Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Only 32 more squares to go...

.. and then I can start working on the border :-) Mia posted a wonderful tutorial for a crocheted border on her blog here. It may be a little too much for a throw like this, but I'm definitely thinking in that direction.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A beautiful blog on 18th and 19th century dress

Images via Hats & Laces

Hats & Laces is a Tumbr blog full of pictures of beautiful dresses (swoon!) focusing mainly on the 18th and 19th century. I completely fell in love with this dress from ca 1885: the colors, the ribbon details, the flower patterned stripes, … Maybe I should have been a period drama actress :-)

There was no background information, so I don't know where this dress is from. That's a typical problem of sites like Pinterest or Tumblr: sometimes images are reblogged so often that the original image credits get lost...

Monday, February 14, 2011

Paint it pink

Last week I bought a little table for my daughter at the thrift store. It was a horrible shade of green, and after seeing the latest Ariadne at Home magazine, I just knew it had to be pink :-) Her chair is a matching cherry red! There is some paint left, so maybe .. one of my wooden chairs...

ps: the paint is a Dutch brand: Flexa, oudroze 1015, hoogglans

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Yarn experiments

It's fun to experiment with different types of yarn for a knitted leaf & lace throw. Last week, I bought a some of this yarn: Lana Grossa Ragazza, 100 % merino wool to be knitted with needles size 12 (US 17). It's absolutely wonderful, but.... it's way too expensive for a throw... I made a mini square to calculate the amount of yarn I would need, and it's just too much (sigh!). I'll save these balls to make a super comfy shawl. But that's for next winter, because I'm already in a Spring mood :-)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Craft inspiration January 2011

Here's some craft inspiration I collected in January. You can find this pin board here. Click on each image to view its original source.