3D crochet purse in yellow, pink and grey

I was traveling quite a lot this past autumn, and some travels included a little bit of crochet. Here’s a purse I was working on in Zambia in the beginning of December. This is the best kind of entertainment for a lonely business traveller in a hotel: a few balls of yarn, light hook and…

Optical crochet purse – ready

You remember the optical crochet purse from some weeks back? The fab pattern by Molla Mills, from the book Virkkuri II? I was so eager to share pictures of the crochet pattern that I just blogged away even though I hadn’t really finished making the actual purse. Well, I was happy to finish all the…

Optical crochet purse

Here’s the first optical crochet pattern I’ve ever tried out. It’s from Virkkuri II, a crochet book by Molla Mills. As you may remember, counting stitches is not my forte, but I really wanted to see if I had the patience to work through this. Normally I watch movies or TV while crocheting, but this pattern required a…

Doilies, stripes and triforce crochet

As I’m again starting a new crochet project, a striped and airy tunic for the summer, I can’t help but stop and think how versatile crochet is as a technique. There are so many things you can do, and none of them have to be granny squares, lacy curtains or bedspreads. Take a look. First…

DIY: 1980’s storage cupboard upgraded

So I live in an old(ish) house where some 1980’s gems still exist, like these old cupboards. You’ll find them in every other house in Finland, or so I believe anyway. These cupboards are in the room that I’ve decided to call the crochet room. I’ve been sitting on the crochet room sofa for numerous hours looking…

Upgrade old glass jars with electrical tape

I’ve wanted to combine electrical tape and DIY projects for a long time. Yes, may sound a little funny, but ever since I saw this fabulous wall decoration by Molla Mills, I’ve wanted to see what I could do with the tape. Of course, my plan was to start with something slightly less ambitious than an entire…

How did we manage to crowdfund Huuma?

In my previous post I listed the basics about our fantastic Huuma project: the new magazine that aims to inspire, excite, empower, encourage and bring joy to its readers. In this post I will tell you how we totally nailed it. Not only did we reach our financial goals on Mesenaatti.me, the Finnish crowdfunding platform,…

Cube crochet foot stool

These foot stools are quickly becoming my favorite thing to crochet. Even though I slightly prefer the round shape such as this one, as it’s much easier to make, the cubes do look very nice when finished. This project was made for a friend, who needed a helping hand with a foam rubber cube she…