The most awaited craft and design event of the year is starting tomorrow in Tampere! I had a chance to visit the Finnish Craft & Design / Suomen Kädentaidot in 2015 and I loved it (read about my visit here). This year, I will be attending it again with a blogger pass as a crafts blogger . Already, I am planning how to get the most of of my day and here are some tips for you too!
I came across this crochet hat pattern a few years ago. After that, I saw it pop up on Pinterest often. The pattern is super easy, puff stitch is a pleasure to work with & overall look is good! I used Red Heart yarn (first time), we don’t find it that easily here. The yarn was soft acrylic – I would prefer wool or alpaca.
Lovely and bright spring days! I was so busy working on my craft projects, travel, visiting craft fairs in between & attending other events. So, here’s a little update of what happened in the last couple of months.
I visited the crafts fair at Messukeskus. Dollhouses have been rising in popularity as a hobby in the last few years. In fact, a friend suggested I try it out as my new hobby but as it is I am involved way too much with yarn, beads, fabric (although, combining them together to make miniatures for doll houses seems tempting) – I think first I need to finish the million WIPs I have stashed around the house! For now, I can only marvel at the doll houses from a distance. At the fair, I found some really cute ones –
Look what caught my fancy.
This light, delicate jewellery that looks like henna tattoo to the untrained eye is actually made from soya bean oil! How unique! Personally, I prefer the ear rings.
I crocheted a few scarves, wrist warmers & a throw as gifts. I packed them in organza bags.
My first ever crochet project was using granny squares. After that, the only other project using granny squares is the throw above (lower right in pic).
These cushion covers are so simple, quick & gratifying. After a particularly frustrating sewing session, I haven’t touched my sewing machine since September 2016. Finally, I figured that my sewing machine and I work well only with cotton fabric. These cushion covers are made with cotton fabric from Ikea.