Monday, November 30, 2015

The perfect gift for any baby & security blankets

It's been a while since my last post. Sorry about that, but I had a good reason. I surprised my boyfriend with a trip to New York!

It was great and quite the surprise.  Unfortunately something went wrong when setting the alarm clock so that we could leave early in the morning. But luckily my boyfriend's bio clock still worked and he woke up at the time we were suppose to be in the car to the airport. Ahhhh panic..... I never knew I could get dressed that quick and luckily we made it with little time to spare.

We stayed in New York for 5 days and saw all the sights or at least we tried..... even got to see the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. I have never been so exhausted. Up at 6 in the morning and back in bed around 10:30 p.m. But it was worth it!

And believe it or not I didn't bring any yarn or crochet hooks with me. But just before we left, a colleague of mine ask me to make some baby booties and security blankets for two baby showers she was going to. And this is what I came up with.

I feel in love with it when I saw it. If you follow the link you will find more animals to choose from.
The original pattern is in Swedish and she translated it into English (US terms). It's not the best translation, but I figured it out and it also helped that I found a Dutch translation as well. ;-)
Deze schattig konijnen knuffeldoekje.
Als je de link volgt kun je ook andere dieren haken. 
Nog bedankt Marmarel voor de vertaling!

I got inspired by this design and made my own version....... Bzzzzzzzzz

A little bumble bee playing in a field of flowers. I think it turned out pretty good! What do you think?

If you also would like to make this cheerful bumble bee, you will find the pattern here (both in US and UK crochet terms).

And last but not least, I also made these baby boots to go with the security blankets.
Baby booties for a girl or boy
These boots are quick and easy to crochet. If you don't know if it's going to be a boy or a girl, this pattern can be used for both genders if you use neutral colors. And of course if you do know what it's going to be you can go all out!
Booties for a little girl
This is the pattern I used for both pair of boots. For the little girl version; instead of a button, I crocheted two little flowers and used them as buttons.

Klik hier voor het Nederlandstalige patroon. (ik heb zelf haaknaald 4 gebruikt)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

DIY embroidery card.....It's a girl!

Yeah! My niece just had a little baby girl and I thought it would be nice to make my own card for them. I saw this great video and it inspired me for my own creation. It's lots of fun to make and quite easy to do as well.

What do you think?

Of course I used pink - because it's a girl - and then I automatically used green because I love that color combination as you might have already noticed..... or not?

I think I will be making more of these cards in the future.... for all sorts of occasions.  


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