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Spring is here and I am really feeling like making sun dresses!

I always loved Spring, it is my season!, I was born on the very first day of Spring and I think that set my inner clock. This easter was great, we went skiing with the kids, I love spring skiing for most part the sky is blue, it isn’t that cold and you get beautiful days out in the mountain… I must admit I feel a bit sad being back…

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Anyway, I need to shake it off because coming back to London the gardens are in full bloom and there is colour everywhere!, I love the blossoms at this time of the year, it is so beautiful to see the trees waking up from a long sleep, there is a new beggining kind of feeling in the air and I am drinking it all in!

So with this new refreshed spirit I have turn back to my fabric stash, (seriously how much fabric, yarn and craft magazine can one have?, not really!… I am actually asking!, I just don’t know how much there is!). I have accumulated quite a decent amount over the past few years, I buy fabric and yarn anytime we travel or whenever I heard a new shop has opened. I bought this lovely owl print cotton in Stof2000 in Copenhagen over a year ago, the shop assistant was amazing and she gave me so many little presents, at the end she even let me have some of the fabric for free as I spend so much there!. When I bought this fabric I knew exactly what I was going to do with it, a crochet and fabric sun dress of course… I had so many of this type of dresses growing up in Tenerife,  I do feel very nostalgic about them, I thought they were very special when I wore them… I hope my girls feel that too.

I am planning to make the bodice with this lovely cotton from Drops, actually!, I just realized this dress is going to be a very scandinavian affair! Keep your eyes peeled the dress and pattern coming up soon!

Have yourself a little lovely afternoon!

Luz xx

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Easter crochet, easter bunny amigurumi pattern 206

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Good Morning all!

I don’t if you noticed the changes in my blog lately, I am working in bringing lots of changes including the shop to my website! which brings me to the issue of this blog post, easter bunny amigurumi pattern! check out this cutie…

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He is 12 inches tall and likes to go easter egg hunting, when he is not playing with kids he loves to just sit down in their bed waiting for bedtime so he can have a cuddle with his favourite person in the world!

The Easter bunny amigurumi pattern is the very first pattern in my shop! I will be away next week but I promised I will be updating the shop with all my items.

I wish you all a love Easter break!

Luz xx

 

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Crochet with beads and pearls… the options are endless!

I have been wanting to make some crochet jewellery for some time, I started with pearls and beads and played with the idea of ‘soft jewellery’, I have not finished any designs myself, (the creative process can be very frustrating sometimes!) but I thought of sharing with you some of the artists who are making quite remarkable pieces!

First one designer I have followed for a long time! Margot and me is a German designer making the most amazing crocheted necklaces and other pieces

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Spring summer bags collection Volume 1

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Okay, I have a few comments complaining that this is a crochet blog and I should be talking only about crochet… well, I am very passionate about many things, crochet is a big part of my life (and this blog) but  I will talk about my other passions too.

Now if you are here for the crochet then boy do I have a treat for you!, I decided to compile my newest crochet purse and pouch patterns on this Spring and Summer crochet bags collection! first volume contains 4 of your favourite patterns in just one ebook!

The best thing of this? it is only $10!!! Get it on Etsy and Craftsy

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Is this being fitter?

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At the end of last year I wrote a piece about my wishes and hopes for this year, on that post I wrote about what is it that I wanted to achieved this year, one of the things listed there was getting fitter and healthier. Okay today I went to the Hospital to get some tests done, I have not been feeling well for almost a month and half, the doctor suspected pneumonia and he sent me to get my heart checked (ECG), a chest X-ray, some blood test… I have finished my treatment now I am feeling a lot better but what shocked me was the result of my ECG, it turns out I have a resting heart rate of 50 bmp, I will be 45 next week so with all the training, dancing, gym going and healthy eating this resting heart rate puts me into the athlete category!… who?… me?

I have still to go back to the doctors and check all the results, the radiographer saw the dark cloud over my head and with my results in her hand she put her hand on my shoulder and said: “don’t worry you are all right”!. I am feeling really positive about the future, I have never felt this strong in my live!, nor have I ever enjoy working out in the gym so much!, I just wish I could talk to my 25-year-old-self and tell me to get on with it!, to enjoy the getting sweaty, breathless and red faced… and enjoy the adrenaline, and love the feeling after a great workout, and even love the muscle soreness the following day as it is all part of the same journey!

I want to share with you what we all do as a family to keep us all healthy and strong, if you are on my side of forty and have never really done much exercise I just wanted to inspire you, don’t think you have to ‘get old’ and assumed all those pains and aches are part of getting old, I didn’t!… I don’t! yes, of course we are chronologically getting older and thank God for that! think about the alternative… it is ‘not’ be 45, not reaching there! I want to be older, I want to live all the years that belong to me but I want to enjoy them, proper live them!

I promise to allow sometime to talk to you about our routines and how we exercise as a family and how we eat, for now I just wanted to share this video zumba as it was dancing that got me moving!

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I wish you a very happy and healthy weekend!

Luz xx

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Lacy hooded poncho crochet pattern

My latest pattern is now live on my shops! I called it lacy hooded poncho but since my little one just wanted to have fun, I should have call it cheeky poncho! (that was her suggestion!)

It is only $3 on Raverly and Craftsy

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Frozen inspired olive oil birthday cakes (Yes we are still stuck in Frozen!)

Happy Monday all!

My girls birthday party was this last Saturday, I cannot believe they are 6!, it is a bit sad that I definitely don’t have babies anymore!

Anyway, they wanted a Frozen party, yes! again! I cannot wait for Disney to come up with something else! please do!. They were all dressed up like Elsa (again), with the dresses I made last year!, these dresses have been to soooooo many Frozen (and not Frozen related parties!), they have even been in a party with bouncy castles and trampolines! seriously they have been the £5.75 most bestest expend in my kids EVER! I made these dresses and I wrote a tutorial.

I made these cakes for them, they were delicious! not seriously! really good!, I am not the best baker so I was soooo happy with them!, they were 17 kids, so there was a lot of cake left… they were… sadly done by last night!

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Pattern giveaway, win one of the 10 copies of the crochet glasses case -CLOSED UPDATE

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UPDATE:

Since there weren’t many comments everyone who commented gets a copy! Have fun!

Hi all,

It has been a long time since I have done a giveaway so I thought of having a bit of fun with my newest pattern!

I bought this lovely fabric on the stitch and knit show last year, I loved the colours so much I had to buy it!, I am still to make something with it, but I adore looking at it, so much so that I have used it as my inspiration for the glasses case

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Still! winter triangle crochet pattern

Yes STILL!, it seems to be taking forever!, I know I cannot complain too much as in many parts of the glove there has been lots of snow and a very mean winter… it is raining in London (like that is news!) and it is a very missable day… being from Tenerife I have learnt to really enjoy the sunny days you get here because they will not last!, I have to say tho if London had Tenerife’s weather… I would never got anything done! :)

Having said all of that, I kind of love London’s moody days, the days that you just want to sit by a window with a steamy hot coffee and just get on with work, I get quite inspired and since I cannot go for a walk I get productive! presenting: It-is-still-winter-shawl!

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