Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Granny square challenge week 6

How are you all doing with your squares,
still keeping up?
It`s nice to see the amount of squares growing
and to know I will finish this blanket
because I promised you all to keep this up 
for a year.

This week we are making Granny Bobble Spiral
While reading how to make the bobble
I had no idea what to do.
Luckily after looking at the pictures 
it became clear to me what she meant.

Because I wanted the last round to be off white
I made some adaptions.
When you have 22 bobbles of each color
end the yellow, pink and petrol 
with a slip stitch in the next bobble
(don`t forget to make the 3 ch).
Compare with your other squares if this one is about the same size.
If not make less or more bobbles.
Continue to make a round with off white
When your in the petrol corner 
finish as described in the pattern.

As you can see it won`t become a perfect square.
When we will join the squares to make the blanket
they will be forced :-) to become squares.
Here a video how to make a magic loop.

Good luck and have fun.

Dutch translation
ch = chain = losse
dc = double crochet  = stokje
drop hook from loop = haal de haaknaald uit de lus
pull up loop = maak de lus groot 
hdc = half double crochet = half stokje
sc = single crochet = half stokje

Monday, October 29, 2012

Heartfelt list 8

Every week a list 
of 5 things 
that touched my heart.

Fall in our garden.

A little project turning out just right.
Later this week a tutorial
about these sweet embroidered flowers.

I wonder who took a bite.

New peachy perfect clogs.

Itsy bitsy spider where did you go.

Friday, October 26, 2012

tiny owl knits

picture tiny owl knits

I love the patterns from tiny owl knits.
Behind tiny owl knits is Stephanie Dosen
It`s a delight to watch the videos she makes
they always put a smile on my face.

picture tiny owl knits

When I started this blog I already placed a post about 
a free pattern for heartfelt rings.

picture tiny owl knits

And I still want to make the beekeepers quilt.
But I`m afraid it`s going to take me ages to make it.
But I love it so much.
One day....

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ella`s tea party 1

My youngest daughter Ella is turning 8 on November the 7th.
For her friends she is giving a high tea
with a Alice in Wonderland theme.
The next few weeks I will post DIY ideas 
and tips on where to buy decorations.
Because most of her friends don`t drink tea
I`m going to make cupcakes in teacups.
I just used regular cake batter
fill the teacup half and add a very full tablespoon of jam.
Add more batter.
The jam I used is Sylt Lingon from Ikea
but any jam will do.

I found these wonderful invitations
Which are wonderful for any tea party.
Take a look because they have loads of other great printables.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Granny square challenge week 5

This week we will make the African Somalia flower.
I found it on  the Wise Craft blog
but the design is from Kathy from Just Crafty Enough.
Watch the video on you tube it is useful.


I didn`t make the magic loop at the beginning
 I made ch. 5 into a ring,
round one then goes into the ring.
I followed the pattern till round 5.
Round 6: 3 ch, 1 dc in every stitch, in the corners 3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc
all the way around, end with sl st in 3rd ch.
Round 7: same as 6 end off.

Good luck and have fun

Dutch translation

sc = single crochet = vaste
dc = double crochet = stokje
sl st = slip stitch = halve vaste
sk 1 st = skip 1 stitch = sla 1 steek over
hdc = half double crochet = half stokje

Monday, October 22, 2012

Heartfelt list 7

Making pop cakes with my girls,
 I love the messy decorations.

Flowers always put a smile on my face.

Growing fast but still very cute.

This happens when you let lettuce grow
 instead of eating it.

It`s going slow but I`m getting better.
I don`t think it`s going fast enough 
 but I`m grateful I`m getting better.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bobble blanket

picture The Nearsighted Owl

I came across this lovely blanket
A lovely blog which looks great 
with those cute drawings.
My immediate thought was floor mat
for the bedroom of one of my girls.
But first I have to finish one of the many projects I`m working on.

picture The Nearsighted Owl

As you can see I`m still not in my usual rhythm.
Last Monday I had to start with antibiotics again, unfortunately.
I hope to be back on Monday. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Granny square challenge week 4

This week again a flower
but very different from the one before.
and comes from the blog Harujion design.

There is also a chart with symbols in Japanese manner.
If you are used to a written pattern
this is totally different
but once you get used to it
I find it sometimes easier than a written pattern.
Here you can find what the symbols mean.
The dutchies can look here.
There is also a written pattern so no worries.

I`m sorry the pictures aren`t the best
as you can see the weather is getting darker over here.

Remember when you start with the square part 
I made 1 ch between the 3 dc at the sides
and in the corner 2 ch between the 3 dc.
I will do this with every square to try to make all the squares the same size. 
I made 8 rounds instead of six.

Good luck and have fun.

Dutch translation

ch = chain = losse
ss = slip stitch = halve vaste
sc = single crochet = vaste
tr = treble crochet = dubbel stokje
dc = double crochet = stokje

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Granny square challenge week 3

I`m feeling a lot better but I`m afraid it will take some while 
before I`m my old self again.
I`m going to take it easy,
this time for real, haha.
I always rush into things after being sick.
Thank you so much for the get well wishes.

I didn`t want to leave you alone for to long
so here is the next pattern for 
the granny square challenge.
This week a pattern called
Sweet baby flowers granny
from Laura Bosshart.
You can find it on Ravelry or go straight to her blog.

When you start with the square part I made 1 ch between the 3 dc at the sides
and in the corner 2 ch between the 3 dc.
I will do this with every square to try to make all the squares the same size.
They may differ a bit in size but not to much.
I made 9 rounds instead of 8.

Good luck and have fun.

Dutch translation.

ch = chain = losse
st(s) = stitch(es) = steken
sl st = slip stitch = halve vaste
dc = double crochet = stokje
tr= triple crochet = dubbel stokje
sp = space = ruimte/gat

Monday, October 1, 2012

Feeling sick

Unfortunately my cystitis
turned into a pyelonephritis.
I will be offline until I feel better. 

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