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Thursday, April 29, 2010

a new babyquilt...

It seems like I'm having a mini blog break.
Yes, things are real quiet here at dutch blue's crafty front.
 But I've got a feeling that won't be for much longer.
Because have I got some happy news!! A new grand baby is on the way.
Luca is going to have a baby brother or sister by the end of August.
And my daughter asked for a babyquilt.
 

 

                              
She's so cute!

Monday, April 19, 2010

What a wonderful weekend it was..

This past week I haven't really had much time to blog, and today is no different.
But....I had a wonderful sunny weekend in Zeeland.
We had a marvelous time...
I enjoyed a long beach walk wearing my new pair
of walking shoes. Not the most charming pair but they fit me great!
 

The weather was so wonderful we've spent most of our weekend outdoors.
Doing a little shopping in Middelburg. No weekend without fresh tulips..

weekend tulips

And I bought new cotton for future crochet projects..
Maybe more granny squares, not sure yet!

cotton yarn

For now I'm still having fun crochet flowers for the hearts on a string

 
 
How was your weekend... I hope you had a lovely one as well!
 
Groeten,

Friday, April 9, 2010

hearts on a string

I crochet some flowers. Thought it was best to start with,
what looked like the easiest pattern in the book.
The first flower took me a while to figure out but the second one
and the rest that followed after that did go much easier.
I didn't even had to use the book anymore!
 
 
I used the crochet flowers to decorate my hearts on a string.

hearts on a string

What do you think....
Don't they look lovely?

hearts on a string hearts on a string hearts on a string
 
Well I'm off now, gonna  make more flowers.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

flowers to knit and crochet


Mom had noticed how much I enjoyed making the granny blanket.
Therefore she brought me a present she thought I certainly would like.
The book '100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet' by Lesley Stanfield.
It's a lovely book filled with challenging knit and crochet flowers.

100 flowers to knit and to crochet
 
Beautiful flowers in red and pink



white and yellow

knitted flower
 
Flowers to use for decoration

 
I got my cotton ready to get started.
But first I've to figure out how to read a crochet pattern!

100% cotton
 
Thanks mom, you're right..i love this book!
Groeten,

Monday, April 5, 2010

One hundred granny squares plus...


a border with scalloped edge later.....
My granny square blanket is finished!!
It's made from left over wool found at my mothers attic.
measurements: 110 square cm.

granny blanket

granny square blanket
(sorry for this blurry picture)

I really love how this turned out..
a colorful scrappy blanket.

granny square blanket

And it looks gorgeous on mister chair too..
Have a wonderful beginning of the week!
Groeten,

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter

Wishing you a Happy Easter weekend.
These lovely bunnies are made by some very talented people
and found on Flickr photosite.
Follow the links below and you can find out yourself!

Easter bunny inspiration

1. Two easter bunnies, 2. Easter Bunny stuffies, 3. bunny, 4. Pom-pom Bunny, 5. Untitled, 6. Rabbit, rabbit, 7. Amigurumi Easter Bunny, 8. Betty Bunny Egg Cosy, 9. Felt bunny, 10. Hurrah craft Easter bunny, 11. bunny family, 12. Bunny finger puppets, 13. Easter rabbit 03 03, 14. Guaranteed to Make you Smile Felt Bunnies- Bunny Pair, 15. Bun-bun, 16. Easter Bunny Dotee Doll Close up

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April and swap gifts

A new Month....

April

Brings a new page....
and a new saying....

April

Here are he gifts I recieved from my spring swap partner Chris.
She made me a beautiful bag. It's perfect to hold my crochet or sewing work
so I can take it along where ever I go.
- Thanks Chris! -

swap gifts for me from Chris
 
I love the fat quarters and the gorgeous tulips card.
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This is what I made for Chris. It's a Spring chicken egg warmer.

Spring chicken

I made one a decade ago and ust recently re-found the pattern again.

Spring chicken
 
I think it will look lovely on the Easter breakfast table.
So I made one for me too..

easter eggs
Only a few days until Easter and despite all good intentions
to make decorations myself...nothing to show you so far.
So I think I'll  put my good intentions in the closet for next year
and go visit the Hema for something nice, right now!