Home birth / Poród w domu

After seven months I finally got to write about something I experienced with my second child – a home birth. A home birth is a wonderful experience and a great option for many mothers-to-be. The birth of my first son, who was born in a hospital, was a good experience for our family. However, it ...

Cozy winter scarf / Przytulny szal na zimię

crochet winter scarf

Recently I crocheted a thick and cozy winter scarf as a birthday gift for my sister-in-law Ania. When I was looking for ideas on Pinterest I came upon a beautiful scarf made by BehindMyPicketFence. I loved it so much that I decided to recreate the pattern to achieve a similar effect. In order to make ...

Octopus for a preemie in Poland / Ośmiorniczka dla wcześniaka w Polsce

octopus for a preemie

I am immensely happy to report that my post about octopuses made for preemies received a lot of interest among, but not only, crocheters. Huge number of people from Poland, Denmark and USA replied to me on Facebook and shared their stories about how an octopus helped their preemies or how they loved the idea. ...

Newborn cocoon / Otulacz dla noworodka

crochet newborn cocoon

Since I finished all my planned projects before the arrival of the little one and have some time on my hands I decided to give a a cocoon for a newborn a try. With Maciej we found swaddling to be a great way to make him feel safe and sleep well for the first period ...

A baby blanket / kocyk dla dziecka

crochet baby blanket

This baby blanket has been my biggest project so far. The idea came when I found out I was pregnant, but it took me a few months to finish it. Luckily I managed before my little one decided to finally come out. The blanket is 70 x 100 cm so that it can also fit ...

Octopus for a preemie / Ośmiorniczka dla wcześniaka

octopus for a preemie

There is a fantastic group here in Denmark called spruttegruppen, which encourages crocheters to make little octopuses for premature babies. Someone may be surprised to hear it, but research shows that the arms of the crocheted octopuses remind the little babies of the umbilical cord in their mommies’ bellies and make them feel safer. The ...

A baby cardigan / Sweterek dla niemowlaka

baby cardigan

It’s only three weeks to go and I’m still not done with all the crochet projects I was hoping to finish before the baby comes. Luckily, this baby cardigan turned out to be a quick, one day job which will keep my little one warm and comfy through the rest of the winter. I took ...

iPhone 6 cover / Etui na iPhone 6

crochet iphone 6 cover

This iPhone cover for my friend Karolina is only the second project I made at someone’s request. The first one was this wedding couple. It is always a challenge to meet the other person’s expectations so to make the cover interesting I decided to use a solid shell stitch, which I have never used before, ...

Danish babypakke / Duńskie babypakke

babypakke

Scandinavian countries are famous for being welfare states but I when we moved to Denmark and were about to have Maciej I wasn’t aware that the support of the state for families with children also spreads out to the private sector. I was quite shocked when I learned about the “babypakke” phenomenon. It turns out ...

Pom-pom mobile / Mobil z pomponów

Pom-pom mobile

With only six weeks to go it’s time to make everything ready for the arrival of the new family member. As a decoration for the baby’s room and his first toy I made a pom-pom mobile. The idea for this mobile is really simple, but it gives a whole range of options on the method ...

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