Monday, January 16, 2012

Project: Yarn Lovin Afternoons

Soooo the day before yesterday was "la premiere" of our new project, Yarn Lovin Afternoons @ Theia Lab! We met some wonderful ladies, had some tea, chit-and-chatted and of course we went through the basics of crochet. There were 10 students, 3 out of whom already knew how to crochet! The first lesson was, what else, the basic stitches (slip knot, chain). We practiced a lot and made wonderful bracelets out of many chain stitches.
Here are some photos:









and some photos from Theia's blog post!!






We hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did. It was pretty awesome to meet our new students (See you next week girls!). We will keep you posted!

lots of kisses
♥ marietta + panagiota ♥

edit: p.s check Theia's post about the 1st session of the Yarn Lovin Afternoons...!!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

New Year's Resolution: 2012

Being a team is a state of living for us, we like dreaming and planning together, we like working together, and spending our time off together, so this year we decided to make some "new year's resolutions" together! We the Double Crochets! And here we are sharing them with you.
  1. blogging more frequently.  Maybe do a blog makeover also? Spending some more time on our blog is something we both wish to do, although it can be so tough with the everyday routines!
  2. keep having fun and dancing more.  We both adore dancing and we are proud members of The Rollin Foxes, the rock 'n' roll dance company of Athens!! All we have to do is keep on rollin! 
  3. do more collaborations.  Yes! we have so much talented friends that would be a pity not to work with them on fun and creative projects this year...
  4. do more outfit photo shoots for our blog.   mmmm yeah okay
  5. set up a Double Crochets online shop. At the moment all of our creations are made exclusively for gifts and friends, it would be nice to do it for more professional reasons, too.
  6. document our crochet meetings.  We already do this, but sometimes we get too obsessed with what we do and forget to document it! With the new project at Theia Lab, starting tomorrow, we have to promise to ourselves that we will shoot some more photos! 
  7. "spread the thread"!!  This is the tagline of  our blog and the main reason we started our crochet club, to teach more people how to crochet/knit and spread the love for needle work!! 
  8. organize a yarn exhibition.  With pictures of our favorite crafts and crafters, and some actual crocheted/knitted objects.
  9. participate in a local craft bazaar. There is the Vintage and Crafts bazaar organized by Les Broderies Anglaises, happening at our favorite district (Exarheia), and we really love it, it's a dream of ours to participate to a bazaar of this kind. 
  10. crafting more.  crochet more, aaaaaand more, and more, and more!!!! okay some more knitting,sewing,embroidering would be awesome, too! Make do and mend more....  

These are our goals for the 2012! Do you have any? We would love to hear!

big kiss
♥ marietta+panagiota ♥



Tuesday, January 10, 2012

we want you to meet...

..."yarn lovin afternoons"!! It's our new project! But first thing first, let me give you the whole picture:  Panagiota and I, were really busy on December, and we took an unplanned break from the blog and the crochet club. Then the Christmas arrived and we were super happy, had so much fun and we relaxed (just a tiny bit), everything felt right, and it just might be the new plans that were on the way! And one fine Christmassy afternoon we met Theia! (in greek means aunt) and we decided to collaborate to bring some really cool people together and turn them into a group of cool yarn lovin people! hehehe.



So once a week, on Saturdays around 17.30, till early March, we will be meeting at Theia lab and we will be holding crochet lessons full of information and stuff that would give any crafty human being, yarngasms!! Sounds exciting? We knoooow! If you want to learn more on how the "Yarn Lovin Afternoons" lessons will evolve just come and visit us at Theia lab!
here are some images of this aha-mazing place:
(all photo credits go to Theia)





so who's Theia!? Theia is a creative fashion brand that creates mostly corsets. Behind this fashion brand we met two girls, Thodora and Aliki! The members of Theia also run the Theia Lab, which is some kind of a school for sewing, pattern-cutting and other fashion-related topics (like our beloved crochet!).
   Me and Panagiota will be there welcoming you, every Saturday, starting this Saturday the 14th of the lovely January of 2012, till early March. So stay tuned, cool stuff is on the way (we are planning a lot on more projects, too). And speaking of planning, our New Year's Resolution is coming up...  Did you write any goals for the 2012, down?

kiss kiss with little sounds of excitement
marietta ♥

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