Sunday, November 2, 2014

Crochet dress

As promised here pictures of the dress I made last week.
Yes it took me more than a week - not fully days ! - to have it finished, but I loved working on it so I could not stop!

I got the inspiration on Pinterest, where I collect pictures of real size crochet, mostly vests, to make for myself one day...  When I saw this dress I really liked it but asked myself, when will you ever wear something like this?  And then the idea was born to try to make it in miniature.
I had to reduce the design and for the shape I had the dress form to control measurements.

               front of the dress:


and here a last pic, together with the hat:

Friday, October 24, 2014

Summer is definitively gone now, we had the first rains and it cooler outside now.
But we still can enjoy eating outside.

Finally finished the stitching order, and started working on crochet again. 
I wanted to do something different and made a hat ... working on a dress now, I have to restart today but I am learning :)
and I hope I will remember to put a picture of it here when I finish it.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I am sure everyone knows by now I am not good at blogging :).  It is August already ... time flies so fast.

My garden is not as fruitful as it was last year but I still enjoy it.
The only thing what did grow very big were the sunflowers.  We did enjoy for several weeks the sound of the goldfinches visiting us having breakfast lunch and dinner at our place:

I worked on a petit point pillow order, the top two pillows, the bottom ones are also sold already:

And then I prepared for the Miniature Show Online what will open today.  I made several new crochet pieces:  some half inch scale bedspreads,

some crochet pillows:

and several doilies :

This year I also enjoy the evening walks and the tea with my neighbours,  it is the first time I have good friends in Turkey... maybe because it is only now that I retired that I have time for friends :)

Monday, March 17, 2014

more spring :)

Last week we went to some places to buy plants and flowers for the garden,

so now my garden is ready for spring:

In some weeks it will be time to plant the vegetables, so now we are finishing the winter crops of leeks, celery and beets ...and we all enjoy the sunny days:

And now back to miniature work!

Friday, March 7, 2014

spring ...

Even in winter time goes fast, March already.

We had a nice sunny winter only the last week we had several days of rain.
I have been working in the garden, working on crochet: I started working on a new Afghan - the other one sold -a colorful ripple Afghan this time.   And also working on an embroidery order:

For the rest just cooking and enjoying home.

We went for a walk with some friends, it is amazing ,only 30 minutes from home but we were in the middle of nature.  It was very nice although I did feel very tired afterwards :)

 Also enjoying the sheep and the lambs: view from my garden, at least this is less tiring :)

Friday, January 31, 2014

Afghan finished

As promised here a picture of the finished Afghan, it is on eBay right now ( ) : 

I have an embroidery order waiting, but will start a new challenge in crochet soon.

It is almost February and we had not yet much of a winter here, in some weeks spring will officially start here.

The garden is full of winter vegetables: leeks, celery, beets, radishes, onions and salad greens.
Lambs were on the back of our garden and of course we had to cuddle one :)