You know, when I was a little girl I always hated pink. I hated pastels. Was that just a 90s thing? Some sort of I-only-listen-to-the-Smashing-Pumpkins-and-god-help-you-if-you-give-me-a-barbie grunge angst thing?
I dunno. But anyway, these days I am in LOVE with pink and pastels. Did this change happen to anyone else when they grew up? Maybe it’s just cos these colours remind me of delicious cupcakes. Or maybe it’s because they feel so fresh, clean and calming.
Because of my new found love of pink, and because I thought that winter wear needs some colour, I decided to crochet this beauty. Check out my new Cupcake Beanie! Made out of ecru coloured cotton yarn with a pink coloured pom pom and edging this beanie really brightens up those cold winter days.
What do you think? Cute, right? You can get your hands on one of these babies for a measly €15! ALSO, customisations are welcome. For example you can request a peach coloured pom pom and edging in place of the pink. Or light blue would work really nice as well!
Contact me if you’re interested. I am in the process of setting up a permanent online store, but as the cold weather is fast approaching you may want to get your order in before the shop is live. Contact me!
Oh man, these make me crave candy so badd.
I can’t wait to hang these on the Christmas tree. Although at the moment they are just hanging in my chilli plant I’ve got on my windowsill.
If you want a set of your own, contact me! (I will update this post with a link to my shop once I have it up and running!)
The set contains five Tutti Fruttis, so when you order one set for €12.50 you will get the following –
1x Blood Orange
1x Pink Grapefruit
Each fruit is about 6cm long and 3cm across and is crocheted on both sides. It has a crocheted yarn loop to allow for hanging. Each fruit is also stuffed with cotton to give it some dimension.
So since I started crocheting I have been obsessed with this pattern called “Splendid” by Patricia Kristoffersen. The photos I saw of completed pieces made me drool but it seemed almost impossible get my hands on the pattern. After months of searching online I finally found the pattern and got to work. I was a little apprehensive because the pattern was written out and normally I like to follow diagrams but I was so in love with what the end product looked like that I powered on through.
Check. It. Out.
This baby is gorgeous. The detail is so freaking intricate and gives the doily a nice texture and 3D style.
The black colour really makes it stand out too and gives it that Victorian Gothic feel. Which I think would work nicely with any pastel colours to give it a bit of a modern tinge. For example:
It’d also just look good with subdued, more natural colours.
It’s about 33cm across and is made using 100% cotton yarn. (Credit: Pattern Design by Patricia Kristofferson)