A couple if weeks back, I have worked on a vintage lace curtain for the porch door. I liked it so much that, with a little bit of free time during rainy German pre-summer weekends, I made some more for the kitchen windows. In the back you can spot the vintage bunting from the porch as well.
I am always impressed with all the crochet things seeing on Pinterest. I need to work on my crochet skills and was looking for something really easy to start with.
First thing were the granny square coasters with 2 colours. Couldn’t be too difficult, can they? As they turned out so nice, I was highly motivated and added some pompoms, during watching TV (you can always use pompoms for everything, right?).
For the Apple potholder, I started as I would do a regular flower…with the magic loop and double crochets. Just added round after round until had appr. 18 cm. The green leaf, the apple core and the stem I added at the end. I think the last time I did some potholders, must have been 30 years ago. I am so proud about my work!
So I decorated the table for some nice pictures, showing you the results of my crochet weekend. I also added some things that my hubby’s sister gave me. She’s a pro. Maybe these pictures will inspire you to start crafting a little bit as well. Let’s crochet!
Finally I got a porch swing, well, a small one, and you can´t even sit on it but it´s cute and that´s what counts. I ordered a kids swing from the internet, painted the seat turquoise and replaced the plastic cord with a beautiful (but not so safe) hemp rope. Since I can not swing with it anyway, I added some roses and a cheesecake. But the cheesecake won´t last long on it, I promise.
Finally, the weather is like spring, so the front porch can also be decorated ‚accordingly‘. For the next couple of months I decided to use a curtain of tassles on our front porch that I have torn from all sorts of fabric. Took quiet some time but it was worth it. For the vintage look, I dyed them in black tea. I did the same with the doily bunting.
Yes, I know, I haven´t posted anything in a week or so. Reason for that is: I am working on various ’soon need to be finished‘ ideas that are circling around my mind: I need to get them done and off my table. Speaking of my table, here’s what it looks like today. Maybe with that you can a little relate to, what´s going on in my head.