colors and yarns

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!

3 07, 2015

Feels like Christmas in July ♥

By |July 3rd, 2015|A month with pics, colors and yarns, Crocheted blankets, V stitch|8 Comments

Hello hello sweeties,

A very lucky girl is writing to you right now :) You want to know why? Well two days ago I received the most gorgeous pack from the postman. A pack coming straight to me from the U.K. A pack of the most gorgeous yarn arrived to my little country…


A gift of 18 balls of the most wonderful yarn and a keyring and a bag too :) Yes, a gift :) And no need to tell you how much this made me happy. I was happy singing and dancing all day long :)

I sent by whatsup the pic above telling hubby and my friends how lucky I was :)

This wonderful gift was sent to me by Stylecraft in order to try their yarn. They sent 15 beautiful shades of Life DK (feels like I have chosen the colors myself) and 3 of the latest colors of the Special DK. Oh how I love all these colors :) I love love love them ♥


I can’t wait to start something with them all :) I told you I am a lucky girl :) THANK YOU STYLECRAFT! THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY 

Meanwhile, before receiving this lovely gift, I started a Vstitch baby blanket that will go in my Etsy shop.

I chose beautiful shades of pastels. Not at all my “palette” of colors but I feel like having pastels in my life right now ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


Aren’t they lovely? So soft and calming colors…


 I think that the V stitch is my favorite. It soothes me and calms me and it is perfect for the TV time 😉


I love how this is turning out. And I love how quickly it grows. Never get borred with a V stitch :)

Before leaving you, this is my June month :)


A lovely colorful month :)


Now, I must, MUST, MUST start something with these beauties. Any idea?

Wishing you a lovely weekend!



19 06, 2015

Busy crocheting days

By |June 19th, 2015|Bedspread, colors and yarns, Corners of my home, Crocheted blankets, etsy shop, for babies, granny squares, Hexagons, new projects, wips|10 Comments

Hello sweet friend!


I’ve been busy, busy crocheting with tons of ideas in my head. I want to crochet crochet crochet. I want to crochet baby blankets, lots of them, different kinds, a lot of colors, bright, happy colors. I don’t know what is happening with me…


My hook is burning and I decided to reopen my etsy shop and try to sell baby blankets. Wooohooo I am very very excited about this idea. And I don’t care if it will work or no… I want to try… just crochet and try… will see what will it leads me to… maybe I will close again my shop… maybe not…


I wanted first to finish my actual wips. This hexagons blanket. And the granny bedspread of my daughter Sarah. But I COULDN’T. The hexagons is mostly done…


still have some to join… and it needs an edging of course…


And for the bedspread…


I will leave it for the autumn… Now I have to make baby blankets…


So I started two… one with a cream edge…


and the second a big colorful granny…



and a third, and a fourth, and a fifth (I will not tell about all the crazy ideas in my crazy head) I have to finish the first two, post them in Etsy and then begin the others :)


My Etsy shop is still mostly empty (I posted some of my patterns for sale there). I will tell you when the baby blankets will be there too :)

I am crossing my fingers now and saying a small prayer :)

Will keep you updated my friend!

Love ♥