onsdag 29. februar 2012

Cleaning up the mess.

I finally cleaned up the mess in my sewing room, it looked like a bomb went off in there.
As you can see, it's still kind of messy, but now I know where things are.

I also found out that I need to stop buying fabric and start to sew instead.
There are too much fabric in my shelves and drawers!

søndag 26. februar 2012

Time for candle light.

Yesterday and today I made these crochet covers for some old jars I had.
They are so easy and fast to make, and I think they are very pretty with tea candles in them.

Tutorial can be found here.

lørdag 25. februar 2012

Another cushion.

I can't stop crochet! It's so much fun, and easy to work with.
I made another cushion, this time in my favorite colors, purple and green.

Don't you just love the granny crochet? I know I do:-)

For the back I used some leftover yarn from stash, I didn't want to buy more of the yarn used on the front. I sewed on some buttons from my ever growing collection:-D

I really want to make more cushions now, so I guess there's more yarn buying in my near future.

Have a great weekend!

søndag 19. februar 2012

I'm finally back!

I've had a long "holiday" from blogging, I think I needed some time away from it.
Besides, I haven't been sewing much lately, I've had a lot going on in my life.

I'll tell you a little about it...

I have been in a process for a long time, trying to decide if I should do this or not. I finally decided that I would go for it, and I'm happy I did!

Ten days ago I got a gastric bypass.

I have been struggling with my weight since my early teens, and I just got so sick of it.
I also began to fear illnesses related to weight issues, and I don't want to go there.
Besides that, there is also the fact that we lost our son, I have been told over and over that it did not happen because of my weight, but still...
I'm not comfortable with trying for more children when I'm so overweight.

So, here I am! I'm recovering from the operation, eating only soup (blah), and doing fine really.
I have not had much pain after the surgery, and I'm starting to excercise a little now.
I feel great about it, and I don't regret getting this done.

While I'm recovering I'm not sewing much, but I crochet!
A lot...

Want to se?

I made a big blanket and a cushion for my sofa, loving the colors I used.
Pure wool yarn, so they are warm and cozy.

Tutorial for the cushion can be found at Attic24, wich by the way has lots of beautiful tutorials on her blog. Tutorial for blanket can be found at Dottie Angel.

I'm working on two other blankets now, I ran out of yarn for one of them, so I need to go to my yarn shop tomorrow.

Crochet is so much fun!