Wednesday, January 9, 2013

New Year Means... calendar, planner and diary, of course!
When the year is ending, I get excited because I can finally get my hands on pretty diaries, calendars, etc.

I haven't gotten myself a new planner, since I don't need one till my uni restarts.
I personally prefer buying a planner than printing one, since well, it's a hell lot of pages!
If you're looking for some unique 2013 planner, Etsy has a feature on it HERE.

But I do love printing calendars and there are so many pretty ones (and FREE!) out there.
I did some hunting around and here are my favorite ones.

(I love the simplicity of it.)


2013 calendar
(I don't normally like Paris-themed, because I think they're overrated...don't hate me for it! But I just love this calendar. It's so tasteful.)  

paris 2013 calendar
5) Get Organized by iMom
(You have to check this one out if you are from United States. I would have printed this out in a heart beat if I stayed in US, since it is sooo ADORABLE! But its monthly themes follow the US holidays, so yep, bummer for me.)

2013 february printable calendar
(I love all the lovely colors.)
(This is my favorite! I will be printing it. So prettyy!)
mini calendar 2013
(I think this one is super useful with plenty of spaces to note down your plans.)
Printable January Calendar
Well, I hope this inspires you to print your own calendars instead of buying them from stores. 
I think it's more fun that way! (:

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Flower, Doily and Laces

Hey everyone! How's it going?
I hope you're having a great start to your new year.
I've got these beautiful flowers from Mitch on new year day and they're still pretty fresh.
Aren't they just so lovely?
I must confess I do loveee taking photos, and that's why my posts have way too many photos than necessary. Hope you don't mind.

I just sort of finished my first project of 2013. At least the crochet part of it.
It is a pencil case/make-up pouch. When finished, it'll measure 21cm x 10cm.
The pouch base is just simple single crochet. Took me a decent while to finish it since the yarn was pretty small and I used 3mm hook.
As you can probably tell, I haven't sewed the sides together or weave in the yarn ends.
That's because I'll be lining it and sewing a zipper. I haven't got the zipper or matching lining and probably awhile till I go shopping for them. Oh well, it can wait. :D
I used the doily from my red clutch bag. I skipped the last round thou.
I just adore that doily pattern!
Close-up on the edgings.
I'll share with you the final outcome after I finish the fabric lining and final work.

Anyway, yesterday, I went to watch The Hobbit with Mitch and his friend.
And well, during one scene at Bilbo's house, he said, "No, that's not a dishcloth! It's a doily. Yes yes, it's crocheted.'' It cracked me up! You have to see it for yourself.

That's all for now. Till next time. Happy crocheting! (:

Friday, January 4, 2013

Hearts Hearts Hearts

Hey everyone!
Happy new year! (:
I've got baby yarns from some nice lady awhile back in pink and white.
So I thought I'll use them to make some whimsy hearts.
It is really quick to crochet, so I made 5 of them.
I thought of turning it into a heart garland, but haven't really made up my mind on it.

I found some cushion stuffing at Mitch's house, so I made a cute heart cushion using it.
I used the same heart pattern, of course. I just simply sewn the edges of 2 pink hearts together, added some stuffing and lastly crocheted the lace edgings in white.
Isn't it sooo cute?
I hope you like it.