Well it’s been busy! Have started my new job which included a couple of months in Germany. All the while trying to find a new apartment to move in to back in Krakow. I finally got back in to town and within a week had moved in to a beautiful new place. Am not used to living somewhere so nice… I still need to get used to having a dishwashing machine… I keep going to hand wash my dishes. #firstworldproblems
Anyway, while I work on that, I have crocheted the first item for the new place! A pillow for the couch (yay I have a couch finally!). And to make matters confusing, here is a pic of it on the armchair. Yeah, I am a proper adult with an armchair AND a couch. Woo!
Made from coral cotton yarn it seems pretty durable. For the cover, I used fabric from old bedsheets that we no longer use. I couldn’t be assed dealing with a zipper, so I decided to try out a envelope style cover (link HERE to the directions I used). The envelope method is like a bajillion times easier than trying to get a hidden zipper in there. Do recommend.
The pattern used is the same one I used for my Blue Jeans Triangle Scarf that I made a little while ago. You can find the pattern on my pattern blog HERE if you are interested! It’s such a nice pattern that’s really easy to execute and can be used in so many different ways.
When I was first starting to crochet and looking for some interesting projects I came across some really beautiful crocheted frames on Pinterest. There were no patterns for them, so I really didn’t feel confident trying to do one on my own and without a step-by-step tutorial of some sort. But for a long time I have kept these frames in mind.
Slowly I practiced with other projects and my confidence got to a point where I felt comfortable giving the frames a shot. Using a regular edging pattern I had, I made what I now call the Jaipur Pink Frame.
Jaipur Pink because it reminded me of those beautiful Indian buildings in that bright-but-soft pink.
Tip for any other crocheters that want to try this out themselves: The frame is a bit tricky to cast onto, just fiddly, not completely rage inducing. But the way the edging pattern worked out was really great! So you can pretty much use any edging lace pattern you have, you just need to make sure that you cast on the correct number of stitches to each side of the frame in the beginning, so that you’ll be sure you will fit the number of arcs you need.
I think I’m going to need a bigger Christmas tree considering all the ornaments I am making.
At the moment I only have one set of these, which I feel like I need to keep because they’ll probably be hanging from my windowsill plants all year long! But, do not fear, I am planning to make some more sets for sale eventually. Will update this post once I have my shop set up!
The colours kinda remind me of gaudy style flamingo decorations, which are awesome. PS. If someone knows where I can buy the below flamingo wallpaper, please hook me up!
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!