"We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson

Monday, July 1, 2013

Daphne's crochet rainbow rug- my new craft

I'm back at last! My goodness that was a busy term! But we got through it and we're on beautiful, wonderful, relaxing holidays again.

Last holidays, I decided to learn a new craft after seeing lots of beautiful crochet rugs on Pinterest. So I jumped onto Youtube and started to learn the basics. With some help from my mother-in-law and sister-in-law who can both crochet beautifully, I was on my way and I don't think I'll ever give it up! It's addictive.

I made this rainbow rug for my gorgeous niece Daphne.

Here's the gorgeous Daphne when I gave the rug to her:

And here she is snuggling on the lounge with her dad (my brother).

Here are my top 5 reasons why I love to crochet and think you should give it a go too:

1. It's easy and quick! No counting stitches unless you do a fancy pattern and if you make a mistake it's so easy to see and fix because you usually only have one or two stitches on the hook at once.

2. It's relaxing. When you get into a rhythm with your stitches, you don't need to think about it at all- perfect for watching tele.

3. It keeps you warm in Winter. My sewing room is freezing in Winter so it's nice to have a craft to snuggle up with on the lounge. 

4. You can do it anywhere and all you need is a little plastic hook and some yarn. It's amazing what you can create using such basic and cheap materials.

5. It's timeless. These days we have such a vast choice in colours for yarn, the possibilities are endless. I remember a crochet rug that my mum had when I was little. I  didn't like it at all because of the dark, dull, boring colours. Clearly, we don't have that problem anymore!

Now my aim is to make a rug each for two of my nieces and my nephew. I might even get a little bit fancy with the patterns. I hope my nieces and nephew love them and they might even treasure them forever! So stay tuned for some more crochet creations- hopefully it won't be too long.

In the meantime, here's one more pic to enjoy:

'Til next time. xxx


  1. Oh Bec! I am completely inspired to have a go too! this is gorgeous! love the colours....what a special gift. Is there anything you cant do?

    1. You should totally give it a go Dee! I'm sure you will make something amazing.

  2. Are you sure I am not your niece lol.....very adorable!

  3. It's lovely! Well done!! What size hook did you use?

    I am still working on mine. I thought I only had enough yarn for 2 more rainbow repeats, but I was SO wrong. I have done 2 repeats and there may be another 6-8 repeats or more left of yarn. It is at the length now where it keeps me toasty warm while I am working on it. Looking forward to seeing your next project.

    1. Can't wait to see yours Tracey! I used a 4.5mm hook.