, compared to before. 

And here is the detail of the motif, it’s a bit wet as I just sprayed it for blocking 😊

I’ll try to remember to post a picture of it around my neck! Hope you all have a great week!

With love

2 Comments

Filed under Crochet