Tuesday, May 23, 2017

City Gym Shorts

One of the blogs I follow is The Purl Bee, where you can find anything on sewing, crocheting, knitting and other things involving yarn and/or thread. Most of the time the posts are very inspiring and come with nice patterns. And every now and then I make something I found at The Purl Bee.

After a spring clean up of my cabinets I found this Hawaiian fabric, that I  bought a while ago. So long ago actually, that I had totally forgotten all about it. Don't even remember where I bought it. I haven't seen my sewing machine for quite some time either, but the combination of the fabric found and the inspiration I found on The Purl Bee, made me want to make this short.  I made the biggest size, because I like wide leg pants on shorts. The taille is elastic.


You can check out the (very easy) pattern at The Purl Bee. There's one for girls and one for women.


This week the Pink Unicorn I made for my youngest daughter was featured by Creating My Way to Success!!

Thank you so much, Jill!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

Since we went to Sicily, Italy a couple of weeks ago I love almost everything that's made with lemon. Lemons are used a lot in dishes in Sicily and you see lemon trees growing everywhere, as if it is weed. 

Before I wasn't very fond of lemons, but now I can't get enough of its freshness. Makes me feel like summer has already started immediately. So today I made these Lemon Cookies with Poppy Seed. The recipe is to be found here

So delicious!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Made It! #19

~ I love Pinterest and would like to make one thing every week that I find on Pinterest. Since I have lots of pins (that, until now, I've just pinned and only that), I hope this will be a way to reduce the amount of pins on my boards. It can be anything, from cooking to crochet and from sewing to paper crafts. Just small projects that don't take weeks to make ~

And here's the bag I promised to make this week for Made It!. I was delayed a little bit, because I always try to post three crafts in a week, on Friday, Saturday and Tuesday, but I found it becomes harder and harder to keep up with my own crafting pace, due to other obligations. I think I have to choose projects that take a little less time for Made It!. Anyway, this week I'm just in time for midnight (CET) to post the result. 

In the end I choose a pattern of waves instead of pineapples or palmtrees. This pattern makes me think of Hawaii and surfing and I love to make things that bring back great memories!

I found the idea for the waves on the same page as the pineapple and palmtree. 


Next week I want to make a key chain for the bag, to embellish it a bit. The idea is something as in the picture below, but made by myself instead of store bought.

I found this pendant here.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Crochet Whale

Seven colleagues expecting babies. Seven! Busy (crochet) times ahead. The first baby present is finished. For a baby boy I made this little whale. 

The pattern I found here.


I just saw a lot of my projects were featured on the Pinterest board of Strawberry Butterscotch.

Felt Swan

Stroller Toy

The Cat in the Hat

Lucky Cat

Thank you very much, Anna!!!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Market Bag

One of the mothers I always meet at the schoolyard of the school my daughters attend, knows my favorite hobby is crochet and asked if I could learn her to crochet, too. She also knew someone else who wanted to learn to crochet. I told her I would look around for more fans, so I could learn them all at once and wouldn't have to reserve my beloved day off for a couple of weeks to teach crochet. 

I didn't think there would be much eagerness among friends, family, colleagues and schoolyard mothers, but now I've ended up with ten applicants and have to part the group into two smaller ones. 

I chose two simple patterns to choose from and am busy now to make them as an example for the workshops, that will be in three weeks. I already finished the market bag beneath. The pattern I found here.


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