「Crochet」Baby Birthday Dress

Our little girl is 1 year young today, and I handmade her a special birthday dress!
Technically she is now a toddler and not a baby anymore. However, she’ll always be MY baby, I took the liberty to title this blog post Baby Birthday Dress.

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It’s not my own creation though, I rather followed the instruction of this neat post at craftideas.us. For the colour combination I chose a yarn with different shades of green and for the lower part of the dress I used leftover yarn in this beautiful vibrant pink/purple/white^^^

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Smash*Book「Pretty Pink」Update #3

 This double page is very special to me: it’s about my baby daughter!

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I picked this double page to be all about my daughter, because it has the calendar on the bottom of the right page saying “A DAY TO REMEMBER”, so I circled her birthday with a heart.
In addition to that I used adhesive letters to add the birth-month (spelled in the german version with an “i” in the end) and her name, as well as “My Girl” and the meaning of her Japanese name (kanji 七海), “7 seas”

I took polaroids of her, as well as me with her & my husband with her to fill out the page on the left with that. I really like the little frames for the polaroids that I got from a friend. On the page to the right I only added a palm print of hers and will use the empty space to fill it with all the funny, witty, interesting things she’ll say once she can talk (more).

In the middle I attached a little wooden ’ema’ keychain I bought at a Japanese shrine that sort of specialises on wishes & prayers for a good upbringing and education of children.
Something I added in the middle to the “rings” of my smash book are little ‘song cards’ as I like to call them. Basically I got a little crafty and made cards that on the front are decorated according to the theme of the lullaby/children’s song, and have the song lyrics written on the back. They are all  in Japanese lullabies (except for the one on the bottom left which is just the Japanese version of “twinkle twinkle little star”).
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I can’t wait to fill the page on the right with quotes of all the things she says that I want to remember!

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Smash*Book「Pretty Pink」Update #2

I filled another double-page in my Smash*Book!

This time I wanted all my favourite perfumes in one place. So I cut out the packaging of each perfume and used washi tape to put them on the pages in a way, so you can “unfold” the packaging (as youc an see on the two photos on the botom). Often the design of the packaging itself is so nice and goes all the way around, I just wanted to keep all that.

I added a quote by Jean-Paul Guerlain: “Perfume is the most intense form of memory”

I left a bit of space at the top because, I don’t know ….I might find another perfume I really really like in the future, and then I can stick the packaging there!

 

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Smash*Book「Pretty Pink」Update #1

Recently I was bitten by the ‘smash book bug’ 🙂
I’ve seen so many people make or start one, it seems to be a real hype. And while I’m not one to just join any hype for the sake of it, the fact that you get to be creative and can turn a smash book-base into your very own uniquely styled piece intruiged me very much.

I chose to buy a Smash*Book by K&Company (they have many different ones): it’s the ‘Pretty Pink’ version!  I want to share some pictures of what I’ve done with my Smash Book so far – getting into my creative flow if you will.

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Each version of the K&Company Smash Books comes in a differently coloured binding and with a different front cover pattern. This version had flowers and I chose to make them *POP* a little more by simply colouring them the way I liked.

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Crochet Mood Blanket 2015 – Update

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So far it’s going well! I have had a few days where I wasn’t sure which colour to pick to sum up the whole day, because let’s face it: moods change throughout the day *mood swings* So I decided to always go for the mood that kinda dominated the day OR as you can see in some cases: I just used 2 colours for a square.

「handmade」 Snowflake Christmas Bauble 2014 (crochet)

Even before our precious Snowflake* girl was born, I decided to make special christmas baubles/ornaments each year for the tree – but all would have the Snowflake* theme in common.

For this year’s Christmas in 2014 – the year she was born – I decided to crochet a snowflake with white/blue colour interchanging yarn.
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I put a picture of her on the other side before enclosing it in the acrylic bauble. DSCN2472

To hide the line where the 2 acrylic bauble halfs connect together, I simply crochet 2 rows in white and glued them around the bauble – makes a nice frame as well 🙂
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Here is what the bauble looks like on our black (yes, black & not real- we like it) Christmas TreeDSCN2586 DSCN2587
See our snowflake lights, suits the whole theme? 🙂

Already excited for next year’s Christmas when we will put the second Snowflake bauble on our tree 🙂


*Our precious little daughter was conceived via IVF due to my Endometriosis based infertility. Before she got transfered she was frozen at the embryo bank, so we called her “our snowflake” from the start.

「handmade」Advent Calendar – Christmas Winter Owls

This year I ordered some material to get crafty and make a special Advent Calendar with Christmas Winter owls & their houses in festive, seasonal decoration (^_^)DSCN2507
We hung it up in the baby room, but of course, our four and a half months young daughter is still too young to understand the concept of an advent calendar. Thus, I will “test” it this year and my husband filled it with sweets for me. From next year on, we will fill it for our sweet little girl. DSCN2508 DSCN2509
Basically it was a set with all the motives printed on cardboard, but how you put the pieces together was totally up to me, so it’s a one-of-a-kind calendar which you can fill with whatever you like 🙂 DSCN2510
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If you look closely you can see that the decorative pieces such as the present boxes are layered – it’s a sort of 3D effect. The set also included some little plastic rhinestone bling-bling which one can add in whatever way you like. DSCN2516
On the front and back you have peep-holes which feeds the curious soul! DSCN2518
On the side there is a little door to open and fill or take out sweets (or whatever you like) of each owl house DSCN2520

I think it’s just such an adorable winter-advent calendar idea – and of course very fitting with the owl theme of our baby room.

Today is the 1st Sunday in Advent!! Hope you all spend the day comfortably 🙂