Monday, April 21, 2014

LOVE

One of the bigger projects I worked on the last weeks is this pillow:



I found the cross stitch pattern at Felicity Hall and after seeing it I knew immediately that I wanted to use it for something. I thought a while about what to make and in the end decided on a pillow, because you can never have enough of those (although my husband would probably disagree on this). 
First I crocheted the pillow cover in grey and afterwards I cross stitched the letters on it.
You can find a lot of other nice cross stitch patterns and complete kits on Felicity's site (especially the little clutches are great: I want the Bird Clutch!!). The pattern that I used for the pillow is a freebie. 

Here you see the pillow  in between some of the other pillows I made in the last months. 



www.betweennapsontheporch.net

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This week my Paper Cherry Blossoms were featured by The Cottage Market!!


Thanks, Andrea!





Friday, April 18, 2014

I Love Saturdays

Don't you? 

What I love about our saturdays:
* Going to the market in the morning
 with my girls to buy flowers and fresh fruit*



* Making something delicious for lunch, 
like Club Sandwiches *



* Baking something sweet for dessert, 
like a Crumble (click here for recipe) *



* Drinking caffee latte and hot chocolate
 in the afternoon at the coffee bar near by *

* Watching movies until late in the evening *
Want to make Club Sandwiches, too?

This is what you need for two:
6 slices of bread
2 chicken breast filets
100 grams of bacon slices
mayonaise
50 grams of rucola

This is what you need to do:

Cut the chicken breast in thin slices and bake until done.
Bake bacon until crispy.
Toast slices of bread

Smear mayonaise on the first slice of bread. 
Cover with chicken breast.
Then another slice of bread
More mayonaise
Bacon
Rucola
Chicken
The third slice of bread
Stick a cocktail pick in it to keep all ingredients in place
And then: eat! Yummie!!


Happy Saturday!!

Wanted #16


Love this Bag!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ladder for Blankets

Now that I can smell summer in the air I don't need the blankets for some cosy warmth on my couch anymore, but much room to put them away until needed again we don't have around our house. Just in time I saw this great idea at Alisa Burke, one of my favorite blogs: a ladder made from branches and rope. 




For the branches I used wood from the elderberry in our garden that we just cut and for the rope I used pink cotton I normally use for crochet. For extra strengthening I nailed the branches at the crossings, before I wrapped the yarn around.

On top hangs a blanket I'm still busy with. Well, not that busy, because the loose pieces are laying around for quite some weeks  now, but sewing together the loose pieces to complete the blanket is something that I just don't like (or shall I say hate). 

In the middle is a blanket I bought years ago in a store I don't even remember the name of.

At the bottom hangs a blanket I crocheted a couple of months ago (see here).

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