Yesterday White - Today Colorful

02 01 2013

I love to show you shops I find on trips: In Copenhagen or Santa Barbara for example or today from our recent ski trip to the alps.

Lenai&Linai - were two sisters who lived in the alps and the story about their life was so inspiring to shop owner Sonia Zimmermann, that she named her wonderful little location after them. The shop is located right next to the church of beautiful mountain village Lech/Arlberg.

Their handmade clothing line and bags are just gorgeous: very creative, individual and colorful made from fine wool and felt. 

Great inspiration right at the front door...

...my favorite piece: a light wool coat with neon details!!! And look at those cool Felt-Trophys hanging from the wall...

... I loved the splendid wish-tree!

And these cute angels...

...and the best: a generous amount of humor!!!

Have a happy day,

Anette 

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Neon Christmas Trees

17 12 2012 DIY

Quick, Quick...

Get the crochet hook...ready set go!

These crochet Christmas trees are so much fun to make and finished in a few minutes.

Let them happily dance from the ceiling, tape them to a wall, pretty as an ornament or a gift tag, for your table decoration, on your door or window...possibilities are endless!

I'm sure you can't stop after one - I couldn't...

I loved the neon color throughout the year, so why don't use it for Christmas decoration too? It is such a happy color and I like it especially in combination with natural wood and nordic interior design.

Nowadays you can get neon wool everywhere - back in spring one had to hunt for it online...

The second version I made is from thin mohair crocheted with my big 12mm hook.

They are really pretty, delicate and fluffy. 

O.K. - let's get started: Please note that I drew "trebles" on the chart instead of "doubles". Of course it does work with trebles too!!! - I just thought, this is the sign for doubles since it has two marks...oh well... so:

Chain 5 and join with a slip stitch.

1st round:

Make 3 chain, 3 double, 3 chain, 4 double, 3 chain, 4 double, 3 chain and join with a slip stitch.

Slip stitch 3 to the next space.

2nd round:

3 chain, 3 double, 3 chain, 4 double in that first space made in the previous round.

1 chain, 4 double, 3 chain, 4 double in the next space.

1 chain, 4 double, 3 chain, 4 double in the last space.

1 chain and join with a slip stitch.

Slip stich 3 to the next space

3rd (and last!) round:

3 chain, 3 double, 4 chain, 4 double in space from previous row.

1 double in the middle of double group from previous round.

4 doubles in next space.

1 double in the middle of double group from previous row.

4 double, 4 chain, 4 double in next space.

1 double in the middle of double group from previous row.

4 doubles in next space.

1 double

4 double, 4 chain, 4 double.

1 chain

4 double in next space.

1 chain and join with a slip stitch

Phew!!!

I hope I didn't forget a stitch... 

Now turn your little tree and slip stitch 2 back for the trunk:

3 chain, 3 double

turn

3 chain, 3 double (I ran out of yarn at this point on the picture... :-))

Cut and pull yarn thru the stitch, make a knot or sew the ending.

If you like take a piece of yarn and tie on top for hanging.

Done!!!

Next one, please...

After the third one it will go really fast because you don't have to look up the pattern...

Please e-mail or comment me with any question you might have on this tutorial: lebenslustiger(at)gmail(dot)com.

Have a magical last week before Christmas

a happy day and please visit also Creadienstag today, 

Anette 

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Hardware Store Glam...

26 11 2012 DIY

Thanks to Katja for this great word creation ... :-)

As promised here are more pictures of how i used the double-sided masking tape i found at the hardware store the other day when i made a quick run for grey paint for one wall in the shed.

I love hardware stores - you too?

Just wish there would be time to once sniff to all these aisle in no hurry...

The tape caught my eye on my way out because of it's color: pink!

Back home I immediately opened it and used glitter on one of the adhesive sides to make it non sticky.

Just simply sprinkle the glitter onto the tape surface and rub it gently in.

"Nice" side effect - the unneeded glitter will be EVERYWHERE in your house and ON you in NO time...

The white part is non adhesive and a great opportunity to write little messages or a quote onto your packaging.

I used some neon - again...

I still love this cheerful color, especially in moderation and in contrast to the simplicity of the brown wrapping paper.

You can also punch the tape well and it removes easily.

O.K - let's wrap it up now...

Have a happy day, 

Anette 

P.S. more creative projects here today