Monday, March 19, 2012

Crochet and Lady Bugs

I am really interested in crochet lately.   Probably is because I see so much pretty stuff some talented ladies make all over blog land.
The problem is that I never learned to crochet...but I am trying to fix that :)  It will take some work!
My Mom and aunt both know how to crochet, but I never had the desire myself when I lived in  Brazil.   Now, miles and miles away from them, I will have to learn it on my own.   I did some things on the past, like this Crochet Fabric Basket , but I never went further.  I dream on making Granny Squares and Crochet Snowflakes...  The good thing is that with so many crochet  tutorials and out there, if I persevere, I  may learn something.
Anyways, months ago I  saw some gorgeous  Crochet Stool Covers.
I decided to give it a try. First one for Brenda's room. I choose an Ikea Marius and yarn in pastel colors.
It was surprisingly fast to make.
I liked it so much, that  decided to make another one.  I got a bar stool at Target, to add an extra seat to the kitchen.
Here is when I started.

I am very happy with both of the finished stools.  They look so bright and pretty.  Now, I just need to keep challenging myself and carry on.  Should I try a granny square now ?

With the arriving of Spring, many lovely things happen.
Look what Brenda brought home last week.
As every little girl, she loves lady bugs. She takes very good care of them.
Now they live happily in our garden.

I just love Spring. Beautiful gardens and some lovely holidays.  We had a little Saint Patrick's dinner and cake. Grandma and Grandpa joined us .  Brenda told some Irish jokes and we watched Darby O' Gill and the little people. We had sparkling lemonade to drink and mostly green food.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.

Ana Paula.


  1. Your stool covers look great, Ana Paula :) I don't know how to do any thing but cross stitch so I always admire those of you who attempt new types of crafts... These are great because they are so easy to remove and launder!

    Looks like you had a nice St. Patrick's Day dinner and how nice that Brenda's grandparents live nearby... I'm sure her lady bug population will love living outside in your garden :)

    Have a great week!!

  2. When I was in college I needed to find inexspensive, nice gifts. One I made was a small stool that had the top covered in pom-poms form braid in the sewing department . . it looked like your pastels . . . thepom poms were placed in circles. It lasted FOREVER and always looked good.

    Thanks for bringing back a memory.

  3. Hi dear new friend! You know something? I was reading this post i the same thing happened to me. All my aunts, my mother, my grandma and sister know how to crochet, but not me, and was not interested. But now is a febber!
    I love your blog and i will visit you again. Thanks for being a new friend! ^_^

  4. hi there!

    totally new to blogging, found your blog and can totally empathize! I love crochet and would absolutely love to learn, some of the things you see bloggers making are totally inspirational! Loving your blog! love, MendIt Girl xx

  5. What a lovely blog, nice the crochet stool covers love them

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