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Wanted #15

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WANTED
Nice Cigarette Pants!

Favorite pattern revisited, again

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I brought out my all time favorite pattern again to make a summer dress for my youngest daughter. This time I chose a turqoise fabric with butterflies and birds on it and red for the circle skirt underneath. Red and turqoise is my favorite color combo's.


I used this pattern many times before, as you can see here
(click on the links underneath the pictures to go to the original post):

All very different designs, but all with the same basic pattern...
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One More Time

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I think of myself  as someone who is not a supertalent at sewing or crocheting or anything else related to crafting, but I can sew a pretty skirt for my girls or crochet a nice baby blanket for a friend who has just delivered, if the pattern isn't too complicated. But there's one thing I am really not good at and that's baking nice cakes, beautiful cookies or awesome cupcakes. The times I tried, it never ended up as I thought it would look, as you can see here:


Rainbow Cupcakes with buttercreme 'clouds'  that slided of the blue fondant.


Cake Pops Ice Cones with chocolate that didn't drip nicely down the pink candy melts  (and melts that for some reason stayed  too thick after melting).


Flower Cookies that came way too big out of the oven,  so they tripped over all the time.


Confetti Cookies that looked alright,  but were a bit too hard to bite, especially for little children's teeth.

But  a couple of weeks ago I found this blog called The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbe…

Wanted #14

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Oh, how I love Gingham!

Strawberries!

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After months of crocheting, I am now more in the mood for sewing. I have two larger projects on the sewing table that I will finish soon and will show you here (skirt and top), and I'm still busy crocheting a baby blanket that turns out to take infinite time, but inbetween I made this little skirt for my youngest daughter, so I  still have the satisfaction of a Finished Project:

The blue fabric has tiny strawberries on it. Love that!

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I Got Stripes

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After crocheting a Summer Skirt for my oldest daughter, my youngest wanted a skirt, too, of course, so I started to crochet again, with this as a result: 

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YIY! Featured again! This week my Wrap Bolero is featured by Pam from Threading my Way!



Thanks, Pam!!

Wanted #13

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Fantastic blouse!

Wrap Bolero

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About a month ago I got a bag full of fabric from a colleague and I already made two raglan shirts from the knits that were in it: 


This week I made this little sort of Wrap Bolero. You can wrap the fronts around the waste and tie the laces together on the back.

Front


Back
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One of my Raglan Shirts is featured this week by Emily from Naptime Creations!!



Thanks, Emily!

Crochet Name & Age Garland

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I already told you about the upcoming birthday, that's still a long time away (in august), but that I already made invitations and a party garland for. Now here's more garland for the party:

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Meaning (yes, you guessed right): Yara 6 years. Yara is the name of my daughter. It's made of crochet squares in single crochets. The characters that form my daughters name and age are made in cross stitch (click picture to enlarge for a better view).

Wanted #12

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WANTED
Most beautiful skirt I’ve seen  in a long, long time!

Punto de Cruz Play Mat

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Last week I was doing some spring cleaning (just a little, 'cause I'm not the best housewife, truth must be said; when I have to choose between craft or clean my priorities are always very clear) and then I found this: 


I made this about five years ago, when my oldest daughter was just six months old. I had totally forgotten about this play mat, but I still love it!



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The little lion and zebra are from a pattern I found in a Spanish punto de cruz (cross stitch) magazine when I was with my parents, who live in Spain. So cute! And I love the colors.

Raglan Shirt II

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And another one I made of pieces of fabric I got from my colleague:

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Last week my Crocheted Summer Skirt was featured by  Heather from Feather's Flights and also by Emmy Lane!



Thanks, Heather and Emmy!!


Wanted #11

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WANTED I LOVE this dress!