Resurrection pasta basket

From now you can buy the complete pattern on my Ravelry site < click there!

This pattern in English and one in Spanish

The videos are available for those who buy the pattern.

Long ago I had really wanted to make my tutorials videos, edit them and make them available to you; but there were things to be resolved… My James gave me a camcorder JVC super good! and clear that was the idea to use, but the tripod was not appropriate, legs were of the trying to record and that was very annoying, the other was that my computer was very slow and edit 5 or 10 minutes turned in 4 or 5 hours of work, because he was paralyzed and could do absolutely nothing in long time!

Then I made videos on my iPad because you buy a bra, but ultimately not turned out very well and as the quality of the recording is not as good the moment already publish the quality gets worse a lot!

What left me without and with option! and was to adjust the tripod of my james my yt use after seeing videos of people who what to, I decided to fix mine, but since it is old I had to devise them until you achieve it! After days of work and many trips to the hardware store.  The part that was now playing was entertaining, record and publish =; but the other problem was the computer, so I decided to use the computer of my James, a regio MAC what I mean learning how to use the camera with iMovie since these computers do not work with the program d eme camera, but thank God it turned out perfectly!

and that has to do this story with bunny and Easter?

Well, great!

A few weeks ago to after a nice Spanish, working in a Community Centre I wonder if I could make a basket to crochet so I thing taught in some classes and that motivated me to make them! and take them to the Centre and wait anxiously to see if this time it was (that's another story) mid-week last week calls me to tell me that Community Center fire! so there is eager to earn a little money and ensebar crochet 🙁

But the good thing is that since I wrote the pattern and I think it put on sale that would help my financial situation, but how you benefit? Because before you post the pattern I'm posting videos explaining how to make this basket for Easter eggs

You must hurry, because just publish it on sale videos will be deleted for using public, available only to those who buy the pattern.

To start the video on how to make the base do Click ACA this video did it using my iPad, then you will notice the difference with the following videos!

then the video on how to make the body of the basket in another video that I shared on my page Facebook Click Aca

The following video is to explain how to make this basket handle, and I did it using the method of Romanian lace which I explain step by step in my video, if another video recorded with my excellent camera! Click here

Also teach them to decorate them and to make boy or girl rabbit!

Has been super entertaining edit and make the video using this computer and my new camera, so say the pride that I mean to use my own tripod!

And the link to the ears! ACA!

How is it going?

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I hope that they are already organizing the materials for this super fun Easter project!

Materials used:

100 grams of wool acrylic white (main colo)

secondary color – 50 grams

crochet of 6.5 mm and 4mm

needle for wool

machine to make PomPoms or cardboard cut into donut shape

some black thread

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Exaggerated Rustic slouchy beanie with straight needles

This post is quick and useful.

For a while now I wanted to make myself a pair of rustic style knitting needles , like the crochet hooks I make, but when I made them I couldn’t think of anything to use them for! What a dilema!!

I needed a project for individual needles and I then thought of a beanie, a slouchy beanie!

After it is finished we will join it using a crochet hook! (You could USA yarning needles and use a mattress stitch ti do so as well!)

I Looked around just to find the exact yarn for my 8 mm needles !

This is the pattern I want to share with you.

Exaggerated Rustic slouchy beanie with straight needles

Thanks Alia from @thelittlebeenz for inviting me to show #widn !! I'm glad to say that I finally started and ended a project in one sitting! I made this slouchy as a gift and to make it I used the knitting needles I made!! And they were a pleasure to work
Materials :
100 grams of chunky yarn that calls for 8 mm needles
8 mm straight needles or circular if you prefer 🙂
Pompon maker or 2 donut shaped cardboard cut outs to make Pompon
Crochet hook size , 6 or 7 mm to join the beanie
Yarning needle

Gauge :
10 stitches and 12 rows to 10 cm x 12 cm

Instructions
Cast on 58 stitches
2 knits, 2 purls , ribbing for 7 rows
Next you will work in stockinette starting with a purl row. Row 8 is the right side and it should look like the purl side of the stockinette,
*R8: rights side. Purl,
R9: Knit
R10: purl
R11:Knit
R12:purl
The next 4 rows are also stockinette BUT with the knit side to the right side of the beanie. For this you will again Purl the next row.
R13:purl
R14:Knit
R15:purl
R16:Knit*
Repeat from Row 8 to 16 , twice more.

R49: purl
R50:Knit
R51: purl 17, purl 2 tog, purl 18, purl 2tog, purl 17, purl 2 tog.(55 sts)
R52: Knit 26, Knit 2 tog, Knit 27 (54 sts)
R53: *purl 7, purl 2 tog* x 6 (48 sts)

R54: purl all
R55: *knit 6, k2tog* x 6 (42 sts)
R56: purl all
R57: *knit 5, k2tog* x 6 (36 sts)

R58: purl all
R59: *knit 4, k2tog* x 6 (30 sts)
R60: purl all
R61: *knit 3, k2tog* x 6 (24 sts)
R62: purl all
R63: *knit 2, k2tog* x 6 (18 sts)

Now you will cut a 20cm piece of tail of your working yarn and thread through all the stitches and pull it, go through the stitches again and this time pull tightly.

Finish off and knot it securely.
Now we will use a new yarn and using a 6 or 7 mm crochet hook we will join the seams into a pretty and comfortable beanie!
Working from the top down; slip knot and purl one side of a right side stitch and one from the left side, yarn over and slip stitch (go through all the loops on the hook)
Check this illustration to clarify this process.


After you have finished, please weave all ends using a yarn needle.

Make a pompon using a pompon maker or two donut shaped cardboard cut outs and attach to your exaggerated slouchy beanie.

And that’s it!
It should take you more than a couple of hours !
Happy knitting!

Love and Light
Mariella

“Spiders’ nap” an easy Summer’s cardigan

Long ago, probably years! that I wanted to make myself a very loose summer cardigan ; for one reason or another I had not done it.  Not having the “just right” material and pattern for it were these reasons.

thankfully this summer I found a solution for both these problems, when I went to another  yarn shop and found the perfect cotton and in regards of the pattern I just followed the basics of raglan.

That is why this is not a proper pattern but more like a guide.

I decided to call it spiders’ nap because it is so very simple!

“Spiders’ nap” a simple summer cardigan 

This design is very adaptable to any measurement, the only thing you have to do is to follow some steps to make sure the cardigan fits right.

Materials:

200 grams (depends on size , this is what use for mine) of cotton, in my case use Patons “Sorrento” – this has been discontinued instead you could use any cotton blend with viscose that calls for 3.5 mm needles.  Sorrento cotton blend is thick and thin and makes it so nice; it’s the feature of the cardigan itself.

100 grams of cotton Yarn , one that is heavier than the main material.

6 mm circular needles

2 stitch holders (or wool remnant)

10. Stitch markers – you can find lovely ones here at this link

5 mm Crochet hook

Sample

This part is very important, your cardigan right measurements depend on this.

Work 20 stitches for 20 rows In stockinette stitch (One row in Knit the other in purl) this is the stitch used for the cardigan, if you wish to use a different one , then work your sample with the chosen stitch.

When you finish the sample check that amount of stitches used per centimeter (or in two centimeters if that’s easier to measure) also check the number of rows per centimeter and writes the results in a notebook.

Measuring

Measure around neck and shoulders (from where you want your cardigan to begin) , for this you will probably need someone else to assist you.

Now you have your neck measurement and you can calculate the amount of stitches needed using your conversion the sample.

Example: 2 stitches = 1 cm

neck measures = 45 cm

90 Stitches needed to start your cardigan from neck.

Dividing the raglan cardigan 

This cardigan works from the neck down , which also includes sleeves which you will leave on a hold once reeaching the armhole depth (under arm).

To divide this work you will need (8) stitch markers, located after and before the four increases.

the stitches will form some kind of C shape for the cardigan.

There are 6 spots that will have a certain amount of stitches that will remain unchanged.

1 stitch per front side and one in between increases around the arms.

I will use my own cardigan measurements as an example:

Number of stitches = 48 stitches (after using my sample to convert) 6 which will remain 1 all along, split the remaining 42 in proportions here explained

Front: 1 stitch

 stitch marker – 1 stitch in between raglan increases  – stitch marker

Sleeve: 9 stitches(21.42%)

stitch marker – 1 stitch in between raglan increases – stitch marker

back: 24 stitches (57.14%)

stitch marker- 1 stitch in between raglan increases – stitch marker

Sleeve: 9 stitches (21.42%) 

stitch marker – 1 stitch in between raglan increases – stitch marker

front: 1 stitch

To make your calculations in stitches you only need to use this conversion table:

Sleeve = 21.42 X (the number of  total stitches taking away 6) / (divided by) 100 = amount of stitches  per sleeve, if The result is not a whole number round it up

Back = 57.14 X (the number of total number of stitches taking away 6) / (divided by) 100 = amount of back stitches , if The result is not a whole number round it up

Knitting instructions 

With all the stitch markers in place you are ready to Knit away!

How to make the increases? 

increases are only made when we do Knit rows , purl rows are worked without any increases.

DO NOT forget to make good use of the stitch markers.  When you Knit and you approach a stitch marker you have to do a yarn over , pass the stitch marker over , Knit the ONE stitch in between markers, pass the other stitch marker to the right needle and do another yarn over.

On the purl row , the yarn overs will be worked as purl accordingly.

Keep working like this until you reach the under arm.  Measure yourself around the arm making sure it fits.

When you have reached the measurements get ready to separate the arms using stitch holders or yarn pieces.

Knit until you reach the first raglan arm increase; and place all the arm stitches on a stitch holder.  Knit all through out the back and place all stitches that belong to the arm on another stitch holder. I decided to include the one isolated stitch (in between increases) to the arm stitches.  Remember trying to knit quite tightly in between the arms, front and back , in order to avoid a big space under the arm, which will be also stitched up in the end , so don’t stress too much about it.  In the following rows you can keep on working on this, too.

Front increases

even though the main increases (arms ) have been done, we need to keep increasing in the front.  We will do this until reaching the same amount of stitches we have in the back.

Increases take place always Knit rows.

First stitch is knitted, make an invisible increase, kNotting one stitch but using the right loop from the stitch just below, then Knit the same stitch as a knit, keep knitting until one stitch is left, and make another invisible increase in the same way. Do this until having enough stitches (both sides should sum up the same amount or close to , the amount of stitches of the back).

IMPORTANT! leave a stitch marker on each side on the very last increase you do. This will help you when crocheting the edge of your cardigan.

Arriving at the desired height, change to the other cotton and work in stockinette for another 15 rows and another 3 in garter stitch.

Cast off : knit first two stitches, pass the first over the second, leaving just one on the right needle, Knit one more and donthe same thing, pass the first stitch over the second, keep working this way until you have cast off all of them.

It is time to resume the sleeves

Place stitches from the sleeves to the circular needles.  Make sure you leave the inside of the arm (as oposite to the shoulder) at the start of your work if you are comfortable work it it’s the magic loop and two at once.

Resume knitting for 10 cm , after this we do decreases at the start and end off the round.

*Knit 1, Knit 2 together, Knit until 3 sts are left , slip next st to the right needle without knitting it, Knit the one after and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted one, Knit the last one*

Knit 5 more rounds

decrease on the next one

knit 3 more

decrease again for the last time(unless you prefer more decreasing)

change to heavier cotton for the last 15 rounds in stockinette and the very last 3 in garter stitch

when working with magic loop garter stitch or the effect of garter stitch has to be done like follows:

round 1: purl

R2: knit

R3: purl

cast off as shown above.

Cast off : knit first two stitches, pass the first over the second, leaving just one on the right needle, Knit one more and donthe same thing, pass the first stitch over the second, keep working this way until you have cast off all of them.

Crochet Edge

For this part, we will use the friend crochet.  Using single crochet

starting at the bottom of the cardigan:

ODD ROWS: 2 single crochet  where you left the stitch marker (where the last increased occurred) around the bust.

Single crochet 2 together where the raglan increasing happened.  (4 spots)

EVEN ROWS: single crochet all round

Total of rowls 5. OR more if you prefer, you can also work button holes if you want to add buttons to your cardigan.

divide the amount of stitches from where the last increase was(around the bust)  make one every 12 cm , and instead of working two single crochets replace them with 2 chains, you will single crochet in those on the next round and you will have button holes!

it is a very simple cardigan!

I hope you make it and share with me your results!

Please share this link 🙂

Mariella

Holiday

This time of year is probably less work we do with our hands, I am referring to the summer holidays, time to recreate, to get inspired and get motivated. Although it seems that I live in eternal holiday in this fabulous country, but the truth is from the year 2009 that did not come out of nowhere and before that date was the 2007 or I leave very little and there was something calling me for a ride.  It is super difficult exit or 'fun' without the physical presence of my James… Why is that he is part of each plan in my life. An of them tasks for these holiday was make delivery of the dolls in the offices of Fibrosis cystic where will be organized in bags of gift for children with this disease.  It was great to be able to meet all those who are behind this fabulous organization.

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The trip was Regal in train with a tremendous bag full of dolls and with much glitter! -It is another story but it is the truth, much glitter… Octavio "Tavy" my son was with me and we decided to make a special day with the first leg to Melbourne.  So after going to let the puppets had to The National Gallery of Victoria and enjoy hours surrounded by art… Ohhhh! It was wonderful and we will go again if God wants to end the journey.

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In the Gallery had an exhibition mobile of flowers, the flowers were cut lists for one them take and it entertaining was that had small bags with the name of the aexposicion printed, one les put water put the flower and closed with an aerial, all super cute! I placed so when we got home. https://instagram.com/p/BPJ-YbmgKNi/ Australia this surrounded of sea, is a tremendous Island, and makes years that not enjoyed of hours of beach and makes a couple of weeks decided to that would do a trip to where wanted that were with my James, to Phillip Island (where are them penguins more small of the world and where is runs the Motor Grand Prix) this place is to a hour of my city.  The fun was that I drove from ida with my father since I should have someone with a license since I only have a learner permit, the brought back car and we went to look for I drive back.

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The name of the place is Cowes and very rich faith, we share with the owners House and I went to the beach every day, even the Enzo it enjoy! Now to continue to inspire me and finish this work I started in Cowes!

 

I want to leave guests to listen to this recording I made for you, the sound of the sea in Cowes.  Use it to relax, to weave or to go to sleep… to my I love!

Can also access the mp3 and download it whenever they want using this link – relaxation by the sea

 

Oatmeal Cookies and cranberry – SUGAR FREE

In mid-September, I was diagnosed with fatty liver and stones in my gallbladder, the numbers showing the liver function were through the roof.

First thing I did was to ask that you should do to improve and I received the same response on the part of different doctors and was "let the fat", but the problem is that I do not how fatty foods, why was I decided to search for more information.  I found enough information and all guided me in the same direction, eating a diet green connmucho, enough lemon, olive oil, cabbage etc and stop eating potatoes, rice and pasta.  I started head follow these directions and happily in a month my numbers had dropped a HUGE amount! Only one of the indicators was high but had already fallen more than 200%!

Two weeks ago they took my gallbladder and I must tell you that I have not felt any change since for me the change had happened a lot before, since changing my diet or I returned to attack the liver/gallbladder.

Could keep them talking about the recpercuciones of the change in diet and much more, but today I want to share one with this super rich!

Yesterday it was so keen to have a cookie with a cup of coffee, but just thinking about that purchased are full of sugar and things better not think and those that are more sanitas are extremely expensive, on the other hand I have books with recipes for cookies, but are also not of the very healthy.  Me pusie to search online, but also gave something that was 100% of my taste, in the end di with a recipe on www.allrecipes.com which I really liked, but in the end just change it to an even healthier.

Bites of oatmeal and cranberry red (35-40 cookies)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 / 2 teaspoon of cinnamon in powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cloves powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup cranberries
  • 1/4 cup raisins or
  • 1/2 cup cranberries instead of 1/4 + 1/4

Method

Prepare two trays for paper cookies to bake and preheat the oven to 190 degrees celcios

In a medium bowl, mix flour, spice powder, salt, powder baking, add oats and Add.

In a medium bowl Beat egg, vanilla extract, coconut oil (if this hard to put the microwave at 10-second intervals until this melted) and honey.

Add both mixtures in a single bowl.  Add the carrot, incorporating very well with dried fruit (blueberries or cranberries and raisins)

Using a teaspoon of tea, fill it with the mixture and let it fall into the tray, leaving 3 or 4 cm between them.

Bake for 10-15 minutes

The truth is that they are delicious and the best thing is that you don't feel guilty eating them, that are made with pure good things!

Tell me how you are!

Mariella

Homemade biscuits for dogs!

As you know my dog called Enzo and he has been my friend since the departure of my James.  James Love (ba) to our Enzito and their resemblance made me fall in love with the aparentas saw it! If it was like having a doggy James.

Months ago I decided to start doing my compost at home, much less cook with meat and another thing is that I started to make my own cookies for our Enzo!

Look for recipes online and this is very similar to an of them, the truth is that are all very similar, but it best of all is that is super healthy!

Go here!

The ingredients are very basic and I imagine that only one will be the more complicated, since when lived in Chile not was very popular or economic.

1 ingredients: (makes 35-40 cookies)

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup of peanut butter, or as that I use today a much healthier with coconut and peanuts.

1/4 cup of applesauce (bought or homemade) or banana / plantain ground (1/2 banana is 1/4 cup)

1 / 4 cup of broth of animal, chicken or beef

1 short cookie

Method:

Preheat the oven to 175 degrees or medium/high (2)

Put all ingredients in a bowl (3) and fork mix until a homogeneous mass is obtained. (4)

Then form a ball with the hands. (5)

Put a bit of flour in the table and crush the mass leaving the as of less than 10 mm or something so and begin to cut using the short cookie (6)

Put the cookies in a metal base with butter paper for 15/20 minutes. (7)

Let them cool in mesh metal, when are cold put them in a container plastic with lid airtight or in my case I like use this tin metal.  (8)

Enzo is super fun whenever listen to open the door where I have them cookies is for! And know where they are! So say if we remove our cookies Tin ja ja ja! Or listen to them cans sound.

As me is with half banana decided to do a lot more so I have as for a month of goodies that asks Cade time that return to House when it have left only.

She loves!

that you think? Not forget to share this recipe with your friends!

have a good week

Mariella

How to make a portable organizer of wool

My favorite knitting is in the Chair like to have wool I use available, usually for my projects use more than one color of acrylic so long I've used baskets and had them organized so

Although is see super cute, the truth is that cost keep them so of ordered.

For a good time look online to see if there was something to accommodate my situation and be able to have my wool to hand and ordered.  On one of my visits to Pinterest I found something clikco with me!

For this project we will need:

  • (Main) PVC pipe I use one of 15 cm diameter and 2.80 m long (you can also use whatever they want and observe the work contain wool inside!) – cut a 10 cm long – I got 28 tubes.

  • a 13.5 x 90 cm, wood is the one that I use (you can use another that fits your needs)

  • wheels and screws
  • cement for PVC-this is a glue special for this type of material and is fantastic! You find it in the shops of building materials.

Method

First you must ensure you of that each tube this clean and with the banks sanded, my PVC is very thick and strong therefore a friend of my father-in-law them short by my, or if not it had made with the saw; then them wash in to one to leave them ready to be glued.

Using a screwdriver, screws and wheel located at the ends of the table by screwing her.

Then start the fun! Using cement for PVC paste tubes to the wood and Yes; Let them dry by some minutes, my cement is super good and in three minutes already were completely attached! Use clothespins to hang clothes or metal to ensure them as they dry, but it is not completely necessary.  Ensure you of that are firm before add the following run-on of tubes to your "wall" for wool.

I take 30 minutes do it, what most took was to have all the materials to do so.

so use your artistic ingenuity and gun your organizer of wool!

I love this project, works perfect with my cakes of wool and is very functional in addition giving a touch of color to my corner!

have a nice weekend!

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Mariella

Poncho Andean now in Spanish!

Makes a few months ago I started with the madness of Granny squares, making mittens that I did in many combinations of colors and you can find the free pattern here, you can also access a few super kits fields I have available in my shop Etsy, only you must tell me that color combination like and receive everything you need to make your gloves.

A client saw the gloves in my Etsy Shop and I want to make ponchos following colors give the gloves and that's how he began the madness of the ponchos!

I started with Purple heart, followed by tammy's fairy floss, then I made one in cotton "midnight sun", midnight sun.   Followed by the madness of the Granny square came the sunflowers and so how a sunflower was born blooming in a granny square.

It could not pass the opportunity to write the pattern to build the poncho.  Although making a granny square is simple and of knowledge of the majority of the weavers of crochet with this pattern and explanatory guide wanted to go more there and teach those tricks that make tissue more easy and more beautiful.  Not just build the poncho but also knowledge that help any Weaver in many other projects.

Love this #misnightsun #poncho !! Costume order :) how cool is to see the different colour combinations come alive plus! In a different material ! This is 100% cotton! It took me 2 afternoons/evenings to make the whole poncho which is pretty good timing a

Give names to my designs is a part very difficult and important; in this case pass call it beautiful poncho with fringes in mapudungun (Mapuche language) to finally give the name of "Poncho of the Andes' and the truth is the name I leave completely satisfied;" the white of the poncho (minus the one) and the color of the Center gives me the idea of snow and also vegetation or rock in the beautiful mountains, other if this tell that I love to take with me my fatherland, therefore the Andes means so much me that for a name, is part of my Chilean culture and of our national anthem "majestic is the White Mountain that gave you bastion by the Lord"

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For me is much more easy and natural (incredibly) to write patterns in English and therefore that although I take in couple of months, came out pattern to life in English and took me several weeks sit and translate it into Spanish, which is super important to have it for my friends from Spanish-speaking.

As I said above, this pattern not only includes the construction of the poncho but also my tricks of the tissue to crochet, includes more than 70 points step by step photographs to make more easy the understanding of the.  Another super important thing is that I have included the construction of with the giant sunflower Granny square, this I consider an extra, because that will be part of another pattern separately.

Not an ordinary granny!! It took me all day yesterday but I'm finally happy with this giant sunflower in a granny.  I can't wait to block it with the rest of them :) #granny #grannysquare #notsoordinary #handmadewithlove #crochet #crochetaddict #crochetin

When you purchase this pattern not only buy this material (29 pages) but you also get a discount of 10 dollars for the purchase of a kit to make the poncho, which will be on sale soon!

Finally visit this link to see the pattern and make it yours!

While in the Northern Hemisphere Autumn /fall makes its entrance in the southern we are starting to enjoy the beauty of Spring! Los Andes Mountains Poncho "autumn in spring" captures both in a simple and beautiful way. My latest poncho just finished by la

A couple of teddys for a couple of sweethearts!

 

My darling friend Bianca became a mother of Lachlan James in 2014; I had the pleasure of seeing Lachlan grow from an “Appleseed” to a sweet new born baby!

I felt this enormous will to do something very personal for Bianca and her bundle of joy, so I knitted a set of nappy cover and a cute apple style beanie… isn’t he cute!

You would be wondering why is everything to do with apple? … Well, Bianca and Craig’s surname is Appleby !

Bianca got pregnant of her second child last year and even though I didn’t witness him growing, he grew in my heart, too.

Craig and Bianca were so beautiful and came to be with me and farewell my James; it meant so much to me! Later on, (it was actually the day I got his death certificate in the mail) they organised a super cool lunch with Tavy and I here , bringing with them lots of cheer and also sweet Lachlan and the little baby brother still in Bianca’s womb.

I am so flattered that they shared the news of Patrick Eli’s arrival to this world with me among other very close friends, too (before making it official); it also brought me to tears knowing his beautiful name! My lovely late husband’s name is James Patrick! both names are in between this sweet couples children.

I wanted to make something special for this new baby as well as I did for Lachie and then I saw a beautiful picture of a teddy in Pinterest, I followed the link and it was a free pattern by Simply Notable, where Julie shares for FREE this amazing pattern,  I loved it!

PS: Simply Notable also have the Spanish translation available …yeah, by me!!! – they were so cool letting me be part of their fabulous blog! please visit them!

But I couldn’t just make 1, I wanted to make one for each one of them 🙂

Most of my friends will remember when I posted this picture on Instagram, most people thought I was knitting a bikini brassiere! But they were actually the heads of the teddys.

The whole teddys are knitted as one piece! yeahhh!! GREAT PATTERN!

I also decided to make a pair of apple socks! with bees on the sides – Apple + bee , sounds like Appleby , he he he

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The cute part was adding the details which were needle felted to the teddys, using these needles and some felt fibre and so it is baby safe , too!

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The teddys went on some adventures before leaving to their new home!!

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They also spent a while sitting on the cd rack besides the cherry blossom.

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Here some shots of the Appleby team!

Patrick with the teddys  and his apple bee socks.  Bianca and myself were relieved to find out that they fitted perfectly! (and they were so tiny!)

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How much has Lachlan grown!

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If you have a tendency of going awwww when seeing a cute baby, get ready!

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Thanks Bianca for sharing with us this amazing photos!

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Over all, I am so pleased that my “crafty” abilities can let me be part of family memories!

Thank you Craig, Bianca, Lachlan and Patrick … You are an awesome family!

Visiting Melbourne with my son Octavio

Important dates went from reason of pure happiness and joy to difficult moments which I have to dress up to thus assimilate them better since my James died.

It makes a month ago I decided to do something different to celebrate birthday number 17 of my Tavito.  From the moment that decided it felt it like the best decision I could make, since it is difficult to 'celebrate' when you feel both the absence of physical presence of my James, but I want to create beautiful memories in my Tavy, the already experienced many strong situations for its short 17 years.

On Friday my friend Coral invited us to eat outside, at an Italian restaurant (my Tavy loves Italian food) and that was very entertaining and Octavio enjoy it much, also was a nice surprise!

On Saturday we leave early to the city.  We took a bus to the station and then train to Melbourne!  The trip takes 1 hour… the adventure started

I had made the reservations for the hotel weeks back (first time that towards something so!) as them say was difficult, but at the same time felt that was which had that do; mi James told me, after the transplant, the God we had to go to town and staying in a nice hotel, that idea I'm stuck in the head, and this time was perfect to give life to the desire of my "Sunny Boy"!

Many of you had asked me for photos of Australia, well here are fed up with the city more bearable in the world!

When we arrived in Melbourne and locate our hotel (at the front of this beautiful building), we decided to return and walk towards the Center and see what we could do possibly also lunch.

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So it is that in our little walk what we found was the Immigration Museum and the idea fascinated me! The museums I love the fact of so much history stuck in one place.  The fun of this museum is that I am an immigrant as well is that it has more feeling yet.

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(See the rat weaving?)

Australia is a country of young and rich; It is a country very good-natured and intelligent.  For sample this Museum! Here you will find evidence of the colonies that have migrated to this wonderful island!

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Samples of threads, buttons, broderies of the first who came to Australia!

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"Without wanting to wanting to (said the Guy from 8) I found artisan treasures all around and take photographs (it is hard to take good pictures in light of Museum) this is one machine weaving an Italian lady who worked it for years, but decided that it was time to do more and give it to the Museum." But everything comes to an end…"

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The video of it working it this constant mind showing is at the front of the machine, I charm!

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"when you're happy, life is not hard"

Their words of wisdom also touched my soul…

After bring us back to the hotel we went to lunch at the Rialto or as said my "the very big" Octavio, a luxurious hotel where you can go to eat without having to be hosted there.

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Our view from the restaurant, around the Central magnificent pieces with a wonderful open sky!

In the afternoon we went for more walks, knowing and venturing through the beautiful streets of melbourne.  Back to the neighborhood of the hotel, my eyes were filled of tears and my heart stopped very strong… My "Sunny Boy" gave me a signal that is with us; I found this poster and see that there is a cafe called Sunny Boy! and this is 1 block from the hotel!

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Today I wanted to go for coffee there, but it was closed (Sunday some local close, not many)

Another great thing was that our Department was overlooking the street St James Lane 🙂 and no, I did not know this at the time before making reservations.

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Do not believe it does not rest, if I did! yesterday's turn of the Museum and before going to lunch, we rested a while.

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After our super fun afternoon and after dinner I went to a sauna and I liked a lot!

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Another beautiful view from the first floor of the hotel, where we take breakfast and dinner yesterday.

If you believe that, this was a rest without crochet are very wrong because what I take more time was choose that project carry with me… I decided to bring my squares for a poncho granny and also a ball, sticks and pattern for socks.

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This was today, longer road to station Flinders St Station, this photo was taken with the Yarra River bottom along The river Quay, where all the "beautiful people" is going to eat, walk and ride a bike, also today was the day of the father here in Australia, why others to walk around and not feel Peñita…

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An of the attractions greater of the area is Eureka tower, the more high 88 floors of high! 297 meters high and when it was completed was the more Tin in the world to be inhabited!

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Call the Octavio much attention this street artist

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And to finish a little music, just at the station entrance/exit

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To see more photos of our trip, check out this link (page 2 and 3)

I hope have been transported like me looking at these pictures with me

That have good week

Mariella