25 November 2015

Noro Granny Square Handbag - Sneaky Peek

Hello! Well, I've been crocheting like crazy this week, and some of it was dedicated to the Noro Handbag I've been blogging on about for the past few weeks. Last weekend, I decided it was high time to get a move on with this project, and started connecting up the squares. It wasn't easy and I had to make a few structural changes as well as start again a couple of times. As a consequence, I am not done :-(

However, the bulk of the work is pretty much behind me, which means I have the pleasure of sharing a few sneak peeks with you tonight. Oooh, don't we just love a bit of suspense, eh?

So, here goes:

Side A...

Side B...


Even if the construction has been a bit of a pain, I do love how it's coming together, especially that mix of super rich colours, and the contrast with the black yarn.

For more Granny Love, as always, head over to Jijihook's.

Thanks for reading, folks!

18 November 2015

Another Bridal Motif

Hello, today, a little update on my bridal project. I've made another motif, which I winged completely, so I'm afraid there's no pattern available, sorry! My inspiration came from the key words "crochet paisley" in Pinterest. I am still experimenting and I'm not sure if this particular motif will be part of the finished project. Let me know what you think! :)

Once again, I'll be cheeky and will link this to Jijihook's Granny Love Challenge. I hope it's ok! :)

Thanks for reading, folks!

11 November 2015

A Project Close To My Heart

Hello! I have just embarked on a massive project which I sincerely hope will turn out amazing. It so happens that Mr Little Crochet and I are getting married next year. Soooo, I kind of have decided to crochet my wedding dress. Yep, I know, what am I thinking, eh? But the decision is made, and the first few rows have already been started. I have already gone through a mild panic when I had a very hard time finding more yarn online.

The dress itself is from a vintage pattern I have found during hours of Pinterest surfing. But I also thought I could embellish it with crochet appliqués of some form, and so, I have made a few motifs from various Pinterest locations, mostly Irish/freeform crochet inspired. So far, I am just experimenting with stuff, and the idea is to make quite a few different motifs to choose from, and in various colours, too. Worst-case scenario, if they don't look that great on the dress, they can always be used as table centrepieces on the day, that's the way I see it!

Anyway, here are some of the motifs I have made so far:

The first two are adapted from here and here, though by a sort of happy accident, the first one didn't keep its shape. The third one was made exactly as presented here.

And here they are all put together:

Don't they just look precious? Can't wait to make some more!

Thanks for reading, folks.

Oh, and I know these are not granny squares per se, but since they are motifs that use similar stitches, I'll be cheeky and link them to Jijihook's Granny Love Challenge! ;)

04 November 2015

Granny Close-Ups

Hello! There hasn't been much granny square action around my part of the world since last week, so I thought I'd share a few close-ups of some of the granny squares for my future Noro bag.

Noro colours are simply breath-taking, and I can't get enough of them! :)

Don't forget your weekly granny fix at Jijihook's ;)