Thursday, December 6, 2012

The story of a thrifted rug

You might have notice my name on the tab bar, and you might have clicked it, and if you did, you 've seen my personal blog, and lately I've posted over there a photo of this beautiful rug. 

Well it's a hot pink and blue textile of two woven pieces joined , with a crocheted trim edge of the same color and yarn. It was thrifted about a year ago, washed and forgotten. I was pretty happy when we found it, it was not in perfect condition, but I liked it. The crocheted edge was teared in some places, but I thought if it could not be fixed, it would be removed! 

but! I came across it, last week, while tiding my room up, only to find that it had some big deal of problems a) the crocheted edge got worse and b) the whole texture started shedding (yarns fall apart). It seems like that this hot fluo pink yarn was too old and worn out, while the blue one and the beige base didn't have a problem at all. Sorry for the heart aching photos to follow! :(

what a pity! I had to give it away. But I took some pictures of it, cause it's pretty, with a pretty amazing pattern and inspiring. Don't you think? I may crochet a blanket inspired by this poor rug. 

it would be perfect for a couch spread, or for a bench cover.but now it's gone, one more reason to go thrifting again, to overcome its loss, hahaha! I'm a keeper, I don't throw away stuff so easily, but this was an exception! What about you, have you ever experienced something similar? Do you throw away stuff you've thrifted that gone bad?


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

in christmas mood

December is finally here!!
this means holiday mood, mittens and snow!Christmas tree with with extra festive accessories and tree ornaments! Sweet preparations in front of the open fire! Handmade presents and Christmas bazaars!

Double Crochets couldn't wait to feel this mood!! :) we are already creating unigue pieces for the next Past Tense bazaar and cannot wait for all of you to see them!
Besides, crochet and knitting couldn't fit more in this festive mood! What would be better than sweater weather with tea, cinnamon cookies and yarn crafts?

Well the perfect music has to be there also.

What I love listening to while crocheting during Christmas is "A Charlie Brown Christmas", an album by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, released in 1965. It is among the most popular Christmas music albums of all time and one of my favourites!

If you are not the biggest fan of jazz or Snoopy (if this can be possible..), here is another really nice Christmas playlist:

Even the most demanding could not resist to get in the mood.
So let's get started! Pick your favourite yarn, your hooks and needles and make some Christmas presents!
What music do you usually listen to while creating for your loved ones? And what would be your playlist for Christmas crocheting?

Can't wait to hear from you.
Big hug,


    Oh lala, πέρασε ο καιρός ε; Όπως θα ταν αναμενόμενο, έχουν γίνει άπειρα πράγματα από τον Οκτώβρη -που βλέπω εδώ ότι ανανέωσα για τελευτ...