Crochet, Home Decorations, patterns

Gingerbread Man – Free Crochet Pattern

A week ago somebody suggested that I should make some Christmas decorations. I thought it might be too early, but then again you also need time to make the stuff before the holidays are here. So I started designing 🙂 The crochet Gingerbread man is a versatile Christmas decoration: you can put it on plates… Continue reading Gingerbread Man – Free Crochet Pattern

dyeing wool, yarn

Hand-Dyeing Wool with Indigo

Two days ago me and my mom decided to have a "dye day" and use the grown up indigo plants we had in our glasshouse. It was cold and windy, but we had a mission 🙂 First we took the leaves of the plant and tore them into smaller pieces. We put them into a… Continue reading Hand-Dyeing Wool with Indigo

Kalevala CAL crocheted by Matylda's Barn
Crochet, Home Decorations

I joined the Kalevala CAL! And it’s beautiful…

...It really is 🙂 Apparently, Finland is celebrating 100 years of the country's existence. The Kalevala crochet along is a gift to tribute Finland’s centenary. Many talented crochet designers joined together to create a blanket project, that crocheters from all around the world can enjoy. New granny squares are published on a weekly basis. There's an… Continue reading I joined the Kalevala CAL! And it’s beautiful…

starry-eyed-owl
Amigurumi, Crochet, patterns

Starry Eyed Owl Crochet Pattern

Lately I've been jumping from one craft activity to another. I have way too many projects going on at once plus I'm going to work every day as well. Still doesn't stop me from adding more projects to my basket(s), arrggh 🙂 This owl was one of those spur of the moment projects, when I… Continue reading Starry Eyed Owl Crochet Pattern

a-house-full-of-crafts
Farm Life, Other

A Beautiful Country House Full of Crafts

Not a long time ago I was lucky to visit a beautiful country home full of old crafts. The building is a lovely example of traditional czech farmhouse. It's owned by a very talented craft artist Lenka Limova and her husband. There are vintage spinning wheels literally in every room! Lenka mostly spends her time… Continue reading A Beautiful Country House Full of Crafts

My first bouclé yarn and other spinning adventures
Other, yarn

My First Bouclé And Other Spinning Adventures

I didn't have much time to blog lately. ... Okay, maybe I did, but I couldn't bring myself to write anything. My excuse - I had a lot of stuff going on 🙂 Anyway, with much delay, I introduce to you my first bouclé project: The yarn consists of three singles. One is the core,… Continue reading My First Bouclé And Other Spinning Adventures

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

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)

from-wool-to-beautiful-yarn
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)

first-yarn-spinning-attempt
Other, yarn

My First Serious Yarn Spinning Attempt

Two days ago, I successfully persuaded my mom to try and teach me how to spin yarn. In my eyes, she is the ultimate authority in this area. But I should tell you the whole story. Let’s start from the beginning! My parents, who are living in the Czech Republic, started their sheep and goat… Continue reading My First Serious Yarn Spinning Attempt