Upcoming weekend there will be a Garage Sale in the little village I grew up and my daughters desperately want to participate, so they can earn some money. They made a lot of bracelets, necklaces and ear rings to sell.
My husband has cleaned up his shed with tools and machines and found two boxes of mine. They were filled with craft supplies and unfinished projects. Most of it was useless, broken or incomplete, but one of the things in the boxes was an unfinished cross stitch netting to make a pillow with. It had a picture of two cats on a roof, looking at the moon, on it. I didn't even knew I still had that netting but when I saw it, I did remember when and why I bought it.
Some years ago I had two cats, one totally black, the other one totally white, exactly as on the netting. I still have the white one, Ronnie, who is fifteen years old now. The black one, Sjakie, died more than six years ago.
I don't like cross stitch pillows at all, but bought it just because of the cats. And when I saw it again, I just wanted to finish the cross stitching. But..., what can I do with it, except for making a pillow? Suggestions, anyone?
This week I saw a great tutorial for Confetti Hair Bows on Pinterest, that almost takes nothing of your time to make. Really, you can do this in only five minutes! And because I'm the lucky mother of two girls, it was just a great little project for me, the daughters mom!
My youngest daughter wanted what she calls unicorn colors.
The oldest, although I would swear she would feel too old for bows like this, wanted the above colors.
I adapted the bows a little bit to my own taste. Mine are a little bit smaller than the originals and instead of hair clips I used elastic hair bands. To keep it all together I used colored pipe cleaners.
You can find the whole tutorial here.
It's a while ago I made a mochila. Since november, when I made the last one for my friend's birthday, I didn't feel like crocheting mochilas anymore. But on Pinterest I saw this beautiful, beautiful Peacock Feathers Pattern and suddenly the feeling was back: I had to make that one!