Summer pyjamas 

DDF#8I have been talking of making light cotton pyjamas for all the summer but I only took the time to sew them this weekend. After seeing the Ginghamalong organised by “did you make that ?“, I have chosen some light pink gingham fabric. The cord is made from the wax fabric used for the bento bag and the pattern…

From sweater to maxi basket

I knitted the Cocoon sweater a while back in March. It was my first ever knitted garment. Even if I was quite proud of it, I have not worn it at all : It is quite heavy and not easy to move in. I thought it was a shame not to make better use of this lovely…

Blue squirrel

With the rest of the grey wool from my summer cardigan, I have knitted a simple square and embroidered a squirrel with big cross-stitches to make a pillow for our new sofa. I really like this model from Erin Black. She used Tunisian crochet but I did not have enough wool to use this technique…

Mandarine headband

I was really lucky to win a skein of a beautiful blue yarn from Yukis in the sky when Rachel says yepa celebrated her blog one year anniversary. I have made a mandarine headband. The pattern is available here. The yarn I used is thinner that the one on the pattern so I cast on 41 stitches.

Camper van pillow 

I was looking for an idea for a birthday present for a friend and when I saw the pattern for a Camper van pillow in the issue 45 of Simply Crochet, I knew I had my idea ! Only the front of the pillow is crocheted. I replaced the WV logo by her initials. This is…

Mini bean bag iPad stand

After reading the rainbow junkie post last week, I had to make a iPad stand for my iPad so I could watch it when crocheting in bed ! The model she used seemed a bit too complicated for me so after some research on Pinterest, I copied this model. It is a rectangle and 3 of the corners…

Summer cardigan 

The first time I went through the pages of the Anna Wilkinson crochet book my mum gave me back in April, the first pattern I was attracted too was this lace cardigan. I used some cotton from Wool and the gang to make mine. Compared to the original pattern : I did not add the…

Some baskets

We moved flat and there is not much storage space in the new flat ! To make things more organise while we are waiting to get some furniture, I have made some crochet baskets to tidy the bathroom.  I used the hanging toy basket and the structured basket from this book :  I used a…

Crochet hook case

My mum offered me the French version of the book “Learn to crochet love to crochet” by Anna Wilkinson and I was inspired by the model of the granny stripe clutch bag to make a new case for my crochet hooks.  I had only enough of some of the colours to make the front of…

First attempt at sashiko embroidery

The pair of jeans I am using to cycle to go to work every day is very worn out ! I wanted to do some embroidery on it to draw the eyes away from the knee section. When I saw Jenny Parker post last week, I was inspired to try some Japanese “Sashiko” embroidery on them. There…

Wax bento bag

My mum gave me some wax fabric my dad brought back from Benin. I wanted to make a cushion cover with it but when I read the tutorial from a bento bag on a Cardboard dream, I had to make one !  Her explanations are very clear and simple.

Coco marinière

I love stripes and I could not resist to get the Coco marinière from Wool and the Gang when it went on sale. I chose the coral crush and midnight blue colors.   The weather is Belfast is not warm enought to wear it but I will wait patiently !