Valeampiaispesä, fake wasps nest

Virkattu ampiaispesä -postaus on ehdottomasti suosituin kaikista blogissani julkaistuista jutuista. Nyt kolme kevättä myöhemmin voin jo jakaa käyttökokemuksia ja todeta että temppuhan toimii! Alun perin suhtauduin ajatukseen aika skeptisesti mutta sen jälkeen kun ripustin näitä villaisia pesiä strategisiin paikkoihin ei oikeita pesiä ole näkynyt, ampiaiset ovat hakeneet pesäpaikan muualta kuin keittiön oven yläpuolelta, terassin katon… Continue reading Valeampiaispesä, fake wasps nest

Crocheted squares, virkattuja neliöitä

This is an absolutely charming book! It features some jems of the antique lace collection of Japanese lace enthusiast Mitsuko Fukuoka. She accumulated her lace collection during the many years she lived in France, and the patterns have been beautifully adapted into charming purses and shawls etc. * Tämä on aivan hurmaava kirja - nimensä… Continue reading Crocheted squares, virkattuja neliöitä

Crocheted purses, virkattuja pikkulaukkuja

Just finished this pretty little handbag to go with my turquoise gear. It was the first time I fixed a metal frame to a bag.  This crocheted pouch cover has been waiting a long time to be framed, so one less UFO (UnFinishedObject) in my stash! * Ensimmäistä kertaa kokeilin metallikehyksen kiinnittämistä laukun reunaan. Sopivilla… Continue reading Crocheted purses, virkattuja pikkulaukkuja

Crocheted star stitch basket and serviette rings, tähtivirkattu kori ja lautasliinarenkaat

The serviettes needed a storage basket so I crocheted a square one out of some thread I purchased from a sale. I have no idea what the material is, some kind of linen? For the basket I used a double and for the serviette rings below a single thread. Both have a row of  "star… Continue reading Crocheted star stitch basket and serviette rings, tähtivirkattu kori ja lautasliinarenkaat

Renewing chairs with lace, ulkotuolien uudistusta virkkaamalla

We bought some synthetic wicker chairs for the terrace some years ago which, not surprisingly, didn't last very long. The metal frame though was in perfect condition so I decided to redo the seat and back with some crocheted pieces. * Sain ajatuksen näiden tuolien korjaamiseen sisustuslehden kansikuvan tuolista johon oli punottu leveää satulanauhaa kauniiksi ristikkäiskuvioksi.… Continue reading Renewing chairs with lace, ulkotuolien uudistusta virkkaamalla

Felted handbags, huovutettuja pikkulaukkuja

These felted handbags are quick to make and easy to "wear", simple but very versatile. The black one is years old and decorated with a "built-in" reflector (you can see more similar reflectors here). It also has a zipper at the top. The ones with a flap have a big snap fastener sewn on. Here… Continue reading Felted handbags, huovutettuja pikkulaukkuja

Old handkerchief lace, vanhaa nenäliinapitsiä

I love old linen! These are some of the beautiful pieces that I've inherited. Each handkerchief has been decorated with a different type of lace, all with really thin thread and worked with very skillful hands. The round little doily adorned a jam jar that I was given many years ago and has a slightly… Continue reading Old handkerchief lace, vanhaa nenäliinapitsiä

Reflector lace, pitsiheijastimia

A good reflector is a very important "safety device" that should be attached to everyones clothes, bags etc. during the dark months of autumn and winter. These have been made out of the same reflective thread that I used a year ago (link here). * Ohuesta heijastinlangasta virkattuja ja käpyiltyjä heijastinkoristeita kiinnitettäviksi talvitakkeihin ja laukkuihin.… Continue reading Reflector lace, pitsiheijastimia

Virkattu ampiaispesä, crocheted wasp’s nest

I heard an interesting claim that wasps can be tricked into building their nest elsewhere if there's a fake nest around! This past summer we had more than our fair share of wasps on  terrases and gardens, so I'm prepared to try! If we don't have any wasp's nests next to my crocheted ones next… Continue reading Virkattu ampiaispesä, crocheted wasp’s nest

Personalized linen, yksilöidyt laudeliinat

Here are some little crocheted motifs to mark linen towels with. We use these as seat covers for the sauna, so it was an appropriate gift to take to our friends' summer cottage 🙂 * Kesätuliaisiksi ystäville vietiin pienillä virkatuilla kuvioilla koristellut pellavaiset laudeliinat. The oak leaf is a design I found on Charlotta's crohet… Continue reading Personalized linen, yksilöidyt laudeliinat