Equipment, equipment, equipment

You know how the real estate gurus keep saying how it's all down to location, location, location? When it comes to crafts, it's all about the equipment. It's where it all starts.

I have fear for hooks. Crochet hooks that is. But when something comes in pink, dotty and pretty, all my troubles seem so far away. Even when it comes to hooks.

I mean really, how scary can something that beautiful be? Robin, you've cured me!

You see? I CAN do it!

And no, I didn't over-do it by starting a granny square-blanket for a king-sized bed (would have been so me), but instead I started with something small and pretty (and used my beloved wool to keep it near to my comfort-zone a little). I go through several pairs these cheap-ish gloves during the winter, I misplace them a lot (and there's always one there and its pair missing). So I started with pimping them up with some pretty flowers. Which I started with a pattern and finished with inspiration. So me, that too.

Hooray! I love it! It may need a few more flowers but oh boy am I proud?


The credits:
  • The beautiful set of crochet hook, matching pretty pouch and little needle to finish your work came from Robin's Nest - please go and take a look. She also blogs here, enjoy!
  • The book I used for guidance is Susan Cropper's Vintage Crochet in Finnish. Beautiful book, lot's of inspiration!
  • And last...May you have been wondering the most beautiful fabric on the background this photo shoot, it's one of my most treasures finds, almost vintage (1997) linen piece I spotted in a local thrift-shop. It's going to turn into pretty tote-bags soon, but that deserves an another post. Seriously.


greenrabbitdesigns said...

See, I knew you could crochet! :)
I always say if you can knit you can crochet!
Must have been Robin's magic hook that got you going. ;) It is very pretty. :)
Your little flowers are gorgeous, there'll be no stopping you now!
Have a great (crocheting) weekend,
Vivienne x

Mia said...

Thank you, Viv!

I know you had faith in me all the way :) But to my excuse I have to say I have tried earlier with no success (at school my mom made that onion-bag-home-work we had to make during the winter :) and my Sis probably crocheted hers even "my" bag was there to be used again, we have 5years between us and different teachers... so it's definitely not a genetic-problem) but as you said, now it's the flowers, flowers, flowers...

Have a wonderful weekend and sunshine to your Saturday!


Helen Philipps said...

This is such a gorgeous post, Mia! I love everything in it...your PINK dotty hook from Robin (mmm I might have to have a pink as well as the red!), your sweet litle crochet flowers which make your gloves look soooo adorable, and that wonderful fabric. (I look forward to seeing the tote bags you make with it). Have a happy crafty weekend, Mia.
Helen x

Mia said...

Hello Helen,

And thank you! I am a big fan of anything pink too, and it actually makes things "better" for me (orange scissors - pink scissors, which cuts best, hah?) and I just couldn't resist this. My Sis likes her violet-with-white-dots a lot, too. That red (yours) is also a favorite, so maybe that will be next?

Have a wonderful weekend!


mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Oh Mia, you are so sweet and kind and I feel so honored to have you post about me and my nest of crochet hooks! I love your crocheted flowers, they are so well done. Polka dots are magical!!!! Just like you!
Hope you have a perfect weekend, it is just so lovely here, blue sky and sun. xoRobin❤

Mia said...

Thank YOU so much for these pretty (and practical!) little hooks, dear Robin! My hook has really inspired me to try crocheting again, and I am not absolutely sure but I think these are some sort of magic-hooks because I think I can do it :)

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!


Teje said...

Hi Mia! Your gloves look now so wonderful with new flowers! Great idea! Of course we were wondering about that fabric - that is a real treasure! That hook from Robin is so sweet!
xxx Teje

Mia said...

Hello Teje,

It's a little start but it's a start! I liked making these flowers and I bet there will be more...many more!

Have a wonderful and sunny weekend!


Jane said...

There must have been some fairy dust on Robin's crochet hook Mia as you have made some magical flowers there. Well done you! Yourgloves will smile all winter. Now how did I guess my Finnish friend would choose a pink dot handle.....;0) Have a colourful weekend my dear.
Jane x

Mia said...

Hi Jane,

I knew that you would know my color :) It's pink or nothing, you know...

I hope you had wonderful time in bead-heaven, and you got lot to show us too! Wishing you a peaceful weekend and all the best for poor B!


Pam said...

I love that spotty hook - I just gotta have one!
P xx

Mia said...

I know Pam,

These are adorable don't you think! And I swear the crocheting is better with a spotty one too :)

Have a wonderful week!


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