Trying some new things




Hello hello, summer holiday is almost over and we're back to normal. How has your summer been? Just before we went on a few weeks trip I had sent out a little package to dear Dorthe. I had been trying new things, expanding my horizon. Like macrame, knitting, and crocheting in thread size mini.

Like the tiny crochet flower above (see the difference with the white flower in a thread size that is commonly used in our days), with an old crochet hook in size mini. My goodness, that's hard! I'm in awe of the ladies of old that made tons of amazingly beautiful projects with hooks like this one...




I finished a fabric and lace booklet that I had been working on some time ago. It has little pockets to hold sweet messages and a tiny notebook.

On pinterest I had found a tutorial by Lia Griffith for macrame, something I had been wanting to try my hands on for a while now. The result is below. It's a tiny macrame, which can be used as a necklace hanger for example, like Lia does in her tutorial.




Also, I tried knitting, with some cotton yarn I had for crocheting. And from my first little test swatch I made a tiny pocket message booklet with an embroidered uplifting message on the inside. This little message can be carried with you in your pocket, or even used as a wrist cuff. The knitting feels so soft, so cuddly. I added a crocheted heart and an embroidered button on the outside.




You are loved. A good reminder I think. It's something we tend to forget, isn't it?

Well, this is it for today, dear friends.

Wishing you a wonderful new week ahead.

xx Wen


15 comments:

  1. Dearest Wen, it is so good to see you back home again, thank you for your lovely e-mail, my friend. I have your amazingly and beautiful gifts all ready on photos to post, but wanted to wait till you was back home, dear friend. Mind you, my photos are not to compare with yours!! I love my beautiful gifts , and I also have finished something for you, ready to be send next week. I`m truly grateful for your adorable gifts to me , they hold so much love and care, and I treasure our friendship, and your love . Thank you so much again, sweetie. Love from Dorthe - and hugs You will hear from me !!

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    1. Thank you dear Dorthe, and you're so welcome, I loved making these things for you :) I'll be waiting for the postman ;) Big hugs to you xx

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  2. What a fun post. I love all kinds of stitching. Amazing things happen with threads. It's a fun little pocket book. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thank you Sylvia, hugs xx

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  3. Hello Wen! I was delighted when I opened my email and saw this post from you! Your posts and handmade treaures are always enchanting. Your lace booklet is beyond beautiful. It is one of those lovely things that I just love to sit and hold and admire for as long as I want and do that very same thing over and over again. Sound crazy? I'm sure you and your many creative followers have felt something similar to that. Oh, let me not forget the precious pocket message booklet...made my heart sing! I have a 7 year old granddaughter, Isabelle I must make that for. She loves the creative and magical as much as her Grammie. Last year, we created what she calls her "treasure box" where she keeps all of her little found, created or made by Grammie "specials". Take very goos care Wen, you are loved!

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    1. Aww thank you so much Judy for your sweet comment, it made the start of this new day a very good one :) How sweet your granddaughter with her treasure box, I can so picture it, I loved that as a little girl too! I think she will absolutely love a pocket message booklet made by her Grammie with a special message just for her. Big hugs, xx

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  4. Hand crafted treasures are lovely and very special indeed. Your pieces are sew sweet and I love your wrist cuff booklet. Summer Creative Bliss...<3

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    1. Thank you sweetie :) hugs xx

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  5. I just love your sweet knitted message book! Those tiny projects are hard to do but it looks like you are on your way to mastering them.

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    1. Thank you AnnMarie :) I love doing those tiny projects, making sweet little presents.

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  6. Gorgeous projects! Nice to see you post again.

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    1. Thank you so much Carole! xx

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  7. Just stunning! every piece! I would so love to learn to crochet! Not sure my effected hand could do it now, but so lovely are your projects!

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    1. Thank you Nancy :) Do give it a try, I really hope your hand will be okay with it! hugs xx

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  8. Such pretties to see! Like you, I've been amazed at the sheer 'miniature' size of much of the crocheted and knitting of days long gone. When you think that the lighting that was common then isn't as good as it is now, it makes it even more astounding. As for macrame, I was never a fan the first time around, thinking it was far too clunky and cumbersome-looking. This wee creation though is far far nicer!

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Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen