Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Christmas inspiration and crocheting projects

So little time so many inspiring projects to make! It is so dark outside that I feel like living in a cave. Weekend went with wallpapering. Now I have new wallpapers in my kitchen and living room walls. I will post pictures when I get some good photos. Still I have some unfinished home decoration projects like hanging up all my cross stitch pictures and finding a new chest of drawers for storing all those lose things in my corridor. 

In the meanwhile waiting for brighter days I have gone to basics and crocheted some granny squares. To squares I have been using yarn that I bought from a flea market. I think that it is easier to find nice color shades from the flea market than from the new shop collections. Think about eighties and all those bold texture yarns! Of course the problem is that the yarns are a collection of this and that from different manufacturers and time eras. Making granny squares is then a good classic way to use leftovers. 

Now I have planned to make blanket of these squares. To spare some time I am crocheting first four rounds to all squares. Then I fit squares together thinking what kind of bigger patterns they form. Then when every square is on their right place I start crocheting the fifth round simultaneously combining the squares together. I make the combining between the double crochet shells. 

Granny squares are nice and easy so that you can make these while watching telly. In the picture below I am using some Christmas ornament to a mobile. Now it is the best time to find Christmas decorations from flea market and combine them to something new. How about a wreath by using Christmas ornaments and scrap yarn (look above)? 

As if I didn´t have enough projects going on I am heading to southern Finland on next weekend. In Tampere there is the biggest Handicrafts Fair in Europe! Check out more information about the event here. It is time since I have last time been in the Finnish Handicrafts fair so I am extra excited. Couple of years ago when I attended every time this event started my Christmas season. Because of this I have decided to bring up my (fake)Christmas tree when I come back home :)

Very merry inspirational week to you all


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