Friday, 28 December 2012

One sweater ,two versions


White pants is a great option for the same old looks but with a twist . They certainly make my plain brown sweater look more special. I bought the sweater 10 years ago and it's a nice wool blend and warm chocolate color .What I still find amazing is how I can accessorise it so that it looks different. It's like a game I often play. I wore the blue version first but later in the morning I switched to pink. I had in mind to switch shoes ,too but I was in a hurry and already late for my appointment.
That's  me with a bit of make up. We don't get along as nicely  as I want but that's what new year resolutions are about. I will put make up in my to do list together with organising my time better and working harder and faster and procastrinate never.

That's my new project , the green one , that will eventually turn to a bag .If it works out I will make bags in all colors that match my wardrobe. As you can see my daughter is on the crochet wagon and although she isn't as much inspired as I am( truth be told) she does just fine.

This month is also the anniversary of my blog . It's my third full year of blogging and the most productive that far although I can see a swift in my interest. It's not only about style but also about crochet and other diy projects. I don't beleive that I would have discovered my creative fingerprint without blogging. I've grown in many ways trough blogging and I urge all of you to blog like crazy.
  I wish you all happy blogging and a Happy New Year!!!

Monday, 17 December 2012

Winter green

Well, because the weather is quite good I ventured wearing my green pants in a winter look. I've remixed my black cardi in a million ways and I find my white tshirt so easy to combine with everything ( the main reason I bought it). This is my basic wardrobe with a bit of color and a scarf and my favorite crochet ring I made yesterday.
I look with a bit of disappointment at my point and shoot camera that I will replace sometime but not soon. I have to make do with it for the time.
I can't wait to see more of what all you lovely ladies have to show on Pattie's blog for the Visible Monday series.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

I made myself a ring

 I'm both surprised and satisfied about this little ring
 If you weren't puzzled about how I managed to tangle my hands like this you would notice that my ring is made of a simple  crochet base of some kind and a button.
 And yes I made it yesterday while crocheting my stars . It was done in a hurry but there is plenty of potential , no one can deny this.

 And it certainly satisfies my need for something new that is both not pricey but still stylish( I hope at least) .
 And while I was at it , I made my daughter one ...
 And there is still a lot of wool and buttons at home to come up with more rings.
Happy weekend everyone! I wait for your comments.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Christmas spirit

It all started with this little sketch to put me in the mood for Christmas.  I made it myself after consulting a how to sketch Christmas-y things on Google.

 Then ,  I got so passionate to crochet something myself for Christmas to send to 3 school bazzars . I found the designs you see above on Google again and got down to work.I have to give credits to this lovely lady for the tree and the star. Above you see how they look on my Christmas tree and below how they look all together.

I still have some more to make until I start my next project. On the everyday dressing front I'm pretty much loyal to the equestrian style but I plan to make some crocheted summer dresses to be well stocked for next summer.

Monday, 3 December 2012

My first crochet skirt ever

So , this is my first crochet skirt ever! As you can understand I'm so proud of making it. It's very basic but made a good impression today and I enjoyed wearing it! The color is a bit strong but tone it down with black and there I was comfortable with it!

You can have a closer look at the stiches and if you want to give it a try just follow the instructions here and before you know it you will be sporting a great crochet skirt.

As for me I go over to Pattie's blog and check all the lovely ladies there.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

A sort of a preview

 Hallo lovely ladies ...I'm still overwelmed with my enthousiasm for crochet and all things that can be made with some wool and a hook! It must be such an ancient form of art for women,too.
Anyway , I post today to show you the 3 projects I have on the way . The one above will soon be a very basic a line skirt . I hope that sometime next week it will be ready for styling and photos.
 This lovely brown mess will be an easy to wear bolero ,sleeveless but still warm since we have so high temperature still in Greece .It's a breeze to make's just my hands can't go faster!!!
You see this stick?  I will try and turn it into a hook . It gives me such a buzz to be able to make my own hooks in all sizes. See how it turns out and I might get some help from my husband.
Have a nice week you all and makes all the difference in everyday living.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Mum's woolen sweater

This is me sporting my new knit edition of a top specially made for me by mum . It's simple , it's soft and calls to be reproduced in all colors. That's the things that inspire me now and there seems to be no end to the inspiration.

All I need is yarn that can be bought in bulk via the net in good prices and lots of my time and my creativity and I can come up with gorgeous stuff.
Gosh!!! Do you think I need to come down a bit??? I'm searching the blogs and bookmark all sorts of lovely projects and I pray to the self dicipline gods to take care of me and bless me with some hard work attitude.

 In the main time I wear anything knitted I own and like I said I will soon knit me a simple bolero. I have found the pattern but I can't decide on the color of it.

 In the granny squares part I have already made 50 squares and I still have to make 50 more and then connect them. It's much work but I only take pleasure in doing it.
Have a nice mid week and excuse my not posting often but family life comes the moment.

Friday, 16 November 2012

How to refashion a tray...with lots of love

 I had the tray for 4years and I had the adhesive paper collecting dust for 3 years but it wasn't until today that i thought of putting them together . Oh ! wild winds of inspiration...

But it only took a nano second to decide how to use this refashioned tray !!!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Love this vase?

Are you in for a little bit of no money  decoration? Well , while I was freshing up the rooms I gathered a few items like some string, a doilly I recently made and an old ugly glass vase. Plus flowers from my wild garden.

Just follow the photos. It's so easy....

Almost there

So much better now. You can use whatever piece of cloth and whatever glass thing like bottle or mason jar ...just use these simple steps.

Now stand up and go look around the house can even send me a link of what you transformed and I will post it.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

My first granny square ever

Today feels like a very special day for me because I made my first granny square ever. Something deep inside tells me it is the first one of a large number of granny squares that I will make.
For those of you who have been visiting my blog for a while you know how much I longed for a creative outlet and you understand how greatful I am I found one in the shape of crochet.

It's not an exageration to say that it can even make all the difference between going crazy and keep my posititive outlook for life.
But what is amazing and gives me hope is that many others I know are taking up crochet or knitting I suppose for the same reasons I do.
In my home town many speed course groups for crochet /knitting/sewing are formed and already in my school we are 3 teachers proudly presenting each other our production.

 I may be over positive or wrong but I think that people who have been desperate and have lost hope they slowly make small steps to change their attitude and how they feel even if it is with crochet. It's sort of babysteps for a whole nation to find ways to go out of this crisis. Who knew crochet can even be a political action.

 As the day progresses I make more and more squares and I'm amazed at how quickly they go and how happy I get when I finish one.

 The kitchen table looks like this and I find this photo so symbolic of how technology and tradition when combined in a good way can change peoples lives for the best.If it wasn't for the web which is a great resource of tutorials and inspiration I wouln't have loved crochet so much.

At this point I have to give credits to mickeyssmail for the great tutorial I used to make my first granny square. I wish you all a great rest of the week and make sure to get involved in something creative ....just to keep sane in these crazy times.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Wool happy

 Today , I'm super excited bacause I bought my first collection of wool in several beautiful colors. I get so happy even by looking at them. All ideas and beautiful project are running through my head and I just have to make a little organising as to what I want to do first. 
What I already know for sure is that I want to make things to decorate my house and turn it into a small sanctuary.

 In the main time I got inspired and made a small flower garland to decorate my daughter's room. I saw something similar on the web and I tried a few stiches to have a similar result.

Finally I want to share with you how I looked today while teaching in my preppy look and equestrian scarf

                                          plus you get to see my new loafers

Have a great week and don't forget to visit Patti's blog fot the latest addition on Visible Monday !