November 21, 2014

Etsy Crochet Finds

Here are some lovely crochet ornaments that I found as I was searching in etsy this morning.

Elf Slipper Ornament, by Monarchdancer
Snowwoman, by HelenKurtidu
Christmas ornament beanie, by PeaPodProps
Christmas stars, by HolidayImaginations


November 08, 2014

Doillies, doillies, doillies!

The first thing my grandma taught me when I was a little girl, was how to make DOILLIES.
My grandma - as most grandmas - was an expert in crochet. Our home is full of her crochet projects (curtains, tablecloths, borders - name it and we have it!).

What I wanted to do is alter the way her doillies was meant to. I crocheted the same patterns with bulkier and colorful yarns and I made a table runner with these.

I even made a rug for my son's bedroom.

In Craftbox we had even more ideas what we can do with them.
Share with us your ideas!

November 06, 2014

Large amigurumi owl

I have made hundreds of these adorable little owls. They are cute, small and fast to make. I can play with the unlimited color combinations.
You can find the small owls here.
But, a friend of mine asked me to make her a larger one for her daughter. So, this is the result of this effort:

The large owl can be found here.

November 03, 2014

Christmas all around!

As my favorite period of time is approaching, I'm getting ready for it!
My crochet hooks are getting very busy preparing various crafts for Christmas.
Felted star with appliqued crochet star. A vintage style touch for the home decoration.

Christmas trees decorated with garlands and balls.

 Star garlands in various color combinations.

My cute snowman! This winter seams like we are going to make some real ones in our garden...

More colorful star garlands!

I can't wait!!!

September 08, 2014

Welcome Halloween!

Are you ready for the funniest season of the year?
We are!

Ghost and pumpkin garland.

The spooky ghost!

The ghost and pumpkin hanger.

Last but not least: the pumpkins in various colors.

August 11, 2014

Αντρέας, ο τίγρης

Είχα την έμπνευση να φτιάξω έναν μικρό τίγρη μία περίοδο που δύο πολύ αγαπημένα μου παιδιά βρίσκονταν στο νοσοκομείο για διαφορετικούς λόγους το καθένα. Λιγότερο ή περισσότερο σημαντικοί λόγοι - δεν έχει σημασία. Βίωσα την αγωνία, το φόβο απέναντι σε αυτό που απειλεί την υγεία, τη χαρά, στερεί τις διακοπές και φέρνει πόνο και ταλαιπωρία.

Ο τίγρης, λοιπόν, δημιουργήθηκε μέσα σε αυτό το κλίμα. Του πόνου, του φόβου, της αγωνίας.
Έφτιαξα μία μικρή ιστορία γύρω από τον μικρό αυτό τιγράκο. Είναι κι αυτός ένα παιδάκι ακόμα χωρίς πολλές εμπειρίες και χωρίς πολλές απαντήσεις στα μεγάλα "γιατί" του κόσμου. Φοβήθηκε κι αυτός. Φοβήθηκε για το άγνωστο. Φοβήθηκε γι'αυτό που τον περιμένει. Φοβήθηκε για τη ζωή του που απειλήθηκε. Αλλά δεν το έβαλε κάτω. Αγωνίστηκε - με το φόβο του αγκαλιά - και βγήκε νικητής.

Ο Αντρέας ο τίγρης είναι ο μεγάλος νικητής!

Είναι νικητής του ίδιου-του του φόβου.
Είναι ο μεγάλος νικητής της ζωής!

Κ και Λ σας αγαπώ πολύ!

July 31, 2014

Hot for the summer...

In the middle of July, I am already looking forward for Christmas.
So, I decided to make something cool: Freezy, the snowman.
It's a very simple amigurumi pattern and can be made in an afternoon.

You can find the pattern of Freezy here.

May 28, 2014

Eugene and his friends - Ο Βαγγέλης και οι φίλοι του

As I was about to crochet one more amigurumi donkey so that I can write down the pattern and try it once more to check for mistakes etc, I was asked by a friend to make one more for his newborn son.
So, I ended up having three amigurumi donkeys at home at the same time. I wouldn't miss the opportunity to take some pictures of the three together.
There they are:


May 12, 2014

Eugene - Βαγγέλης

Vango is an adorable amigurumi donkey. I started designing him during last summer, but he wasn't ment to finish before last week. I just adore his huge snout, which is that thing on him that make him so cute!

Ο Βαγγέλης είναι ένα αξιοαγάπητο γαϊδουράκι. Άρχισα να τον σχεδιάζω το περασμένο καλοκαίρι, αλλά δεν κατάφερα να τον τελειώσω πριν από την προηγούμενη βδομάδα. Λατρεύω την τεράστια μουσούδα του, και νομίζω ότι είναι αυτό που τον κάνει τόσο γλυκούλη!


March 08, 2014

Love at first sight

This is the love story of two amigurumi owls that met accidently and fell in love at first sight:

HE and his friend were flying in the sky...

when HE suddenly saw HER! He immediatly fell in love with HER and...

HE completely lost his mind!

SHE couldn't help it either, SHE fell in love with HIM as well. 
And they lived happily ever after!