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Crocheting for a beautiful baby - Crochet para um bébé lindo

I don't remember to learn how to crochet or to knit.
My mother always liked to teach ourselves to
do things on our own, so I think that it all started
when I asked for something to dress my dolls...

This to say that I crochet, knit and sew for
a long time. I used to do bags, scarves, pullovers, etc.
Obviously without taking pictures or ever dream of
posting them anywhere!

The blogosphere came to change everything.
I found lots of patterns, lots of different yarns,
lots of people doing the same thing as I do and, most
of all, lots of inspiration.

 Now, I'm searching for the things that I did
because I want to collect them and keep photos of

Some days ago, I searched
for my favorite handmade thing:
this green blanket that I did when I
was pregnant the second time.

I just love these squares!

The yarn is not special, but this color combination, I think it's perfect!

The pattern was from one of my favorite magazines, Marie Claire Idées. Fortunately, it had a clear sch…

Drawstring bag - tutorial em português

I already started to sew some Christmas gifts, from the tutorials that I find here and there and that I save for later.
As anyone else, I just love simple sewing, with easy steps, resulting in nice and simple gifts to friends, or just for myself...
The Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorial, that can be found in the blog In Color Order is pecisely one of these simple and effective tutorials. I guess that I will do a lot of these little bags!
I liked so much of this tutorial that I prepared a portuguese translation of it, with photos of my first drawstring bag.

A big thanks to Jeni!
In english, it is here.
Já comecei a costurar algumas prendas para a família, a partir de tutoriais que vou encontrando aqui e ali e que vou guardando.
Como qualquer pessoa, gosto de modelos simples de costurar, com passos fáceis e que resultem em presentes simples para os amigos ou mesmo para mim.
No blog In Color Order encontram-se vários tutoriais de peças bonitas e fáceis, sendo um deles o Lined Drawstring Ba…

Useful and beautiful packaging

Christmas time is here!
One of the things I enjoy most, in this "present craziness time" is to make my own Christmas wrapping. Usually I spend some time searching for nice and different wrapping paper, new and
colourful ribbons and also for new methods to make original wrapping. Well, what about using a japanese way to wrap things,
 for this year's Christmas presents?
I found something fantastic in this post, from blog Whatsername & Thingummybob.
This is called Furoshiki.
The Ministry of Environment of the
Government of Japan even published
some ways to wrap different things:

How to Use Furoshiki.

(in this link, there is a PDF file to download)

Source: via Isabel on Pinterest
********* Está a chegar o Natal! Umas das coisas que gosto mais  de fazer no meio da azáfama das prendas é fazer os meus próprios embrulhos de Natal.
Por norma, gasto algum tempo a procurar papel diferente, fitas e laços coloridos e também métodos novos de fazer embrulhos.
E que tal usar …

Blue Warm Scarf

Last year, I made a nice scarf following a square pattern from one of my favorite crochet pattern books, "Beyond the square motifs".
I used the pattern motif #118:

After 12 squares, and a edging with
the same yarn, here it is my last year blue warm scarf.

The yarn is Manos del Uruguay, Wool Clasica.


No ano passado fiz um cachecol muito quentinho e confortável, a partir de um modelo de quadrado em crochet que saiu do livro "Beyond the square motifs". Fiz 12 quadrados do quadrado #118 deste livro, uma franja com a mesma cor azul e saiu este cachecol confortável que vou continuar a usar este Inverno!