you know Gretchen Hirsch? She is a internation sewing starlet, as her
blog says. She has written several books about vintage sewing, with lots
of tips and trick in it about sewing and about adjusting patterns for a
perfect fit. About a month ago she started a sew along. I didn't sew
anything for a long time, but after reading about this sew along, I
suddenly had some appetite to get my sewing machine from underneath the
dust and sew along. This weekend I finished the dress and I'm quite
happy about it. There are some improvements that I need to remember for
the next dress I will be making, but overall I'm quite content.
As told in my last post, after crocheting Elena Deer (free pattern here) I became curious and last week I purchased issue #6 of Koel Magazine, so I could crochet Crispin Rabbit. I want to give Deer and Rabbit to the twin daughters of my friend.
After finishing Rabbit I started with the Chill & Chunky Blanket in the same issue. I felt like crocheting a blanket since after three months of uninterrupted sun it finally started to rain and it was sort of chilly outside (funny how 23 degrees Celsius feels chilly after days of 35 degrees). I love the seasons and am looking forward to Fall: closed curtains, candles, house blankets, indoor diners with friends, movie nights and evenings full of Netflix. So, I made this:
I used Mint Green wool for the blanket and Dark Grey cotton for the edge.
week I found a new magazine named Koel Magazine. Well, actually it found me
and liked some of my posts on my Instagram account, which made me curious and made me want to found out what was Koel Magazine.
It happened to be a
sort of glossy magazine about yarn crafts. It's quite original, is not only about yarns but also about design and decoration and comes with a lot of ideas, crafty gadgets and information that I had never heard about (punch needling, anyone heard of punch needling before?), but sure want to try one of these days.The only downside is that the magazine is a bit pricy, but I bought the latest issue anyway.
On the website of Koel Magazine I found a couple of free
patterns for different yarn arts. My favorite craft is crochet of course and under the crochet head I found this free pattern from Pica Pau (I've posted my results that I made with her patterns on different occasions here on the blog).
I already started the next project. This one is from this …