Sunday, 6 April 2014

My Pretty Copenhagen Crocheted Pillow (At Last!)

3.5 years to make one little cushion. This is what happens when you have a tempestuous mind (as I do) and additionally are well versed in the art of procrastination (which I am). Even sillier than this is the fact that I intended to make this a blanket at first, yet was unable to beat aforementioned brain into submission sufficiently long enough to allow such an extended feat of concentration to occur. And so, it becomes a pillow.
And the final score is...
Impassioned Brain:1
Fulfilled Desire for Lovely Flowers-In-The-Snow Blanket: 0

The Copenhagen Pillow is a lovely (free) pattern which Yvonne Eijkenduijn had previously written a version of on her lovely blog. (Yvonne is a beautiful name. It's my mother's name. :D)

The back of the cushion is composed of simple granny stripes. The crocheting legend, Lucy of Attic 24, has a wonderful tutorial on the granny stripe.
I gifted this cushion, an old friend by now, to a new friend - my new partner's mother. :)

I do hope to make one of these AS A BLANKET for myself one day. (My brain snickers in amusement.)

You can see more of my crochet projects on my Ravelry page.

I am planning to start resuscitating some of my former tutorials soon. So, you know, stay tuned! etc... :D 

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Little Crocheted Unicorn

A little crocheted unicorn...

Made from the 'Hermione the Unicorn' pattern by Dawn Toussaint.

My little hot pink, red and cream filly doesn't have a name as yet.

But I'm thinking Aurora might suit her.

Yes, Aurora will do nicely.


Dawn's patterns are wonderful, this won't be the last patterns of hers that I make. I mean, look at this wee bonny bunny, Libby. Yes, a bunny will have to be next!

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

The Beginning ... Again

Well hello...again. I am starting a blog because I really miss blogging. I used to have my blog at and over time I had developed a modest following and built it into something rather nice. Then I stopped blogging. Some major changes have occurred in that time, and I stopped crafting for quite a long time. I have recently started crafting again - quite a lot, and the urge naturally follows for me to share what I'm doing and join in with other like-minded people.

I don't want to repeat the mistakes I made previously while blogging. The main mistake I made was investing too much time/effort/money into something which was essentially a hobby. I hope to balance my life more carefully from this point. I put too much pressure on myself to be blog regularly with content that was attention-getting. This time I hope to keep my original desire in mind - to share what I'm doing and connect with others who like the same things as me. That's it.

I do hope to reconstruct some of the tutorials which were featured on my previous blog. I also hope to be able to offer new tutorials now and then just because I love sharing what I've learned or showing other people how to do something which I thought was a nice idea. Mostly, however, I have an itch to indulge in showing you pretty pictures of my sewing and crochet projects!

I offer my gratitude to anyone who takes time from their busy life to read my blog. I hope to be able to meet some nice people on this new journey! Please talk to me, so we can get to know each other! See you around.

xoxo, Kelly