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Hello!

On monday August 15 I’ll be celebrating with you my first blog anniversary !

Le monde de Sucrette will be one year old πŸ™‚

On this special occasion I’m holding a small giveaway πŸ™‚

The package the winner will win contains:

1- 5 balls of 100g of Nako Vizon (the 100% acrylic yarn I use for most of my crochet work) The yarn is excellent πŸ™‚

These are the colors: Dark fushia (my favorite yarn color πŸ˜‰ ), blue, white, orange and dark plum

2- 6 cute and small 10g of Nako colorful yarn

3- A 4mm red crochet hook with a handle

4- A small crocheted green elephant I made long time ago

5- A bag of 100 cute decorative buttons (I brought from Istanbul)

All you have to do to enter the giveaway is to leave a comment here on this particular post πŸ˜‰

You have one week to leave your comment (the giveaway will stop on monday August 15) and on Monday 15 or Tuesday 16 I’ll pick up one winner and send to her (or him) the package !

Don’t be shy! Even if it is the first time you leave here a comment I’ll be very happy to hear from you πŸ˜‰

Thank you all again for being here! It seems like yesterday I just started this blog…Time really flies… and thanks to you I am still here today πŸ™‚

Kisses!

Sucrette

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Good morning !

How’s your morning? Are you enjoying like myself the first days of summer with the birds singing outside and the sun shining high? Mmmmh it feels so great when the weather is good…

So today, as promised, I’ll show you some crochet goodies I brought with me from Istanbul and two new projects I started when I got home …

First, there is some colorful crochet hooks I could not resist buying as I can not find any here in Beirut… I paid 1T.L (Turkish Lira) for each hook…that makes 0.38 british pound (or 0.6 USD) πŸ™‚

some cute little buttons…

and of course yarn πŸ™‚ the best yarn I ever touched in my whole life… soooooo soft and with bright colors πŸ™‚

It is called Nako baby …It is a mixture of 50%acrylic and 50%polyamid…I think this polyamid thing is what makes it soooo soft …and a pure pleasure to work with …

As for the price it is really cheap as I bought one (100gr) for 2.5 T.L (Turkish lira) that makes 0.95 British pound (or 1.5 USD) for one ball of 100g! Can you believe it ???

So, as you already guessed, I started something with this new yarn…a blanket πŸ™‚

a stripy colorful baby blanket…one color for each row…all with treble…

but as you can see in the pic above, I am working the trebles in the back of every stitch…(inserting the hook not in all the stitch but in the back side of the stitch only) that makes it looks like this and I love how the lines are appearing…did you notice ?

and this is my second wip…

a granny square??? pffffffffffff

No, no, no, not any granny square πŸ™‚

These are the first 6 rounds of a giant granny square…a real G I A N T one….with like 100 rounds !!!

So, who wants to join me in this great adventure and make your proper giant granny??? It will be a great challenge to make a really big one with all the leftover yarns you have …and it will become a beautiful loved blanket I am sure!!

Ooooh I am so thrilled with this project πŸ™‚ Join me join me join me !!! pleaaaaaaaaaaase!! πŸ˜€

Have to go now my friend!

Thank you so much for visiting today!

Have a wonderful week wherever you are!

Sucrette

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Hello there!

This is as promised the new yarn my mom brought for me last Saturday… (thank you mom!)

Weird eh? not my kind of colors πŸ™‚ too soft…too pastels…too light πŸ™‚ but but but you can not imagine my surprise when I touched them…OhlalaΒ  it is the softest and smoothest yarn I ever touched in my hole life …. mmmh so tender like a baby’s skin …

It is called Nako Baby… 60% bamboo 40% polyamid (wondering what it is πŸ™‚ )

8 colors including the white one…

mmmh…so? did I tried to crochet with it? or didn’t I? πŸ™‚

This kind of yarn is perfect for baby stuff… and I have plenty of pregnant mothers around me including my own sister…so I decided to start a baby blanket….for a cute little baby πŸ™‚

Ok the colors are too pastels but you can not imagine how beautiful it is to work with …OOOOH totally hooked πŸ™‚ and I did not let it down until 1:00 a.m that night πŸ™‚ trying different patterns until I chose this one …

and I made a lot of progress this week …

I called the square : “daisies baby blanket square” and of course I am gonna post the graphic pattern for you next time πŸ˜‰

This pattern will turn out wonderful with bright and bold colors too, I am sure…

I am joining the squares with the white color as I go…

I can tell you one thing: I will not work on any other wip before I totally finish this blanket…Because, I just can not come back to my normal acrylic stash after I worked with this wonderful yarn of softness! (I sometimes have strange English sentences πŸ™‚ hehe )

Time to go now! See you next time with the graphic pattern πŸ˜‰

I hope you liked my new yarn, my new wip and my new square !

Have a wonderful sunshiny week end!

Sucrette

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Good morning ladies,

Hope you are enjoying your morning with a hot cup of coffee like myself πŸ™‚

Yesterday I bought some new yarn to add to my old stash

7 new colors and a lot of leftovers…

This 100% acrylic yarn is much thinner than the old one…It has to be crocheted with a 3mm hook… and I love how a normal 4 rounds granny square looks much smaller in this kind of yarn!

I have now two projects I am working on: The first one is a granny blanket for a friend who’s giving birth in July …

The second one is “love at first sight” and I am thinking about offering it as a wedding gift for another friend who’s getting married in July also :):)

But but but …

I could not resist trying out the new yarn πŸ˜‰

Who could resist ???

and I made some squares using the same pattern as my fairy tale blanket! (I just love this pattern!!!)…but this time the colors looks a little “vintage” and I joined with the “off-white-beige” color…so it is looking like a vintage blanket and this is how I decided to name it πŸ˜€

The squares are very soft and a lot smaller and I love them …The colors are not so bright (as for my other projects) and I am thrilled to try out working with them too …

So “Vintage blanket ” is going to be my third wip …

but I should really really finish the granny one (one more row of squares ans a border) and show it to you …It is looking very nice you’ll see πŸ˜‰

Time to go now…

Thank you for visiting!

Big big kisses!

Sucrette


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Good morning my friend,

It’s been sooo lonnnnnnng since my last post…I’ve been busy with the girls at home and I really missed blogging…

Hope all is going great with you…

So, here I am back again with two new wip πŸ™‚ two cushions I am making right now… (yes, time for cushions again πŸ˜‰ )

The first one is a “circle of joy” orange cushion…

it has to do with a new painting I bought recently and I’ll let you know all about it next time…

You can find the pattern I am using for this cushion here.

My 2nd wip is a normal granny one…crocheted with the ricco creative cotton…

I just love the brightness of this yarn πŸ™‚

Time to leave you now…

Have a beautiful day and see you soon πŸ˜‰

Sucrette

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Hello lovelies,

I should now be finishing my fairy tale blanket, but I could not resist beginning two projects…

I promise to you that I’ll have a “tadaa” fairy tale post very soon, very very soon but I have to show you what’s on my creative table right now πŸ˜‰

A rectangle cushion for my living room…crocheted with the leftover Stylecraft special DK yarns…and it turning out lovely…

and…

a new blanket (yes another blanket, I can not stop crocheting blankets πŸ™‚ ) This one I am making it as a gift for a dear friend of mine who’s in love with grannies πŸ™‚

I’m using fresh colors and making the last round of every square with the off-white (very light beige) color…It is turning out beautiful … and I can feel that it will become a lovely blanket…

I am using this yarn for the “grannies love”…It is a 100% acrylic yarn…very soft with beautiful colors…

I’m in love with this Turkish brand πŸ™‚

Thank you for your visit today, It is always a pleasure having you here at Le monde de Sucrette πŸ˜‰

Have a beautiful day!

Sucrette

P.S: For more creative spaces, go here πŸ™‚

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Good morning my lovelies,

How’s everything?

Yesterday, was a big day for me, as I used my sewing machine again after a really long time period and I made something on my own without any help πŸ™‚ I am so proud of myself and could not resist showing to you πŸ™‚

Here it is: Beba the bear…

I sew Beba using small pieces of leftover fabric …and I enjoyed a lot making her…

Even if she’s not perfect, I am very happy with the result πŸ™‚ and I keep looking at her sitting here in my new craft room and I keep smiling to myself πŸ™‚ (crazy woman)

Now, I can sew and paint as I have my very own craft room …yes…a small craft room for me and only me πŸ™‚ I painted it in soft apple green with one wall in red ….

Wanna see some pics? I’ll show you some pics and leave other for another post as I still need to add some shelf and some other details πŸ˜‰ before the “studio” is really finished πŸ™‚

First I have a white cabinet…wanna see what’s inside? Let’s open it right now…Tadaaaaaaaaaa

I folded the pieces of fabric and I arranged them nicely… hoping that they will stay like this for a while πŸ™‚

mmmh love when I open this cabinet … and this one too…full of colorful yarns πŸ™‚ miammmm

and here we have a corner for painting stuff…in a small wood closet

I am so excited to paint again …

Hey! Beba! What are you doing up there? enjoying the new craft room eh?

That’s all lovely people πŸ˜€

Hope you enjoyed…

Thank you for your visit and have a wonderful day wherever you are,

Sucrette

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