Yesterday it snowed for the first time in Madrid this season. It's feeling very festive and I love to wrap up warm in crochet and winter boots and go for walks in the evening.
Yesterday we stopped by a bakery that sells the most delicious, home made cakes and bought some Christmas cookies.
When it's cold out there is nothing nicer than being at home with a cup of something hot and some sweet treats :)
Can you see the coaster under my mug of coffee?
It was one my mom made for me a while ago:
It's so pretty. She had a hard time following the pattern but I think it was worth the effort. It is shaped like a lily and she made it in the colours of the Spanish flag especially for us!
I'm not a big magazine reader...apart from crochet ones of course :) But my mom reads a lot and often cuts things out of them for me.
A while back she gave me this cut out:
It is a step by step guide to making a pin cushion.
I've seen a few of these on craft blogs that I visit and always thought how pretty they were so I just had to give it a go!
I got the materials together :
Technically this is an upcycling project because the fabric I used it from an old t shirt. I have a new craft related addition to add to the ever growing list
6. a huge stash of old clothes
I look at them and think that the fabric would be great for an upcyling project so I put them to one side and now I have a huge mountain of old clothes!
I told my dad about this and he added to my stash with 47 of his old silk ties! 47!!! They are really nice and I want to use them for something specially so I am searching pinterest for a great idea to use them with.
Anyway, back to the pin cushion....
The pattern called for a perfect circle and I am terrible at drawing on fabric so I came up with a solution:
I used a huge mug as the template!
Sewed the pieces together with my machine and then by hand added some purple thread to finish it off:
Have a lovely weekend everyone!