Sonntag, 29. März 2015

Tiny Gnomes


After I finished the birthday cake for the little one, I needed something small to knit. So I decided it was finally time for some tiny Mochimochis. And because the creator Anna Hrachovec has an exhibition in Korea soon and ask her fans to send gnomes, I decided to start with tiny gnomes. Here is my first one, which will be staying with us. The rest will hopefully be finished soon.



Poor gnome was almost already eaten by the little one, but we could rescue him, before anything happened. I fear, he is a bit traumatized.

Freitag, 27. März 2015

Birthday Cake


The little one's birthday was the perfect excuse to knit this awesome cake from Mochimochi. It is from the book Huge & Huggable Mochimochi. Most of the knitting was easy, but time consuming. But there were also some things I did not have knit before, like picking up stitches and knitting an i-cord. I am very proud and happy about the outcome. And that I did make it in time. It took me a bit over a month, but with many pauses.


Donnerstag, 26. März 2015

Birthday Outfit (New Look 6262)

Here is, what I wear for the little one's birthday. I did go with the theme of balloons. And magically the rest fit together really well.


Dress - self-made
Cardigan - vintage
Balloon brooch - Lucky Dip Club
Hair flower - Belle Blossoms
Bracelet - Brighter Bakelite
Shoes - Ebay

Dienstag, 24. März 2015

Balloon Party


On 7th March we celebrated the little one's first birthday. I was really excited and made plans for it for months. We decided on balloons as a theme. And of course this was no pinterest perfect party I was very proud of myself and enjoyed making everything come together.


We had the balloon garland, a balloon centerpiece, balloon name cards and I made some balloon decorations for our self-made muffins (which were perfect by the way). The party was a lot of fun, although of course the little one was a bit overwhelmed. I almost can't wait for next year.

Montag, 23. März 2015

Secret Penpal Scavenger Hunt

This year I participated in the Secret Penpal Scavenger Hunt organized by Fab. First here is, what I sent out to janeonthemove:


I made a little photo tour and then put together a little scrapbook about Halle. Of course I had to make a postal kit. For something old-fashioned I remodeled a notebook and for something quirky I send her a donut necklace from Lucky Dip Club. And because she wrote that she will be Mom soon I got her a cherry pit cushion as a gift. And for something monogrammed I made her this floral letter, inspired by  The Postman's Knock:


I am very proud of this and if it was not for the tutorial I would never have thought I could make this.

Last week I got the package from my secret pen pal, Luus, and what should I say, it was amazing. First I have to show you the beautiful envelope:


Isn't it beautiful? And here is what was inside:






I was so happy. But the best gift were the wooden shoes, because they reminded me of my trip to the Netherlands with my grandparents when I was a child. They bought me such a magnet but in red. I really have to search for it and put these together on my fridge. Thank you so, so much, Luus!