This Saturday my little niece has her birthday. I
made this skirt for her. Hopefully she (but especially her mother, because she’s
the one who has to put it on) likes little deers! Actually it's two skirts: a black one with an application of a deer and a red underskirt with ruffles.
Yesterday I made a
start with some granny squares. The idea I found here, at a blog called Dutch Sisters. They look a bit different from the usual granny squares, but that’s
just what I like about them. I don’t know yet what I will make of it. I would
like a little blanket, but I know myself well enough: it will probably take to
long, I’ll be bored after a while doing the same square over and over, and then I give up. So maybe a pillow cover
is a better idea.
Note by author: the finished project you can find here!
Then again a movie proposal in the horror genre:
The awakening – Also about a ghost in a house,
just like my last recommendation (although this time it
all takes place in a school). Very ominous.
By the way: don’t you
love the colour of this tulips? Orange with a sort of flames all over it. Love it!
About three weeks ago I lost my beloved cat Sjakie.
He was very attached to our family, especially me, and before all he wanted to protect us from
what he thought was evil. Fighting with other cats and even (large) dogs he therefore
saw as his duty. Because of a fight with a neighborhood cat he got an abces in
his neck, so we had to go to the vet to release it. But the vet identified
cardiomyopathy of Sjakie’s little heart, also. He recommended us to go for an
echografy of the heart at another clinic, because our vet didn’t have the
Sjakie’s abces to heal first, before going to another clinic, because my cat
was so stressed, he scratched everybody in the treatment chamber and even bit me.
Three weeks later I came home from work and found
him panting and with paralyzed paws and tail. Due to his heart disease two
embolisms had hit him, one in his aorta and one in his lungs. He was in a lot
of pain, very short-breathed and scared to death.
I took him to the vet again, but the vet told me
there was little to no hope. I couldn’t see my dear little friend in pain and anxiety, so
I couldn’t do anything else than ask to free him of his suffering.
The next day I was off from work. It was the day I
wanted to go to the clinic with Sjakie for the echografy, to see what caused
the cardiomyopathy and if he could be treated. Just one day too late…
I still miss my little friend a lot and
felt like making some Black Cat crafts. This crochet cat is the first one, another project
found on Grietjekarwietje (this one with tutorial).
The last three weeks I worked on this waistcoat kind of
garment. The inspiration for it I foundhere, at a blog called Grietjekarwietje. You can find plenty of nice and beautiful crochet projects (some with tutorial) on that blog.
Such a clever pattern, don’t you think? It’s just one
circle with holes for the arms.
My friend has a orange cat called Tiger. Tiger is getting
on age and before he isn’t with us anymore, she wants to have a drawing of him.
Nice gift birthday gift, I thought, so today I spend drawing Tiger.
I even had time to watch some movies this week, so I have
another movie to propose:
The Woman in Black – as a lover of horror movies I
can really recommend this one. After seeing lots of horror movies it isn’t easy
to startle me nowadays, but this one did more than once. It’s about a little
village that is haunted by an evil spirit (euhm…, just like all other
Today I was off from work, so I had all day to work on another play mat for a friend who's expecting a girl! This time I chose sunny colors (red, orange, pink and yellow), because she will deliver her child in the summer. Hopefully she'll like it!