I've been away for a while because I was feeling a little down with all the unlucky events that have been hitting me for a while, one after the other. The health issues took a good share of the blame. So far it's been under control and I'll just need some routine exams every 6 months or so. I decided then that I needed to live my life more beautifully. With that in mind, I filled the house with flowers and plants and developed an interested again in decoration and entertaining at home. Things that I have not done for a while.
And the beginning of a new craft emerged with a tea party. It's interesting that it all started with a crystal lilac three tier cake stand that I bought. Followed by a new set of tea set. Except that there was no matching tea pot available. I had to match up with a plain white one, that at least falls in the same style of the cups and saucers. Next,I felt the urge to complement the boldness of the pot with some light lilac pot warmers. Check the 50's style hat and matching dress pot holders. I think they are so cute. Truly, I feel that I am back to my little girl days. It's like playing with little dolls' clothing.
book, titled as pot holders. I acquired this book in Spring of 2005 but didn't had enough crochet skills to make them. I am actually very surprised that I was able to make them by my own with my limited crochet skills.
The hat has an inner crochet part that is round and flat. I added some cotton balls to make the center shape pop up. The little dress bottom and sleeves parts were crocheted in round.
For the tea pot I made it double layer to add some thickness to it.
As for knitting content, I was knitting some accessories last month.
In the photo above, I am enjoying a beautiful view at the coffee bar in Yilan, north east of the island. Savoring a yummy cake and fruit tea and concentrated in a scarf project seen in this photo below.
Below is the Large rectangle stole from Victorian Lace Today. Started in my flight back from my summer escapade to Singapore. It's taking me forever to knit with the thin yarn, though the knitted fabric is divine to touch.
Hope to back again soon!