dinsdag 29 januari 2013

Extra happy hangers and a fancy cloth

In dottie angels first book, I found the pattern for the 'Happy hanger'. Since I used padded hangers, I had to double the pattern, hence extra happy hangers.... The first one got a picot edging as well.

 The cloth was just something I felt like making, I made it quite a while ago and now I finished it by adding the patch and the heart. Now I have to think of a 'use' for it...

Hasta luego!

maandag 28 januari 2013

Dotty Merino Blanket in vintage colours

In this post, I had just started this blanket...and now, only three and a half months later I have already finished it!

I really loved working on this blanket. The Merino wool is so soft and warm for your hands to work with. Especially toward the end of making this blanket, it was a joy to work on, cuddled up underneath the part that I'd already finished....and now it is big enough to fit our double bed.

I was inspired to make this blanket by Monique, when I saw her blanket from the same pattern. I used the full pattern though and she only used a part of it.
The colours where inspired by Cecile Franconie who uses a lot of naturals combined with colours.

Hasta luego!

vrijdag 9 november 2012

Hooray it's Friday....Petit Four Crochet Along day!

Today Grietje has posted her 6th petit four and it's yummy again. The 'moorkop', which this weeks petit four is a miniature version of,  is a special Dutch treat: puffy pastry filled with whipped cream and covered in thick, rich chocolate icing. The petit four has some extra whipped cream and a chocolate biscuit roll on top. So this is what my petit four collection looks like now:

I really admire Grietjes creativity to think of a new petit four every week. Thanks again for such a lovely pattern! On Grietje's blog you will find both the Dutch and the English version.

Wishing you all a very happy weekend,
Hasta luego!

vrijdag 2 november 2012

Cherry Petit Four with cream

I just couldn't wait making this weeks Petit Four from Grietje Karwietjes blog....it's soooo cute and yummy! So I started right away and now my tray is filled with five crocheted petit fours:

For all of you wanting to join in, you will find the pattern here (both in Dutch and in English), have fun!

Wishing you all a very happy weekend,
Hasta luego!

Banana Petit Four with....chocolate treat!

Just in time for the new pattern, I finished the fourth Petit Four in Grietje Karwietjes Petit Four Crochet Along....just a lack of time, because it was yummy again: a Banana Chocolate Petit Four with chocolate sprinkles on top. Because I wanted to make all my petit fours from yarn only, I altered the topping (I didn't want to make the same sprinkles as last week...) and added a bit of cream and a little chocolate:

I used to love these little lacy chocolates when I was a little girl and was always hoping that my piece of the cake would have one....

I'm off now...crocheting this weeks petit four!

Hasta luego!

vrijdag 19 oktober 2012

Mint Quark Petit Four

A lot of hooky people are looking forward to friday more than ever since Grietjes 'Petit Four Crochet Along' and I'm defenitely one of them! It's always a very pleasant surprise to see what she came up with. This week she gives us the recipe...eeeeh.....pattern for a Mint Quark Petit Four with little candy sprinkles on top. In the original pattern there are a felt tag and sprinkles made from little beads, but I always prefer to crochet everything. And I have to say I'm quite happy how it turned out:

Wishing you all a very happy weekend! I'm off to prepare the Landrover for the next guests.....can't crochet all day...:(

Hasta luego!

woensdag 17 oktober 2012

Work in progress, a book and a finished order...

Living in the South of Spain where the sun is shining most of the days throughout the year, you can come upon a 'strange' scene like this in october:

While the sun is still dropping her last rays (at 19.15!), I found myself crocheting outside on my patio with warm Merino wool on my 'Dotty blanket in vintage colours' and dreaming away in Mollie Makes Christmas book, that had just arrived. I love this book, the nostalgic look, the wonderful projects, very Mollie Makes indeed, and I love Mollie makes.

When I was a little toddler, my parents used to call me Mollie... So when I first found out about this magazine I thought it was made especially for me...well sort of... it could have been.... It is obvious that I'm a 'maker'. And I'm a real collector too....my house could be featured in Mollie Makes without the use of a stylist I guess...that is: she/he wouldn't know where to begin rearranging puppets, animal figurines, crocheted goodies, flowery cups, jars-full-of-buttons-and-ribbons etc. etc.!

This is a 'Granny tissuebox cover' I have just finished as the last piece in an order. The colours aren't very true in this picture, but I have already send it of to it's new owner:

I used Michelle Kludas' pattern that is available for free on her lovely blog The Royal Sisters. And added some free style flowers to it and a clean and simple edging.

Hasta luego!