Monday, May 30, 2016

Taking stock - May 2016

Making : A few more crochet baby shower presents

Cooking : Spag Bol for diner, not very exciting but easy and fills them up.

Drinking : Coffee, much needed today

Reading: The Pact by Jodi Picoult

Wanting: A weekend away with hubby to just relax and do nothing

Looking: at a basket full of projects that need finishing

Playing: whatever is on the radio

Enjoying: A long chat with my mum
Wondering: How long before it all explodes like it has done before
Watching: Reality TV shows

Hoping: to reach all my deadlines

Needing: to re organise a few areas of my house

Following: my favourite blogs and instagram accts

Noticing: the changes outside as we transition into winter

Thinking: how I need to worry about me more

Admiring: The new yarn I brought

Sorting: my wardrobe, moving summer stuff to the back and the winter gear forward.

Getting: ready for a big birthday
Disliking:being made feel like I don't act the way I should

Opening: those dreaded window envelopes

Feeling: right now cold.... I need to put something warm on

Snacking: yummy vanilla slice made by the lovely Margaret

Helping: anyone who asks usually

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Winnie and rose

I have been surrounded by handmade for most of my life, my Mum, Nanna and MIL all sharing with me their crafty talents.(I wish I'd listened and learnt more) My dad and FIL also sharing their talents, the boys especially loved the wooden trucks and cars made for them.
We spent many hours at market's and small country stores browsing and buying from locals selling their handmade goodies. So whenever I can support a small business selling their own handmade goods I will.
I shared with you a little while ago Grandpa's Workshop and today I have another small handmade business to share.

Winnie and Rose is a local Brisbane small business run by a beautiful lady selling adorable baby and children's clothing and accessories.
Chloe has headbands, 3 different styles of bibs, change mats, linen and the cutest little outfits. My grandson looks adorable in one of her bandana bibs, which is not just practical but looks good too.

You must go see for yourself all the gorgeous items in her store.
You can follow her on Facebook here check out her instagram feed or go to her etsy store and purchase your very own Winnie and Rose original.

If you would like your own handmade store to feature on my blog then send me a message with the details.

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)

Monday, May 23, 2016

Earthy Crochet Doilies

Some may still think a doiley is something their grandmother had scattered around the house, but with modern cottons and colours and some simple patterns I believe they still can look good in any home.
I found one ball of Lana Grossa Allegro cotton whilst thrifting and the gorgeous earthy colours had me wanting it without really knowing what I would use it for. It sat at home for ages before I decided to make some doilies.
There was enough for two doilies so I'm keeping one for me, whilst the other will soon be heading to a new home.

Do you think doilies still have a place in our homes or are they just too old fashioned?

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wordless Wednesday

Feeling a little under the weather this week, will hopefully be back feeling good soon. Meanwhile here is a little sneak peek into some of the crafty projects I've got going on.

Please feel free to share any projects you are working on at the moment.

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)

Monday, May 16, 2016

Chunky stripey crochet blanket

Was gifted this chunky soft yarn, I cant help with what brand as there were no wraps or tags with it, it was super soft though and possibly a 10ply
Was just enough to make a blanket suitable for a bassinet or pram and or even for the floor when bubba needs some play time.
With it being so chunky I just used a simple HDC pattern, it sort of looks striped but the yarn is variegated.Was quick to crochet up and I finished it with a single crochet border.

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)

Friday, May 13, 2016

Crochet washer and basket set

Handmade washers have been the most popular item requested for awhile now and I have made alot, I think this colourful set has to be my favourite.
Add two or three washers and some pretty smelling shower gel to a crochet basket from the same yarn and you have the sweetest handmade gift anyone of your family or friend's are going to love.

Basket pattern was my own using a simple hdc stitch and the washers a pretty hdc vstitch, both using Moda Vera Beetle cotton yarn.

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Pink and grey crochet doiley set

After spending the last few months working on baby items it was time to put it all aside and work on something a little different and smaller than a blanket.
I thrifted this Moda Vera bamboo and cotton mix a few weeks back and loved the colours. A friend told me it would of made a really pretty baby bonnet, which I had to agree, but love this little set.


I haven't done any doilies for ages but decided to wing the pattern and just make it up as I went. It took a couple of go's before I got it right, still think the centre looks a little wonky though.
The cotton blend was a little thicker than the normal cotton I have worked with but it still sits quite flat.

Ive got the bug for doilies at the moment so stay tuned for a few more to come.

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)