the ordinary diary: September 2016

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Bamboo crochet hooks with lovely tops

Ooooh, look at this... My first bamboo crochet hooks with tops. I'm so happy and little proud of myself, what do you think about them?

Thursday, 22 September 2016

How to crochet - Fingerless gloves

Autumn - colder weather, shorter days, yellow leaves, roasted chesnuts and fingerless gloves...

What we need, or what I used:
- yarn - colorful Schachenmayr Bravo Color Originals, machine washable 100% acrylic
- a hook 3.5mm
- a pair of scissors and darning needle

How to create - Stitch markers

Hello crafters, 

today I'll show you, how to make your own unique stitch marker for crochet or knitting projects. I prepared this short video tutorial. Be careful when you work with pliers and wire. 

Sunday, 18 September 2016

How to crochet - Rattle from ends of yarn and more inspirations

Ends of yarn don't belong into the trash. 

Collect them by the type and colours in jars. Mix just matching types. It's worth it. Tie them together - does't matter how long they are - you can use very short pieces as long as they are long enough to tie together.

How to crochet - Tic Tac Toe

"Here comes the sun little darlin'
Here comes the sun
I say:
It's all right..."

Sunday morning - just a little sunny, little cold, and full of hungry kittens - yes, we are still in the countryside. Oh God, you made it well. Thanks.

Yesterday I've made new crochet project - tic tac toe - do you remember that game? I loved it. So, I prepared video tutorial again :). I guess it's easy tutorial for beginner or pre - intermediate crocheters.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Homemade beef burgers

Time spent in the countryside brings new suggestions. It's a great time full of new inspirations, projects and posts :). More days like these... It's rainy day, and that's perfect time for making new tutorial  "Burger party" from yesterday. We are coming with full recipe for homemade sesame buns and great beef burgers and cool quick video.

Friday, 16 September 2016

How to crochet - Heart 2D & Rose flower 3D appliqué

Beautiful sunny Friday crochet lovers.
We are in the countryside, I love the time spent here. I prepared two pieces of short videos for you - How to crochet - hearts and flowers - appliqués for bags, hats, winter coats and baby blankets. I don't have good light conditions, so please, be patient with these tutorials :).

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Thursday, 15 September 2016


Hi guys, I'm so excited and I really want to tell you WHY.  

I have my personal YouTube channel as many of  us... 
it was used for our "the ordinary diary" video tutorials... 
BUT NOW ... 

The ordinary diary has a new  YouTube CHANNEL 

and you can SUBSCRIBE US  right here - right now  :). 

Short promo video has to be.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

How to crochet - Cord holder headphones organizer

Easy way to organize your headphones or charger - cord holder - DIY project.

What we need:
- soft yarn
- a hook
- a pair of scissors
- blutn sewing needle
- big button

Crochet patterns and kits from Etsy shops

I love crochet. It's really strong addiction. Here I come with great patterns and kits for crocheters from Etsy shops. There are my favourites. You are welcome in my world...

Friday, 9 September 2016

Back to school means AUTUMN is HERE

Autumn... I love this time, but this year... oh... I don't know what to think, it's 9th September and 32°C outside... Oooooh... BUT... It's ok, because I love summer too. And sun in my eyes... So, yes, I love summer much more then autumn... But my mind is ready to say "Hi autumn, come on, I am ready." - and yes I really am. Warm sweater and longer dress, flip flops in higher shelf and my umbrella is ready to use... Really.

So, what I want to tell you? 
Here are my favourites Etsy "Autumn things" form the other shops. Because I have autumn in my mind, kids are back in school, trees are more orange then green in our street. And evenings are little bit colder...

Welcome. Autumn is coming :).

How to crochet - Teddy Bear amigurumi

Hi guys, handmade crochet lovers,
I have FREE video tutorial for you again, yaaay... Little Teddy Bear with write collar. Amigurumi toy. Step by step video tutorial - great for pre- intermediate crocheters. English subtitles.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Croatia - Hvar - Jelsa - workshop for women

That was great time with nice people, big strong sea, beautiful neverending sky, green peaceful trees, high majestic rocks. Wind in my hair, love in my heart, peace in my soul... humility - love - hope - freedom.