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Upcoming birthday!

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After a great vacation at Menorca I’m back home again and full of inspiration! There’s a birthday party coming in September and I want to make a lot of the decorations myself, so I have to start early. Today I started to crochet the buntings. I finished only three by now, but as soon as the whole garland is done I show you more, of course. I’m busy making a tutorial for it, too.


This is what I have now:

The one below I made for an earlier birthday party, but the colors match this year’s theme also, so I’m going to use them again.





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While I was gone, two of my projects were featured!
Threading My Way featured my Cat Mask:



FamilyHome and Life featured my Daddy Tattoo Bag:



And just this weekend Threading My Way also featured my Little Princess Crown:

Thanks, Pam and Connie!!


Wanted #20

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WANTED
I love red dresses!

Menorca

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My spring trip to Menorca is already over, I even went back to work again (and you know your vacation is REALLY over as soon as you enter the building you work in), so all that’s left now are the pictures and the good memories.

Lloc de Menorca (Menorca Zoo) -  Pavo Real

Lloc de Menorca (Menorca Zoo) -  Burro

Castell de Sant Nicolau - Ciutadella, Menorca



Festes de Sant Joan - 
Caixer Fadri



Festes de Sant Joan - 
Caixer



Festes de Sant Joan -
Caragol d'es Pla



Festes de Sant Joan - 
Caragol d'es Pla



Festes de Sant Joan - Jocs d'es Pla

Festes de Sant Joan - Pura Raza Menorquina

Dulces

 La Vall - Cala d'Algaiarens

Polka Dot Dress

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In a post from a couple of weeks ago (here) I told you I wanted to try to make some clothes for myself (cigarette pants, two dresses, a top and a  pencil skirt). The top and the pencil skirt I finished last week, and now I have made one of the dresses, too. Here’s a picture of it. My favorite color is red and I love to combine it with black or marine, like I did in this dress. 



The dress is made of polka dot jersey. The red fabric is interlock. I attached it a little loose, so that it looks draped. To complete the dress I applied a red rose.




Cardi Clips

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Last week I found the most adorable accessories at a blog called Nähfiddeley, namely cardi clips. I wear cardigans a lot, but never saw clips for it before, and I had to make them right away! These are the clips I made:


Strawberries





White Roses

You can find a video tutorial at Nähfiddeley, so you can make this, too!

Red Pencil Skirt

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Two weeks ago I told I you I liked sewing so much after making a vintage looking dress, that I wanted to make some more clothes for myself. I chose to make the following projects: two dresses, a pencil skirt, cigarette pants and a top. The top I made last week and today I finished the pencil skirt. This is the result:

The fabric is red cotton sateen, which I think is just perfect for this skirt. It was my first attempt to sew in a zipper, but it worked out quite well. The pattern is from Burda.

Old School Daddy Tattoo Bag

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For Father’s Day I made this little bag. It’s not for my husband (of course), but for my oldest daughter, who really, really, REALLY wants a tattoo. She’s only four, so she has to wait a little longer, but for the time being I made this old school tattoo inspired bag for her. For my husband my daughters made something at school, so don't worry, he'll get something, too :-) !


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This week my Crochet Flower Dress is featured twice! Once by Crafty Cousins and once by Bowdabra Blog! Thank you, Susie and thank you, Ashlee!

Wanted #19

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Lavish Lara Powder Puff by Glamourflage WANTED  How soft looks this puff...

Cowgirl Boots

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Months ago I found a pattern of crochet cowboy booties and now I finally have the opportunity to make them! A friend of mine, who is as big a fan of Hank Williams Sr as I am, is expecting a little girl, so I’m pretty sure she will appreciate these little boots! I adjusted the original pattern here and there to what I like myself, so the end result of my booties isn't exactly the same as the booties in the before mentioned pattern.

Only thing I have to make now is a little shoebox to put them in, for a real professional look. I already found a nice tag for it at Free Pretty Things for You.

~*~ Beautiful orange rose, don’t you think?



Gunny Sack for Toys

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Tutorial

What you need: Piece of burlap 100cmx140cm Piece of cotton fabric 100cmx140cm Iron on letters
* First draw four equal pieces with a width of 35cm on the cotton, like this:

* Mark each piece at 17 ½ cm from the upper corners, like I did in the picture below, and draw lines from mark to mark:

* Cut along the lines, so that you have four pieces of fabric that look like this:

* Do the same with the burlap. You should have four pieces of each now (four burlap, four cotton):


* Now pin two of the diagonal sides on each other, good side on good side of the fabric, about 1cm from the edge, and sew. Fold open. It now should like this: 

* Do the same with the other diagonal sides, until all sides are connected. It should now look like a cross:

Do this also with the burlap.
* Now pin and sew all the long sides of the burlap, so the fabric forms a sack:


Same for the cotton.
* Turn the cotton inside out, so that the good side of the fabric is on the inside of the sack. The burlap should have the good s…

Wanted #18

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WANTED Such elegant shoes!