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Showing posts from March, 2014

Freddy the Fox inspired me !!!

In my last  POST , I did show you the sketch of my new project…. The sketch is originated by a find on Pinterest, that I pinned on my  Foxes board  …. This is Freddy the Fox Zipper Bag/ Case/ Pouch  made by  tinymeat  (handmade art wallets, bags, passport & card cases), but this item is no more available in the shop!!!!! SIGH ! Well, I liked so much this design that I wanted to use it to try some pixel crochet….. This is what I did, little by little ….. … and this morning I added some more little squares…. I'm working with a 2,5mm hook and using a very soft acrylic yarn (from Indonesia!)…. The pink part was a little bit boring, but now I'm happy for the opportunities to change the colours and I love the tail of the fox!!!! What is it supposed to be???? Right now I'm not going to tell you !!!! ;oD HAPPY WEEKEND, xxxx Alessandra Today link parties :  Link your Stuff!  and  Craft Schooling Sunday  !!!!!! Lovely !!!!

….The floral shawl is here !!!!

During this last week I was working on the  shawl for myself  and I was crocheting the last floral motif right this morning!!!! It has been a lovely project to work with. No difficult stitches to crochet and I found it satisfying to join each flower when almost done. I was even good enough to remember to trim in the ends when the new flower was joined to the shawl!!!! The colours chosen for this soft accessorise were 5, but each row is formed by 16 flowers, so I had to decide for a 6th shade…. For a long while it was orange… ….. but this morning ( I know, it sounds a little bit crazy!) I decided that I didn't like orange anymore, so I cut the previous ones and I crocheted new ones in a delicate green hue …. …… and I reached the end of my shawl !!!!! Look !!!! ….. If you know me well, imagine what's going on right now ? A new project, just sketched …… Happy Weekend, xxxx Alessandra ;oD Today Link Party :  Link

I present you my "Globetrotter Blanket" !!!!

…. My first huge project has been completed the day before yesterday afternoon !!!!! Ok, this is not the first blanket I made ( remember this  one  ?), but this is THE BIG ONE, that challenged me for almost one year ( started on the 5th of May 2013/ completed on the 13 of March 2014 !!!!)…. In my  last post  about the blanket, I showed it without any border, but now I can !!! ;oD Sorry, my boys were still in school when I was taking these new pictures, so they couldn't help me in the showing off!!!!! Obviously, there are more photos about the completed work and I'll post them at the end of this presentation. Now, I'm really interested in explaining what I did to crochet my simple border, which consists of two rounds of acrylic/cotton yarns ( for each round I have been working with 2 contrasting colour strands together), crocheted with a 4mm hook. THE BORDER ( Please note that I follow the US crochet terminology!!!) first round I choose to start th