Thursday, December 26, 2013


Well Christmas is over and soon we'll be saying goodbye to 2013 and celebrating the start of another year. As I reflect upon the last 12 months, I'm very satisfied. I've settled into life in QLD, started a new job which I enjoy, working with a great team of people. My crochet has improved three fold and I'm now a lot more confident reading patterns. I have almost finished my last project for the year but may still be working on it into January. By far the best thing to happen to me this year was meeting my Prince Charming and falling in love, nothing can top that. 

As I head into 2014 there are many projects I want to achieve, not sure I'll make them all but everything starts with a list right???

• cardigan for myself and my mum
• hooded capelet for myself
• Knitted socks
• crochet hook case
• spin yarn so it actually looks and works as yarn
• more baby clothes 
• stuffed dolls for my nieces
• crochet cat cave for my cat pearl

What projects do you want to tackle in 2014?

Here is a pic of the baby shawl I'm trying to finish for friends in Switzerland, their baby is due in February. I better get cracking as I'm only half done. 

See you in 2014

Lisa x

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Xmas!

If you're reading this, I'd like to wish you and your family a safe and happy Christmas and New Year wherever you may be. I look forward to sharing more of my little projects with you in 2014. 

Take care and thanks for reading, I'm off to finish some last minute presents...crochet coasters. 

Lisa x

Monday, December 16, 2013

Silly season

Well as it gets closer to Christmas, now just a week away, I've been hooking a few little things to give as gifts. 

I made this set of 6 black and white coasters to gift with mugs and hot chocolate for my work Kris Kringle gift, our party is this Friday. These are super simple and very quick to make and a great way to use up leftover me justification for buying more ....hehehe

I've started making my mum some coasters and will make some for my nan too. 

Go to crafts/tutsplus/tutorials for the coaster pattern. 

I'm also making mum a farmers market bag, I realised today I didn't follow the pattern so it will still work out but I might make another for mum following the pattern correctly. 

I've a few other things in the pipeline and I'll keep you posted of these as Xmas approaches. 

Till then, eat, drink and be merry but in a safe manner and enjoy the silly season. 

Lisa x

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sorry, it's been a while....

Life has been hectic of late and I haven't had the time to write any posts, I have been busy working on a baby shawl to go with the baby jacket I made and last week I was away in Melb on my first holiday in 9 years. It was wonderful to be exploring another city and we got to see the Little Penguins on parade on Phillip Island, King Kong the musical with back stage tour courtesy of a childhood friend of mine working on the show and we also had a lovely train ride through the Dandenong ranges on the Puffing Billy steam train. 

Last night a made a sweet little garland to add some Christmas cheer to my lounge room...

And tonight I made some lovely little crochet coasters to give as part of my Kris Cringle gift at work. I've made some white ones and will make some more in black. 

If you are on Instagram you may wish to follow me to see what I'm crocheting between blog postings. VINTAGEVESTA7

Here's wishing you a safe and happy Christmas and a New Year filled with love, laughter, good health and happiness along with an adventure or two. 

Lisa x