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Hello my lovelies!

Hope you’re having a fun week end wherever you are!

Yesterday, like you already guessed from the title of this post I did some shopping! No, no not any normal kind of shopping…MY kind of shopping and I’m soo thrilled to show you what I found with a very very good price!

A bird cage:

I felt sooo in love with this cage and on my way back home I was already planning what to put inside πŸ™‚ yeah yeahhhh!

A parrot? love birds? NO!!!NOOOO! (I sooo hate animals in cages! specially birds ! Aren’t they meant to be free? When I was a kid I once opened the door of the cage to a lovely parrot when we were visiting some of my parent’s friends! I’ll let you imagine what happened next πŸ˜‰ hehe)

So? did you guessed what I put inside?


I sew them quickly this morning with some fabric scraps! They are not perfect but they are small, colorful and so cute:)

Look at the result: hearts hanged in a bird cage πŸ™‚

The result is much better “live” then on these pics but I can not resist sharing with you πŸ˜‰

I Love how it looks in its new home surrounded by some crochet goodies!

And did you see the geese? Yes I bought these too:)

Aren’t they adorable and sooo vintage? I keep smiling every time I enter the living room and look at them!

It is sooo good to live surrounded by people and things you love! and I just love every single object of my happy home! I am so blessed!

Sending you lots and lots of happy and colorful thoughts πŸ™‚

See you next time with some new crochet projects πŸ˜‰

Here the sun is going down and we have a beautiful sunset…

Have a marvelous evening too!



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Good morning lovelies,

How are you today? We’ve got a beautiful Easter here and the girls are still on vacation for a week…They’ll be back to school on the 3d of May and I’ll be back to my normal not-a-full-time-mom life πŸ™‚

This is an old wood stool I’ve had in my garage …

that I decided to bring back to “life” …with some crochet of course…

I used the Ricco creative cotton with a 4mm hook…Perfect for the flowers πŸ™‚

And while I was working with the cotton yarn I decided to finish a cushion I started months ago…The cushion needed 2 more rounds…and a hand stitchΒ  to a fabric one πŸ˜‰

Love when I finish small projects…

It’s been a productive week!! (sigh of happiness πŸ™‚ )

Have a great monday!


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Good morning sweeties,

and welcome to SPRING, my favorite season πŸ™‚

Here is my very very first crocheted blanket made in 2007 but made without a border… (You can read more about it in this previous post)

and here it is with all its glory with a new shining 2011 yellow border πŸ™‚

Yes, I decided, after 4 years to make a proper border for all my home blankets and they are three…Here is the first one done…will make the 2 others later πŸ˜‰

It is a very simple border but it makes all the difference…don’t you think?

I am so in love with these two “candle holders”Β  (I am sure it is not the right word to describe them πŸ˜€ but I am sure you understand what I am talking about πŸ˜‰ )

mmmh beautiful πŸ™‚

One last pic of my stripes blanket…

And now I am working on a new small project…for the living room…

I’ll not tell you what it is…I’ll let you guess…

and I’ll show it to you “done” next time… πŸ˜‰

And now, my lovelies, I’ll leave you with this cute quote on one of my boxes (I love boxes πŸ™‚ all kind of…)

and wish you a perfectly beautiful Tuesday!



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How’s everything today?

Two days ago, I felt in love with a white lampshade, a very simple one but so charming with it’s round shaped bottom…I had to have it πŸ™‚

I transformed it my way in my head before even I bought it … and on my way back home I was smiling and singing πŸ™‚ (crazy woman, I know!)

So, I have to show it to you:


I adore the ball-shape-ceramic bottom:

and AFTER:

I took the pattern of these cute flowers from this lovely book that is a must-have ! I recommend it!

You can order a copy from here.

This is a close-up of the pattern πŸ˜‰

I made it without round 5 which is a dc round πŸ™‚ I am a lazy person…

Hope you liked my transformed new lampshade!

I am still working on my MONSTER but from time to time I love taking a break…

I am also making some paintings and it is really distressful ! I am enjoying it a lot, I’ll show you maybe something next time…

Have a happy happy happy week end!



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Remember the first leather stool?

I finished the REMAKING of the second one…This one is for my man πŸ™‚

and I liked it even more than the first one… maybe we will exchange;)

This is a pic from it before:

and after:

This one is crocheted with traditional granny squares (Oh how I love granny squares!!!)

The yarn used is: Rico design creative cotton

Here they are together: Mr. and Mrs. πŸ™‚

Pretty cute together don’t you think?

Have a good day my friend !



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Good morning dear readers,

We have in our home two leather stools that we love…and every night, while watching T.V and crocheting (me), working on the laptop (him), we lay our legs on them…but with the years passing by, the stools got teared and aged a little bit so I decided to transform them in my way πŸ˜‰ I’ve made one, mine, to start with…and today I’ll show it to you…

I’ll make the second one when I’ll get more cotton yarns (I do not have enough anymore)


and after:

and this is its border:

I’ve crochet it with Ricco creative cotton.

Made with 32 squares.

For those interested in the pattern of the square I’ll post it next time πŸ™‚

Hope you liked it πŸ™‚

Have a perfect tuesday!


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