This is the end of my summer!, we will be going back to school next week so I thought of having a happy end of the holidays and the summer by having a summer flash sale! enter code: EndSummer on Etsy and Ravelry shops to get 50% off! Happy End of Summer to you! (Sale ends 31 of August 12pm GMT time)
This will be the second year my kids go to school, can you believe how quickly times goes by? I don’t have babies any more!, anyway last september was the girls first year and although their brother was in year 2 I wasn’t quite ready for all the stuff 3 children will need!. Obviously I make a tone of hats, scarfs, gloves… you name it! but the rainy and cold days came upon me so quickly that I had to buy some extra fleece ones to keep those heads covered!
This year I am determined I will have enough made by september!, I had quite a few things going at the moment, but I have finished this super easy but very effective cover up for the girls!. They love all things blue now because of Elza of course!, so when I asked what colour the ears and nose for the cat hat and cowl should be, there was a massive BLUE! shouted at me from across the room! here is it! first of many many autumn and winter designs from me: The Cat Hat and Cowl convo
She couldn’t help herself here! she wanted to be a cat! :)
The pattern includes both the crochet beanie and the cowl and I decided to keep things very simple for all those of you starting to crochet, I wanted to show you that ever with just basic knowledge you can make something practical and beautiful!
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Are you on pinterest?, I cannot get enough!, I am forever browsing all the beautiful stuff people are making!, crochet (and knitting) take the most part of my time there, I thought of sharing with you what has kept me fascinated this week, enjoy it!
Makeup pouches by Anabelia This owl rug is just brilliant!, I love it! pattern here I love amigurumi and I love giraffes, (I think they are my favourite animal) pattern here I wish I had more time to crochet for myself!, kids are always the first on the line! I would make something like this stunning cardigan!
Love simple colourful crochet flowers, love this one!
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Have a terrific weekend!
This year I am determined, I will be ready!. London is a funny place, you can have 28 degrees on Sunday and 15 on Monday! Last year in September I thought I was ready and then suddenly started to get cold really quickly!, I have three kids so I panicked and had to buy ‘emergency’ winter gloves, scarfs and a few cardigans! This year I will be on top of it! I AM crocheting, sewing and knitting winter stuff through the summer even if it kills me! so it is a very sticky 26 degrees outside and I am sat here with all my merino and alpacas… nice!
I have been looking at the items that they will need for next year, a backpack is the first on the list, I like this pattern from Ann Marie Brei
I have seen some super cool pencil cases but this one is my favorite! by Minnebites
This super cute rainbow crochet pencil case by Lisette Maurik van is adorable and so simple to make!
I always make a ton of hats, they love the animal ones but I kind of fancy something a bit more smart looking, I love this one!
On a more practical level I love this fleece hat tutorial from spoonful
I must make lots of time to make at least one of this by knitting pure and simple
Love the crocheted animal mittens by uncommon goods
A very simple tutorial for this lovely scarf here
You can bit a pencil scarf tho! this one by lisaBbowman
I will have to set a few hours over the weekend for this one, but I really fancy making this winter coat by Heidi and Finn patterns
I am on a quest to get back to a healthy weight (I am not too far but it seems to take forever!), so I have decided to keep it simple. There is a glorious sunshine in the London’s sky and I feel like a salad!
This super fresh salad is made by cutting 1 small avocado, a handful of olives, nice dark leave lettuce and low fat mozzarella, I dressed it with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Not many calories and it is a feast!
Calories: not many…. :)
Yum yum factor: MMMMMMMM…..