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Freesia

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I hope you are having a day that’s making you happy, dear friends.

Mine has been filled with some good read, a walk in the sun and a lot of yummy tea so far. Just having a good time.
 
 

freesia and a cup of tea

Sending you lots of love,
Petra

 

New Felt & Crochet Happy Picture

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I am very happy to say that I finished my new spring welcoming picture today.

It has crocheted birds, it has a tree in bloom, it has a happy flower and it has a few bugs too.

What I actually did is that I combined everything colorful that I could find at home (my crocheted birds, my crocheted flower, bug pins, felt, a few sequins and some artificial decorative grass). I just put all those things together in an enthusiastic and rather frantic way :). There was sewing, gluing, pinning and a lot of enjoying involved.

And that frame? It is a very cheap thing from Ikea called Nyttja. They have them in many colors.

I like my new picture a lot, I have to admit. It just brightens up the whole room and puts a smile on my face each time I look at it.

I wish you a nice and colorful day!

Love,
Petra
 

Crocheting With Twine

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I bought a magazine the other day.

But wait, even though this fact alone could get us carried away, there’s a little more to this story.

The  magazine uses a language that I do not speak. It’s German.

Each time I do something strange like this – like buying a magazine that I cannot really read – I call it an investment. This time I could call it an investment into the future possibility of learning a few words of a new language.

Sounds passable, right?

Anyhow, the real reason why I bought it were its amazing photographs and gorgeous crafty ideas.

When leafing through its luscious pages, an interesting idea caught my eye – working with twine… I mean… WORKING WITH TWINE!

How awesome is that?

Very awesome, I would say.

(… oh, and in case you wondered, the magazine is called Landhaus Living).

 

 

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Feeling beyond inspired, I bought myself a super-simple ball of jute twine and started doing what I love most – crocheting. I followed my latest pattern and made a few rosettes (it is the flower number ten of my Big Flower Party pattern).

 

 

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It’s one of my very favorite crocheted creations.

It looks delicious in twine, don’t you think?

 

 

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I continued to make a few more rosettes and I joined them to make a garland.

I love flower garlands. A lot!

 

 

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Twine makes the flowers look so natural, pure and simple.

 

 

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And the story did not end there, no-no.

I continued to make a few more flowers (these come from the Big Flower Party pattern too).

 

 

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And then I made a crocheted box with a rosette on top (you can find the pattern for the box here).

 

 

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For some reason, the twine looks very romantic to me.

Or is it just me who sees it this way?

 

 

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I am already thinking of other projects that would work great with this material.

And what about you – do you like twine as a crafting material? Do you have any twine projects that you’d like to share? Do tell!

Love,
Petra, The Twine Twister

 

New Pattern – Big Crochet Flower Party

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Finally, after more than two weeks of blissful playing with heaps and heaps of colorful crochet flowers – after all the designing, pattern-writing, picture taking, photo editing and finally deleting all the crucial pictures this morning (I blame the coffee), after one nervous breakdown, a Mars bar remedy and recovering most of the pictures later, here I am with the new pattern.

It’s all about FLOWERS.

 

 

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I’ve named it BIG FLOWER PARTY because this jumbo pattern contains individual patterns for
10 colorful crochet flowers as well as a pattern for a cute crochet mini bunting.

Just imagine all the projects and possibilities these decorations offer. I already have two on my mind… I  will definitely show them to you later…

 

 

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It was a blast creating all these ornaments, I have to say.

 

 

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Pure crochet heaven.

 

 

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To find more details about the pattern (like, for example, that it has no less than 97 step-by-step pictures) you are welcome to visit my SHOP.

 

 

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Let the party begin!

With love,

Petra