Thursday, February 27, 2014

How to crochet a heart with HappyBerry crochet..

Hello friends!!!
it's still February.. the month of Love ad hearts.. I've been wanting to write a post on crocheted hearts and I'm still on time!!... even if I think anytime is always the right time to speak about hearts... :) 
I recently found a beautiful website about knitting and crochet.. they have a BLOG, a SHOP and a you-tube channel! They are called HAPPYBERRY. Cute, eh? You need to check them out... they even have adorable free patterns
I'll share with you the you-tube video on how to crochet a heart. I've tried to crochet hearts before in different ways...but I think this is my favorite result! Also, the girl who teaches the technique is really sweet... not boring at all.. and has a cute British accent!! She sounds like Keira Knightly or Emma Thompson {I don't know if you a fan of English actresses like me...}...
So, what are you waiting for?? If you know how to will learn how to make a cute heart... and if you don't know how to crochet... you will just learn!! :)

These are just 3 of my little hearts. I'm thinking to crochet a couple more and make a bunting banner.. maybe a cake-topper.. I love the yellow yarn I used.

And now... the you-tube video. Thank you Crochet Berry for allowing me to show and share your beautiful work!!! :)

Hugs and kisses to you all!! until next time!!!


Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!!! (and giveaway winner!)

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!
I wish you all a sweet day and all the love your heart desires.
{I have to have this coffee in the morning!!! :) }

Oh....and congratulations to NIKKI!!! The winner of my Cozy & Spoon Giveaway!!!!! :)

Hugs to you all and thanks to all those who participated!!!


Friday, February 7, 2014

Mug Cozy & Vintage Spoon GIVEAWAY!!!

I can't believe we are already ONE week away from Valentine's Day! These last days I had a few orders from my SHOP that made me very happy and useful... I love to make something that will be gifted to someone special... :) And because of this I'm in the mood for a Giveaway!!! Who doesn't like free stuff?? Especially if the prize is beautiful! One of my dearest friends and awesome crafty-lady is joining me in this giveaway {what a blessing!}.

Are you ready??? 
I'm giving away my newest Latte Mug Cozy together with Lisa's hand-stamped "Need Coffee" vintage spoon!

Hurry up and follow all the instructions in our Rafflecopter Giveaway below the picture
{please don't cheat!! we check all the answers...} :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck!!!
The winner will be announced on Feb. 15th!!!


Monday, February 3, 2014

Rich & Creamy Hot Chocolate {Italian style}

Hello everyone!

How many of you watched the SuperBowl yesterday??... well, I hope you were all SeaHawks' fans, because for the Bronco Fans it has not been a very good afternoon.. :(
It was so disappointing that at the end of the game I had to find a way to cheer up and the first thing that popped in my mind was the Hot Chocolate I used to drink in Italy. What's better than a dense and luscious hot chocolate?? And when I say dense I mean it! Every time I make hot chocolate for my children (the store-bought kind) it's basically a hot chocolate-milk.  The kind I used to drink is like velvet, it sticks gently to the spoon.. but it's at the same time liquid enough to drink.
If you have never had it you should try it... and the secret is very simple!


  • Your favorite kind of Hot Chocolate {I used the "double chocolate" Starbucks brand}
  • 1 full tsp of Corn Starch each serving
  • sugar {only if you need it}
  • Cold Milk
Mix the cocoa powder and the corn starch together in a pot. Add as much milk as directed (usually one cup per serving). Stir on low heat... never stop stirring! Let it boil a little bit and serve hot.

Yesss! The corn-starch does the magic!
What's your favorite kind of hot-cocoa? Share your recipe... I would love to know!!!