Monthly Archives: July 2016

Ready at last

Hello lovely readers!

I have finally completed my robes for Hogwarts, and just in time as well for my visit of the Warner Bros. studios on Monday. I really could not be more excited!

Forgive me for the poor quality of the pictures, I have been struggling with finding enough light.

Since last time, a few adjustments were made. I have added, of course, the crest but also a button and elastic band to keep the robes closed. I have also finished binding the sleeves properly and I have finished sewing the blue lining in place.

I’m very happy with how the crest turned out, the back stitching just makes a huge difference. To attach it, I used fabric glue to hold it in place and then whipped stitched all the border. It seems pretty solid but I guess only time will tell!

I hope you had a great week!

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My favourite crochet jumper

Happy Wednesday readers!

I have finally finished the body of the crochet jumper. I’ve had some issues to get there, somehow I managed to decrease the number of stitches and it felt really tight. I was already pretty far gone so I frogged a bunch of it but not all and I’m actually pretty happy with it, as it is body hugging but not too tight.
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I still need to do the sleeves, and then to finish the trims with my contrast colour. Good thing I still have 30 hours of plane to finish it! Wish me luck ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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Burano treasures

Hello readers!

You may have noticed that I have been a bit more quiet those past few weeks, maybe I haven’t replied to messages, liked you posts or commented on all the lovely things you post on your blogs. You see, I have been very busy during this time: I finally got to go on honey moon!

I’ve seen some pretty amazing things so far, but I just could not wait to share some of the things I’ve bought in Italy.

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We went on a trip to Burano, a tiny island off Venice, which is very famous for its lace work. I think most of it is actually tatting, and after seeing all those beautiful things, I really want to learn how to.

So I bought an owl bookmark, then I fell in love with a little lace fish, and of course, I had to get some Italian crochet cotton, in navy blue. I don’t quite know what I will make with it but hopefully something that will remind me of Venice and Burano.

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With love,

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Ravenclaw Shieldย 

Hi lovely people! Happy Friday! 

I wanted to share progress on the Ravenclaw shield today, I’ve finished all the cross stitching with just the back stitch to finish before I can glue it on my robes! Yay! 


Have a smashing weekend ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Little wolf amigurumi

It is finished and has safely met his new owner! This pattern worked up very quickly and, although there were some mistakes on the pattern, it was easy to follow. I didn’t end up stuffing the front paws as I thought they looked better hanging down. 


I gave him bright blue eyes to contrast with the dark grey fur and to match my goddaughter’s eyes ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Have a good Wednesday!

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June SAL with Heleneย 

Happy Friday!

With another month comes another SAL with Helene. This month was very interesting and made us travel once more, to the Great Lakes this time, for a beautiful sunset.


For once, the actual finished design was a rectangle and the backstitch made it pop all the more.


That’s it for now! Hope you all have a smashing weekend ๐Ÿ˜‰

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