05 October, 2015
11 September, 2015
After 8 years of living in our house, it just recently dawned on me that I could convert a tiny little storage room on the side of our house into an office. Not many people around me believed this would work, my husband included... so Jake, today is quite happy to admit that I was right!
It is best to share the final product first and then show the nutshell from which this little room emerged. So, here it is, my gorgeous office that is small but magnificent in the amount of work material that it can store...
However, this super organised room, once upon a time, looked like this... :(
The front of the office looks very stylish now too, I painted the frame 'deep ocean' to match the gutters of the roof and for the aesthetic appeal, I put an over-sized pot with one of my senior trees on the side ... grown over 10 years to reach this size.
Strangely enough, when we bought this house, this little side room didn't have a door - we are not sure why... Any-who, we left it as such for a very long time because we didn't have time to work on it nor any clear idea what to do with the room.
It was only last year, when I went back to working full time as a teacher, after being at home raising our children for 8 years, that I found myself all of a sudden with many text-books, novels, files and papers residing on my dining room floor cluttering up the space. Oh, I hated that so much.... and then it dawned on me... the side room... if only....
Have a look at what it looked like up until not too long ago... :(
I wanted to share this post to show how even the smallest of places can be converted into a very workable space that can work really well as an office or even a kid's play room. It is for whatever the family needs it the most.
05 August, 2015
15 July, 2015
This lovely shawl is modeled on a pattern I found on Deramores website and fell in love with. The original pattern had a polo neck but since my little daughter doesn't like polo necks, I wanted to make some modifications. The collar is knitted in 1/1 rib pattern in an oval shape with a crocheted edge that gives it a lacy and elegant look.
Crocheted collar edge
Crocheted edges on the opening for arms
12 July, 2015
This scarf takes some time to knit as the pattern is quite difficult and involves counting as you go along. It is considered a chunky scarf because it weighs 800 gr, it is 30 cm wide and 2 meters long. It is very soft wool, composed of 10% Wool, 20% Alpaca and 70% Acrylic, so it is soft on the skin. Great accessory for a winter look!