Tag: DIY

Over acryl garen, plastic en baby veiligheid

As a mom from a 2,5 year old boy I always try to buy toys and clothing that are durable, safe and environmentally friendly.   It goes without saying that I also try to design crochet toys that have the same ethics.  Sadly enough I find that people tend to buy cheap yarn to make baby toys and never consider is they are even babysafe.  People just want to be nice and they just don’t know that some yarn isn’t suitable for babies.  You’re wondering why some yarn can be dangerous for babies?  Keep on reading and find out all about it.


Free pattern for subscribers!

I have some fantastic new for those who are subscribed to my blog!  Go and check your mailbox, because you should have received this gorgeous pattern for a crocheted scarf.  And you didn’t had to do anything for it.  How awesome is that!

If you would also like to add the flower brooche, to give it your own personal finishing touch, then just make your own gorgeous flower brooche and pin it to your scarf.  My flower was a free pattern from Simply crochet, Issue 43, but there’s thousands of free patterns available on the internet.  So go and explore and choose one that really defines you.

A lovely pattern with photo instruction can be found on the website of Molly makes.  You can find the pattern here.

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hand dyed yarn

It has already been some time that I wanted to try out dyeing yarn with food colorant.   How awesome is it to create your own colors of yarn !?

A while ago I got some beautiful skeins of white Romney yarn.  Perfect for a dyeing experiment !  I only took one skein, since it’s kind of the first time for me to dye with food colorant.

I used wiltons food colorant, but you can actually use any food colorant.

The method I used was inspired by the blogpost “Smart dyeing” from Chalklegs.com
So if you’d like to know how I did it, pleas visit her blog.

I must ad a little side note though.  I didn’t have a powder to dye with, but used liquid dye in stead.  I used small bottle to gently drip spots all over the yarn.  Works perfect.

My skein turned out gorgeous!  I’m very happy with the lovely speckled effect.    Anyway, this won’t be my last dyeing experiment.  I love it and it gives a lot of pleasure to be able to create something special like that.

See you next time!

crafty greetings,