Category Archives: crafts

My Favorite Holiday Craft

cup and knitting

Although I show all traits of a crochet person throughout the year, I have noticed that there is a different kind of craft that allures me during the holiday season.

It’s knitting.

Sweet knitting.

I don’t really understand why this keeps happening to me, but I can see clearly that each year around Christmas I find myself working enthusiastically on a new knitting project.

Maybe it’s all about the gorgeous sound of needles at work that adds to the delightfulness of holidays and makes this time even more spectacular. Who knows…

 

Christmas knitting

This year I am working on a special project that is making me very, very happy. I can’t wait to show you the result.

And, by the way, do you have any special craft or hobby that calls your name during the holidays? Do share!

With lots of love,

Petra

My Mom’s New Passion

handmade jewelry

I might have said it a few times before and now I have to say it again – in addition to being the sweetest, kindest and most generous one, to me, my Mom is also the most skillful, hard-working, inspiring and the most amazing person I have ever met or known in my whole life. I have talked about her amazing painting, gorgeous woodcarving, sculpting, gardening or her knitting and crocheting skills in my previous posts. She is absolutely 100% self-taught and in her creative process she always lets her imagination inspire her.

Just recently, during my latest visit, she’d once again left me speechless when she showed me her newest passion – jewelry making.

She says that she’s just starting and that she’s learning basically all her skills from a jewelry channel on TV, but wow, for a beginner, I think her creations look great! She makes rings, pendants and bracelets. Just have a look… I love them all!

 

handmade jewelry

handmade jewelry

handmade jewelry

handmade jewelry

handmade jewelry

handmade jewelry

handmade jewelry

handmade jewelry

handmade jewelry

handmade jewelry

handmade jewelry

Thank you for letting me share, Mom! You are the best! And I also have this little suspicion that you might be an angel on Earth!

Love,
Petra

 

Always Amazed

wood carving

Every time I visit my parents’ house I become completely and utterly amazed at my Mom’s new hand carved wood creations. The same pattern repeated itself during my last visit. Mom, you are incredibly inspiring. Simply gorgeous!

 

wood carving

hand carved wood sculptures

Thank you for letting me share!

I am wishing everyone a great and inspiring week!

Love,
Petra

 

Colorful Yarn Giveaway!

colorful yarn giveaway on zoomyummy.com

Contest closed. Thank you! Winner has been announced in a separate post!

Hi friends!

Today, I am very happy to announce a new giveaway that I’ve prepared for you!

Yay!!

One lucky reader will win all the colorful yarn shown in the picture. I love to crochet with this cotton yarn and have used it in quite a few of my patterns (like here, here, here, here or here just to name a few).

TO ENTER

To enter the giveaway, just let me know which is your FAVORITE HOBBY OR CRAFT in the Comments section of this post.

Mine is crochet, that’s for sure. And I can’t wait to hear what YOU enjoy best!

THE RULES

. One entry per person, please.

Extra entries:

. Facebook (become a fan of ZoomYummy; leave a separate note about it in the Comments section of this post)

. Twitter (follow ZoomYummy; leave a separate note about it in the Comments section of this post)

(So together you can earn three entries.)

This giveaway is open till November 15 and it is open worldwide. The winner will be selected at random and will be announced and contacted shortly after.

Good luck, everybody!

Love,
Petra

Contest closed. Thank you! Winner has been announced in a separate post!

 

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