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Showing posts from February, 2015

Make it ! Pixelated heart hanging decoration !!!

Something little, simple and so easy to crochet … and very thoughtful if you gift it to someone you love! As you now, for Valentine's day I made a  heart pouch  to hang around the home and fill it with written messages and cards full of love and today's heart comes from the same inspiration : pixelated images!!! This time I decided to keep the square shape for each motif forming the heart and I started from the bottom of the central strip and then every granny was joined with the "join as you go" method ( you can find more about this method both on  Pinterest  and  YouTube  !!!!). What do you need to start ? just simple things as a hook ( mine : 3,5mm) yarns in two different colours : blue ( LANA GATTO CALICO', colour 939 , 50% merino wool and 50% acrylic, a ball of 50g : all consumed for this project!) and neon orange ( I used 2 threads together while crocheting the border of this Indonesian acrylic yarn : CRAFTY KNITTING YARN) a pair of sci

Flowers off my hook !!!!

Exactly one month ago I started this  flowery project  …. Today, I can show you the simple idea I came out with : a Starburst Flowers Centrepiece !!! Wanna look? Please, you are really welcome … …. some flowery details… Are you interested in some technical data? I was working with a 3,5mm hook. The cottons used are : Catania 100% cotton for the petals ; Sirdar FLIRT double knitting black (SH 226 LOT 91016) for the centres and Sirdar FLIRT double knitting beige (SH 222 LOT 10308) for the outer round; DALLA ROSA 100% cotone perlato (made in Italy!) in white (bagno 117) for the round around the black circle! The pattern for the STARBURST FLOWER was found on the book "150 Knit & Crochet Motifs" by Heather Lodinsky. The final measurements of the centrepiece are : 45cm for each side and 41cm in width (or depth?). More photos … -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Kruger National Park : day 3, last one !

So, next morning we left Berg-en-Dal Camp Site to go back home in Maputo and it was a short ride to reach the main gate of the park, but we had the opportunity to watch some buffalos … … and find out a pack of Wild Dogs, resting under a tree … Do you see the tip of a tail? … and two last photos taken by Tobia : a crocodile and some hippos … …. soon, we'll be back there !!!! YES!!! xxxx, Alessandra