:: crochet sister softies ::

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Over here, the word for ‘softie’ is the same word as used for a ‘cuddle’.  Isn’t that awesome? Because, when I look at these finished crochet softies, I barely can control the urge to cuddle them. Aren’t they cute? I made them with left over yarn from a blanket that is still in progress (so the yarn isn’t exactly leftover, but anyhow) for two small girls, sisters. The yarn I used is Phildar 3.5 and makes the softies sturdy but still soft.
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By the way. I love the fact that spring has started. It’s been over 18-20C degrees for the past couple of days now. All the buds on trees have started to blossom now, bushes are really turning green. What about you? Are you enjoying the weather?
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:: hurray! ::

Fullscreen capture 3282014 120824 PMOh happy day! Today a good friend of mine is having her birthday and.. I’ve got a job! And, the sun is shining. So it truly is a happy day. An other friend of mine asked me to crochet something for her young daughters, because she likes my work! And flattered as I felt I started crocheting right away, with some yarn that I’m already using for a blanket. I had some ideas in my head – sometimes I wish I had a little less – and to my surprise something that looks like a bear started to appear. Hurray!

Now I’m heading to the kitchen because I still have to make a birthday cake for my friend.

Have a great day!

:: sweet Mulu ::

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Ever since I was in Ethiopia, someone who became a dear friend to me, asked me to make her a doll after she saw some of my creations. The doll definitely had to have a purple dress! I promised her to make her one, took out the sewing machine, then failed and quit. But you know, promises should be kept, so here I am roughly half a year later. And I made her a doll with purple clothes, and guess what? It eventually took me less than a day!

As always the thinking bit took the most time. I really wanted to make her look like the Ethiopian dollies that I doodled on practically every piece of paper that passed my hands. Girls with really swirly hear. But then, could one produce such hairdo with only yarn.. Hmm, big dilemma. So I tried wool felt in stead of yarn, and put some stuffing between two layers of felt, after which I swirled along with my (borrowed) sewing machine. Poor Mulu’s face was done twice before it satisfied me, and now I’m quit pleased with the result. But then again, which mother doesn’t find her darling child attractive?

Sorry for the poor photo quality by the way. Iphone. Will change it later.