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Because every cottage needs its own fairy…

Hello again,my friends!

After having had some quite busy days I had a demanding need to craft something… well,to be honest, I have tried to cross stitch the second cup but my two attempts turned out so very inglorious…



Quite ugly and not neat at all…. so I decided to change the subject and picked up a nice pattern among those on my Pinterest Cross stitch board… and since this is the second cross stitch project meant for Roma and since every cottage needs its own fairy…. here it is, my tiny one…




Small, neat, sweet and ready to be framed! I hope that she will be a nice cottage guardian πŸ™‚




PS: I have forgotten the wings!!!! What fairy has no wings!!!! I’m out of my mind indeed…. so I have just embroidered them….


Do you spot them? Now the tiny fairy is FO for real…. πŸ™‚

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Some coffee? Or you prefer tea?

Hello, my friends!

I’m having some really busy days lately and I find quite hard to be more present in the blogsphere. Well, to be precise, I craft a lot mostly because I’d like to finish off some projects I meant for my friends and it is easier to me just to post the photos (like yesterday)Β  and write only a few words…. I think I’m going to face some busy months but I’ll talk about when it will be the right time for. Till then I hope you enjoy my projects as much as I do….

I’m in a cross stitch mood…. as you could have seen….


I love this tea cup….. no, I love all the cups from the chart which you can here. I’m going to eimbroider another one for which I bought some thread of beautiful colour shades….


Aren’t these skeins gorgeous….? ❀ ❀ ❀

My idea is to cross stitch two cups to be framed later.

Off to embroider my second cup nowΒ  πŸ™‚




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A romantic tote

Hello, my friends!

This is the super quick post about a tote bag I have just finished off for Jennifer from Squirrel Picnic… Unfortunately I’m a bit busy today so I’m going to post only the photos and I sincerely hope you enjoy the view.. πŸ™‚









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FO :: Elisabeth Lovick’s Crescent Shawl and a really magnificent gift

Hello, my dear friends!

These last two weeks were quite busy and intensely lived, in particular in its affective and emotional aspect. My Big man is working an awfully lot and the days he was at home I was focused on him and our life together and didn’t have the right concentration to blog. Well, to be honest, we are facing some issues that require a lot of energy and self confidence so I prefered being present in the real life rather than in the virual one. On the other hand, I didn’t stop to craft mostly because this is the best way to muse about everyday life and its problems as well as because my hands were itching to craft something from Elisabeth Lovick’s book.

But before writing about my last FO I’d like to show you what bmaryglaser sent me from the States…

The American Cook Book…


I have secretly desired it for ages…. and it is exactly as I imagined it….

…..just woooooooooooooooooooooow…..



That kind lady called Brittany Mary put in the parcel another amazing item…..



….which, as I saw it, made me recall Janis Joplin’s song Me and Bobby McGee….

Bmary glued all the pieces of this beautiful car all by herself…. how, for God’s sake, can’t I be moved to tears… ?

And last but not least, she crocheted a beautiful headband and wrote me a gorgeous card…


Bmary, I forgot to tell you that I’m on my way to make my hair grow under my Big man’s strict demand…. I think that this summer I will be the coolest girl in town…. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

What can I say…. when I saw the contents of the parcel I was astonished!!! It is far beyond my expectations and I really don’t know how to thank you properly, Bmary!!! I enjoy every single goodie you sent me. Thank you ❀ ❀ ❀

Now, the Crescent shawl…. the photos just do not do it justice. I’ll try to make a better photo session of the shawl next week (I’m traveling to Croatia on Thursday) but up till then….





I have finished off the shawl an hour ago and have blocked it on the bed. I do not usually soak my knitted projects monstly because I do not have an appropriate surface to put them to dry …. I usually wet them with an odor eliminator, block them and make dry on the bed. Well, it works almost as well as soaking…. πŸ™‚

I’m in love with Shetland lace…. I was so affrait not to be able to knit the shawl but it had turned out better that I could have eventually expected…. It was such a pleasure knitting this goodie as well as seeing it shaping while blocking…. and the colour…. it is not an usual red… oh no.. it is a nice cherry red that I love really much….


Dear Jennifer, your first goodie is ready πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I’ll focus on a second one now… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚