Some Crochet, Some Pics, Some Travels..

mercoledì 17 dicembre 2014

Christmas inspiration & free patterns

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Hello lovelies! December days are busy days, don't you think? There is so much going on:: markets, parties, handmade gift to finish, bags to pack to visit your parents and so on! In the meantime things are beginning to look a little festive round here::: Christmas trees and lights are everywere! I just popping in to share some lovely free Christmas decorations patterns I have found around! Hoping that could be useful if you need last minute inspirations to decorate your house before a big extended family party !

All the patterns are in English except the 'Christmas bell' and you can found those and other pictures on my Christmas boards on Pinterest!

Big hello to my new readers and commenters:::: enjoy! 

Christmas Tree Decoration Tutorial by Little woolie

Snowman amigurumi pattern by De Estraperlo

Christmas bell pattern by Draad en praat

Christmas ball pattern by El gallo bermejo

Christmas “Stocking” Star by hvadbiertaenker

Amigurumi Rudolph Christmas Pattern by Little things blogged

Christmas Wreath by Lucy of Attic24

Snowflakes patterns by Petals to picot 

sabato 6 dicembre 2014

Liebster! (part two)

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 Hello Lovelies! How are you all? I'm so sorry for not coming to visit till now but time is running by making it difficult to find a moment to spend on my blog.  Few days ago I was awarded  (again!) a Liebster by the awsome and super talented Magda at Pigtails :::: Thank you so much! I have some questions to answer regarding my creative world and others to propose to my Liebster, so here we go::::

 1. Animal fiber, plant fiber or other fiber? I discover cotton yarn recently and I found that is very versatile but I can say that in general I prefer to work with raw natural materials from animals or plants. For my next purchases I'm planning to buy yarn to small local Italian producer or with fair trade certificate.

2. Variegated or solid? Solid ::: I've have crocheted only a baktus scarf with variegated yarn and it's fine but I prefer to work with one color and build up my own motif.

3. Colours or textures? Colours!

4. Pattern or plain? I like to follow a written pattern but often I try to modified them according to my personal touch.

5. How do you organise your stash? I had recently organize my yarn stash building some storage unit in my library! Smart and cheap solution take a look

6. Favourite projects to make? I'm in love with granny's squares blanket because are sooo relaxing::: but I need time to organize my first market and do Christmas gifts so I leave aside my mood blanket till 2015!

7. How many WIPs are you working on? Actually I'm obsessed by little amigurumi owl ::: I need a mascotte!

8. Where is your favourite hooky place? On the couch near the fire ::: I want a house with fireplace!

9. What three words best describe you? honest, passionatecreative 

10. Which travelling destination is on top of your bucket list? I would like to spend a winter week end in Trentino Alto Adige ::: I'm not able to ski but I like walk in the nature even covered by snow! 

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The Questions for my nominees:

1) Why did you start a blog and what do you mainly blog about?

2) Did you remember your first crochet/ knit project?

3) What three words best describe your projects?

4) How does your work differ from others of it's genre?

5) What are you working on?

6) How do you organise your stash?

7) Where is the most unexpected place you ever crochet/knitted? 

8) What three words best describe you?

9) Is there a famous person that you would love to meet, and why?

10) Which travelling destination is on top of your bucket list?

My nominees are:

Samantha at Betsy makes

Nicole Nicole and the bee

Ellen at Ellebel

Marianne at Ladybird diaries

De Estraperlo   

Hoping you have  a fabulous week end!