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this week’s awesome finds

Just in time for valentines! :D

 Cannot get over how cute this hedgehog is! Knitting pattern from The Purl Bee.

 

 Maybe a bit too late to mail this, but still makes a really cool gift! For birthdays, anniversaries and other holidays too! From Oh Happy Day.

 

 An idea to use with kids, but I think I would have lots of fun with watercolour too :D From Inner Child Fun.

 

 These cute hearts! They would make such a nice brooch all year long! From Mochimochi Land.

 

Wishing you a very sweet weekend!

Lots of love,
Trish

 

 

this week’s awesome finds

 

 Infinity scarf made with fat quarters. I especially love the hand stitching on it. From Sew Homegrown.

 

 I don’t have pets, but this looks really pretty. And I bet it smells nice. Plus I’ve seen witch hazel in the drug store but never know what it’s used for. Homemade flea repellent for furry friends, from MAKE.

 

 Whoa! A totoro bed! Spotted on Cut Out and Keep.

 

 A six-month pinhole exposure with a beer can! Magical. Maybe one day I’ll give pinhole photography a try too. Story on The Photographer.

 

 A very sweet creature to make for Valentine’s Day. Plush kiss generously shared for free by Heather Jarmusz  on Ravelry

If you’re looking for more sweet things to give to loved ones check out Heidi Kenney’s awesome valentine printable!

Also, it’s just occurred to me that tomorrow is Groundhog’s Day, and my groundhog pattern is featured on the Lion Brand Yarn blog! :D The one created for the Lion Brand blog post looks much bigger, made with a thicker chenille yarn… I wish I can see the shape of it more clearly without the dog chewing on it, but I’m thankful to be mentioned :D

And last but not least, there are still a few more hours left to enter the Giraffe neckwarmer giveaway before it closes tonight at midnight!

Have a lovely weekend, everyone!

 

 

 

this week’s awesome finds

 Über cute cross stitch heart sweater from Über Chic for Cheap!

 

 It’s a llama! Or Alpaca? Not sure what the difference are, but they’re both awesome :D So is this plastic animal pin cushion from Small Good Things.

 

 Impressive dragon scarfs pointed out to me by the awesome Amy :D For sale on Ravelry.

 

 Moomin! I used to watch Moomin cartoons when I was a kid. Really enjoyed the calmness and peacefulness of it. Crochet pattern from Samigurumi.

 

 A different way to stamp! I wonder if it would work with just a sponge with some paint on it. From Tally’s Treasury.

 

 I’ve been seeing this around the web a lot. I kept thinking it was some kind of joke, until one day I got curious and clicked on a link to the tutorial – one CAN mail a piece of cake! What fun would it be to find a piece of cake in the mailbox? What fun would it be for the postman to put a piece of cake in the mailbox? Spread the sweetness! :D

 

 These seat covers look like clouds. With a whopping 20mm hook and merely 3 rounds of crochet! From Pickles.

 

 Simply the cutest cupcake toppers, from Oh Happy Day.

 

 I’d love to make this for a friend who loves to make macarons (and they’re super delicious too!). From Craft Passion.

 

 Lovely granny hat from Revving It Up.

 

 Also really like this simple and very cozy-looking garter stitch hat. From Jane Ellison.

 

 I marvel at super realistic miniature food things but rarely do I find such detailed tutorials for it! This is fascinating – cookie charms, also spotted on Craft Passion.

 

Have an awesome weekend! :D

 

 

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!

 

 

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