Category Archive: Crafts

Recycling my mothers cross stitches.

My parents had these in frames without glass on their wall for many (about 30?) years. I zig-zaged around and washed them with care. Ironed while thinking…what can I do? We have 5… Continue reading

Shopping bag.

I ought to be studying the chinese language… but sometimes my brain just needs a rest! This was an easy project I kind of made it up while going. Started with the bottom,… Continue reading

Spring to our front door!

I had no pattern to follow…as usually I stole a little here and there to fit my idea! If you have done some crochet before I think you can take it from the… Continue reading

Knitted a heavy warm wool cardigan.

The pattern I used Found this yarn on sale! As I love orange I decided to go for it! Yes, it is shedding…I hope it will be better after a wash? After I… Continue reading

Snowflakes

Finished my winter inspired curtains to our entrance. As the left window is our guest bathroom I sprayed some snow around to block the view. Started with this square that I shared in… Continue reading

Headband done in just a couple of hours!

Bought this yarn on sale! I love the color! I bought 30 skeins, thinking a long cardigan for me later… Looking forward to try the quality to se how it turns out when… Continue reading

X-mas granny square.

Found the pattern at Ravelry First round with the second color I decided to use a glitter yarn to make it more like snow! I think just the snowflake with glitter would be… Continue reading

Cozy crochet wool blanket.

Found this wool yarn on sale!  These colors will be perfect for a blanket. Decided to go with a very easy pattern so I can work and still follow a TV show  😉… Continue reading

Embroidered tablecloth bargains at a second hand store.

I just can not pass when I see something handmade like this! And I love orange! Another one!  Something for an old fashioned  coffee party! A  big crochet. I have a round kitchen… Continue reading

A perfect rug to our living room!

I just LOVE second hand stores! Found this hand made rug (swedish ryamatta) It is a big one about 2 X 3 yards (meters) First I drove it to my parents for a… Continue reading

Curtains to hide an ugly window.

This is the ugly window! As you can se it is also very close to the neighbors! The curtain rod is from IKEA. On the back we have a strip with LED lights.… Continue reading

Hem jeans.

  I start to put pins where I want the new length of  my jeans. (Already washed and used them folded so I have stretched them to fit me) Save a little more… Continue reading

Cozy shawl crochet of pure baby wool.

Bought 5 skeins of this very soft superwash wool. Decided to go with this pattern It was easy and after some time I did not even have to look in the pattern! I… Continue reading

Love our brazilian hammocks!

When we lived in US we had the perfect porch for our hammocks. There is nothing more relaxing than a good book in the hammock! In Sweden we call these “hängmattor”  translated  hanging… Continue reading

A bag to use when fall arrives!

This is my 4th bag from this pattern! I found this square, finished a couple of rounds early to fit the size i wanted. I made 8 squares with dark pink flowers and… Continue reading

Baby blanket and a bag for the big sister.

The blanket with a yellow flower on the kitty for the little sister. The bag with a red bow on the kitty for the big sister! Used 100 % cotton yarn. Hot washable.… Continue reading

My mom’s cross stitches.

My mom has through the years made a lot cross stitching. I have 3 siblings and we all has these “flower of the month” They are done on linen. The first I got… Continue reading

Hello kitty!

  Found this very detailed pattern. As english is my second language and I have learned to crochet in swedish this pattern had all the help I could wish for! I added one… Continue reading

My sunshine bag with butterflies.

I had the yellow cotton yarn in stock since at least 1999 ! Did this bag a couple of weeks ago and loved it! This yellow one is a little bit smaller and I… Continue reading

A second bag!

My bag turned out so nice so my daughter wanted one too! She choose a shorter handle so she can wear it on the shoulder. Bought a nice fabric for lining. I love… Continue reading

Potholders, Easy pattern.

Bought nice  thick cotton yarn for crocheting potholders… These two are just double granny squares crochet together to very thick potholders. I had an old potholder that I just copied. Easiest ever! Had… Continue reading

I am really proud of this bag!

I happened to see this on Craftaceous period  with a link to: ravelry. Craftaceousperiod is a gold mine when it gets to choose a square! I went with a quite simple one, I kind… Continue reading

Roses: Easier Than You Might Think

Originally posted on Crochet With Passion:
I have heard it is a woman’s prerogative to change her mind, so being a woman I am claiming this personality trait today. Every time I went…

Pansies!

  I saw a fellow blogger had a similar thing with yellow pansies! (I am sorry I do not remember who…Hope she sees this post!) Came to think about this my mother crochet… Continue reading

Finished my scarf!

I made it one flower wider and a little bit longer than the original pattern. I have posted some thoughts on this earlier. This is probably how I will wear it most, with… Continue reading

Finished pillows for my kitchen sofa.

Started with the curtains I found at our local thrift store. Found this pattern I love. I picked colors from the curtains one shade lighter. The grey is leftovers from my cardigan. Depending… Continue reading

Scarf or shawl.

Was in my yarn store and saw a beautiful purple shawl with small flowers! How many colors do I have to buy to make this? Asked about it and they showed me this… Continue reading

My new project!

Found this pattern. Just loved it. Making pillows for my kitchen. So fast and easy! I can do it while watching TV if it is in swedish or english. (We are also following… Continue reading

Finished my cardigan!

In this case I am happy we have no spring in sight for a couple of months! There will be plenty of opportunities  to wear this cozy pure wool cardigan! I loved the… Continue reading

Warm butt!

Had an old, very used, pure wool blanket. Washed it hot in the washing machine to felt it. Cut it in double layers to fit my kitchen chairs. Used a wool yarn to… Continue reading