Monday, 6 October 2014

Crocheted Spades - Free Pattern

I made these spades for my wedding. I found amigurumi 3D hearts patterns on the internet but no other playing card suit, and especially no spade. So I decided to make it myself. Here is the result. If you are not sure you are able to make the spades, find a heart pattern on the internet and try it. It is similar but easier! No problem with the crochet hearts? Try the spades then!

I made a pdf file for the tutorial: it contains the pattern and the instructions. It is free, but for personal use only (like all my patterns).


Download the free Crocheted Spade pattern
(modèle/tuto gratuit - kostenloses Shritt für Schritt Vorbild - modelo gratuito - modello libero - modelo de livre)

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Very easy tasty self made mint tea bags

Last Summer, I grew some Morocco mint. I picked up the prettiest leaves and made them dry. I made then some nice tea bags for this Winter: it is pretty, practical and so tasty! It is really easy to make, you can make them with your children. Amazing for dinners at home and afternoons with friends or as a gift (store them in a nice tin box, in a clean jam jar - as I did - or in a pretty cello or paper bag)

 To make the tea bags, I used :

- dry leaves (loose tea, mint, lime tea, everything you want)
- tea filters (coffee filters or sterile gauze are fine too)
- organic natural cotton thread (or food thread)
- punch paper (I used a stamp-shaped one but a heart-shaped one could be lovely for example)
- nice colourful cardboard
- stapler