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.
And I have material to prove that…
I have made a placemat and some coasters too.
Psst, there’s a pattern for these coming soon!
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.
These two precious things have been filling my heart with joy as well – an interesting and beautiful book about herbs and healing plants. Love!
And this amazing handmade buddy.
Isn’t it just sweet?
I went button-hunting. This is my loot.
And there’s more.
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!
Art and crafts have always been a great love of mine.
A few days ago, I was very lucky to visit a fair dedicated to the traditional folk art and crafts of my native country – Slovakia.
The whole experience was just magical. That is probably the best word I can use to describe the feelings I had when I was watching a selection of very old crafts being demonstrated by the most skillful craftsmen right there in front of my eyes. They are the crafts that helped my ancestors live better and nicer lives. And the best thing is that those traditions are still alive.
I am very thankful to the kind people who came to demonstrate their skills in front of curious people like me and I am also thankful to the people who want to keep the old traditions alive and organize this great festival. It was an amazing, sentimental and important touch with the wisdom of the past. Just have look…
Bobbin lace making.
Painting on glass.
Making musical instruments.
Weaving on loom.
Cast brass bells making.
Crooked needle embroidery.
Making wooden toys.
Easter eggs decorating.
Making shepherd’s dishes.
And making herding sticks.
I hope you enjoyed this tour of traditional folk arts and crafts.
And, by the way, which craft is your favorite?
Crafting is my love and joy and a few lovely and colorful things of crafty kind have made me really happy recently. I love those phases of my creative process where I gather cute little things and let them inspire me. Ahh, pure joy! And the joy gets even bigger if I can share those little thingies with you…
I enjoy using my new colorful flower beads. They are already playing an important prettifying role in my new crochet project (psst, more on that in my later post).
I also enjoy my new Ikea frame that I have adjusted a little and use it as a presentation board for my crochet ornaments.
I enjoy these colorful sequins. Christmas projects, here I come!
And these heart beads – them and me, that is true love.
I have yet to find a way how to use these wooden sticks (any ideas?). But aren’t they just adorable?
And these ribbons. A colorful ribbon is a girl’s best friend… is what I say.
I really love my new owl notebook too. Oh, and it came with an owl pen. Ahh, my heart is happy.
Thanks for letting me share my little joys, dear friends! I appreciate it!
Wishing you a nice day!
I have always been a big fan of crafts and handmade products. They hide so much love and make me truly and utterly happy. I love looking at them, I love studying each and every part of them, I love imagining life stories of people who created them and why they were drawn to this or that particular craft. And most of all, I absolutely marvel at products made by my own people, I mean, my family.
Like, these baskets, they were made by my Grandpa – an avid basket weaver.
I introduced his work to you a couple of years ago. I loved his recent baskets so much that I thought I’d definitely need to share them with you.
I am looking forward to all the future baskets that my Grandpa will give life to. He is a true master!