Monday, 31 March 2014

Project #8: Quilling Easter Eggs

With Easter coming up, I figured it might be time for some preparations. I bought this kit for quilling Easter Eggs plus a quilling tool some weeks ago. It's from Karen-Marie, where you can by lots of different seasonal quilling kits (I got mine from a German catalogue though). I never did much quilling before, but it didn't turn out to be that difficult, you just have to be a little patient.
I gave those five eggs to my grandma for her birthday. I put threads on them so she can put them up on the window or on some branches. She really liked them. I'll have to make new ones soon, for my own Easter decoration :)

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Project #7: Pompom Hair Pins

Good Morning everyone,
I've been up early, it's great spring weather and the steam of my tea is coming up in the sunlight. So I thought you might like a new project :)

How about these pompom hairpins? The white one - I have to admit - was already made in winter. I think it looks like a little snowball. So that's probably not the best to wear right now. But the colourful one looks a lot like spring or summer to me.

They are really easy to make. I used the tutorial on Ordinary Mommy Design. Ever since I discovered it, I've wanted to give it a try. And I love them because it's really a fast and easy way to pimp your outfit with a customised accessory (plus you can use yarn left overs!). I think I'm gonna make more of them in different colours...

I used the smallest ring of these pompom makers. On the colourful one, I left a longer thread when tying up. So the thread is hanging down in my hair like a strand.

Doesn't it look like a spring flower? Now that I look at it I guess you could take the white one as flower too...

Friday, 7 March 2014

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Project #6: Back loop only slip stitch

This week I practised new crochet stitches. When I discovered this pattern for fingerless gloves by Tanja Osswald, I had to have it. As I don't know that much about crochet I followed the advice to practise slip stitches, especially back loop only. I used different videos and tutorials, e. g. this one.
It's really not that easy. As you can see in the picture, the edge isn't always straight, I tried crocheting the edge with (lower rows) and without (upper rows) chain stitches and by now I prefer adding a chain stitch when turning the piece.
However I think I got a pretty good hang of using back loop only chain stitches and will start on the pattern very soon. I'll show you if it's working out...

Monday, 3 March 2014

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