Did you make friendship bracelets when you were a kid? I did. Thread bracelets are fun and quick to make and they are perfect for using your left over thread from other projects. It’s also a very summery craft, fresh and colorful, ideal if you miss touching your yarns during the hottest months of the year.
I’ve recently had the chance to try 4 craft packs of the “Mes creations” series published in France by Gründ: the paper jewels, the coloring on velvet, the pop-up postcards and the watercolor pictures. I just want to share some thoughts with you. Continue reading
Those of you who follow the blog may have noticed that I’ve been posting some crochet fruits and veggies lately. Well, it all makes sense now that I can show you they are part of a playing set I made for my little cousins so they can pretend they go to the market, or to the garden, or whatever! 🙂
Here the fruits:
And here the veggies (although technically the tomato and the lemon are fruits too, and the mushrooms are fungi…):
It’s been a rainy week here so I guess it’s an appropriate weather to share with you this cat-on-a-raincoat plushy I’ve made.
I had this book called One Stitch at a Time around for a while and it was about time to use it. The book is in fact a kit, and it comes with instructions and patters for making 3 toys: cat, dog and rabbit, but the materials included are just for the cat.
I saw a picture of this bookmark many years ago and I saved the link right away because I knew I’ll be making one someday. So, when I discovered the Jumping Clay some months ago, I knew I had found the perfect material to make it, and the birthday of my friend Marta, who is a big fan of The Wizard of Oz, was the best excuse to try it.
It was about time that this book was published in Spain because it’s not a regular animal sticker book.
I saw the French edition some years ago published by Mila and I loved it right away! And there is also the Catalan edition from 2012, and the English one. And probably there are more… there should be, anyway.
The book is illustrated by the great Géraldine Cosneau. It has 18 fold-out panoramas to play with the stickers which are removable (as all stickers should be. Removable. It had to be said!) 🙂 It also has images to color in (we don’t care about that) and 400 stickers!!! But the coolest thing is that the illustrator didn’t exclude any animal no matter how strange or ugly they are. There is a variety of species one doesn’t normally see in a children’s book.
Christmas is over but the good thing is I can finally upload all the things I’ve been making these days as presents for my love ones like… these fabric hardcover pretty notebooks!! Yeeeii!! I’m not going to lie, they are not easy peasy, and it takes a few days to make them (because there is a lot of gluing and drying) but the effort is definitely worth it because the results are very professional… <- at least that’s what I think. Continue reading for a fantastic video tutorial by Sea Lemon and more pictures!
This little fellow is the latest amigurumi I’ve crocheted this year.