FIRST DAY OF FALL/AUTUMN

The fall season is upon us once more and that means an explosion of beautiful colors.


I don’t think we can improve on nature, so feast your eyes on the colors and check to see if you find your perfect yarn color.


So many projects so little time…..


If you like decorating your home for Autumn, then, this post is for you 😀


I am going to find a big ol’ Pumpkin and try to copy this creation.  I will post about it if I’m successful, stay tuned 😀

I will drop all my other WIPs to do this project, I think it looks “dreamy” and it won’t take forever. 

I have a feeling I could crochet a similar lace doily in less than a day….


This is all Folks!!! Happy Thursday!!

All images are thanks to Google

MORE CUTENESS….

I have more baby cuteness to share…I can’t stop 😀 please enjoy, ok??!! 😀

These I found on Instagram and Google.

There’s a whole world of crochet artists on Instagram , from all around the world.

I like each one of these because to me it shows exquisite craftsmanship:


Babies, need several blankets, why not make a beautiful handmade blanket, a cute one he/she will always treasure? 

I love how the artist made a plain blanket then made motifs and attached them, it will keep baby warm and baby will be inseparable from their blankie.

And cute nursery mobiles to keep baby entertained and peaceful 😀



Babies usually get attached to blankets or toys, why not combine both items?

Well, let me stop here…. You know I could go on and on and on… Right? 😀

Happy Wednesday Artisans!!! Enjoy!!


CROCHET BABY COCOON: FINISHED!!

I love crossing of WIP’s off my long list, and today, I want to let you know that the Cocoon is officially off, Yay!!

It didn’t take me too long because it is a  ” baby size” project (a newborn size to be exact) and let us hope that newborn girl is petite.

I love working with clusters and puffs and popcorn stitches, I just love the 3D look and the texture it gives the project.

You should know however, that these stitches like to eat yarn so if you are not certain you have enough yarn for your project: Stay Away!!! ……from these stitches.

I added a little thread yarn to the last row to give it a “Finished Look”  and yes!, I like to combine yarn and thread sometime, I am unconventional at times.

So, here is my cocoon and I hope you like it too:


It, can be adjusted around the newborn because I added a tiny little string, a did not want anything long and hanging, just to prevent any type of accidents.


I used up all the skein on this project and the yarn I found it in the baby yarn isle at JoAnn’s, so it was a soft yarn to begin with, but I still treated it for added softness.

The yarn is white so I hand-washed it with real detergent, rinse that out and then washed it again in shampoo,  rinse that out and then left it in the conditioner, for about 2 hours, then rinsed that out and left it to air dry.

I am going to recommend to the new Mom to wash it again before she uses it on the newborn.

The more you wash acrylic yarn the softer it gets so I expect that it will get softer and bigger as time goes by and hopefully the baby can use it for several months.

Things I have learned: 1- before you start your project try to get measurements online and keep counting, so all your rows are about the same width. 2- I gave my cocoon a little more width at the bottom for “wiggle space”. 3- Relax my tension, yarn is not thread 😀.

I don’t like to count a lot (shame on me) so I have several widths, but it is adjustable so it should not matter too much.

Crochet cocoons are easy to make and very practical and I hope you try to make one soon. I totally enjoyed this project.

 

 

 

Country Garden Crochet Bicycle

I love recycling and this is over the top!

In line with the current trend for cycling what better way to celebrate than to our craft than upcycling a bicycle.

I had so much fun creating this quintessential english country rose garden wrapped around one of the bicycles that were kindly donated by our local recycling centre in Burniston.

Country Garden Crochet BicycleA bed of 20 roses in shades of red, pink, peach and lemon made the cover for the seat. It wouldn’t be a rose garden without a cute little bumble bee, this little honey maker was donated by Mrs G, a very talented knitting friend.

Crochet Roses Bicycle SeatContinuing the rose theme with 2 giant blooms displayed on the rear wheel.

Crochet Bicycle Rear WheelWith his cute pink button cheeks a snail this sweet just has to be forgiven for having a little nibble on the vegetation.

Knitted Snail Rear WheelNestling on the front wheel is a silky silver spiders web, home to two (not so scary) spiders, but wait a minute there’s only one!

Crochet Bicycle Front WheelThere he is, he’s…

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CROCHET BABY SHOES

Happy Monday Artisans!! I hope you had a productive weekend.

I finished my baby cocoon and will post that tomorrow, I washed it but I need to add a few finishing touches.

Today, let us enjoy baby booties/shoes all found on Pinterest:


I am going to be making a pair very soon , and I needed inspiration. The tutorial for the soles is very important, if you get the sole right then the rest of the shoe will come out Fab! 😀


Aren’t these lovely?? I think so too 😀

This is all for today Monday, I hope you have a very fantastic and productive week Artisans!


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