Thursday, January 2

Haberdashery & a New (Another) Work in Progress

 Happy New Year!

ByHaafner, pastel storage boxes for haberdashery, paper yarn




















To start this new year with a tidy (erh...) workspace,
I have been trying to organise my haberdashery and whatnot.
So what you see when you open those boxes is the following...

ByHaafner, storage boxes for haberdashery, sequins, embroidery thread, buttons


It might not be the most practical storage, but hey, we're talking esthetics here, right?

While tidying up my craftroom I came across the first doily I ever made (I think). It's the one I have in the header of this blog, see? I can confess now that it wasn't meant to become a doily, but a potholder. However. As a novice to crochet I found out that size matters when it comes to yarns + patterns. *blushes*

Anyway! I now appears to have the perfect size for this little thrifted stool.

ByHaafner, crochet, doily, thrifted stool





















And of course: a new year, a new (unplanned) work in progress.
I love how this scarf is turning out.
Very soft. Very powdery pink.
The simple shell stitch pattern makes for an interesting texture, I think.

ByHaafner, crochet, scarf, powder pink, crocheted shell stitch





















I have more posts about (finished) scarfs coming up in the next week.
Over the last week is has become rather cold in this part of the world,
so it seems sort of a good timing. ;-)

Thanks for popping by!
Have a lovely day.
♦♦

23 comments:

  1. It's a very pretty Doiley. That would make a lovely centrepiece on my table.
    Sally xxx

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  2. The doily is beautifully done. The scarf is looking lovely as well, such a good texture.

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    1. Thanks - I do really like the texture of this one.

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  3. Oh I love that scarf already!! ♥ And the doily looks great, just if it was made exactly for that stool :D. Happy New Year to you!!!

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  4. Love your storage. Mine is much the same.

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  5. Potholder or not, it is a gorgeous doily! I think I am jealous of your haberdashery, I barely own a few pins and needles and might need to start stocking more soon as the Teen is bemoaning the poor selection of goodies here. Have a great New Year, it is quite hot here but we also had a lot of rain over the past weeks. Cheers!

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    1. Thanks! Suddenly it almost seems spring here... Weird. (But I'm not complaining.)

      BTW... Beware: once you start stocking this stuff it keeps accumulating...

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  6. Your little boxes are all so cute!! I love pretty organization! I need to work on some myself! :) I love your cute cover for your sweet thrifted stool! They look perfect together! And that pink scarf is so pretty!! Wishing you a lovely weekend! xo Holly

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  7. Craft room, oh craft room...all the best! I'll be mirroring you, attacking the stash! The doily goes perfectly with the stool, I think :-)

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    1. Oh yes, I have big plans for attacking my yarn stashes this year too.. ;-)

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  8. Love that shell stitch. Hoping to learn that one someday. ;)

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    1. Thank you Beth! It is actually a fairly simple stitch once you've learned the basics. Go for it! ;-)

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  9. happy new year dear Haafner,wish you the best in 2014, I love that doily ,I wish i had the pattern, any advise ? thanks ,xoxo.zohreh

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    1. Here you are: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vintage-daisy-potholder ;-)
      Just omit the last round for the same result as my doily. I think I used a 4,5 mm hook, but I'm not sure...

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  10. Love that sweet stool and doily!! And, your new scarf is coming along beautifully! Happy New Year to you! xo Heather

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  11. it's so perfect for that stool! happy new year, and look forward to seeing more of your lovely crochet, Heather x

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