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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 morniiiiiiiiing!

Do you remember my wip vintage blanket that I started not long time ago? Well, it turned into a vintage cushion for my formal living πŸ™‚

It is made with a very thin acrylic yarn and I felt quite impossible to crochet a blanket with this kind of yarn (lazy lazy πŸ™‚ ) … So I transformed it…

Here is the result…

A big vintage cushion πŸ™‚ (60x60cm)


Love it even moreΒ  in my living next to the round granny one…

LOVE it sooo much that I decided to make another cushion just to go with these two…

I’ll show you something next time πŸ˜‰ Stay tuned!

Before I go I want to thank Grace Ann for the Versatile blogger award! This is very sweet from you Grace Ann! Thank you sooo much!

and thank you all for visiting πŸ™‚

Have a wonderful day!


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Good morning sweet people,

The GIANT Granny Challenge is still going on and it will continue until the last participant will decide to stop crocheting … so no hurries my friend… take your time and enjoy…

You can begin whenever you want and decide to stop when you feel that it is already enough… After all it is just a fun experience that we are all sharing together πŸ˜‰ yeaaaaaaaaaaaah!

So, time to welcome some new participants πŸ™‚

72- Christelle Pretorius Botha

73- Suz

74- Tintochtap

75- Amy Riley

76- Priscilla

77- Katrin W.

78- Elly

79- Marcela

79 !Β Β Β  S E V E N T YΒ Β  N I N EΒ Β  so far!Β Β Β  WOOOW !Β Β Β Β Β  Welcome ladies πŸ™‚Β  We are very happy that you joined!

Don’t forget to share your pics here and(or)Β  here...

These are some pics of mine… 45 rounds so far …

I love the feeling of it wrapped around my legs enjoying the sunset from our sitting room when there is some fresh wind after a very hot summer day…

Love love love this blanket πŸ™‚

Before I go today ladies I want you to take a look at my mantel…do you see something new?

Let’s have a closer look…

They wish you a very happy happy day!


P.S: I’m working now on the border of the stripy blanket…Yes yes yes it is almost done and it is just lovely πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to show it to you πŸ˜‰

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Good morning ladies!

How was your weekend? Mine was lovely: beach, sun, very hot weather, children… lovely but a little tiring πŸ™‚

Now back to monday, back to “routine” …I am a “routine” lover kind of person…I love the things I make everyday… again and again…and especially crochet things… πŸ™‚

Today I am proud to announce that we are already 64 participants to the GIANT Granny challenge πŸ™‚

S I X TYΒ Β Β  F O U R !! wooooowwwwwwwww!

The latest 9 participants are: (please tell me if I forgot somebody or somebody’s link)

56- Anne Marie

57- Mercedes

58- Kerry

59- Hayley

60- Susan H.

61- Philippa Ibboston

62- Eline

63- Renee

64- Twyla

Welcome welcome welcome to you in our fun experience!!

Do not forget to post your pics in our groups here and here ! and go visit even if you do not want to put pics … there is amazing lovely projects to enjoy looking at πŸ™‚

I made already 30 rounds on mine πŸ™‚ Now every round is much more time consuming … but I am enjoying it to the max (a lot more than the stripy blanket I have to admit 😦 )

love love love how it’s turning …

so bright and cheery…

Don’t you wanna jump into that pic?


Here it is sitting in the kitchen’s bench with its friend Bouba the bear πŸ™‚

I’ll leave you now with two closeups of my kitchen’s shelf πŸ˜‰

Thank you sooo much for visiting today πŸ™‚

Have a great monday!


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Good morning,

How are you today? I’ve been missing you these days…life is running so fast that I have barely time to breathe…

I want to begin this post by thanking you all for your birthday wishes and your sweet words…It was a special birthday this year because of you all my blogland friends πŸ™‚

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!

Talking about hearts, I’ve been doing some…

stuffed with lavender…

mmmmh…smelling sooo good that I want to make more and more and hang them everywhere around the house …

I want to show you also this cute handmade cushion I could not resist buying…

Isn’t it lovely with all those tiny buttons and small details ?

and this cute-brown-balls border?

and it has a beautiful sewed quote on it : Life is good, enjoy the little things ! (The title of this post) That is one I should remember always πŸ˜‰

I love having all kind of handmade cushions on my sofas … I have a problem with cushions…I keep making them and buying them πŸ™‚

and the granny blanket you see on the right side of this pic is the one I am crocheting right now (will talk about it in another post πŸ˜‰ )

And finally before leaving you some hooky stuff made this week…

I finished the cover for the round stool to go with the orange cushion and the paintings…

The colors on these pics are a little strange I don’t know why…

But “live” they are warm and happy … I should take other pics when the light is better …

Time to go now… play a little with the girls before lunch time πŸ˜‰

Thank you for your visit today!

Have a great week end!


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How are you today?

Aren’t these tulips gorgeous? I received them on my birthday on saturday πŸ™‚ and the tulips are my favourite flowers πŸ™‚

On saturday I turned out 33 and it is strange how I felt… I did not feel too old or something, I just felt happy and thankful for being alive surrounded by my family and the people I love the most…

On Saturday morning I felt like calling my parents to tell them thank you…thank you for bringing me to life…thank you after 33 years πŸ˜€ hehe

I’m feeling too emotional these days, every little thing brings tears to my eyes…even the most idiot song …Stange no???

Enough emotional talking…let’s come back to reality and talk crochet…shall we? πŸ™‚

I bought not so long time ago some paintings for my living…

and decided to make a cushion to go with them… a cushion crocheted using this pattern

and this was the result…

Tell me ? what do you think? Do you love?

and now I am making another crochet cover with the same colors as the cushion for this round small table you see on the right bottom of the pic above… πŸ˜‰ Will show it to you very soon …

That’s all my friend!

I’m sending you some sunshine and bird singing through this post and wish you a wonderful happy monday!


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Hello ladies,

Hope you’re having a wonderful monday morning with a nice cup of coffee!

One week ago I saw this beautiful pic somewhere on the net… a beautiful pic without a link or a source…and I fall….madly deeply in love with it….I saved it on my laptop …Here it is…

Does any of you know the source of this pic?

So, my friend, I fall madly and deeply and crazy in love with the blanket of course…I could not take out my eyes of this beauty…all these colors and this black border…can you resist?

and of course, as you already guessed…I started…I started trying to crochet something similar to this wonderful piece…Mmmmh…it was a pleasure trying to figure out the pattern by just looking at this pic….and I made it after many many trials πŸ™‚

yes yes yes…

I am very happy πŸ™‚

and so in love….

I stopped all my wip and I am not crocheting anything else since …

That’s what we call: Love at first sight…Yes it is crochet-love-at-first-sight…wondering if you can understand this kind of feeling for a project ? when you can not at all concentrate on something else…and you leave all behind for this particular new wip…

I even already draw the graphic pattern for you… my own version on Corel draw with a sucrette’s technique to work fast and use all the colors equitably (Thank you google translate :)) (I’ll post it next time πŸ˜‰ )

But I need a name for this blanket and I need your suggestions… Do you have any idea what should I name it? Is “love at first sight” a good one? waiting for your advice…

Finally, a close up of the flowers on my table…and some pics of my paintings and my studio before I go…

Talking about my paintings: It is not something “huge” I am very proud of…but it is something I take pleasure making … and that’s what counts finally, no?

I’ll leave you now with a last pic of these adorable small watering cans on my shelves…

Thank you for your visit,

Have a beautiful monday!


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Good morning sweeties,

I finished doing the border of another blanket of mine … This blanket was made by my mom as a gift on our wedding in 2004 so it is a very loved blanket, mostly used by my husband because it is our biggest blanket so it can cover him entirely when he’s watching TV πŸ™‚ I’ll show it to you today with its new blue border …

Here it is in the living room surrounded by crochet, crochet everywhere πŸ™‚I tried making the border by crocheting grannies with picots and it turned out very nice…

Here it is in all its glory with its new blue border πŸ™‚

I also enjoy showing you the environment where this loved blanket lives…in the living room…my favorite place in the house πŸ™‚

I just love this big room where all the family members love to snuggle under blankets and enjoy little pleasures life is offering πŸ™‚ It just make me smile looking at the pics…

Wanna see what’s on the shelves?…Let’s have a peek shall we? πŸ˜‰

and some close ups…

As you maybe already noticed I love small objects and cats in particular…I have a collection of them and you can see cats everywhere in the house πŸ™‚

and I love this photo frame a gift from my sister πŸ™‚ Remembering warms the heart πŸ™‚

Two more pics of the blanket before leaving you my dear…

I enjoyed soooo much sharing with you these pics, hope you enjoyed them too…

Now I am working on two new wip πŸ˜‰ I’ll leave them as a suprise for you for next time…

Have a beautiful day,


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Good morning ladies,

The small project I was working on is………….Tadaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa……….

….A tissue box made with small grannies πŸ™‚

Enjoy some pics…

Do you like it? It is very easy as you join on the go small grannies to have the shape of a box πŸ™‚

And here are some pics of my new mantel to end up this post ….Have a great week end!

and THANK YOU for your visit πŸ™‚


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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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