Skip to main content

April WIPs

There is a pretty busy month behind me: I worked a lot, started a language course and we made a little trip with my husband. It was also busy in my mind and heart. I am so emotional nowadays, I feel that I need to do some changes, but don't know the 'what' and 'how-to', I just feel, there is something wrong around me. It freakes me out and makes me depressed. 
But I am crafting a lot, because I want to make my days a little bit nicer.
I have finished a cardigan this month. See my WIP and modelled pictures on Rav project page. Lili turned to one this month, so I also joined to my CAL to complete a chickie pillow for her. For the ultimate cuteness see my pictures from her. 
I have started a new bag project.

At this point it may remind to a tablecloth:

This weird circle will be a hippy bag for the Summer: colorful and very roomie. Currently it doesn't look like a bag, but trust me, it will be a bag! I wanted to gift it to my brother's girlfriend, but I have realized, that she prefers neutrals. So I will keep it to myself.
Honestly it is a little bit boring project: I am making just hdc's around. It is a perfect travelling project, but doesn't use up my crafty energy. 

Now I am working on redecorating our apartment, there won't be big changes, but every home need some refreshment sometime. So now I push my energy to uplift it with some organizing and new accessories.
I did the organizing part while I was doing the Spring cleaning. Now I am making new throw pillows for the living room. Our living room is very masculine: dark shades of brown and green, dark wooden furnitures, leather couch and lot of metal things with lime green wall. I must break down this darkness.
For the pillows I chosed an ecru fabric (80% cotton, 20% viscose) and brown fabric paint.

The paint I chosed is chestnut brown, matches perfectly to the living room:


I am making a few pillows with different patterns. To one of them I would like to paint an owl. I want just one owl pillow, more of them would look too childish in our very masculine living room. I made four sketches:


I think I will make a hundred more until I find the right one. I don't know yet, if it will be a big, detailed owl or a small one sitting on a branch. These are pretty simple sketches, because I don't want to risk, painting fabric is not easy since it is almost impossible to make corrections. So after I chosed the right one, I will have to make a perfect template and then start to paint. Please keep your fingers acrossed for me, I haven't painted from years!


I can't wait Wendsday to see all the your running craft projects!

Linking to: 


Comments

  1. Wonderful projects, Hanni! I personally love owl #3

    ReplyDelete
  2. Looking forward to seeing your owl pillows! I love owls. They are my favorite right now.

    I hope you find what will make you happier soon. Maybe the warmer weather will help you to have some new perspective :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. really like the 2nd and the 4th owls!!!
    it's good to enter in the mood you are right now, because it motivates you to make some changes in your life!!! fresh air!!!
    xxxxxx Ale

    ReplyDelete
  4. I too am going through a busy time, the feeling that I am doing something yet there are no satisfactory results...or may be I am becoming too impatient for quick results. But as always, we will feel better after sometime. These little phases teach us the value of life and perseverance and give energy to fight back emotions. New changes to home gives a fresh feeling.
    I liked all the owls:) wish you the best for your WIPs and be happy !

    ReplyDelete
  5. I LOVE your owls, that is one fabulous project. I am also a huge sucker for bag, and I like the color of yours!

    ReplyDelete
  6. great pictures! you can never have too many owls, they're so in right now !

    ReplyDelete
  7. The owls are so cool! And I love the idea of a bag! I think I might have to make one myself :-)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wonderful projects! I love the owls. Number 3 is my favorite:)

    ReplyDelete
  9. You will have 100 lovely owls in the end. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I really like the owl pictures :-)

    ReplyDelete
  11. love all your crafting!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Awesome projects! My favorite owl is number 4.

    Here's my WIP: http://mibruno.com/en-proceso-86/

    ReplyDelete
  13. Nice project! I love owls... Number 3 is my favourite!
    Bisous

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Comments are the salt and pepper for bloggers :)

I would like to visit back on your blog, so be sure that your blog adress is visible on your profile or just leave it in the comment.

Popular posts from this blog

Simple beret crochet pattern

Do you know my Little Red Riding Hood Beret? I am releasing the new version of the original pattern. It is simplified, but a little bit tighter than the sample one was. The first sample of this hat has been made with 3.5 mm hook and DK weight yarn, the number of stitches were divisible by 16. This version is simplier. I used 4.00 mm (G hook) and worsted weight yarn for a fitted looking, the number of stitches is divisible by 12. 

Here is the newly made simplier version of this beret. This time in creamy peach color:

Difficulty level: easy – for beginners too (ch, dc, basic decreasing and increasing technics) Finished measurements: fits to an average women’s head
Materials:
•worsted weight yarn (approx. one smaller ball)
•crochet hook G/ 4.00 mm
•stitch marker (if you feel more comfortable with it)
•tapestry needle (to weave the ends)


Abbreviations: ch  chain dc double crochet dc2tog  decreasing two stitches with double crochet sl st 

Crochet purse for the Summer

Yippie, I have made my very first summer purse! Okay, actually it is not a new project,  a couple weeks ago you could already see some WIP pictures of it, but on the past weeks I was obsessed with sewing. That's why I deferred publication.
So time to show you one of my favourite crochet object. It is finally something for myself!! After several baby hats and simple amirgurumis for my family, I made a bag for myself... just for fun... You probably know what does it mean: when your family and friends discover 'your talent',  you don't have time to create just for yourself.



You could have already seen these squares and here where I promised, that I would make a bag from it!  So I kept my promise. It wasn't easy to turn the granny into a bag (or bag-like) shape. After several tryings with flowers and different shapes I found the simple chain loops the easiest way to turn the square into a bag.
It is not a big purse, I am sure that I won't take it for shopping, but…

Crochet Frog Applique {pattern}

A few months ago my cousin sent me a picture from a pair of baby shoes with frog applique, that she wanted for Lili. I made a quick google search for a pattern, but didn't find any. So I tried to figure out how to crochet the applique. I must confess, that the shoes are still not ready, because the first try turned out too small for Lili's feet. And now as she is learning to walk, she needs for professional shoes. So I will use these frogs later for another project. If you have any tip what should I make with them, share with me!

Materials:  - a few yards of DK weight yarn (or any weight by your choice) in green, white and red
Tools & notions: - G / 4.00 mm hook - safety eyes
- needles
Instructions The Head Chain 4. R1 Ch2, make 1hdc in the 3rd st from the hook. Hdc 1 in next 3 sts. In last (corner) st make 4 hdc's. On the back side of the beginning ch-4 make 1 hdc in next 3 sts, make 2 sts in last st. Join to the top of the beg ch2 with a sl st. R2 Ch2, make 1 hdc in sa…