Is it a hat season already?

Well, it depends where you are at the moment. But here in Ireland it’s about time to start making one or two hats for your loved once.

I started making this hat when we were caravaning in Tralee this summer, but could’t finish it (make and add a pompom) until last week. Maybe the weather was too good to think about hats.


I found a pattern for this hat on Pinterest in one of Japanese crochet magazines: Continue reading →

3 New Easy Patterns

Today I want to share with you my latest patterns which are available to buy on my Ravelry store.

  1. Why not to make a great Autumn accessory for you, your child and your loved once. Bring some colour into your wardrobe with this Multi-colour Autumn Cowl. This easy pattern comes in two sizes: child (3-10 years) and adult.

crochet child cowl pink orange PDF pattern

crochet cowl blue PDF pattern

2. Keep your 4 legged friend warm this Autumn-Winter with this Cut Dog Sweater. It’s an easy pattern with full written instructions and photos. Finished sweater suits dogs with 30-32 cm around chest. By the way, it suits cats as well. Check the Project tab of this pattern for one “not too happy” cat. 🙂

knitted dog sweater PDF pattern

3. And if you’re planing to escape somewhere warm, make yourself this light and capacious Raffia Beach Bag. Even if you aren’t planing to go to the beach, use it as your tote. It looks nice when worn with a beach dress, or with a pair of jeans.

raffia beach bag PDF pattern

Let’s get crafty!

Kristina 🙂

15+ DIY Stamping on Fabrick

DIY Stamping on Fabric

Stamping (block printing) on fabric is a great way to make your own fabric design or refresh something you already have. For the beginning you can make stamps using half lemon, half apple, tree leaves, pencil with fresh eraser, toilet paper rolls or carve any shape or ornament out of potato or  slice of rubber. For the best result use natural fabrics (like cotton, linen) and fabric paint or ink.

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DIY Hanging Christmas Wreath

We are just starting to decorate our home for Christmas and last weekend I made this wreath which hangs nicely in our sitting room.

hanging christmas wreath

DIY Hanging Christmas Wreath

To make one wreath you will need:

  1. artificial pine garland, 1.2 m long (I found one at “Deals”);
  2. wire;
  3. some ribbon;
  4. Christmas ornaments.

Step 1. Take your pine garland and stretch it to be straight. Then make nice thick wreat by shaping the garland to two circulars. Continue reading →

25+ Felt Christmas Ornaments (free patterns)

If you’re thinking about “handmade Christmas”, why not to start with some felt ornaments. In these days felt can be found in loads of different colours, and they are easy to work with. So, to help you start I collected more then 25 beautiful felt ornaments with free patterns or great tutorials for you to try.

25+ felt Christmas ornaments free patterns

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