Cosmetic Pouch- DIY crochet & sewing

I made this crochet after seeing Martha Stewart project, crocheting pencil case… I have done sewing pencil cases but never with crochet, so I like this idea very much., only this time I made it for cosmetic pouch. The inspiration for the houses applique is from the oldtown Tallin, Estonia, I visited last september… Such a charming historical site. I also added the picture of the oldtown below, so let me know what do you think … Can you see the houses there in my applique? :)

Hope this brings you inspiration too !

cosmetic pouch

 

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cosmetic pouch 1

 

cosmetic pouch 2

 

cosmetic pouch 5

 

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Peach Tulle Dress

The 2 last months of the year is the best time for nice party dress, there are many occasions where one can wear pretty dresses… Start with thanksgiving, then christmas, and new year. This also is the best time for making tulle dress for my little one. First time sewing tulle dress, it actually is not as hard as I thought.. Don’t let the texture and the look of it intimidating you, it is manageable.

Believe it or not, I only spent less than 5 bucks for this dress and still got plenty fabric left. I name this dress Peach Tulle Dress, my little one wear it on thanksgiving day. It’s big enough to fit her until next summer I think :)

Hope it inspires you! Happy thanksgiving!

tulle dress 2

 

These are the fabric selections, the top fabric, the bottom fabric, lining fabric, and tulle.

tulle dress 3

 

 

tulle dress 4

 

 

Made a small rose, happy with how it adds extra cuteness :)

tulle dress 5

 

And here she is, my 21m darling in mommy’s made tulle dress.

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Winter Fox Corduroy Dress

I don’t usually find cute corduroy fabric in store, there are many options in online but not in store. This one is an exception, I got it from JoAnn and it’s on half price. Such a cute and perfect fabric for winter outfit.

It’s been couple months since my last dress project, my little one has been growing a lot, most of her summer dresses are too tight to fit her even for the next spring… and they also are not suitable for this weather now. So bigger and thicker dress is what she need. I adjusted the pattern to be able to fit her hopefully until next fall, it does look too big on her now especially around the armpit and waist… well too big is better than too small. I was also planning to add sleeves but then I thought sleeveless will be more versatile… she can still wear it with cardigan or sweater during the cold weater(without adding bulkiness to the arm areas) and the dress might works well during some breezy summer day.

So here it is the winter fox corduroy dress. Hope it inspires you!

 

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fox dress 3

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Personalized Wallet – DIY

My friend, after seeing twins pencil cases I made (here is the post), requested a wallet with her name on it. So here it is, made it last month.

 

wallet 1

 

wallet 2

 

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Pencil Case – DIY

Me: ” What is your favorite animal?”

Twin 1: ” Hamster”

Me: “ok, and your name is …?”

Twin 1: ” I’m Abie”

Me: ” and what’s yours?”

Twin 2: ” Turtle”

Me: “and you are Alie right?”

Twin 2: “Yes”

That’s the conversation a week ago. I was thinking about making something for their 7th birthday and planning to incorporate their favorite animals into my projects. Then with all the things happening here and there, I almost changed my mind… life would be much easier if I would just go to the store and purchase something as the gifts, problem seemed to be solved, fast. Well at the end of the day I decided to make pencil cases instead, my gifts to them would be something that nobody can get from store, something that nobody else has because it’s personalized only for them. Hope they like it as much as I do :)

 

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Lohikeitto – Finnish Salmon Soup

This is the soup that has become a hot topic between me, my mom, and my cousin… Lohikeitto, creamy salmon soup. Such a perfect soup for this fall weather. When I and my mom visited Helsinki last month, this soup was almost in our daily menu… we kept talking about how delicious it was and how we would miss it.

After spending nights googling and reviewing recipes, I finally came up with this. Enjoy!

 

Lohikeitto

 

1. Saute 1 C sliced leek and 1/4 C chopped onion in 1.5 tbs butter until wilt.

2. Add 1 C diced potato and 1/2 C thinly sliced carrot.

3. Add 3 C fish stock and 1 C water, cook until potatoes are soft then add 1 C heavy cream (less or more if you prefer thinner or thicker soup).

4. Stir to mix then add 2 small bay leaves, 2 lime leaves, 1/2 tbs pink pepper corn, 1 bunch chopped dill leaves.

5. Let it boiled for another 5minutes before adding 2 C diced salmon, continue to cook until the salmon is cooked through. Add salt to taste. Add 1 tbs butter then turn it off.

6. Serve, bon appétit!

 


Petite Apron

Made this apron for my friend’s daughter for her birthday. As I know that she likes to help mommy in the kitchen, I thought an apron would be a perfect gift. This was the project I did a month ago, almost forgot to post it.

 

Kid apron

Yeah.. I know.. You probably have seen this green polkadot fabric everywhere in my projects… can’t help it since I still have lots of this fabric and don’t you think it’s so cute :)

 

 

 


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