Colorful Yarn Giveaway (December Edition) – WINNER!

giveaway - zoomyummy - december - winner

Hi friends!

Today I am very happy to announce the winner of the December Edition of the Colorful Yarn Giveaway!

So… the WINNER is…

 

giveaway - zoomyummy - december - winner

The commenter number 177 – Maria!

Congratulations Maria! You will be contacted via email soon.

Thank you ALL for participating in the contest. You are the best! And stay tuned – there is a new giveaway coming soon.

With love,
Petra

 

Enjoying…

crochet and colorful owl mug

Hi, dear friends!

I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season and that you have enough time to enjoy the lovely simple things around you.

Here are a few lovely simple things that have been making me very happy lately…

Like the owl mug shown in the picture above? Yes, it is my new find on the mug front and I’ve been thinking… could a mug possibly get more adorable?
 

small Christmas tree with crochet Christmas balls

These days, I really love the corner in my craft room. During the months of winter, I love to decorate it with as many colorful Christmassy decorations as possible. A happy, happy place it is.

 

little crochet bird on a crochet wreath ornament on Christmas tree

This year I’ve used my crochet bird ornament for my poor little tree.

 

crochet star ball ornament

And I’ve thrown my crochet star balls in the mix as well.

 

colorful balls of yarn

Lately I have realized that my scrap yarn basket holds rather enough balls of yarn.

 

colorful crocheted granny squares

So I started to turn the yarn into colorful squares.

 

colorful granny squares with dark border

And I am giving each square a gray border to get them ready for a future blanket. I can’t wait till it’s finished. I might call it a Color Explosion Blanket.

 

Christmas Market

I visited a Christmas market.
 

Christmas Market decorations

And on top of having a cup of lovely almond punch that was so delicious that I will probably never forget it, I saw some very amazing things there. Just like these cute winter decorations.
 

Christmas market

Or these handmade accessories.

There’s one more Christmas market that I plan to see in the coming days. It’s the one in Vienna. If I go, I will surely bring some colorful coverage! 🙂

 

christmas gingerbread cookies

Oh, and last but not least, there have been Christmas cookies. I have found these adorable gingerbread ones and simply can’t get enough! Sooo delicious!

Thanks for letting me share!

Wishing you lovely, blessed and cheerful Holidays!

Love,
Petra

New Crochet Pattern – Little Colorful Christmas Trees

crochet pattern - little Christmas trees

Hi, dear friends!

Today I am very happy to present to you my latest crochet project – Little Colorful Christmas Trees!

Yay!

As the name itself suggests, these decorations are really teeny tiny and take very little time to make. I think they are perfect as a Holiday decor for your home or office and they can make pretty presents for your loved ones too.

So far, I have made eight and still plan to make more… there are just too many tempting color combinations forming in mind… so, beware, this is addictive!

In case you would like to try this easy project too, you can use my pattern to guide you along the way. It includes 40 step-by-step pictures to make the project as easy to follow as possible. You can find the pattern in my OWN SHOP or on Etsy.

And as usual, I could not resist and had to take a zillion pictures to share with you…

crochet pattern - little Christmas trees

crochet pattern - little Christmas trees

crochet pattern - little Christmas trees

crochet pattern - little Christmas trees

crochet pattern - little Christmas trees

crochet pattern - little Christmas trees

crochet pattern - little Christmas trees

crochet pattern - little Christmas trees

crochet pattern - little Christmas trees

crochet pattern - little Christmas trees

crochet pattern - little Christmas trees

crochet pattern - little Christmas trees

Enjoy!

With love,
Petra
 

Beautiful Free Christmas Desktop Wallpapers

free-christmas-desktop-wallpapers

Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la, Christmas is almost here!

And with it the time to update our desktop wallpapers.

As that is one of my most favorite things to do and I always love searching for new desktop backgrounds, I thought I could share some of my new finds with you.

So, if you are into that kind of thing, there are some really beautiful holiday images waiting for you HERE. They are in JPG format and work on all computers including Apple Macs.

And if you are a PC user, like me, you might like the festive Christmassy desktop wallpaper themes that are freely available from Microsoft (they work on PCs only). To activate them, click on the links below, and then (on Microsoft’s website) click the Download Theme button. Once the download has finished, simply double-click on the downloaded file in order for Windows to install your new desktop theme. (All three themes come with multiple desktop wallpaper images, Christmas sounds and colors! The themes can be installed on Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers.)

Decking the Halls theme
Decorating the Trees theme
Holiday Lights theme

Enjoy!

Love,
Petra
 

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