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this week’s awesome finds

Just a few quick gifts – for others and self :D


 Photo snowglobe ornaments! From Photojojo.


 Snow globe soap dispensers! One could totally use small plastic dinosaurs instead of Christmas village people! From Mad in Crafts


 Cotton candy plush! From Twinkie Chan.


 Dinosaur planter, made from plastic dinosaur from the dollar store. From Carrieelissa.


 Such lovely top, with buttons on the back. From C & C.


 Simple headwrap, via Smile and Wave (scroll down for downloadable pattern).


Hope you’re having a lovely weekend! :D



this week’s awesome finds

Haven’t posted for a while! Doesn’t mean that I haven’t been making things though… I just can’t show you what I’ve been making until after December, because they’re Christmas gifts :D But here are a few awesome ideas that I’ve come across lately, gifts for others and for ourselves, perhaps :D

Paper punched shapes from leaves – such awesome colours! From Grow Creative.


Snowflake ornaments made with dusty miller leaves. I kept noticing that a house down the street has a large bush of dusty miller. Hmm… From Michele Made Me.


This makes me grin :D Spotted on The Dapper Toad, where you will find the link to the pattern for sale on Ravelry.


I just imagine making this out of soft fleece and wrapping myself in it while watching TV. That’d be hilarious. From Etsy.


I especially love the ones with the scarves! :D By Raveler Stripespolkadots.


Really intrigued by this wispy lace pattern. I think I might be able to tackle this, realized that knitting lace is not as difficult as it looks. Also from Ravelry – a free pattern by Samantha Edgerly.


Pretty self-explanatory. Pretty result. Think I’m going to give this a try soon. Spotted on Pinterest.


Also looks like a bird, doesn’t it? From Crafts for Lily.


Made from those fleece blankets from the dollar store! :D From Dollar Store Crafts.


And finally — a crocheted Marcel the Shell with Shoes on! :D If you haven’t seen the video (part 1, part 2), I highly recommend it! Crochet pattern from The Hook Brings You Back.


Happy crafting! :D



corals, and more party ideas

An update of the corals. Have been following patterns in the book, but also started to make up free-form ones, like the orange ones on the far right.

And now, another round of ideas for the craft-along party (party starts tomorrow! interested in joining? See this post for more details).

Polka dot sweater (or, I would call it the toad stool sweater :D) from Kittenhood.


Super quick pom pom bookmarks from Design Mom.


And for anyone who’s getting ready for Christmas – plum pudding ornament! :D From Planet June.


Wishing you a weekend of happy creativeness! :D Excited to see what everyone makes! 




sky sweater update and party idea

Sky sweater is three-quarter of the way done. First sliver of blue sky in over a week. Just hoping that electricity and heat will come back on for the parts of the world that’s been affected by the hurricane, and that everyone will be warm and safe.

And a fabulous small crochet project I came across recently – miniature crocheted desserts! Thought it might be an idea for the upcoming craft-along party :D The pattern is in Dutch, but the writer has generously provided a link to an English version. If you scroll down to the bottom of the post you will find other kinds of dessert patterns too! All very cute.

Bye for now, more party ideas coming soon! 

Take care!




this week’s awesome finds

 It’s been a while since my last awesome finds post! Perhaps some ideas for the craft-along party? (details about that coming soon, stay tuned! :D) 


Beautiful crayon rubbing with leafs as watercolour resist. From Make and Takes.


Fabulous doorknob covers, pattern on Roman Sock.


Easy microwave wreath forms – it’s high time for making some fall/winter wonderland/Christmas wreaths! From Michele Made Me.


Or what about a paper bag sun for a wreath? Also from Michele Made Me. (As you can see, I’ve got wreaths on my mind. I’m looking to replace the spring flower wreath on my door to a more seasonal one. The paper sun might be it!)


This is so hipster-looking, I would so make one if I know how to knit in the round. Bandana cowl from the Purl Bee.


Mending moth holes with moths. Such lovely idea. From nini makes.


I love this yarn (never used it, have just been marveling at photos of it), and the simple shape of this dress. From Lion Brand Yarn (registration required to access pattern, but it’s free :D).


What lovely blouse! And a sewing pattern to download on Make.


Tea party printable, with a place to add a tea bag! Makes an enticing invitation, I think! From Mr. Printables.


A very pretty transformation of a regular boxy plaid shirt! From C & C.


Brilliant cake flowers made with fruit leather! From Wedding Chicks.


Have a lovely rest of the weekend!



this week’s awesome finds

Intriguing spirograph necklaces by Vlijtig.


This was sent to me by a blog visitor! :D Thank you so much for sharing this – it’s the loveliest yarn-bombing project ever!


Lovely way to enliven embroidery with watercolour, from Wild Olive.


Ingenious hot glue glitter snowflake ornament, spotted on Under the Table and Dreaming.


Most hipster bib ever! Sewing instruction for bandana bib from The Purl Bee.


Guess what this pattern is made from? Toilet paper rolls! Or, as Neil would call it (which is also my preferred way of calling it), loo rolls! :D Simply awesome, from Lime Riot.


Log slice table, all you need is a slice of log and an Ikea stool! From Seakettle.


Knit an army of candy corns! :D They look so cuddly. Pattern from The Purl Bee.


I’ve got to say, this beats everything else I’ve seen in terms of the most awesome costume. A fluffy little cloud! XD From Oh Happy Day.


A simple little project that will make toasting sliced bread a party in itself and those sunless early winter mornings so much brighter! :D From Inner Child Fun (we all need to hang out with our inner child every so often).


Did not know that bleach can turn black t-shirts orange! And another project with freezer paper! Have got to get myself to a Metro soon. From Chaos Served Daily.


Another brilliant idea from Inner Child Fun – a plush donut made with a sock! And sew-free! Maybe some tan socks for a few honey crullers or sour dough…


Wishing you an awesome week filled with creative, colourful, fun things!



this week’s awesome finds

Back from a long weekend vacation! Lots of awesome finds to post :D


Printable templates for bird pockets on Country Living.


Egg carton lights! Post is in Norwegian, so I’m not quite sure how it’s made… but it’s pretty! :D


A fine twine belt, from Say Yes to Hoboken.


Mad Hatter’s tea party! Adorable. From Disney.


These would make gorgeous brooches! Patterns for sale at CAROcreated Esty shop.


A very nicely done crocheted llama! Pattern on crochet_goods.


Too awesome for words. How to make a cloud at The Farm Chicks.


Sweet potholders! I especially love the cherry (or grapes?) fabric underneath the pie crust weaving. From Art Threads.


Great reason to eat pistachios. From Addicted 2 Decorating.


Simple dress to make! Not a fan of long dress myself, but instruction is clear and can be easily adapted to knee-length :D From C&C


Wonderful narwhal! From the wonderful Wunderkammer! If you haven’t visited Wunderkammer before, be sure to check out other fascinating crochet projects and patterns on the blog!


Have a great week, everyone!



this week’s awesome finds

Adding jello powder to cookie dough, brilliant! Recipe from I Heart Nap Time


Aren’t these the cleverest? Not sure where the original post was though. Spotted on Pinterest.


Very stylish shirt skirt by Ninth & Bird.


The cutest Christmas stockings, pattern from Le monde de Sucrette.


Going to give this a try. Tie a turban style headband by Strawberry Koi.


Looks so cozy. Maybe I can modify the pattern to make it fit me. Crochet jacket from Drops Design.


Beach day! Sew a simple dress, from Martha Stewart Living.


Intriguing! Made by melting translucent pony beads in the oven. Looks like it would make nice necklace pendants. From The Artful Parent.


Love the swirly colours in these votive holders. From Creme de la Craft.


This is so awesome! I wonder where I can find small bottles like this… From Transient Expression.


A very very cute needle threader, by Wild Olive.


Have a great start to the week, everyone! :D



this week’s awesome finds

I love anything with condensed milk in it. It’s one of the three ingredients in this homemade frozen yogurt! It does require an ice cream machine, but one could also make popsicles with the recipe. From Curbly.


Super cute! I’d so wear a skirt with doily pockets. Tutorial from Homemade by Jill.


Sweet bottle necklaces. To carry fairy dust, of course. Tutorial from Lana Red.


An awesome way to say hello. Polariod pop-up card, printable on Photojojo.


Bright and sweet ric rac flowers, spotted on Ucreate.


Have always been fascinated by air plants! This one is even wearable. Air plant brooch tutorial on Craft.


Have an amazing start to the week, friends!




this week’s awesome finds


Watercolour with white pencil crayon resist. Great idea for making a simple greeting card. From Glamour & Grace.


Simply brilliant. Hula hoop chandelier spotted on Pin Cookie.


Lovely heart knot necklace, how-to on Clones & Clowns.




I love fabric, pins, and collage. This is many of my favourite things combined, must give it a try with all the scrap I bought from the yardage sale! From awesome Amy at Strung Out Design :D


Glowing houses, from Fellow Fellow.


AWWWW! Photo booth proposal, spotted on Photojojo.


Also from Photojojo, awesome photo treasure box / accordion book.


So making one of these if I ever have a cat. From Eilen Tein. (pattern is in Finnish, but Google Chrome does a good job translating it)


Spotted on Ravelry, pattern for sale for an awesome Cthulhu scarf! I can so see myself wearing this in the winter.


I made one of these when I was a kid! One of the best crafts in my childhood memories. And then when my sister was old enough I taught her how to make one too :D Paper plate aquarium from Make and Takes. (also check out the very cute seaside jello cups in the same post!) 


I love that it incorporates stones and rain. Rain chain from Dollar Store Crafts.


This one’s for Mike :D Typography shrink plastic pendants from How About Orange.


Have a happy Wednesday, everyone! :D






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