Monday, January 25, 2016

Happy Shawl in the making

I call it Happy because it's supposed to bring joy to 5 wonderful ladies :)
It was a Facebook giveaway of sorts .. you get one gift and you yourself give 5 gifts spreading the joy all around :)

So I figured who doesn't love a colorful shawl made with love :)
I call them Shawls because I like how it sounds although they are more like cowls because I make a small shawl and join parts of it to make a circle scarf so it resembles wild west neckerchief of sorts :)

I have made this kind of shawlycowl before and pattern can be found on ravelry.

This post is mainly about the transformation from shawl to cowl .. read further if you are interested ;)

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Tiny elf stocking

This happened about two months ago ...

Sam's kindergarden teacher calls me in the middle of the day .. I almost had a heart attack in those few seconds, million thoughts entered my mind about some pretty crazy scenarios what could have gone wrong (from simple sleeplessness and crankiness to meteorite crushing) ... as a mom herself she starts conversation saying "everything is OK, do not worry!" and only hen "hello!" :D
she had noticed my obvious crochet obsession (I had crocheted there in waiting room while Sam finishes her lunch or washes her hands ... ) and asked me If I could make tiny stockings for all of the kids to hang by their lockers and greet with candy in the morning - what a nice idea - obviously I was hooked! 

First I tried to crochet one, but after two hours I still had nothing or rather I had something that didn't look cute at all so I frogged it with no regrets and turned to my sewing machine :)

this is what I made :)

If you would like to know more, read ahead.

Monday, January 04, 2016


Happy New Year!!!
have you already finalized your NY resolutions?

I like the one I made last year so I am gonna stick with it ;)

And as the kids are growing I am getting at least 6 hours of good night sleep every night I am hopeful I'll be able to do more :)
By more I mean I should actually finish up some of my wip's .. and call 2016 the year of finished projects :)
And to start this year with good omen I will finish this drafted blogpost about dreamcatchers ;)