Category Archives: crafts

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!

 

Random Joy

joy joy placemat

Hi friends! I hope you are fine.

I am doing great and have stopped by for a while to show you a few things that have been making me very happy recently…

Like, I fell head over heals in love with the crochet pattern shown in the picture above. I think it is addictive.
 
 

crochet circle coasters

And I have material to prove that… :)

I have made a placemat and some coasters too.

 
 

crochet circle coasters

Psst, there’s a pattern for these coming soon!

 
 

crochet basket full of yarn

Some really delicious new yarn has filled my basket recently.

Ahhh, how I love new yarn.

This actually leads me to an idea that I need to crochet a few more baskets like this one, just to be able to store more yarn for crocheting… the sweetest vicious circle I know. :)

 
 

book about healing plants and blue handmade mug

These two precious things have been filling my heart with joy as well – an interesting and beautiful book about herbs and healing plants. Love!

 
 

blue handmade mug with small flowers

And this amazing handmade buddy.

Isn’t it just sweet?

 
 

big green shabby chic floral buttons

I went button-hunting. This is my loot.

 
 

colorful buttons

And there’s more.

 
 

crochet joy joy bracelets

Oh, and the pattern I have shown you in the beginning? I made some bracelets too! Have I already mentioned that it might be addictive? :)

Wishing you a nice rest of the week!

Love,
Petra