Midweek Inspiration

Soooo many ideas…. Sooo little time… Why must life get in the way of crafting?????

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Midweek Inspiration

As the end of, what feels like the longest knitting project of my life, approaches I’m pretty excited to be looking for new inspiration and projects! Here’s what’s tickling my fancy at the moment….

Warning: Be prepared for baby over-load in the coming weeks…. We are having a pregnancy boom amongst friends, family and co-workers so bear with.

 

pb-0604_small2This gorgeous little baby cardi (source)

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Run away with me

One of the things I love most about being crafty is that I am always learning new things. Nothing ever gets boring because I will never know everything. Not to mention the fact that knowing you have made something yourself is pretty darn neat!

So, needless to say, I was pretty excited to find this little beauty in the back of my wardrobe stash, in a bag of goodies from my Grandmother.

How does your table run?

How does your table run?

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Mid-Week Inspiration

Brrrr winter is finally starting to set in around these parts. In my household, winter equates to snuggling on the couch with hot tea, watching home and garden shows and some serious knitting. Bliss.

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Mum’s the word.

As mentioned previously, my mama is one of the hardest people to buy for. Mostly because she always claims not to want anything. As though that’s an option!

With Mother’s Day fairly soon after her birthday, it is a struggle each year to come up with ideas so close together. Luckily, Papa got her an iPad for her birthday so I knew exactly what I wanted to make her! Thanks Papa for being so extravagant.

Ipad Stand by Purls and Polkadots

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Couch Cushion Make-over

Ever since Hubster and I decided to buy the house we currently live in, we have slowly been making the shift from ‘Flat’ to ‘Home’. Our couch was purchased on the cheap. We loved the ‘L’ shape of it, and its extreme comfy-ness. We didn’t love the cushion covers.

Varying shades of brown corduroy…. ugh.

The old digs

The old digs

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When Two become One.

Recently, I became overwhelmed at the state of my stash. During the subsequent clean up, I found a wealth of other half-finished projects and clothes that I had put aside for a rainy day. These were added to my list of things to finish / re-use / refashion / up-cycle before buying any new supplies. Hubster is going to be the happiest man alive. He may get his study back, I will get some new additions to my wardrobe and presents will be made and gifted with nary a dollar spent.

Recently I came across this lovely little layered tunic on the Anthropologie website. This is my happy place to browse and dream. It was swiftly pinned and even featured on my Mid-week Inspiration post. I loved it that much.

 

So Cute

So Cute

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Diy Kimono Cardigan

The stash busting continues! Today I found languishing in the depths of the stash storage a bag of goodies gifted by my Gran. She’s even worse of a hoarder than I am so this was truly a jackpot find. I expect that many posts in the near future will feature items found in this bag.

The first item that caught my eye was this lovely blue scarf.

Love that print

I immediately knew what I wanted to do with it. I have been lusting for sometime now over a Kimono styled cardigan. In particular, this one from Elle Apparel.

Kimono Cool Tutorial by Elle Apparel

The Inspiration

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Midweek Inspiration

Holidays are absolutely flying by… Time enough for a few last minute projects though right? Always!
I spent last weekend hanging out with Ma, Pa and my littelist brother who was home from Uni. Love that kid! Was so great to hang out and just mooch around. Of course I received about 6 different knitting orders, mostly owl related after seeing this little beauty.

Even the puppies are excited to see him.

Even the puppies are excited to see him.

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Stash Busting

Don’t you just love it when you find a tutorial that is easy, fast and turns out perfectly?

Before I explain, I have a small confession to make. I have a problem. It seems that I am entirely unable to turn down a deal when it comes to fabric and yarn. I have spent some time this long weekend tidying up my craft room and it is almost embarrassing how much I hoard these things.

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The Bookcase Stash

 

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The wardrobe stash

 

 

 

 

 

 

So I have made it my mission to buy no new supplies (unless I need any notions) until I have made a dent in my stash.

This tutorial has been languishing in the depths of my Pinterest page for sometime. I must have pinned it in a one of my frenzies as it is hard to believe why I didn’t make it straight away. A bit of cutting, two seems, a neckline and voila a wonderfully comfy and cozy top. Too simple.

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