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Wanted #46

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WANTED GREAT dress!

X-mas Wish List (Wanted #45)

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Last Year's Projects Revisited

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One day a couple of month ago I suddenly couldn't load up new pictures anymore. I thought maybe it would help if I removed some older posts with pictures from my blog, to make place for other pictures. It didn't help at all, but someone gave me the advise to use Google Chrome. That was the solution, but the removed posts were lost and I didn't make a back up. But I just saw that the pictures I placed on my blog once, are still there! 
On the pictures below are the projects I made last year for X-mas. Glad I still have those pictures!



The cats on the painting are my own cats. The black cat, my beloved Sjakie, died last february, but by placing the painting under the X-mas Tree, he's still with us a little bit. 

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My X-mas Tree

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And after all the X-mas trees you probably already saw, this one is mine:




As you could read before, I've been busy crocheting snowflakes and now you can see where they did go: there all in my tree!





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This week my X-mas Reindeer is featured byFeather's Flights!





Thank you, Heather!

Wanted #44

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WANTED Beautiful, beautiful shoes!

Postcard Embellishment

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This weekend I decorated the X-mas Tree and when searching through all accumulated X-mas decorations  from preceding years I found this cute little card. 



I immediately loved this card with the cats, the glitters and the nice colours that someone sent me last year and wanted to keep it. My luck that just after I got it, I stumbled upon the blog of Dutch Sisters, who had this great idea  (with tutorial) to do with beautiful postcards: crochet a little edge around the card and hang it on your wall like a little painting. 


Even better: it has exactly the colors I used for the living room decorations I made in the last weeks!






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Another Sweater

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After knitting a sweater for my three year old, my five year old wanted a sweater too, of course (imagine mom has nothing to do for a moment!), so I started knitting again, with this as a result:




I think this tunic like sweater looks a lot better than the other sweater, but fortunately three years old don’t criticize that much (yet). I got this pattern from Sandra Kids Magazine. 

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Wanted #43

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WANTED Another Great Green Dress!

Knitting again!

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It’s becoming really chilly around here (The Netherlands, that is), so I picked up an old favorite: knitting! I’m not the one for very large knitting projects, or any large project, so I stick with knitting for my little daughters. I knitted this sweater; with very thick yarn and 10 mm needles (size 15 in US). The turtle neck I made with something I never used, or ever saw before: a Quick Knit. It's like spool knitting with a very large spool. Very easy!





To break the petrol blue color block of the sweater a little I made a Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Pin. After making two paintings last week, I got the taste for it. With all his colors Elmer is such a nice creature to paint!

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Kathie of The Krafty Kat featured my embroidered Matryoshka this week!




Thanks, Kathie!

A Home is Built

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This week I made more decoration for our recently painted living room. I've made more than enough things-in-frames now, so this will be the last piece and I won't be bothering you anymore with stuff like this :-). 



The inspiration for this embroidery I found at Feathers in the Nest, the pattern for the little house I found at a blog called Arte del Ricamo.

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And if you like crafting as much as vintage, like I do, you really have to check out the blog of Mrs.  Polly Rogers!! And I mean really! Very original and stylish!