Sunday, 23 November 2014

Jars covered with crochet

My mother has gotten a new desk and a new office space at home.
I felt some sprucing up was in order.
Therefore I made these jars for pencils for her

I made some earlier for her workspace at her job, which you can see here.


They are crocheted in stripes to fit the different jars.
Then I crocheted some flowers, which I sewed in the ends of, and then glued on with a glue gun.




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Christmas is drawing near. 

I have already made the first batch of Christmas cookies (Pebernødder, with orange zest for a twist).
Helped my mom unpack her Christmas decorations, she got a whole lot.
Made Christmas cards for my parents to send out.
Made a Christmas present or two.
Annndd I have watched a ton of Christmas movies.

Now, I am back home after a weekend at my parents,
 my cat is lying beside me, and I think I need one last cup of tea before bed.



I only have 2 projects in the works at the moment.
A shawl with different reds, that  I still have a way to go on, and a secret project.
Okay not so secret,  since I had my brother try on the wrist warmers I am making for him,
to make sure they fit...Which reminds me, I have to unravel ½ of them because they aren't totally perfect. Oh well. Business as usual. 
Anyways, I hope you had a good weekend:)

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Guest towels and dishcloths for parents

The stuff below I made as a Christmas present for my parents.

Many years ago I ruined almost all of my parents white guest towels.
By way of a homemade face mask, made at a girls party.
Rather embarrassing, though they took it very well.
I have however never forgotten about it, and have continually felt pretty bad about it.

Having a large stash of cotton yarn, some of it leftovers from a blanket I made.
It seemed Ideal to make that into some guest towels.

First I had a look on ravelry to find a pattern, and found this one from DROPS.
I followed the diagrams for the two different ones, though didn't completely understand them all the way, so I just guessed the rest.

The result was four guest towels, shown below.







I also made a few dishcloths for them, since the ones I made for my fathers birthday, 
have become quite the success.
You can see the details of them here.


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Have started on a large assignment for school. To be handed ind on the 30th of January.
I take history on high school level, since I didn't finish school because of illness.
Anyways, I just hope I will make a descent try at it!

Off to do something creative now however. 
Already did a bit of reading earlier, 
and now I need a shot of creativity in order to do some more reading later;)

Red Christmas balls with beaded ribbons

 My mothers birthday was yesterday.

Originally we (my brother and I) had planned to give her a scarf I knitted,
 (only the moths ruined that), and some other stuff.
That killed that idea, so we had to come up with something else.
Which proved rather troublesome actually.

Anyways, we ended up settling on a carving board.
 I still wanted to give her something homemade.
So I found some small red Christmas balls in my local grocery store.
Which I spruced up by adding beads.
 I decided, or rather ended up, making 8 with beads sewn onto their ribbons.

I mixed some red and pink beads I had, and used some red sewing thread, and a needle for beads.
First I wanted to use a wide ribbon, but after a test, which didn't turn out too good,
 I settled on a slimmer version.
Below you see the result.



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I have been tidying up like crazy.
Emtying out and sorting through.
Drinking loads of tea through out, of course.
 
I do love order:)

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Purple knitted Christmas balls

I have been knitting away.
Suddenly felt like knitting some Christmas balls again.
Last time I did that, was when I was at the hospital in 2012.
Here are some pictures of some of them.


I decided on making some Christmas balls, but really only had some purple yarn.
So purple Christmas balls it was.

They are made after patterns from this book:

It is one of my absolute favourite knitting books.
Small easy projects, that will at the same time challenge you with the motifs.
Absolutely perfect!

I have since gotten some white and red yarn to make more traditional Christmas balls.

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Happy November
 

Monday, 10 November 2014

Hama bead coasters for my brother

 My brother turned 28 the 5th of november.
That means a gift was needed.
Then we must remember we are talking about me here.
So of course it got to be homemade.
Poor fellow;)
  
Anyways, I decided on making some coasters of hama beads.
I made 8 pieces.
Below you see the result.

It should be said that he got 8 different beers as well;)
To sorta soften him up a bit.





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Have made homework all day, hoping I am on a roll.

Happy monday to you:)

Monday, 3 November 2014

Perfect fleamarket finds

A couple of weekends ago I got some really good finds. 
Mostly at two different flea markets.
Below is the result of my spending spree.


 Went to the local flea market where I found a book about salads and a book about mythology.
Then I went to the local Netto to grocery shop, and found a knitting book I remember seeing a real nice cardigan in, absolutely perfect.


 Went to a large flea market with my mom and dad, and found lots of good things!

 Two pretty English plates.
 A cookie tin, with beautiful birds on it, just me.
I have been looking for the perfect teapot for some time, and found this English teapot.
 Crystal drops, which I am going to use as Christmas decorations.
 A sweet plant pot.
One of Emma Bridgewaters tins with birds. Again just me. I am rather fond of birds you see.

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I am definitely at a good a level mood wise at the moment.
Which is rather nice.
I do love the autumn, and Christmas isn't far away.