New Pattern – Colorful Crochet Floor Cushion

crochet pattern colorful floor cushion

Oh, I am sooo happy I can finally announce that my floor cushion project has been finished.

It’s been a month since I started designing this pattern and it feels really rewarding to see the result.

What do you think?

I am in LOVE!


crochet pattern colorful floor cushion

If you like crocheting and gigantic floor cushions just like I do, you can follow this pattern to create one too.

It is a lot of fun, that’s for sure! And it’s pretty easy as well.

Thank you for visiting my shop!

Happy crocheting!

With lots of love,


My Year In Pictures – Week 12

by a lake at golden hour

What a colorful, relaxing and lovely week this was.

Here are a few moments that I captured…


by a lake at golden hour

(Day 77/365)

Watching sunset by a lake. A very good place where the golden hour can be spent.


by the lake swans


colorful crochet circles

(Day 78/365)

The state of the crochet pouf: currently working on version number 3; so far I am quite pleased with the result.

dog in knitted sweaters

(Day 79/365)

A trip to visit my parents. I met their three little dolls again. And yes, Mom knits sweaters for them too 🙂


dobg in knitted sweaters



(Day 80/365)

Mom and Dad gave me a lovely tour of their garden.

Love that place!


garden and trees in spring


flowers snowdrops


red mug and espresso machine

(Day 81/365)

This one still remains my favorite. So special.


walk along the river Danube

(Day 82/365)

A refreshing walk along the river Danube… not all the way, just a bit 🙂


waffles with cream and strawberries

(Day 83/365)

And the traditional Sunday morning sweet treat.

Wishing you a nice new week.



Some Cute Sweaters My Mom Knitted

cute knitted sweaters and vests

Earlier this week I went to visit my parents after a couple of months.

When a visit like this takes place, me and my Mom always share the results of our current crafting adventures with each other. Thanks to this happy tradition I was allowed to see the knitted sweaters and vests that my Mom managed to finish during the months of this past winter. I have to admit, that sight left me in a state of complete amazement for quite a while… there were so many items and they were so… well… beauuutiful!

To make her sweaters, Mom almost never uses patterns and her knitted or crocheted products are usually the result of her own imagination.

Would you like to see these beauties in some more detail? Well, I will be happy to show them to you then… 

green knitted sweater

I love this color.


black and orange long knitted vest

Mom fell in love with vests like this one.


black and orange long knitted vest neck detail

Oh, how I love all these details. They are truly fascinating to me. I could study her work for hours.


white long knitted vest front side

As far as I can remember, Mom has been really great with various pattern and shape combinations.

white long knitted vest back side

The back parts of her sweaters tell their own stories. They usually look more or less different from the front parts.


purple long knitted vest

Ah, magnificent!


purple long knitted vest back side

And again, the back side of the vest shown above.


pink long knitted vest

I like this one too. It looks so comfy.

white long knitted vest with pockets

And this I call a masterpiece. It took me quite some time to figure out how it had been done.


white long knitted vest with pockets back side

The back side – just wonderful, in my humble opinion.


stirped pink grey and white long knitted vest

And this is the last one I snapped. Just waiting to be finished. Love the choice of yarn. My Dad chose it, as I’ve heard… great job, Dad :).

I hope you enjoyed this little presentation. I myself am looking forward to many more knitted and crocheted items from my beloved Mom!

With love,
Petra and Gitka


Photography – Adventures With HDR

colorful pinwheel hdr

Have you ever heard about HDR?

HDR stands for high dynamic range. And that, let me tell you, is a truly magical thing.

It works like this – you take a series of images with your camera, each shot with a different exposure from darkest to lightest (there’s a special setting in you camera to achieve that.)


3 exposure for pinwheel hdr

Then you open these images in a program which is able to combine the best parts of the three overexposed, underexposed and balanced shots to create a dramatic image with beautiful shadowing and highlights.

colorful pinwheel hdr

Isn’t that idea just amazing?

I love it!

What I especially adore is the contrast and detail which these pictures seem to have and which I could not really achieve before.


I came across this technique some time ago, but just recently I got myself a software which helps to make this kind of magic happen (there are quite a few in the market, I chose Photomatix; you can find some really cute examples of HDR photography on their site.)


flower in vase on tray

Me and HDR, this is just the beginning of our journey together. And I am so looking forward to that adventure!


I made a few more pictures to play with this new software thingy… here they are…


breakfast hdr


crochet owl cushions hdr

(Note: You can find the owls here and here.)


flowers on doily hdr


flower and colorful vases


crochet floor cushion in progress hdr

I will definitely let you know when I learn something new in this amazing realm of photography.

Thank you for letting me share.

Wishing you a nice day!



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