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

Dyeing with coffee and blackcurrants, värjäystä kahvilla ja marjamehulla

This year's top fashion colour - rose quarz - seems to have been the theme of my posts just lately. I decided to dye my tatted new earrings from the previous post that colour too to go with my pale pink cardigan. After my experiments of dyeing with avocado skins I've been reading a lot about natural dyes.… Continue reading Dyeing with coffee and blackcurrants, värjäystä kahvilla ja marjamehulla

Tatted and crocheted earrings, korvikset käpypitsistä ja virkkaamalla

Inspired by a Japanese artist Miho Fujita who makes fabulous intricate jewellery with a tiny crochet hook I tried crocheting and tatting these earrings with my tatting thread. On the right my tatted version with a four petal flower motif and on the left my try of Miho Fujita's tiny circle chains. My tatted earrings… Continue reading Tatted and crocheted earrings, korvikset käpypitsistä ja virkkaamalla

Felted mobile pouch, huovutettu kännykkäkotelo

Over easter I made this mobile pouch. My daughter needed one quick (mobiles without a cover are very prone to injury as you probably well know) so she chose some wool from my left over yarn stash and out with the big needles.  Felting is one of my favourite techniques and the soft shell around… Continue reading Felted mobile pouch, huovutettu kännykkäkotelo

Lace tablecloth, pitsipöytäliina

The elaborate lace in this old book has once adorned the sheet of some noblewoman. The pattern I found for the crocheted tablecloth is nearly the same with the crocheted bands forming an intriguing trellis between the rounds. This is one work I dug out of the unfinished objects' basket and finally sewed together. *… Continue reading Lace tablecloth, pitsipöytäliina

Hohtoa elämään! Glow in the dark!

I am quite obsessed about (especially) my loved ones wearing a proper reflector at this, the darkest time of the year! A pretty alternative for a reflector band is a lace one. These have been crocheted with thin reflective thread and a 1.25 mm hook, then carefully ironed between two sheets of paper to straighten… Continue reading Hohtoa elämään! Glow in the dark!

Crocheted linen, isompia ja pienempiä virkattuja liinavaatteita

This bedspread was a big but fun project to do. It's a traditional pattern, the original of which was crocheted over a hundred years ago in western Finland. Mine is made with quite a thick cotton thread, has 72 squares and a matching border running at the foot end and sides. Tämä on suuritöisimpiä tekemiäni… Continue reading Crocheted linen, isompia ja pienempiä virkattuja liinavaatteita

Sauna gear, saunavarusteet

The sleeves of my bathrobe ended up too short so I lengthened them by sewing on some lace. Being one of my favourite colours I had some linen yarn of the same green in my stash that I could use to crochet the lace edgings. I undid the cuff, turned a narrow hem onto the right… Continue reading Sauna gear, saunavarusteet

New curtains, verhojen ompelua

I had to replace the curtains in the changing room of our country sauna after ruining the old ones in the wash. I was going to sew some of my lace edgings onto the old ones, but had to buy some new linen instead. * Saunan pukuhuoneen verhot oli pakko uusia sen jälkeen kun olin… Continue reading New curtains, verhojen ompelua