Christmas Toadstools

Ah, I couldn’t wait to share with you this little project! Last year’s small gifts, my absolutely favourites. I think about breaking my rule (every Christmas something new, you know), and repeat toadstools, it was so cute and perfect :) I definitely need to make more for myself, I have only one left.

With the help of Orange Flower Yarn’s (free) pattern, shiny Glitter thread and adorable little bells, mushrooms were made. I remember being at work on New Years Eve and crocheting some at midnight. It was fun!

Crocheting one takes approximately an hour (time for adornment included), which makes it perfect for giveaways for family and friends. Just by spending an hour each week you’ll get 52 of them!

Pictures above were made a year ago, and I wanted to show you my last one that’s left. Those are photos taken with my phone, not fair quality, but it will have to do. I bought this stand specially for my toadstool and I intend to crochet four more so I can tie it to remaining arms.

It’s a week and a half to go! Are you getting excited? ;)

Next time I’ll show you this year ornaments, so stay tuned!

Wanted: Pumpkins

Coming back to autumn’s atmosphere… :)

pumpkin

This cute pumpkin is made thanks to Amiguria Amigurumi, and you can find the pattern here, on Ravelry. It is free, also very easy to crochet, so be sure to check it out ;)

And below is a pumpkin monster created on a flow few years ago. It has scaary smile and vicious tentacles ready to wrap around you and throttle you in the name of unknown Halloween evil. It hasn’t, yet, but it doesn’t mean it’s not trying. Beware of pumpkins, these days!

halloween

Autumn

I have a folder on my desktop with pictures of every work I want to show you. Unfortunately I don’t have much time to crochet on my daily basis and therefore every project takes me ages to complete… :( And so I thought it would be a good idea to host also my old amigurumi here.

Today I was browsing files, and this one picture catched my eye. I really like this doll, its gentle hair, head leaned to the side and pine cone beside her. The pattern I used was created by Daniela Duma, you will find it on Ravelry.

autumn

When I saw original Autumn doll for the first time, I fell in love with it. How cute she looks, from the way colourful layers on the dress unfold, to long, delicate braid falling down on the side. Autumn is also my favourite season :)

In few weeks it will arrive again. Where I live it offers variety of beautiful scenes. When it’s warm and sunny, leaves change colours to gold, red and brown. Chestnuts, acorns and red mountain ash adorn trees, various mushrooms sprout from moss in the forest and the sun is more gentle than in the summer. But autumn can be also chilly, with mists arising and rooks and crows flying across the cloudy sky. It can be rainy, with dusk falling early and leavless trees swaying on the wind. This time of year you can see the night sky and stars clearly. You can also wrap yourself in a blanket and spend endless hours in bed, in front of fireplace or in the garden reading, crocheting, drinking tea and hot chocolate… Sounds like perfect day to me :)

Forgive me if I am a bit too sentimental. I am right now far away from home, like 600 kilometers from where I live, on a two month delegation from work. I love it here, and I am by the seaside, which is amazing! I miss my family and friends, though, and long horribly for my cats. But tomorrow’s my last day at work here, and when I get back I will pack myself up and get ready. On Saturday morning I’m going to board onto a train home. I am already counting down the hours. So the very next time I will write you from Krak√≥w, yayy!

It appeares I am sleepy, too. Time to go to bed, I guess. Sleep tight :)