March 30, 2014

Spring Newborn Crochet Baby Ballerina

Happy Sunday!!!

This weekend I've started working on newborn projects....we are going to have 2 new members of the family from my husband side and, as we'll go to the States to visit them this July, I thought I should start working on something handmade to bring along!!

For the lady to be born in July, I have in mind to prepare a small box with a pair of crochet baby ballerina and an amigurumi in matching colors!!

I am using Rowan cotton glace' in beige and yellow (as they told me that yellow is the main decorating color of her room to be)!!

For the baby ballerina pattern...I started with my flower ballerina baby booties one and I have hopefully made some improvements, as well as enjoyed myself using a combination of 2 colors!!

They look quite summer-ish, and probably it's the yellow that helps!!!

Hope you like them!!!!

The amigurumi in matching colors is work in progress...and I will hopefully be able to share it with you soon!!

Wishing you all a lovely Sunday and looking forward to your comments!

March 23, 2014

Cozy Cowl

I know that spring is almost on its way...but London on some days it still feels like it's proper winter and you wish you were wearing a pretty warm coat and a cozy scarf or cowl..So never too late for it!!

On raverly I found this amazing free pattern by Suzana Davidovic, very easy to realize, with a lovely design and I thought I had to try it out!!!

I used a brown yarn, which can suit several occasions and goes pretty much with everything, and I am quite happy with the results!!!

I'd suggest you guys to have a look at it and give it a shoot!

Wishing you a lovely sunday!!


March 16, 2014

Bike Crochet - Saddle & Bell Covers!

Last Christmas my hubby and I got bikes from Santa...and I couldn't be more in love with my bike!!

"She" is a Pashley...really gorgeous and so pleasant to ride!!!

Unfortunately, not even a week since I had it, my bike saddle got stolen... and you can imagine how pleasant the ride back home with no saddle must have been... 10pm in the evening and about 20mins ride away from home :(

In order to avoid having to ride back in the evening with no saddle again, I decided to replace it with a pretty cheap and ugly one, so that nobody would bother thinking about stealing it again...and I think I was quite successful in the picking!

Pretty good idea....but when I was looking at my Pashley I was feeling really sad that "she" wasn't as pretty as before... so I needed something to make her cute again but easy to take off when I was leaving Pashley alone outside!

Guess what? Crochet of course!!!

And I thought that this time I had to make my own pattern, in order to fit nicely with my bike saddle size!!

It took me a while but I can say that I am finally satisfied with the outcome!! What do you think?

And while I was woking on it I thought...well why just crocheting the saddle....

.....if I can make a matching set with the bell cover as well?


I also thought I should share my first attempt though... as the grey version is the second set I made... I had made my first attempt with some green and pink yarn leftovers test and see if I was able to create a pattern....


I am really looking forward to hear your feedback, comments or suggestions!!

Wishing you all a lovely Sunday!!


March 04, 2014

Warm Cozy Cowl

It was my first adventure with a pretty thick yarn!!!

My girlfriends had given me a present with a few yarns in september, saying that this specific one would have been perfect for a cowl...
... I guess I just wasn't too sure about the thickness...

But then I wanted to give it a go.... it was a lovely present and hopefully I would make something nice out of it. The yarn had to be worked with a 15mm I looked online for a free pattern using that same hook, but I couldn't find it. What to do? I decided to make my own in a very easy way.... with just three rows of dc...

And here it first cozy cowl!!

For the buttons, I ordered them online on Ligamentum , an etsy shop which I found incredibly amazing....several handmade wooden buttons to be used for any kind of craft projects!  

I would love to hear if you like the cowl and I would be pleased to listen to different suggestions and ideas of what you would have made out of such a thick yarn!! 

In the meanwhile, I guess I will wear my warm cowl soon to thank my girlfriends!

Wishing you a lovely day