Some Crochet, Some Pics, Some Travels..

giovedì 30 ottobre 2014

Hexi potholder

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Hey there, how are you all? I realize  haven't blogged much  about my ongoing project and I would like to show you something new:::

Can you imagine what kind of project it is?

Because of the new cotton yarn I bought for the first time, I had a lot of fun experimenting with colors. I would like to made a funny and colorful potholder project and I collect some geometrical pin for inspiration and ta dahh!

 I made some new combinations while working on the hexagon project::: which one do you prefer?



I thought these would be cute little presents::: Christmas fever is already in the air!

And you ? Do you work to an exciting WIP or Christmas gift?

Have a great week end!

giovedì 23 ottobre 2014

My crafty space

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Hello lovelies, how does the week going? In my previuos post I tell you my searching for smart projects and ideas to organise my wool storage and my creative space::: I'm so glad you are inspired by, so thanks for all your sweet comments!

I have some ideas pops into my heads but still nothing clear. So we took a trip to Ikea on Saturday and  looked up different storage units, but soon I realize that to get the perfect yarn storage box I  have to build my own dividers:::  Happily I have the answer::: I see a perfect storage solution in All About Ami lovely blog! 

She use a very adaptable and cheap material (corrugated plastic) to build up  some storage unit::: I have to try it! My boyfriend measured the height, length and depth of my shelf and did some calculations then cut each piece of corrugated plastic::: put togheder and Ta-da! 


My yarn is organized by colour, fibers type and size in each compartment!  Now I am able to see what yarn I have very clearly::: which prevent buying random yarn. (I'm not sure of the last statement).


 I am so happy with my new organised things! 

I'm sorry for the picture quality but it's getting harder by the day to photograph things in this autumn light and the clocks haven't even changed yet.

 

So thanks for popping over and I'll see you soon!


giovedì 16 ottobre 2014

Sunny days

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The days become shorter in October, but the sun still beautifully warming and energizing our last week end. Strangely, we are still wearing shorts and T-shirts around here... such a lovely way to start this season and to forget the summer madness! So we take the opportunity to enjoy the last warm days eating ice cream and hang around vintage street market:::

Ther are some cute stalls and I found some lovely vintage buttons ::: I have two purse just waiting for them!

Is not time to wear mittens but I realize that in my previous post I didn't show you any picture of  them:::So I decide to wear my fingerless gloves just for a moment to show you how they fit::: and ta-dah!


And you ? Are you planning a crafty or a rambler week end? 

sabato 11 ottobre 2014

DIY your weekend::: Yarn storage

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 According to a recent published research messy desk people are more creative. I'm an extremely creative person so my desk is full of random stuff  as my closet::: but my excel file at work are very carefully organized (I know myself!). My ideal desk::::


As my random stuff my yarn stash continue to grow and grow! When new  ideas pops into my head there always seems to be a need to buy more yarn of different colours and size!  I  used to store my yarn in a featureless box, but soon it became full and I found yarn stash spreading through the whole house.  This made it difficult finding particular yarns and colours and also make the house a mess! 


So I decide to organise my wool storage::: I was looking for smart projects and  I collect few ideas found online that might inspire your own organizational endeavors:::

Some smart ideas:::

Some vintage addict solution:::

Some recycling ideas:::


Some shabby inspiration::::


  Images are from my Yarn storage inspiration Pinterest board::: 


And you? Do you have a smart/crazy yarn storage solution?

Happy crafty weekend!




domenica 5 ottobre 2014

Cozy mittens

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Hello lovelies! This week I have been welcoming October realize the first crochet fingerless mitts pattern that I've done::: Today I show you the step-by-step picture as well as written instructions! The pattern is very simple and perfect for beginners ::: Mittens are very nice and cozy::: I hope you like them!

This pattern is written in US crochet terminology

Material

2 skein of wrosted yarn

5mm hook


LEFT MITT INSTRUCTIONS:

To start::: pink color::: Chain 23. Slip stich in first chain to form loop. Chain 1 (counts as first single crochet, here and throughout). 

Step 1. Single crochet in each chain around. Slip stich in top loop of first chain 1. Chain 1, turn


Step 2. Repeat Step 1 for 7 more rows. At the end of the last row change color.

Step 3. Grey colour::: Single crochet  in every single crochet to end. Slip stich in top top loop of first chain 1. Chain 2 (counts as first double crochet, here and throughout), turn


Step 4. Double crochet in each chain around. Slip stich in top loop of the first first chain 2. Chain 2, turn


Step 5. Repeat Step 4.

Step 6. Double crochet in every double crochet to end. In the last stich do two double crochet. Slip stich in top loop of the first chain 2. Chain 2, turn.

Step 7. Repeat Step 6  for 2 more rows.


Step 8. Double crochet in each stich until 6 stiches remain, chain 4, skip 4 stiches, double crochet in last 2 stiches; Slip stich in top loop of the first chain 2.


Step 9. Double crochet in every double crochet to end.  Slip stich in top loop of the first chain 2. Chain 2, turn.

Step 10. Repeat Step 9.

RIGHT MITT INSTRUCTIONS:

Step 1-7. The same as for left mitt.

Step 8. Double crochet in the 1st and 2 sts. Chain 4, skip 4 stiches, double crochet in remaining stiches around; Slip stich in top loop of the first chain.

Step 9. Double crochet in every double crochet to end.  Slip stich in top loop of the first chain 2. Chain 2, turn.

Step 10. Repeat Step 9.


Hope you like this super-easy projects that will help keep you warm this winter:: If the pattern is unclear or you have any questions please contact me by email or leave comment below::: Thanks for following me and for your sweet comments:::

Happy crocheting!