Posts tagged ‘christmas’

December 27, 2010

did you have a lovely time?

by izabela

…through christmas?

we did

really lazy time this christmas mostly sitting at home

because the car didn’t want to start

and what is the funniest

the car has started with no problems today

(just right after christmas)



wishes from friends



visiting family

kids watching film 🙂



playing games

relaxing boxing day

origami from japanese patterned paper

look what i did on boxing day

i made some origami

close up 🙂

December 15, 2010

christmas ornament swap…

by izabela

…second post today

but couldn’t really write about those two subjects together

look what i received in my crafteroo christmas ornament swap

from ali from very berry handmade

we both crochet, so i think that was hard work to think what to make ha

(at least for me, it was)

i hope she likes what she gets from me

because i love everything i got

beautiful fabric snowlakes

yummy chocolate

and lovely yarn to try out 🙂

have a look yourself:


goodies  from swap




December 14, 2010

my daytime job…

by izabela

…it is only part time right now,

but i really like it

i get to be little creative sometimes 🙂

just finished christmas decorations for this year

decoration for christmas

christmas decoration

decorations for christmas

December 5, 2010

thank you my lovely people

by izabela

i have to say

no matter how much i am stressed

how bad i am feeling

what has happened

beautiful people coming to say hello to my stall at we make christmas craftacular yesterday

made my day

not only sales

not only wonderful positive comments on my creations

it was really great because i met people that already knew me

and i didn’t know them

they were saying that they know my website and love what i make

and that in reality everything looks even better than on photos



my stall


Christmas tree with crochet ornaments




November 30, 2010

we make london – christmas craft wonderland

by izabela

not long until my next and as well last fair this year

on saturday 4th of december i invite you all to chelsea town hall

on kings road in london

from 11am to 5pm we will be there

selling, making, singing and having great time

please visit us if you are in london

and would like to buy christmas gifts that no other shop could

you can also have a look what great designers are going to be there just on we make blog

we make christmas fair invite

where to find the we make london fair

November 21, 2010

crochet star pattern

by izabela

remember my promised pattern?

for a crochet star?

maybe it is not the perfect pattern, but here it is:



eight beam crochet star

crochet star

  1. ch 4
  2. dc 23 in 3rd ch from the hook, join with a sl st to the top stitch of starting chain to form a circle
  3. *ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next one, hdc in next, dc in last, join with a sl st to the 3rd stitch on the circle, ch 9, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next 3 ch, join with the sl st to the 3rd st on the circle* repeat from * to *  3 more times

crochet circle

crochet star progress

star beam in progress

progress of the crochet star

finished eight beam star

fasten off, hide in loose ends, hang it on about 6 inches long thread

i used hemp yarn for this project and the hook size 2.7, but it can be made in different yarns so be inventive and experiment as much as you like

the creation may bend and swirl a little but if you wet it and then hold it with pins on the flat surface and even better if you use some sort of stiffener (starch for example) – it will stay in the desired shape 🙂


please remember to give a credit if you share this pattern as that is only one thing i am asking for



written in american names, if you need to know what it means in english, look here:

american – british

sl st (slip stitch) – sc (single crochet)

sc (single crochet) – dc (double crochet)

hdc (half double crochet) – htr (half treble)

dc (double crochet) – tr (treble)

tr (triple crochet) – dtr (double treble)

dtr (double triple crochet) – trtr (treble treble)





November 9, 2010

crochet star patterns

by izabela

i was looking today for some pretty free patterns for crochet stars

as christmas decorating time is approaching quickly

and i thought that it might be nice to have many crocheted stars to add to christmas packaging

and gift wrapping

so found many but only a few got my attention

so to make it easier for you if you like crochet and maybe would like to learn some

i am going to share my favorite ones here


1. star earrings by wolfdreamer

crochet star earrings

2. starbust ornament by becky’s touch of crochet

crochet star ornament

3. starry night by kimberly

crocheted stars pattern

4. stars by rachel on crochet spot site

small crocheted stars

5. grannie’s star by elizabeth ham

granny star crochet pattern

6. glow in the dark star by bernat

crocheted star

7. flower in my star by thata

crocheted star with a flower


i hope you enjoy those great links and make some lovely decorations for coming christmas

i made some from my head a very easy ones as i made them years ago from some magazine

but also wrote up my own pattern

which hopefully will be posted here soon

thanks all so much for visiting my blog


October 26, 2010


by izabela

i am really, really sorry for such late post with my winners

but i had my mum staying with me for the weekend and i didn’t expect that this will take all my free time

such a shame she left now, would like to keep her longer here – maybe next time



i loved all your answers and guesses, there wasn’t one 100% hit with a guess but a lot of guesses were really close

anyway i said that is only a fun game to try to guess as this could really be anything 🙂

this is very christmas color indeed and pattern as well

little red trees

this may make a lovely christmas gift for a female friend or family member

it isn’t finished yet

but this is going to be a warm cowl or neck-warmer

made from blend of extra fine merino, acrylic microfibre and cashmere

very very soft



and as there was two different kind of guesses

  • very close guesses
  • just guesses

i thought that i draw two from the first box

and one from the second box



Kitschy Coo


and Aimee


visit my folksy shop

here you can find all the different earrings patterns

choose one and let me know in what color would you like it made…


i am off to contact you about the details


thank you all for taking part in this little game

i hope you all enjoyed

and i see you next time 🙂


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