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200 followers giveaway

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Hello readers!

I am very excited to announce that over the weekend I’ve reached 200 followers! This is truly great, I can’t believe how amazing and supporting you guys are and I am so thankful to all of you for following my crafty adventures, liking my posts and commenting. I’ve got to ‘know’ a lot of you from blogging and I’m happy that you’re part of my crafty world 🙂

What will you receive? For this giveaway, I’ll be sending one of my Millie the Manta Ray plush toy – you can let me know which colour you’d prefer and I’ll make it for you (also if you have small children I can embroider the eyes rather than use safety eyes). I’ve also got some gorgeous yarn bought from mini haul at Yarn Glorious YarnAnd finally you will get a cross stitched bookmark made with my latest design (soon available on my Etsy).

How to enter? It’s super simple! First, make sure you follow me, either by email or with WordPress. Second, leave a comment on this post telling me about your favourite crafty experience (it could be something you made, going to a show, learning a craft with you family, etc.)

This giveaway will be open until Friday the 24th of March, 8:00 pm AEST (Brisbane time), and the winner will be selected randomly from participants.

Good luck to all and thanks again so much for reading me!

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Shop review – Yarn glorious yarn 

Happy Monday crafters!

Last weekend I felt a bit adventurous and decided to finally visit the yarn shop ‘Yarn glorious yarn‘. I had heard about them from a few different persons and I also saw them at a craft show last year but never really made the time to get there. Saturday was different, I finally stoped at the shop and I really wasn’t disappointed! 


The shop looks quite small from the outside but the inside is actually quite spacious. The people working there were super lovely and of course there was yummy yarn everywhere! When I came in, there was a class to learn to knit socks, and it was cool to watch for a little while 🙂 

Of course, I had to buy something, so I set my choice of this beautiful light weight merino/cotton blend. 


I chose a gradient of blues and the yarn will become a virus shawl eventually (they had a display one at the shop and now I really want to try that pattern). I was very happy about the price range at that shop, they had some great quality with an affordable price tag. I will definitely go back there for more 🙂 if you live in the Brisbane area, or you come visit, you should give it a go (the details are on their website, linked at the beginning of the post 😉) 

All the opinion expressed in this post are my own, I was not paid or compensated in any way for this review, just giving my honest opinion on a shop that I really enjoyed. 

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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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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

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A nice hiatus in Hobart

Hello readers! 

Did you miss me? I certainly did miss you! I was at a conference for work this week, and I got to visit the beautiful city of Hobart, in Tasmania. 

The conference was pretty great, and we even started the conversation about gender equity and women in STEM sciences, which is about time. 


Another very exciting point for me was that I got to buy some gorgeous 100% Tasmanian wool. And it’s also hand dyed! 

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After caking


The colour is “Salamanca”, which is the artsy area of Hobart, right next to the leisure harbour. That’s also where I got this wool from 😊

I think I’ll make a shawl/scarf with it, as I lost my scarf on the plane on the way there. 

I wish you all a great weekend 

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Is there such thing as too much yarn?

Happy Monday, yarn enthusiasts!

Over the weekend I have been reorganising my stash, and for good reason! I finally got hold of a yarn winder 🙂 I’ve only had it for 2 days but it’s already made such a difference.

 

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I’ve made neat yarn cakes and I’ve really enjoyed looking at all the beautiful colours I own 🙂 it also made me realise that I might have too much yarn… after I spent literally 2 hours winding yarn (and I’m not even finished yet *sigh*) please someone tell me I’m not alone!? The worst is that I will actually need to buy more to continue my LOTR CAL 😁 I swear I won’t buy yarn for anything else though. I guess when this project is finished, I’ll need to do a big de-stash!    

 
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