6 Nice Autum and Winter DIY's And Inspirations

12 11 2014

Due to jewelry and wool orders  

I have only very little spare time for my own DIY's right now. 

These are some nice projects and inspirations I found on my Pinterest boards.

Gift wrapping with leaf

Gift wrapping with post cards 

Printable gifttags

Beautiful autumn table setting

Tutorial for overcast stitch 

Fimo Tags

Happy Day,

Anette 


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A BIG Fat Pompon

11 11 2014
Chunky hat by Lebenslustiger.com

Chunky hat by Lebenslustiger.com

First time that I made a big fat pompon out of Loopy Mango Big Loop Yarn for an order.

I din't use a cardboard frame for it. Just held the yarn in my hand like I do with my usual pompons I make for the chunky hats (see tutorial here)

Only that I did as much loops as I could possible hold in my hand.

Then I had help tying it together and fasten it tight.

I cut all loops open and carefully pulled the thin thread out of each ending and gave a haircut to make the pompon nice and round.

Voilá - are you a cool cat wearing a giant pompon on your hat? :-)

Happy Day,

Anette

Today is Creadienstag


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My First DaWanda DIY Video Is Online: Knitting A Chunky Scarf

09 11 2014

A couple weeks ago I was invited by DaWanda in Berlin to shoot two DIY videos.

I was nervous and excited because I had not done any video shoot with myself in it yet.

But the folks at DaWanda are really nice and easy going so in the end it was a super fun day for me.

The first video - knitting a chunky scarf from Loopy Mango Big Loop Wool  - is online now. 

It's in german though. 

You can see it here

I think I am a bit stiff and tense but hey - it was the first time, right?

It made me laugh because right in the beginning, when I tell who I am, there is a second where I had to think what the name of my brand is! :-)

But please watch for yourself... 

DIY Schal stricken Video

Happy Day,

Anette 


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Things You Don't Know About Me, Upcoming Plans And A Winner

22 10 2014

... or you probably don't know about me.

Because I still don't have a proper 'About' page!

I don't know...just hope, I will surprise myself at some point and just get it done.

While I am still busy as a bee working in my jewelry/wool studio, you can - if you like - read a bit more about me over at other places:

&Magazine interviewed and featured me in their Blogscreen series (in german) and at the Roest Haakt Blog I share my favorite five yarns to work with (in english).

Super chunky hat

Upcoming DIY Plans:

I finally finally want to share tips on how to make a mega thick blanket like this one I knitted back in January and February.

Plus I developed an easy way to felt larger amounts of felt-ropes. Very excited about that and I am planing to write down the process in an e-book.

And now to my recent Give Away:

First let me say that I am totally blown away by your support! I would have never ever thought I will make it to the top of the newcomer finalists for the upcoming Designachten show in my neighbor city since two other finalists had a head start of me and at first it seemed pretty hopeless that I would be able to catch up.

But thanks to YOU I did and that's so awesome. One reader wrote to me that she forced all her work colleagues to vote for me :-)

Out of the 44 (1 was via e-mail) comment entries random.org picked no.1(!) as the winner of a knitted hat. Congratulations!!!

And again thanks so much to everybody who voted for me! 

Happy Day,

Anette 


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