Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Crochet Kits for the young and young-at-heart

I've just discovered these crochet kits - all the goodness of your favorite characters, materials and patterns, all in one package!

Are you a fan of Peanuts cartoons? Want to have your own Charlie Brown, Sally, and the rest of the gang come alive in crochet? Here they are in this crochet kit/book package that you can now order from The Book Depository!

Peanuts Crochet Kit
more details on The Book Depository

And this caught my eye - Disney Frozen Crochet Kit, includes all the materials for two projects and pattern book for 12 characters! Available now for pre-order at The Book Depository.

Disney Frozen Crochet

Another irresistible set of characters come alive in Disney Classic Crochet. Materials for two characters are included in the package.

All that and more from The Book Depository.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Another Hibiscus Tunic

This crochet design came out in summer 2013, and is still very in for this summer. I'm saving this for cooler weather though, since its very warm here now to wear layered clothes.

I finished this project a week ago...unfortunately my camera of several years broke down...and probably retiring for good.

Here is my attempt to show you this lovely tunic :)

Project details here on Ravelry. Pattern is available on Interweave.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Crochet and other hobbies...

Summer is a good time to take up a new hobby or spend more time on your favorite.
I tend to look for simple and practical ways to brighten up my home, and at the same time improve my crafting skills.

I worked on my own little outdoor space/garden...(Progress is shown from left to right photos.)
I have a few plants to begin with...I will definitely add some more!
Here's my favorite plant for now, this peace lily I put in front of my door.
Btw, my camera isn't working properly anymore... :(

Summer is also a good time for bird watching, and we've been seeing different kinds of birds here...
Just this afternoon I heard the unmistakable sound of a crow, and looked up to see it on the top of this bamboo tree - its awesome! I could have gotten a picture, but when I changed the battery it flew away :(

May 20 update - I saw the crow again (later joined by another one, but no pic)...my camera was able to function on some shots.

I have been sewing a few projects too...starting with this tote bag. It then got me motivated to work some more on recycled denims.

(pardon the blurry pics...its not me, its my camera :p )

Since my main hobby is crochet, I would end this post with my latest favorite project (details on Ravelry). (I did finish another project after this, but I have yet to take a modeled photo.)

Monday, May 04, 2015

Getting to the finish line...

Still crocheting this project...it is taking too long!... and I do have some excuses :p... 1. Summer here is too hot...crocheting easily gives me a headache and stiff neck. 2. I'd rather work on my outdoor garden project, and enjoy the cool breeze while its there. 3. When it gets too hot outside, we go to the mall :p 4. It is a good time to catch up on the laundry, since a new shop opened and its still on half-price promo. (I even  brought my project there, but only able to do a few rows...)

Thank you Quicklean, laundry isn't horrible now! https://www.facebook.com/QuickleanPhilippines