Tuesday, 17 December 2013


This one my preschooler made for a Christmas contest.
It took him two evenings to stick, glue and pin parts of an angel. I helped with sewing the dress and curling hair :)
I was surprised how precisiously he drew the face

We've used tones of paper to learn how to hold the scissors to make them work as WE want to ;)

This one is mine.
It's called "Julia" - to commemorate a little girl ...

This beautiful wooden button and translucent paper I've bought at KolorowaKokardka

Saturday, 14 December 2013

A satin sheet can be very helpful

As I told lately - I had some difficulties with placing the traycloth to be able to take few good enough pictures. One morning, making my bed, I had a brainwave - I can use this cobalt satin sheet!!!
Well, I had to find and iron it firstly :)

But it is not the first time when the best ideas come in the morning. For sure a robe and a mug of coffee is prerequisite...

The pattern you can find in Sabrina Robótki 6/2012.
I used four 30g/200m balls of Kaja floss.
Hook size 1.25

The project size is 97 cm in diameter.

Oryginally, the pattern says the finished project is about 56 cm in diameter but it is a mistake for sure. Well, it's getting typical with this publisher. Annoying.

Anyway - this is my Advent Traycloth :

Remember those tricky treble crochet? 
This is the convex effect you can get with them :

And with the Advent Wreath my mom made :)

Monday, 9 December 2013

Bad Piggies Beanie

Again Himalaya yarn ;)

But when I saw this tonation of green the idea of knitting Bad Piggies beanie for my son appeared immediatelly.

Firstly I thought I'll prepare a surprice beanie, The King.
But knowing Mr My-Own-Opinion I decided to ask him which one he likes the most.
To my surprice he has chosen the one I would never guess...since I dislike the mustache a lot.

Here's the Bad Mustache Piggies Beanie 

Sorry for the quality of picture - it doesn't show the real green shade - but for a long while the weather perfectly fits the Edward Cullen's needs.

 ( of course the traycloth still awaits for it's picture but since lack of good light and lack of enough room to expose it rightly...need to figure out sth)

Friday, 6 December 2013

Treble, double crochet, słupek...

I've finished the Advent crochet project I've mentioned lately. And said it's a work of uncountable number of trebles.
Actually of double trebles / treble crochet, and some kind of it called in Polish "podwójny słupek reliefowy". I couldn't find an appropriate  name nor in British neither in American English so I would be grateful if you share.

Well, the traycloth is being blocked at the moment and hopefully tommorow I'll be able to take good pictures.

Meanwhile, I'm going to show this less popular double treble ;)

double treble

"the tricky one" ;)

right version

 left version

And the way to lead the hook

 The right version : you lead the hook conversely to typical treble (from back of the stitch instead of front) but before you grab the floss - you need to put the hook through the next stitch in regular way, from the front.
As a result you get the sunken treble.

The left version : you lead the hook similiar to typical treble, but before you grab the floss you need to "come back" through the next stitch.
As a result you get the convex treble.