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    Christmas makes 2018

    In terms of self-made Christmas gifts, this year was fairly quiet. I had drawn my father for the gifts and he’s more for comic books and practical gifts than crocheted dolls or knitted dresses πŸ˜‰ So the handmade items were limited to the gifts for my goddaughter. Firstly I sewed her a dress with the left over fabric from my…

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    Birthday dresses

    It has become a sort of a tradition that I give my nieces something I made myself for their birthdays and this time was no different. This time I chose a pattern that has been in my favourites for a while now, but I never made it, since it only comes in one size. I’m talking about the violet dress…

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    Athena jumper

    After I had finished another Bulle, I took a break from knitting or crocheting. Not only was the summer very busy, but also extremely hot, so I did not really feel like doing anything with yarn. However, then around the end of July, my hands started itching again. That’s how I rediscovered a batch of cotton yarn I had bought…

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    Birthday presents

    For birthday gifts I often opt to make something myself. And for my godchild I like to do that little bit extra. I started with a simple sewn skirt, that I made in the last sewing class of the school year.    Next I made a requested dress: a Bulle in duck egg blue and purple.    But my actual…

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    Cropped cardigan for June dress

    My outfit for my niece’s wedding was not yet complete simply by finishing the dress. No, I needed a cardigan to go with it. I wanted the cardigan to be short, so it kept showing of my waist and the pleats in the skirt. I also wanted a V-shaped neckline to mirror the back of the skirt. Additionally, I also…

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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…

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    Speedy Bulle

    Time ran away with me again and suddenly there were only 2 weeks left before A’s birthday party and I still needed to start on her present. Doh! Like I said previously, the plan was to make her another Bulle, since she loves wearing her pink one. It’s not such a difficult pattern, but to knit it in only a…

  • Work in Progress

    Working on #4

    My last update on my WIPS already dates back to last November ! So it’s high time to give you an update, since my hands have not been idle!     The sweater that I started at the end of last year has grown a bit further. I do not work on it all that much, because I always have a…

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    Adventure in colour

    For the birthday of one of my nieces, 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…

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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…