Christmas Bunting – Christmas pudding, Ice Cream and Gingerbread hearts

What a blast I am having with crochet. I just can’t get enough! And it turns out that the more you do something, the more ideas you have for more of this something!

I’ve played around with crocheting some Bunting,  and I love it! I love the amount of detail it provides, yet repetitive patterns keep it all nice and uniform. What’s not to love!

And now that Christmas is just around the corner, it is on my mind A LOT. And what’s on my mind is usually reflected in my crochet. 🙂 (That explains all the Ice Creams and Doughnuts!)

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This is how I start. I have an idea and I make a lot of unfinished parts. There is the benefit of specialisation, but since I don’t know what end result looks like, it could be a win or a fail. In fact, I have a few started projects that never got completely finished,  because the picture in my head did not match the reality… that’s the issue with crochet… It is very slow…

But the more I practice, the more I am able to see how yarn will behave. I love that!

Here is that finished little pudding!

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And even cuter as a bundle!

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And even cuter on a plate!

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You are so cute, I want to eat you!!!

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Christmas bunting, so cute! I love Bunting,  and garlands, and Christmas and food! Put it together into Christmas pudding Bunting!

I’ve made some other ones a while ago, too.

Pineapple…

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And Gingerbread hearts…

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And Ice cream…

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All of these are for sale at my Etsy shop!

DIY – Crochet Cacti (and a wee announcement… !)

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This past weekend we celebrated the International Women’s day!  8th of March has always been a special occasion – I love that holiday. I love it because I am definitely spoiled, with love and flowers and chocolates, not just from my husband, but also from my dad and brother and even my 10 year old nephew! I also love it because I, too, get to show appreciation for women in my life. I have a few special women, and these women got these unconventional gifts:

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Yes, sure, I’ve made these before, but now they come separately!SAM_8324

What’s more, they come packaged! Not super creative, but looks more intentional!SAM_8331

With a little handwritten note, wishing Happy Women’s Day!SAM_8334

Oh, yes, and the big reveal! Since I had some orders and it would be nice to justify making all the craft, I’ve decided to open a shop on Etsy.com.  Some of my handcraft is featured there. who knows, right! Visit it following the below link:

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Now it’s “Make it and love it”, and hopefully “sell it, too!”

If you missed some of my posts, here is a chance to catch up:

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DIY – Embroidered Hand prints

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Whoever came up with this beautiful idea is a genius! I love the idea of immortalising families’ hand prints. And stem stitch could not be easier! Anyone can do it – so I did!

When idea started circulating on Pinterest, I had everything to make this craft – fabric, embroidery floss and family with kids. It was easiest to get my own hand print. I had to convince my husband to get his hand print, I remember saying “Trust me, you will love it”. I might say that a lot to him when I am trying to convince him of the validity of my next craft. With my daughter it was relatively interesting, too, we made it into a game, and it took us a few fun-filled attempts. Getting a hand print from my baby son was a little more challenging, only because the time was never right. If he was awake, he was fed and if he was asleep, you wanted to keep it that way.

The choice of floss could have been a little more creative, and yet I went for blue, red, pink and baby blue.

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It is amazing how much the hand prints looks like our family. So personal!

Super easy, super fast! Make it and love it!

If you enjoyed this post, perhaps you would like to check out my other entries:

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DIY – Diaper Bag

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I have finally had a chance to browse through multitude of folders on my computers (yer, multiple) named “craft”. There I found quite a few past crafts that I have thoroughly enjoyed making, and perhaps sharing them will encourage some of you to find some spare time for craft.

An example of such is this wonderful Baby Bag, aka Ultimate Diaper Bag.  A wonderful detailed step-by-step tutorial is available for this wonderful bag! It was so good, I made two of them – one for my sister-in-law and one for my best friend.
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This one is made for my Swedish friend, thus the “TUMMEN” key ring.

DSC09997 DSC09999The bag can be carried using shorter handles, or a longer shoulder strap, which can be detached. There are many smalleer compartments inside for all your baby bottles and nappies. I loved this bag, and a wonderful sentimental gift, too!

Make it and love it!