Sunday, 19 February 2012

A slight obsession

I have tons of that red wool yarn and lots of different unindentifiable white wool blend or polyester yarns. I already made the Valentine's hearts with the red yarn and I might make avest of somesorts for Emma from it, but otherwise, I have no idea what to use it for. Hence, mushrooms. Lots of mushrooms. 

I think this will be my first own crochet pattern. We'll see, I am rubbish at instructing anything...

I am still making more of these. Cannot stop.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

More hearts

I just could not stop making these hearts...
I think they will become tiny brooches, or pins, or perhaps some other kind of hair accessories.

It seems that I am not very skilled at making big heart shapes from tiny hearts :)

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

I thought it would be fun to try lots of different crocheted heart patterns for this Valentine's Day. I had time to try four different patterns and they were all very easy and cute.

The first one, pictured below, is from Pinterest. I would have linked o the original source but this pattern comes from a blog that is for invited readers only. Quite interesting that you can pin pictures from private blogs...


 Tiny crochet heart pattern 

I found a lot of free heart patterns, here are links to some of them.

Do you have a favourite heart pattern? Please let me know, I'd like to try it!

Saturday, 11 February 2012

A mushroom

A crocheted mushroom. No pattern, remnant yarns - yet, endless joy to my daughter. She even took this mushroom to preschool on Bring Your Own Toy Day. She also promised her friend that I will make another mushroom for the friend for her birthday. Go figure.

Friday, 10 February 2012


Pattern: Rebecca by Drops Design
Yarn: Drops Fabel in Candy (901p), Drops Baby Merino in Cherise (08)
Needles: 3 dpns (could have used 3.5 dpns...)

This was an easy knit. I made this for myself but it is a bit small, or actually it is not as loose as I would like it to be, so I added this to Emma's hat stash. The buttons are aligned ok IRL, despite the evidence in the picture...

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Heat clouds

Lately I have been obsessed with clouds, so I wanted to sew something "cloudy". I had this really dreamy linen fabric that was just waiting to be transformed to little clouds, so I used that, and I also had some barley and oat grains that were too old to eat. I just had to make cloud-shaped heat packs! We use heat packs all the time: I need them for my sore neck when I have sewn, knitted or crocheted in a bad position for hours and Emma needs them to ease stomach aches that she sometimes has. We had a very plain linen heat pack but I think these clouds are much nicer.

 I had enough grains to two clouds and one bigger rectangle-shaped heat pack.

To use these, you need a microwave oven and a mug of water. Just put the heat pack and the mug of water to the microwave and let them be there for 2-3 minutes. The water helps to keep the grains from burning, so it is important. I've never had any problems with any kind of heat packs, but still, I would never leave heat packs to the microwave without supervision, just in case.

Monday, 6 February 2012


I made these ages ago. I think I showed you a glimpse of these before they were finished but then something happened and I never remembered to show the end result. The yarn in 7 veljestä by Novita but the pattern I have lost. Might have been Novita pattern, cannot remember. I like these! No holes between the fingers! Next time I need to use some nicer yarn for these, 7 veljestä itches so much. If there is a next time, I need to find the pattern first...

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Sweet things

Look what I found from my parents house! No, there are no chocolates inside anymore (sadly) but something just as sweet. 

My old seed bead crafts! I think these are so cute, although quite pointless. I remember spending hours with my friends making these. It was always very hard to find new instructions and nice-coloured  beads, since there was only one store in my hometown that sold these. Great that my mum saved these. Anyway, I just had to take pictures...

To make these, you'll need thin metallic wire, seed beads and lot's of imagination (or clear instructions, like I had...). My beads and instructions are Japanese, made by Kutsuwa. I don't know if they sell these anymore, I hope so! The bead bottles are so cute.

Emma thought that these were really nice and wanted to try by herself. It seems that the one-dimensional figures are easy enough for a six-year-old but the three dimensional ones require more patience. She made an apple and half of an ice-cream and then she got bored.

I tried as well.

This was so much fun and a great craft for these freezing winter days (-25degrees Celcius...).

If you want to try these by yourselves, here are two patterns for you to try: a piece of cake and a butterfly.


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