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!

vrijdag 12 oktober 2012

Another yummy piece of crochet

Today the second pattern in Grietje's 'Petit Four Crochet Along' was published and I made it instantly again. Another easy to follow pattern with a very cute result:

So now I have two of these sweeties on my dish, I can't wait until next week!

Hasta luego!

vrijdag 5 oktober 2012

Yummie post...chocolate petit four with strawberry cream and nut

I have very little crochet time at the moment, so this morning, I decided to treat myself to some when I saw the first pattern of Petit-Four-crochet-along on Grietje Karwietjes blog. It's an easy to follow pattern, now only in Dutch, but the Englisch version will follow soon. Here's my version of it, isn't it cute? It's only 5 cms high...
But the best thing is yet to come: Grietje will post a new pattern every friday, so at the end we'll have a platter full of yummy petit fours!

Hasta luego!