Friday, October 26, 2012

Le Papillon

Do you recognize this? You are inspired, make one thing after another, but everything you make doesn’t turn out as you hoped it would turn out? I made three things this week, but only one looks like I wanted it to look: I crocheted a butterfly to use as an application on a long sleeve for my daughter.



I found this pattern at Le Blog de Anna, a blog I found recently, and which is full of the most beautiful (FREE!) crochet patterns. This is just one of many butterfly patterns.




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Beautiful orange flowers:



I love gladiolus. Little stems, lots of flowers, full vase...


Wanted #37


WANTED
Love the green jacket!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Sugar Skull is Finished!

A couple of weeks ago I showed you a half finished Sugar Skull that I embroidered. After some weeks of stitching, stitching and stitching again it’s now finally finished! Here’s the result.


I found this great black frame to go with the skull. It matches perfectly!


I know, pride is one of the seven sins, but secretly I’m a little proud of my Sugar Skull

For the pattern, see this book:

Twisted Stitches by Phil Davison


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Speckled Elephant

Again I had a baby shower last week and since I’m still bored by making play mats, I made a cute, little grey and pink elephant this time.



Sunday, October 14, 2012

Levitating Little Ghost


I’m sorry for the lack of craft post last two weeks, but we are busy making our house over, so I had to do other things. With two kids, a husband, two cats, a job and a blog a girl has to divide her time and attention properly after all.  

The last month I saw little ghosts for Halloween everywhere on the internet, and they’re so cute, I had to make them myself! I used Styrofoam balls and little compresses. Nothing difficult and finished in less than five minutes!



Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Calavera Margarita

Last year I made this shirt for my oldest daughter (then 4), who was fascinated by skeletons and monsters at the time, and wanted a shirt with a skull on it. Now that it is almost Halloween and Dia de los Muertos it's a good time to show it to you.


I didn’t want to make something that would scare off her friends, so I made this for her. The skull is made of felt and is embroidered on the shirt. I bought some ready to use felt flowers and iron on rhinestones to decorate the skull and used lots of pink and lila to give it a (somewhat) more friendly face. Not entirely succeeded (it's still a skull after all), but I did the best I could and my daughter loved it. Back then at least, because now she thinks skulls are disgusting, haha!


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