Friday, August 28, 2015

Flower Dream Catcher

A couple of weeks ago I saw a very nice pattern for a doily, but although I made doilies before I really don't know what to do with them. They do not match with the rest of my interior.  But I just wanted to make this one, it looked cute. After some thoughts I made a dreamcatchter from it and honestly, I think it turned out really nice!
 

The pattern for the doily I found here!

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My Lollipop Invitations were featured by City of Creative Dreams, Creative Jewish Mom and by Scrapality!


 Thanks, Shanice, Sara and Andrea!

Wanted #35

Deep V top Tailor by King Louie

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sail 2015

Last week we had Sail In on Wednesday and Sail Out on Sunday in Amsterdam (capital of The Netherlands, for who has no idea), the biggest nautical event in the world. 
I'm not particular fond of boats (sea sickness may have something to do with that), although my father was a sailor before he got children, and made yachts for the rich and famous later in his life, but Tall Ships really impress me. 
So I took pictures!


 The flagship Stad Amsterdam, The Netherlands



MIR, Russia



Etoile du Roy, France


Goteborg, Sweden



Kruzenshtern, Russia


ARC Gloria, Colombia


ARC Gloria, Colombia


Sedov, Russia

  
De Europa, The Netherlands



Alexander von Humboldt II, Germany

Monday, August 24, 2015

Heartbeat

We are renovating again; the bedrooms this time. While I was tidying up and throwing stuff away, I found the french knittting spool of my daughter and thought some time about what I could make with that. Honestly, I could think of nothing, until I found one left over card from a set of postcards with colored wire I made a couple of months ago and than it popped into my mind: an ECG of course! How could I not think of this earlier; as an OR nurse I see this almost on a daily basis!

Here's the result:


And to show you it's really french knitting, here's a close up:

www.betweennapsontheporch.net

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When my daughters still had their summer holidays, I had to think about 'what to do' on a daily basis. One of the blogs I follow is the blog from Alisa Burke and one day she posted a really nice coloring page (free download here). Just when I needed it! So we took out our pencils and markers and colored away, the three of us! I just love Alisa's drawings. You can buy loose pages or whole coloring books in her webshop


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My Beach Bag was featured by Oombawka Design this week!


Thank you, Rhondda!

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And my Half Lotus Bunting was featured by Creative Jewish Mom!


She featured my Ibiza Style Shawl, too!


Thank you, Sara!!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Co-host at the Fine Craft Guild Party!!



For my Ibiza Style Shawl I won a price for being the most clicked project, namely being co-host at the link party of Rose from Fine Craft Guild. The pattern was designed by Barbara, from Busy Fingers Busy Life and I made it for my daughter.


So here's the party, hosted by Rose from Fine Craft Guilds and co-hosted by me!!

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Hello everyone! Thank you all for sharing with us last week, and welcome back to those who were on vacation! It's time for our weekly SHARE IT fest to share and review of what we've all been up to. I love visiting all of you and am pleased that this week I actually found time for that, to leave some messages with you all and to pin my favorites... Thank you. Thank you.

How to Participate, Get Featured Next Week and Get Free Advertising & Promotion

As you know last week, I had the honor of being invited to co-host the Creative Muster's linky party and have adopted its party etiquette, which is loaded of giveaways for you who participate. These new rules of the game are a bit tentative. I want to see if you like them before I set them in stone.

SHARE IT - Linky Party Etiquette

Here is the new party etiquette, with LOTS OF GIFTS FOR YOU! FineCraftGuild shareit linky party etiquette

SHARE IT Linky Party Badges

You can grab your party badge to post on your blog, or just use a text link. That's fine too.
share it sunday linky party badge Click in the text box on the right, Ctrl A (to select all), and Ctrl C (to copy). Then, paste the code on your blog. Thank you for doing so.

Party Host

As per always, your party host is Rose, from FineCraftGuild. Follow me!
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Party Co-host

liz howling  At the moon This week's linky party winner was Liz from Howling at the Moon. Please follow Liz directly from her blog. She does not have a lot of social media buttons but you can follow her blog directly!

Party Feature

Liz shared her fabulous crochet triangle shawl in raspberry sorbet color. The crochet pattern was designed by Barbara, from Busy Fingers Busy Life. It's free on Barbara's blog. I love the color. Oh, it's so personal. --> Get the pattern!


SHARE IT 25 - linky party

This week's party is here: Thank you again for partying with us!! I appreciate you sharing your wonderful ideas. The party isn't the same without you.
Footnote
When you link up, this means that you love for us to Pin, G+ and/or otherwise promote your wonderful photos & ideas across social media platforms and on this blog, and you are giving us permission to use your photos and ideas for this purpose. Typically, themed-features will/can be promoted on an ongoing basis. Those that are featured in next week party in the party post are typically promoted during that party week. Exceptions apply.


Friday, August 21, 2015

Sea Foam Backpack

A couple of weeks ago I found this great pattern for a beach bag! Not on time for my vacation abroad, but since there's lots (LOTS) of beach in the country I live in (The Netherlands), I can use it here as well.


 www.betweennapsontheporch.net



Wanted #34

Gazelle Dress Hibiscus by Lena Hoschek

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Candy Key Chain Treats

My daughter has her birthday this week and as is the practice at her school on the big day the children can bring treats for their class mates. It's more and more a struggle to find something nice and original time and time again, but this year I made Candy Key Chains.


 www.betweennapsontheporch.net









Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Ibiza Style Skirt

This year not sewing a dress, but crocheting a skirt for my daughter's birthday. She says she's too old now for princess dresses, lol! Love that!
So, I had to make a 'beachy skirt' for her and it had to be black, the kind she saw when we were on vacation in Menorca. Whatever you want, dear. Here's your skirt. 



The pattern I found here.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Lollipop Invitations

It's august and as you may know by now, in august my oldest has her birthday. Eight, she will become this year. Wow, where did time go...



When making stuff for her birthday, the first thing I always begin with, are the invitations. I didn't really think about a 'theme' this year, but just thought paper lollipops would be nice.  The actual invitation is on the back of the lollipop.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Half Lotus Bunting

I've mentioned this before, but one of my favorite Instagrammers is @kikalite. Not only does she make very nice things with a very steady crochet hand, but she also has a way of displaying her creations so nicely that I immediately want to start crocheting. 

This little garland is another creation I saw at her Instagram. It's perfect for my oldest new room (she has this thing with blue and gold).You can find the pattern here.

 www.betweennapsontheporch.net

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My Zucchini Carpaccio was featured this week by Creative Jewish Mom!


 Thank you, Sara!

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And my Beach Bag was featured by Scrapality and by Crafts a la Mode!


 Thank you, Andrea and Linda!
 

Wanted #33

Ananas Top by Lena Hoschek

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Ibiza Style Shawl

A while ago I finished a shawl for my daughter. Barbara, who's blogging at Zomaar een Dag, shared a mystery crochet along on her blog and I thought it would be nice to crochet along indeed, because the pattern was beautiful! But for some reason my shawl didn't look like hers at all. What had to be the top wasn't straight, but bend in my shawl, so after several attempts I created my own version of it, but used her idea and her lovely stitches. Love the result anyway! The color, Raspberry Red, was picked by my daughter, whose favorite fruit is..., yes, good guess..., raspberries.
Thanks for the great pattern, Barbara!



 www.betweennapsontheporch.net

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 This week my Crochet Apple was featured by The Cottage Market and Creative Jewish Mom!!



Thanks, Andrea and Sara!

And my Summer Top was featured by City of Creative Dreams, by Scrapality, by Fine Craft Guild and by Crafts a la Mode!! 



Thank you, Shanice, Andrea, Rose and Linda!

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