Saturday, October 16, 2010

Needlepoint Pillows

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Mmm, I´ve really grown to love needlepoint. It’s so precise, easy and calming. On the left is my first needlepoint work. I made it into a pillow. I just love the colours!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Who Cares About Matching?

When I posted about my mismatched napkins, I realized almost all my belongings are this way.

The reason for this is that almost everything I own was either a gift or a flea market find. I rarely buy anything brand new. And I don’t collect any specific brand or colour, or anything really.

But I love all my mismatched things! And in a weird way they sort of match.

Bread plates.

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Small bowls.

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Big plates.

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Coffee mugs.

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Silverware.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Unicorn Pillow

My mum has recently gotten really into needlepoint. (Is this called needlepoint in English?) We were shopping for new printed canvases for her and I saw this cute little unicorn one. I asked if she’d do it for me and she did!

Here’s a picture my mother took before she set to work.

And this is the finished pillow. It’s great for reading in bed. I just place the pillow on my stomach and prop the book on top of it: the book is at perfect height and my arms don’t get tired! Perfect!

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Friday, June 18, 2010

More Fabric Napkins

I’m really fond of my fabric napkins. I used to have just one kind, but recently I’ve made a few different kinds. I really like this! I can just pick one that suits my mood at the moment.

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Ironing isn’t really my thing…

I’ve rummaged flea markets for the materials, and you can really find great fabrics there for cheap. The white with black pattern I made from a dressing gown, the black from a sheet (good for greasy or messy food), the white polka-dotted are from a night gown (I’m a bit afraid to actually use these) and the striped from a man’s button down shirt (my favourite!).

There are a lot of nice patterns in men's shirts, I think a set of different kinds of plaid patterns would be wonderful!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

How to Crochet an Amigurumi Strawberry

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The Berry
With red yarn chain 5.
  1. Sc in the second ch, sc on the next two ch, sc 3 times in the last chain, turn work and work on the other side of the chains, sc in the next two ch, sc twice on the last chain (10).
  2. Sc around (10).
  3. *Sc, sc inc* around (15).
  4. Sc around (15).
  5. *Sc on the next two, sc inc* around (20).
  6. Sc around (20).
  7. Sc around (20).
  8. *Sc on the next 3, sc inc* around (25).
  9. Sc around (25).
  10. Sc around (25).
  11. *Sc on the next 3, sc dec* around (20).
  12. *Sc on the next 2, sc dec* around (15).
  13. *Sc, sc dec* around (10), stuff.
  14. Sc dec around (5).
Sew the hole shut and finish off.
With green yarn sew random spots on the strawberry.
The Leaves
With green yarn make magic ring.
  1. Sc 6.
  2. *Sc, sc inc* around (12).
  3. *Chain 6, sc on the second ch from the hook, sc on the next 4 ch, sl st on the next sc* around (12 leaves).
Finish off, and sew the leaves on to the strawberry.
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