Thursday, 27 August 2015

Hi Girls!!!!!

It has been a while, right? ;oD
I've enjoyed my summer holiday back in Italy in June and July (just one week was spent in Edinburgh : beautiful and cold!!!!) and the boys, the hubby and I were back in Maputo at the beginning of August, as the school was starting again the 11th….
 So we are all back to our routines : boys in school, hubby at work and I back to my blog!!!!

We have just moved in our 3rd apartment here in Maputo ( yes 3 moves in one year!!!!) and maybe for this reason my blogging will have some hiccups in the next couple of weeks … you know some boxes need to be unpacked…. well, you know what I mean!

I just wanted to show you today some crocheted gifts I made this summer in Italy : are you interested??? Hope so !!!!

At the end of July it was the birthday of my niece Mara, so she was born under the Leo zodiac sign…
In the same days there was the brutal killing of Cecil, the majestic lion of Zimbabwe…
so this is what I made, thinking at both of them, Mara and Cecil …












Then, was my mum turn, just because I love her and she really needed a market bag to take along with her every day…









I made even a winter cowl for my sister Varinia (who really loves the sea and sandy beaches), so when she will ride on her bike in the cold days she will be warm and cosy with her neck wrapped in her "seaside cowl"… do you think the same, too ?









They are all my designs and the inspiration just came in a dash …. Honestly happy with all the above works and luckily even the recipients were glad to receive them, too!!!

Soon other crocheted things made in the same period!!!

xxxx Alessandra

Today links : Link Your Stuff!Busy Fingers Showing Off #97 and Craft Schooling Sunday








19 comments:

  1. The way you are showing the gorgeous cowl is so funny. I have read your post with a big smile on my face.

    Have a nice day, Margaret

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  2. Hellooooo.... you are back:) Three times changing your home, wow... I hope you stay where you are now and have time for your hobby, crochet and taking pictures. I like the bag with the lion. That was sad news from the lion, pfff... byebe

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    1. Ciao Francien!!! Nice to have you here!!! I really hope to the have the time this year to do all the things I love : it has been hard, but I think I can start to relax and enjoy life as before, or even more!!!!
      xxxxx Ale

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  3. Sounds like you had a busy but nice summer. All of your projects are so very beautiful. No wonder they are appreciated. Handmade is heartmade. Best wishes, Tammy

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  4. ♥hello my dear friend! Love all these! Happy day xxx Riitta

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  5. Hey welcome back! Love your creations hope you'll soon feel at home in your new house....

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    1. You are so sweet!!!!Thank you so much! It's such a pleasure to be back with such warm welcoming back!Love and xxxx, xxxx Ale

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  6. Hi! Nice to have you back. :) And i really enjoyed reading your blogpost. What a nice bags you made and a really stunning cowl! I love the idea of making a thing like that in the looks of the sea! Amazing how you made it without a pattern. I can imagine how the recievers enjoyed your gifts.
    Greets from Holland

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    1. Thank you Lizette!!!!! Your great comments made me so happy!!!!
      xxxxxx Ale

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  7. Such great things! I love the cowl especially!! Sounds as though you have had a good summer travelling. I hope that the unpacking and settling back in goes well. xx

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  8. All of them are very nice !!:)
    3times in a year, that's a lot of shifting work.

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  9. Hi Ale, your family will love their gifts, nice to 'see' you again! X

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  10. The waves in the cowl are just ingeneous!!
    So very nice and beachy...
    You have made such beautiful and sweet gifts! Good to have you back :-), love from Mirjam.

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    1. Ciao Mirjam!!!!
      … so lovely to have you back here!!!!
      xxxxxx Ale

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  11. Hi Alessandra, it is nice to have you back! You were really productive in your holidays. I like all your projects, especially the cowl. The blue wave stitch looks brilliant. Can you tell me what it is called? I have never seen it before. Viola

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    1. Hi Viola!!!! Nice to have you here again!!!!
      Thank you for all your lovely comments!
      The stitch that I used to create a wavy effect comes from the http://www.mooglyblog.com/summer-waves-placemat-and-coaster-free-crochet-pattern/ by Moogly!
      I have adapted it to my stitch numbers and each row is worked in the back loops only!!!!
      Hope I was helpful enough,
      xxxxx ale

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  12. Great to see you back! Great projects! Especially love the seaside cowl's textures and colors!
    Kate :}

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  13. Ale! borse sono molto bello e mi piace dettaglio del leone,
    ma la sciarpa per tua sorella è grande!
    il colore e la forma con le onde! spettacolare! lei sarà molto felice con il dono!
    Molti baci da Catalogna!

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  14. So pretty bags!! I love especially the first one with the happy sun ♥. Haha, the first photo of your son with the loop is so funny :o). Great work, I'm sure your sister will be thrilled!! Sunny weekend greetings, Nata

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