Monthly Archives: November 2016

Crochet for little feet

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Hello again, and yes I’m back so soon with an old craft.

I see myself as a crafter with few limits or at least I try to broaden my view in the craft world as much as I can. Today I would like to share with you another type of craft that I make and that’s crochet. I rather much prefer crochet over knitting but that is of course only my opinion. When I was a child I always tried to knit a scarf every Christmas but I never came too far with that, so I never got to enjoy knitting. When I told this story, someone said ‘’ why don’t you try crochet, it’s so much fun’’ and so I did and I’ve been doing it ever since. I’m such a person that can make many crochet projects after another and then it can take months before I start again. But I usually always make a crochet Christmas gift, at least one every year. I think that things made from yarn are very suiting for the holiday season. I am happy to say that I one year managed to crochet a whole scarf. Last December I crocheted my most complicated project yet, I made small baby converse for an acquaintance that expected her second child. She loves converse and that’s why I decided to create small soft baby converse.

I found many free tutorials on how to crochet baby converse shoes on YouTube. So, I watched different of them and I think that I mixed some of the videos to get the shoe as I wanted. If you are interested of doing something similar I recommend looking at YouTube.

I don’t remember how much yarn I used for this project but it wasn’t too much. I can at least say that an autumn scarf needs more yarn than these two small shoes.

I hope that you had a nice time in this post with old crafts.

I wish you all a good evening, night, morning or day wherever you may be on this earth.

CraftGirlsWorld

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Carrot on top

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Hi everybody! Today I’m back with a post sooner than usual.
I don’t know if you noticed or if I told you before that I enjoy baking. Cakes and cookies are what I love the most to bake but I occasionally also throw together a bread or two. Sometimes I make some extra effort with decorating the baked gods and sometimes I just want to eat as fast as possible. When it’s someone’s birthday or some other special celebration my family always turns to me for this task and I only think it’s fun. A couple of days ago exactly this occurred because it was my brother’s birthday. He wished for a carrot cake with Philadelphia frosting and that’s what he also got from me. I usually make carrot cake whenever so it’s not only reserved for special occasions but because it was for a birthday this time I had to add something extra. So, I made some type of homemade sugar paste and created carrots as cake toppers. This is something that I always wanted to try but never had a reason or the patience to do it during an ordinary day. I am however very happy and pleased that I finally tried it. The birthday carrot cake was one of the best carrot cakes I baked and so very delicious. I know that some people have trouble with having carrots in a cake but in my experience when they well tried it they usually love it. Carrot cake is something special in our family. Our grandmother used to make for us and it is a memory of our childhood.


I hope that you all had a very nice read.
I wish you all a good evening, night, morning and day wherever you may be on this earth.

CraftGirlsWorld

A flying invitation

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Hello there!
Since I was absent for such a long time before this September it’s maybe not a surprise that I have a lot of older crafts that I would like to show you all. So every once in a while I thought that I will submit some posts that revolve around some of my older projects but I will of course also come with new stuff.
The craft that I will show you in this post is my handmade graduation invitations. I made these last year for my own graduation. I have a thing for butterflies and I have always loved these small creatures. I loved them so much as a child, that my childhood bedroom had to be covered with butterfly wallpaper.
I got the idea and design for this project from Pinterest, but I drew my own stencils so I got the invitations exactly how I wanted them to be. I made the cards from hard white hard scrapbooking paper and then I decorated the butterflies with patterned scrapbooking paper. The envelopes are that I used are the usual type that I think you can find almost anywhere. I made a stencil of the envelope’s inside, then I used it to cut out the envelopes shape on the printed papers. To decorate the inside of the envelopes with the printed paper I used double-sided tape. I put some string around the cards to finish of the invitations summery look. I thought that it would be more fun if the cards were different, so that everyone received a specialized invitation.
I hope you had a nice time in this little post.
I wish you all a good evening, night, morning or day wherever you may be on this earth.

CraftGirlsWorld

 

 

 

 

Handmade Greeting Cards

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Hello everyone!

Over the years you give away many birthday cards, greeting cards or just cards. I usually create my own cards that I give away and therefore I thought that I can show you a selection of some of them. The two first cards that you can see are made in October, the rest of them are created some years ago more or less.

This is a homemade gift card for a visit at a café. I created this in mixed media and I just want to say that it was one of the most entertaining crafts I ever made. Mixed media will absolutely appear on my blog again. I used my big storage of scrapbooking paper and accessories for this project together with ink pencils in various sizes and ink stamps of different colors.

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The shoe card is a thank you card painted in watercolor. I used watercolor paper, watercolors, a small watercolor brush and ink pens. The card base is from my scrapbooking supply.

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The roses that pop out from the card and the cute little cake are maybe obviously birthday cards. Both cards are made with watercolors, my favorite type of color. I used 3-D paint or some type of special glue to get the pop effect.

 

I saw this type of card the first time on Pinterest and then I decided to make my own. I made them as birthday cards for two brothers in scrapbooking paper, hard colored paper. The little green beetle card it’s made with the same material.

 

In this collection, there is one thank you card and one birthday card. Both cards are created in watercolor and ink pencils. I like to use ink and watercolor to create this type of look in especially cards.

 

I hope you all had a nice time in this post.

I wish you all a good evening, night, morning or day wherever you may be on this earth.

CraftGirlsWorld

 

Autumn Pumpkin

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Hello everybody!

I can now tell you all that the strong and chilly autumn wind have taken away all the bright yellow leaves from the tree that I mentioned before. This is however the characteristic of this season and we must keep in mind that we will soon see new buds of leaves in the spring. When I’m still on the topic of plants and seasons it’s time to introduce this posts main content, which is pumpkins.

Yesterday I carved, what I want to call an autumn pumpkin. I prefer doing a pumpkin with general fall motifs then a Halloween pumpkin.  I think that a fall pumpkin is more usable when Halloween have passed. When I was small I used to do usual Halloween pumpkins but now I feel that I want to do something more general for the season. I put my pumpkin outside our house door with a lantern and a small decoration pumpkin.

I will now talk about how I created the motif on the pumpkin. I used an alcohol marker to draw the outlines of the design and what I should cut out and what to leave. To ca out the pattern I used different sized knives because I don’t have special carving tools for this. When I cut or carved out the motif I clean the pumpkin from its flesh. Then it only remained to put a candle inside of it and place it outside and of course await the darkness.

Well this post its not that long but I will of course return with more as soon as I can.

I hope you all had a nice time reading this post. I wish you all a good evening, night, morning or day, wherever you may be on this earth.

CraftGirlsWorld