colors and yarns

29 01, 2016

An update

By |January 29th, 2016|"done", basket, c2c, colors and yarns, Crocheted blankets, Crocheted cushion, granny squares, Ripple, scarf, shawl, wips|7 Comments

Wooooow it seems like an eternity since I last posted!!! Hello sweet friends!! Sorry for being that bad blogger…. I am daily posting pics on Instagram and Facebook. I found it so much easier to post there instead of uploading pics and writing here. So if you are either on Instagram or Facebook please follow me there. I will be very happy if you do 😉

January is mostly done and it was a busy and productive month ♥

I’ve made a granny square scarf for me ♥


A south bay shawlette in the wonderful scheepjes merino soft yarn ♥


A granny squares cushion ♥



A corner to corner (c2c)cushion ♥


I loved working on this pattern. It is really lovely and quick to grow…



And I am currently working on my ripple blanket ♥


Using different yarns from my stash: Sylecraft special aran, scheepjes stonewashed XL, Nako vizon…


I love mixing different brands of yarn ♥


And I started two days ago a new project ♥ A granny squares blanket mixing different brands of yarn too (Same stash as my ripple blanket  shown above)



I am very very excited to work on this new blanket. Granny squares are my favorite ♥

That is all for January :)

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!


10 12, 2015

In my colorful world

By |December 10th, 2015|"done", Bedspread, Classic square, colors and yarns, Crocheted blankets, knitted shawl, knitting, patchwork, Patchwork crocheted bedspread, Patchwork crocheted squares, Ripple, stylecraft yarn, trendy chale, wips|5 Comments


The title of that post could be the bedspread tadaaaa but I will not make a proper tadaaa post now. I will leave it for later.

The first bedspread is done. And it is beautiful. Really beautiful.


But it needs one more round to add to the edging. A round not in grey.


But I will not do it now. I need to finish the second bedspread (yes they are 2) and then make a proper edging for both and a proper tadaaa post for both too. Because they will live in the same room on twin beds ♥


I love the simplicity of this plain design. I love how the corners make shapes when joined together. I simply love it ♥

You can find a pattern for both the square and the joining method here.


Now I started the second one. Same design. Same colors. Same yarn (Stylecraft special dk and stylecraft life dk) and same love ♥

And I started a ripple blanket too ♥ I have a really really big stash of aran yarn and had some days ago a ripple envy ♥


A very big colorful ripple (one color by row) to keep me busy this coming winter. Want to join me? I will be hooking this blanket along with the second bedspread.


I will be using all the colors of my stash even the ones that I don’t really love. Not very sure about the result but a little voice in my head keeps saying yes to me.


And I must confess that even though I hold my breathe every time I add a new color, I am loving it more and more ♥

The pattern I am using is my loving ripples of happiness and you can find it here. So come on! join me! Let’s destash! Let’s create something beautiful from our leftovers. A rainbow of beautiful ripples ♥ Let’s hook together during the cold months this soothing colorful blanket :) I will be really really happy if you join me!


And I am still knitting my second trendy chale. It made me very happy to see that some of you joined me in this knitting project. I love my first trendy chale* and wear it every day. Can’t wait to finish this second one too.

*All about my trendy chale in this post 😉

Have to leave you now…

Wishing you a really really lovely day ♥

Stay safe ♥



15 10, 2015

Autumn love ♥

By |October 15th, 2015|Bedspread, Classic square, colors and yarns, Crocheted blankets, erin condren planner, granny squares, join-as-you-go, knitted beanies, knitted shawl, knitting, patchwork, Patchwork crocheted bedspread, shawl, trendy chale, wips|5 Comments


October is here. Autumn is here. I love autumn. I love the colors, the “normal routine” in our life, the back to school and the mummy free time I have back in October :) It is a lovely month not too cold not too hot in my part of the world. The light is beautiful. The perfect weather for crocheting and knitting too. I am working on 5 different wips and I am loving it :) Yes, maybe it is too much but I love it. I don’t ever get bored of a project.

In crochet, I am actually joining the last squares of this beautiful blanket ♥


I wanted it to be a bedspread for one of the girls bed but I changed my mind when I tried it on the bed…

I changed my ming and decided to give it as a wedding gift…

and start a new bedspread for the girls…


a classic kind of colorful squares joined as I go with a last round of 1sc 3ch 1sc all around the square and in the 4 corners…


I love the simplicity of this design and find it better for a bedspread. What do you think?


I love how colorful it is and how simple too ♥

And how about knitting? Knitting is now my new addiction and I am totally hooked… I loooooove it…


and I can’t stop making colorful beanies for everybody :)


I started also a “trendy chale” inspired by my IG French ladies. It is a triangular very simple shawl very cosy and warm. And the soothing effect of knitting this simple stitch and increasing one stitch in every row is wonderful. My favorite project for the evenings…


It is growing very fast and the color is a deep orange very automnal. It is really beautiful but I can’t seem to catch it correctly in these pics. The yarn is lima drops and I love it♥

I still have my light blue shawl that I did not show you in this post . I will show it to you next time. It is very slowly growing. I really wish I had 48 hours a day :)

Wishing you a beautiful thursday!

Sending you love and hugs



1 10, 2015

The Stylecraft secret project ♥ A granny scarf

By |October 1st, 2015|"done", colors and yarns, granny squares, scarf, stylecraft yarn|12 Comments



This little blog of mine was very lucky to be picked up between the blogs that are part of the Stylecraft blog tour. Do you remember the competition that Stylecraft held to add a new colour to their range? Well they made a pack of 10x50g of beautiful colours (the 10 finalists of the competition) and decided to send it for free for crochet and knitting bloggers around the world to try out the new colors….

I am very excited and very happy today to show you what I did with these wonderful colors…


A scarf… a granny scarf in these beautiful DK shades… Do you like it?


I did it for my oldest daughter and now my youngest wants one :)


I am a granny squares lover and with a pack of 10 x 50g I was not sure I could make a blanket so I made granny squares and turned them into a scarft :) Simple but simple is the best ♥


I left the egg blue aside for the joining (the winner) and made one granny round with each of the 9 other shades. and then round two with each of the 9 left shades and then round 3 etc etc


At the end I’ve had 9 “unique” squares of 6 rounds each :) and I joined them as I go with a last round in the egg blue :)

For the square’s pattern, click HERE ♥

and for the joining method, click HERE5

Once joined together, I found that the scarft was a little bit short if turned two times around the neck so I’ve made a 10th square and joined it to the others :)


So, my scarft was made finally with 10 squares (of 7 rounds each) joined together with the 7th round in blue.


Then I made 14 little circles. To make a circle I crocheted 12 tr in a circle of 4 chain.


And with the joining color I added these little circles to the scarf. I crocheted 1sc, 5 ch then added the first circle to the chain with a slip stitch then 5 ch, then 1sc (on the scarf)


then 5 ch, then the second circle, then 5ch, 1sc etc etc


and I added 7 little circles to one side of the scarf…


and the other 7 to the other side of the scarf…


and it was done 😉 My daughter loves it and so do I :) Now, I have to make a second one for my youngest girl :)


These new colors are simply fantastic. I felt in love with them as soon as I saw them (specially the mustard yellow one so warm and beautiful ♥) and you know what? You can win your own pack! Yes your own pack of these beauties!! Because my friend there is a GIVEAWAY of this pack during each day of the blog tour and a pack to win EACH DAY! ISN’T THIS FABULOUS???

And today on Le monde de Sucrette you can win your own pack if you click HERE

The draw is open for Le monde de Sucrette’s readers today October 1 from 10.00 am (UK time) and will last for the whole day. The winner will be annouced tomorrow! GOOD LUCK!

And don’t forget to visit tomorrow morning the beautiful blog of Julia to see what she did with her pack and have another chance to win your own :)

Thank you lovelies for your visit today ♥ and thank you Stylecraft for holding this blog tour and having this wonderful range of yarns that makes us very happy ♥

Wishing you a wonderful day ♥



1 08, 2015

Granny squares lover

By |August 1st, 2015|A month with pics, colors and yarns, granny squares|9 Comments

July is gone…


It was a lovely month full of colors and joys…
And now that my v stitch baby blanket is done too (will show it to you next time) and I am really pleased with how it turned out, I have an urge need to crochet grannies :-)


I have some leftover grannies in DK yarn from previous projects, I decided to add some rows to them and make some more …


My stash of colors in DK yarn is big (mostly Stylecraft special DK) and I looooove the colors.


I am mixing some Stylecraft Alpaca tweed to the special ones and I looooove the effect too :-)


I am really a granny squares lover :-)


Wishing you a relaxed weekend!