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    Weasley sweater for Mini

    Last Saturday I went on maternity visit at Evelien’s. At the beginning of February, she gave birth to her second baby, a boy named Lucas – code name Mini. I already knew it was going to be a boy, which gave me pause to figure out what to make. For her little girl, over a year ago, I made a ballerina doll, and even though it’s in fashion now not to stereotype based on gender, I found it a little strange to make a ballerina doll for her boy too. But what was I going to make then? After some hesitation I finally chose a piece of clothing, after a…

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    Amelie’s fourth birthiday

    Time ran away with me again and suddenly there were only 2 weeks left before Amelie’s birthday party and I still needed to start on her present. Doh! Like I said previously, the plan was to make Amelie another Bulle, since she loves wearing her pink one. It’s not such a difficult pattern, but to knit it in only a fortnight would be quite the challenge. When the girls picked their favourite colours from my yarn stash last year, Amelie had filtered out all the pink ones, being a real girlie-girl. But since I already made her a pink Bulle, I chose another colour for this one: a light greyish…

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    What I made in 2017

    For 2017 I count twenty-one handmade projects! Surprising for me is that the majority are sewing projects, while I’m fairly new to the craft and thus less inclined to try something new. The majority of these projects didn’t get an English blog post, but you can still see the pictures or use Google Translate if you’re curious πŸ˜‰ 04/02 – Metalart (workshop) 04/03 – Princess dress Paulien (crochet) 26/03 – Cover for lipbalm (sewing) 12/04 – Pajamas Janne (sewing) 13/04 – Golden cardigan (knitting) 18/05 – Mermaid blanket Emma (crochet) 24/05 – Flamingodress Janne (sewing) 08/06 – Flamingoskirt (sewing) 15/06 – Pencil case (sewing) 21/06 – Tulle skirt Janne (sewing)…

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    My secret santa gift

    They say that you can look back at the previous year until the end of January. If that’s the case, I’m totally going to ignore that rule, since I’m a little behind with my overviews of 2017. I still have at least 4 posts under way, but that’s not the reason for this post. In this post, I want to show what became my last handmade item of 2017. Since a couple of years we give Christmas gifts based on a lottery system. The name I pulled out of the hat was that of Amelie, my brother’s third daughter. Amelie loves dolls, so I immediately knew what I was going…

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    β™ͺ The cold never bothered me anyway β™ͺ

    After I finished my blouse in sewing class, there were still two lessons left before Christmas break. I had already decided on my next project, but I didn’t really feel like starting it already. So instead I brought a project to class for which the pieces had been cut since summer, but for which I didn’t have the courage to start the assembly. The subject of this post might already spoil what this is going to become? My goddaughter, like so many girls, loves the Disney film Frozen. She’s especially a bit fan of ♕ queen Elsa ♕, because she’s also blonde *children’s logic* Previously, I had already knitted an…

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    Sewing a blouse

    I don’t think I have ever mentioned here, on the English side of the blog, that I also started sewing. During the school year of 2016-2017 I enrolled in a basic sewing course for beginners. This was the very first time ever that I touched a sewing machine and the classes marked the beginning of a (difficult) learning process with ups and downs. This school year I again enrolled for classes. Since I finished the basic course, I could choose among any of the other modules, and opted for the module ‘blouse and dress’. Our first project of the school year was to be a blouse and I took almost…

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    Adventure in colour

    On December 23th, Line, my brother’s youngest daughter, turned one! Amazing how fast time flies. For her first birthday, I wanted to knit a cute dress and I had fallen in love with a pattern that required a technique that I have been wanting to learn since before I could knit: fair isle knitting. The Banasik Tunic by designer Anna Rauf, or Cicha on Ravelry, is a seamless dress that’s knit from the top down, with a circular yarn and fair isle. The pattern comes recommended as the perfect colourknit for beginners. Perfect for me! I also quickly showed the pattern to my sister in law and she also loved…

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    Every little girl wants to be queen Elsa

    The plan to systematically translate my Flemish (=Dutch) posts in English has lost a bit of its wind, since I’ve been omitting so much translations. My last translation dates as far back as October 2015, while I have been posting fairly regularly in Dutch. I think this is partly because I don’t know how much interest there is in my blog for people speaking another language than my native one. Anyway, I thought I would try to catch up a little bit and the first project I want to share with you is a new dress I knitted for my god daughter Janne. Before I started the dress I want…

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    Made another security blanket

    I’ve been neglecting this place again, haven’t I? These last two weeks were a bit *meh*. I had to briefly go to Finland again for work and once I got back I wasn’t feeling 100%. But I never feel sick enough to justify to myself to stay home and I also don’t easily go to the doctor. So I kept working, even if I did feel all that. And then last week I really wasn’t well. I felt hot, too hot, so hot. And I wasn’t hungry. Ugh, food, no thanks. And tired, so tired. But after a couple of days with extra sleep and a couple of fever tablets,…

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    Gus the knight

    One of my colleagues became mom to a little boy named Gus last November. The announcement featured this tough-looking knight. So when I got to test a pattern for a knight doll for Annelies from Vicarno , I already knew to whom I was going to give my knight. I’ve finished my doll a while back, but I was not allowed to show it off before the pattern was published. And now it has, in number 69 of the Inside Crochet magazine. I don’t know if Annelies will be self publishing the pattern as well too in future, so if you have any questions about that, please go to her…