Handspun yarn by Matylda's Barn
Other, yarn

All About Yarn…And Princess Charming

Recently I've been spinning a lot of new yarn. I like to switch from one activity to another because it makes things more fun. This way, I can also let my eyes rest for a bit after I've been crocheting for too long. There's also something very relaxing about the sound of the rotating spinning… Continue reading All About Yarn…And Princess Charming

table-makeover-matyldas-barn
Farm Life, Other, Painting and Drawing

Farmhouse Table Makeover

I love farmhouse style. Not only because I'm addicted to watching HGTV's Fixer Upper, but because I grew up in a very small country village and my parents have a small farm. Old traditional czech houses and furniture are definitely a great inspiration for me. I love old furniture with character 🙂 Recently I had… Continue reading Farmhouse Table Makeover

Amigurumi, Crochet

I Still Crochet! And million other things. (aka the story of the goofy horse)

I swear my hands never stop. They always have to do something. It's like a disease 🙂 But I wouldn't have it any other way. Sometimes I wonder what people with no hobbies do with their time. Errr...social media? 😀 Most likely. That being said, I spend a lot of time on social media as… Continue reading I Still Crochet! And million other things. (aka the story of the goofy horse)

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Other, yarn

From Wool to Beautiful Yarn (How-To)

Few days ago I started another project. I want to create a nice big blanket for my future home. I loved these shades of blue and purple of the merino wool that we purchased in this shop: http://skorpilova.cz/vlna/. For me, the colors conjure up an image of sea. I can almost feel the breeze on… Continue reading From Wool to Beautiful Yarn (How-To)

ravelry-patterns
Amigurumi, Crochet, Home Decorations, Kitchen and Dining, patterns

My Patterns Are Now on Ravelry!

I decided to join Ravelry, because I want to share my designs with as many people as possible 🙂 My username is - surprise surprise - MatyldasBarn. You can find my profile here: http://www.ravelry.com/people/MatyldasBarn I added two of my older designs to my designer profile, but I already published two new instructions. One of them… Continue reading My Patterns Are Now on Ravelry!

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Crochet, Home Decorations

Inspired by Adirondack Rivers

I love water. I love seas, lakes and rivers... And that's where I got my inspiration for a new table runner design from. I worked with a wonderful yarn called Scarlett, which I purchased at a local yarn shop with a very fitting name - Village Yarn Shop. The yarn is 100% cotton, made in… Continue reading Inspired by Adirondack Rivers

Classic Mug Cozies
Crochet, Home Decorations, patterns

Classic Mug Cozy Pattern and Crafters Gallery events

I've been quite busy lately: attending Crafters Gallery's ribbon cutting ceremony and preparing a lot of new products for it. The upcoming Saturday there will be another big event - grand-reopening of the gallery with all the vendors present and big discounts on the assortment. As you can guess, I'll be there 🙂 So if… Continue reading Classic Mug Cozy Pattern and Crafters Gallery events

Amigurumi, Crochet

Crochet Horse for Saratoga Springs

I wanted to create something special for Crafters Gallery in Saratoga Springs, NY, and the idea that came to my mind was naturally something horse related. Saratoga is very famous for its horse races. I read somewhere that it's actually the oldest sports event in the world. People wear fancy hats and clothes to the… Continue reading Crochet Horse for Saratoga Springs

Other, yarn

My Washington County Fiber Touring!

I went for an interesting trip yesterday and I would like to share some thoughts and photos from the event. Washington County in Upstate New York has its own annual fiber tour! That means a lot of yarn, all kinds of animals, friendly people and beautiful things to buy. Visit their page for more information:… Continue reading My Washington County Fiber Touring!