Saturday, January 24, 2015

Thank You Followers


This week I reached a 1000 followers on Bloglovin.  In honour of that I would like to do a giveaway for this scarf above.  I absolutely love these colours together. I will probably add a few crochet surprised with this.   If you would like to win this scarf.  Please leave me a comment below and I will draw a winner next weekend, January 31.
Thank you all again for being interested in my crochet!


I'm almost done the back of my cushion cover. I can't wait to put it together.



This week I managed to whip up this crochet headband.  I used Cre8tion Crochet's pattern, Sleek and Skinny Ear Warmer/Headband.  The only problem is after done, it doesn't quite fit my head.  LOL
I measured the starting chain to my head but the finished product, not so much.  But, I did see a tutorial to crochet around an elastic. So I may try that to add to the back. 

I added the elastic. Much better fit. 



Well I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Don't forget to leave a comment if you wish to enter winning my crocheted scarf!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Cushion Cover


The only thing I've been working on this week is this cushion cover.  Front is done and I started the back doing the Cozy Stripe from Attic24.


I'm hoping to have more time soon to work on other projects on the go.  But we always say that and then life happens.  

Happy weekend all!!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Progress Made



Happy weekend all!!  I haven't posted in a bit.  Have a bit of a cold at the moment.
I guess that's the joys of winter.  But I have made some progress on various projects.  I always wanted to make some of these starburst granny squares and with some recently acquired pastel colours I thought I'd try it out.  This is now blocking to lay flat.  I think I will add more to the border. Then I will start the backing of this cushion cover with a striped crochet in these colours.


I finished knitting this cowl scarf. It covers the shoulders nicely to keep warm. Through the holidays I had picked up this fuzzy type yarn. I thought it would be perfect to finish off the top and bottom of this. I may have to block the bottom of this however as it's tending to curl up.



And for my chunky cable scarf, it is finished.  Super warm.  I used up the whole ball of yarn I got. The only thing I'm not keen on it that the mixed colouring doesn't show the cable design. 
Chalk that up to lesson learned. So I took a picture a bit closer up to show the cable.


I finally got the first book in this series as I had the second one.  Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs.  My aunt has started reading it and tells me it is very good. There's something cozy about reading novels that include the hobby you love. 


Well have a lovely weekend all. Keep warm.


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy Crafty New Year


This new year has snuck up so quick I haven't given it much thought for reflection or resolutions.
Is it just me or does time seem to fly by more quickly the older we get?


video

I made a little video of my 2014 crafting.


Friday, December 26, 2014

Merry Christmas!



Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your families.  I'm sure most are glad it's over. 
However, for us crafters we're planning on what projects to carry over for next year.  I had a
nice quiet day with my honey.  Slept in late, relaxed, made dinner, ate, drank and watched movies. No gifts were exchanges as we had gotten the two main things a month ago, new TV and my new phone.  I am happy with that.  We have jobs, good health and had a great meal. What more can you ask for?  What did you do?


I sported my holiday nails I got from So Gloss Etsy store a bit ago.
They are easy to put on using your hair dryer to heat up, trim and press. They last a week or more depending on how hard you work your hands ;)


I finished my honey's knitted cap tonight.  It's tight fitting but he has a shaved head
so it's fine.  Next time I'll make one bigger. 


I've always loved the Starburst Granny Squares and with some new yarn colours I started making a few this week and joining them as I go.  What it will turn into shall yet be determined.  

Enjoy the rest of your holidays!!!



Sunday, December 21, 2014

Winter Solstice


Happy first day of winter.  
I got my end table all ready for the holiday.  My light snowman in the glass block I got at a craft fair a few years ago, snowman candy dish received at this years work secret santa, my snowman bobble-head I painted.  My mini ceramic tree and front left a lovely decor item made by my supervisor at work with potpourri and flowers with the lights.


Working on finishing a table runner.  Trying to finish the quilting then bind the edges.
Made a few small decor items and working on some pastel circles for granny squares.


Desk at work.
And, the floral arrangement won for second place in our
desk decorating contest. 


Some more home decor.


These are the items I received from my swap partner in the Handmade gift exchange this year. All the way from Germany.  The chocolate was delicious. 


Yesterday I got to celebrate my cousin's 30th birthday, on the right, 10 years plus i'm in the middle and 10 years plus is my aunt.  Love family get togethers.


Saturday, December 6, 2014

3 Weeks and Counting...


It's been a long week. I've been trying to make small little projects here and there. It's been hard being more tired with winter approaching.  Sleeping in is more appealing.  I guess being on afternoon shift will do that too.  I did decorate last week around the house.  I pulled out my Crochet Granny Square Tree, above, I made last year.  


Made some ornaments and holly pin.


Basket of stuff.


Finally using up some christmas squares I got last year.  I am making a table runner.


And at work, the desk decorating is on. 


Well happy weekend all!  Get crafting.



Saturday, November 29, 2014

One Month Left to Craft

For us crafters having only a month left to finish intended projects for gifts put one in panic mode.  I did manage to finish my swap gift for the Handmade Gift Exchange I've been participating in for the last 3 or so years.  I'm swaping with a girl in Germany this year. I made this Christmas mandala for her, the snowman below, the bulb with the knitted swatch in it I previously posted.  


The mini crocheted tree is for a gift for my secret santa swap at work.


I finished my star blanket.  Just large enough to be a lap blanket.


I've been trying to make some snowflakes for quick little gifts as well.


Holiday decorating has begun.  I even found myself a Charlie Brown tree.


I went to a few stores for Canada's version of Black Friday.  I hadn't been to Pier One in quite a while and was delighted by these decor items.  I really wanted the reindeer but it was a bit on the pricey side.  I was very close to buying the little squirrel but bought a fragrance diffuser for the house instead.


 The cat tea pots were adorable.

Well, I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Crafting for the Holidays


My favourite things to crochet or craft is for the Christmas season.  I just finished this mini crocheted tree, yet to be decorated.  And below a quick rose ornament. 



It's time to put out our favourite decorations for the holidays.  I found this mini silver tree and thought it would look lovely with bright coloured ornaments.  Snowmen being one of my favourite things, I found this little guy to keep me company at work. 


Christmas came early this year.  Honey and I were out shopping yesterday and I have been wanting a  new phone for some time now as my old phone had a cracked screen. So he said go and pick it out. 
He's so good to me. 


I'm still plugging away on this hat for my honey.  So far it's turning out well.  I love this yarn, so soft.


Happy weekend everyone!!





Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hump Day Hooky


These were the projects I completed on the weekend.  The owls for a co-workers order.
The purple being a broche pin. 


I saw this idea on Pinterest and had to try it.  I've made it for a swap I joined. I just knitted a small swatch and added the toothpicks as the needles.


I picked up this small Christmas tree this year and found some bright coloured ornaments for it.  It's so cute.  I will probably add more when I find some more small sized ornaments.


Our coffee chain stores here in Canada even has the knitted spirit on their cups.  

Happy Hump Day!!