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Make your own custom crocheted and cross stitched laptop cover

Crocheted and cross stitched laptop cover, DIY instructions incudedIt’s been almost a year since my old laptop got stolen (never mind, I am fully recovered now). Although I was very lucky to get a new one as a (last) christmas gift, the old laptop cover did not quite fit my new laptop. I like the type of laptop covers that are not a bag by itself, but the slip on ones that can fit in a handbag of your choice. So you can imagine, I have been planning to make a new laptop cover for quite a while! Up until now I have been traveling with the laptop in a plastic bag (not so classy) or a backpack (thanks to my new mum for it!). OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI don’t exactly remember the time when I came up with the idea to cross stitch on the crocheted laptop cover, but I did love all the ideas of cross stitch going anywhere random such as wall, fences and so on (thanks to Pinterest for the inspiration!). A crocheted surface makes a perfect canvas for cross stitch! I sourced different kind of yarns for this project, mainly because I wanted to use up some of my scrap yarn stash, but also because I like this rustic type of look that it created. Anyway… ready to make one of your own?OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHere you can access the full DIY instructions. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did! You can of course pick a different cross stitch design for your laptop cover to make it custom. I personally picked the rose design on the black background because it reminds me of the Russian scarfs that my grandma wears. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI hope this project helps your laptop to stay organised within your handbag ;-)

Rasa x


Upcycled crochet stars

Upcycled star garlandI always have lots of yarn stash to knit with. This project is perfect to use up small amounts that are hiding in your basket. To crochet these stars I have used a string that I have been collecting from Abel&Cole veg boxes. So that makes them upcycled too! Click here for a full DIY instructions.

Rasa xoxo


Gift Packaging!

crocheted flower gift packaging

I know I know, this might be too early for some of you, but I have already started gift wrapping my gifts for Christmas! I am being really organised this year ;). Here is how I packaged a scarf that I knitted for my mum. The idea is really simple, unless you still need to learn how to crochet mini doilies. In this case you need to learn the basics in crocheting and following simple doily diagrams on Pinterest should be easy. So if you up and ready for this, click here for instructions on how to package your gift using two crocheted mini doilies, button and the cord (or thin ribbon).

Crocheted flower gift packaging

Have a nice week!

Rasa xoxo


Friendly Nettle Giveaway! (CLOSED)

crocheting kit with cookies

Have you started a prep for winter? If not, this giveaway competition is for you! One lucky reader will win this crochet a scarf kit box that not only contains everything you need to get started (enough yarn, crochet hook, DIY instructions) but also a selection of freshly baked cookies to get you going ;).

crocheted infinity scarf

To enter for a chance to win, REGISTER and activate (e-mail will be sent after registration) to join our community. One entry per reader please. Giveaway will be open until 1st November, winner will be chosen at random and announced in this article shortly after.

Good luck!

Rasa xox


✄ The Knitting & Stitching Show ✄



I had such an inspiring day yesterday at The Knitting & Stitching Show :) in London. It was defiantly worth to visit! This event is for everybody who loves crafts as it has many exhibitors who offers classes, supplies, books or ready crafted goodness to sell. Although it was quite overwhelming to see so much in one day, I have few favourites: Sheep Of Steel hand-spins this lovely yarn (pictures above and bellow)

Fabric Affair

Really pretty Irish fabric (Fabric Affair picture above and Magee Of Donegal picture bellow)

Maggee of Donegal

And some work with Liberty fabrics. I love Liberty fabrics!


I was quite tempted to buy everything, but I settled for something that was on sale (lots and lots of yarns that I am looking forward to work with!), a pair vintage plastic needles (I so want more of them), and tatting shuttles (I will tell you more about it next time).


You wish you were there? Well, you are not too late! It is on for this weekend in Alexander Palace, London.

Have a lovely weekend then!

Rasa :)


Tutorial with Febrero es asi: granny squares!

Febrero es asi

Today I am really excited to present a new granny squares tutorial with Febrero es asi (a lovely blog written by Isabel). Granny squares (as you know) are fun to do and there are so many things you can make out of them starting with the most obvious of course – the blankets. You can crochet granny squares in different colours and make pillows, rugs, table runners and so on. The possibilities are endless! Oh… and before I forget, here is where you can access the tutorial for it!

Granny squares in steps

So tell us, what are you going to make with your granny squares?

Rasa :)