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Little things handmade for a wedding ... !!!

My friend Ann is invited to a wedding, that will be celebrated tomorrow here in Maputo! Ann, in the meanwhile, asked me to craft some little things as .... a mini crocheted box for the wedding rings .... ... a pin, with both the names of the bride's parents, who passed away some years ago .... in this way they will be there too, as the bride could pin it on the waist band of her dress ... .... and something blue .... a very simple anklet ..... Congratulations and best wishes to Ana and Howard for their marriage!!!! Have a great day full of love and happiness!!!! xxxx Alessandra

Make it ! 31 Autumnal Stripes Blanket !!!

In the  previous post  you had the opportunity to look at Margot on the blanket, that was still a w.i.p. ... I love to de-stash some of my yarn from time to time and Matteo just told me some weeks ago how much he loves all the blankets I made (the  Globetrotter Blanket , the  Hexagons Shabby Chic Blanket , the  Spiky Baby Blanket  and the  Granny Patchwork Blanket ) .... well, all this said by a 16 and 1/2 teen is a huge compliment, you know .... so I started a very simple pattern .... ... stripes, mon amour !!!! I think even Margot agrees with that !!!! As I told you, I chose a very simple pattern to work with a 5,5mm hook. The foundation chain is made of 223 chains and I used a simple stitch ( US crochet terminology) as the double crochet. Once the foundation chain was made, I inserted the hook in the 4th chain from the hook, where I crocheted my first DC (double crochet) and I repeated the stitch until the end of the foundation chain. So I had 220 DCs ! Every r

Simple crochet ...

Another Japanese crochet book, all about cushions … …. and I "need" 4 flat cushions for the chairs around our dining table, so I tried the pattern of the yellow flower, on the right of the book cover …. The chairs are covered in white heavy cotton fabric, so I can play with colours as I wish, but I'm thinking that this pattern is even good for some wall decorations…. so I'm still pondering what use is better for those flowers-to-be !!! ;oD I'm still putting some order in my stuff and in a box I found 5 granny squares I crocheted a while ago, when still in Jakarta …. what to do with them? Luckily I still have some balls of the colourful acrylic yarns I was using in Indonesia, so I decided to use some bright colours to join the squares into a little basket … …. that is nice even on the top of the wooden cat !!! Not useful, but nice !!! ;oD Last thing …. …. a big project that Margot is in love with, too !!!! I

Last Sunday ...

… we hired a boat, together some friends, to reach Ilha dos Portogueses and Ilha de Inhaca (to have an idea of what I'm talking about, just look  here  or  here  !), a couple of beautiful islands at the end of Maputo Bay. It has been a very nice day trip, with lovely friends ! We were lucky to see in the distance, while approaching Ilha dos Portogueses, some dolphins and a WHALE !!!! But I don't have any picture of them, as they were a little bit distant from us!!! We had lunch on Ilha dos Portogueses, that is even a natural reserve and you have to pay tickets once you land on the beach. Quiet and wonderful, as we wished for !!! I'm sharing some pictures with you … xxxx, Alessandra