Monday, May 2, 2016

Last week(s) of April


A lot has happened lately, hasn't it? The raps fields fell into full bloom turning the landscape in to gold. Spreading their honey fragrance to my delight when riding up and down the hills for some exercise on my bike. Pure beauty!

Prince died! I'm speechless... 59 is way to young. Death seem to be very close to me right now... I mean, not that I knew Prince but he was a super star!!! Hearing his songs playing over and over again the last couple of weeks brings so many memories back from my mid teens... What a waste to let him go. Pure talent...

I bought spring blossoms on a whim and you helped me with advice on Instagram. Social media at its best! Thank you so much. I haven't planted them yet but will soon do. Just waiting for that stubborn Mr Winter to stop interupting my garden plans with frost one day and sun the other... Go away Mr Winter - Go away!

I enjoyed a Craft club morning  with the greatest chicks! Lots of coffee, cookies and crocheting but most of all chatting away like girls do and forgetting the time... Got a bit late for the school run that lunch. Pure joy!

I released the much longed for Maybelle Baby Blanket Pattern and a Maybelle Blanket Yarn Pack for those who wants to replicate the original. And what a response! I'm thrilled with all your messages and sweet appreciation. THANK YOU SO MUCH and please please share your creations on Instagram with #maybelleblanket I would love to see what you make!!! Pure satisfaction!

And the greatest news of all, little Isak was born. Little and little... He is a bit of chunk to say the least. Just like his brothers were. When a new family member arrives, I wish I lived closer to my family so I could pop straight over and breath in that wonderful baby hair smell... Aaaahhh I love him to death already! Pure love!

Now a new month start. A new week. New projects. New goals. New yarn. New weather reports... I hope for more sun, less cold and lots of time for enjoying spring. And please no more great talents going to heaven, please!


PS: Baby Isak is my nephew... thought I should clarify that... I'm not having more babies at 47. ;)

Kärlek
Annette


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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Maybelle Blanket Yarn Kit





Thank you all for your fantastic response on my Maybelle Baby Blanket Pattern. I'm delighted to hear so many of you are enjoying the free pattern shared. I have received so many emails, comments and private messages, with sweet words about this creation. It has been a pleasure to read and receive.

As you might already know, I did put together a complete Tilda Yarn Kit for the Maybelle Baby Blanket which is available in my Etsy Shop. The Maybelle Blanket Tilda Yarn Kit contains of 14 balls of Tilda yarn in all colors needed (see exact colors here). I ship worldwide and if you want to modify the colors and make a Custom Order I would be happy to arrange that for you. See the full Tilda color chart for inspiration. Maybe you have a particular color theme in mind like pinks and purples, rainbow colors, only neutrals... I think I might make another Maybelle Baby Blanket in candy colors, joined in bubblegum pink! What do you think about that? I see endless color combinations for this blanket. Just drop me an email and I'll help you with your color theme wish.

Don't forget to share your Maybelle Baby Blanket creations on Instagram #maybelleblanket. I would love to see your creations.

Note May 3, 2016: Due to its big success, the Maybelle Blanket Yarn Pack is temporary out of stock. I'm expecting new delivery in 7-10 days if not sooner. Thank you for your patience. // Annette



Kärlek
Annette


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Friday, April 29, 2016

Maybelle Baby Blanket Pattern

Hi my lovelies. The washing and blocking of my Maybelle Baby Blanket is done. I'm so happy with the outcome of this blanket and so excited to share the pattern with you.

As you all know, the Maybelle Flower pattern belongs to 6ichthusfish, so this pattern of the Maybelle Baby Blanket, will be a little bit more like a Tutorial-Pattern to protect her rights.

I have divided this project into 4 different segments and every segment can easily be made in one week, spending a casual 1-2 hours a day of crocheting. That means this blanket can be ready within 4-5 weeks, in a casual pace. That is fabulous! And to avoid this blog post to get tooooo long and in need of endless scrolling, I have decided to share links to each segment in this blog post. Enjoy!

Swedish version of the Maybelle Baby Blanket can be found here.

 Here are the different segments with links to tutorials:
• Making Maybelle Flowers
• Making Maybelle flowers into Maybelle Squares
• Arranging & Joining your Maybelle Squares
• Making the Border & Edging

Maybelle Baby Blanket Pattern

ABOUT THE PATTERN
The baby blanket is made up from 30 Maybelle Squares in 6 different colors, being 5 squares wide and 6 squares long. It is joined with a contrasting color and later framed with a border and edging.

MEASUREMENTS
Finished blanket measures approx. 30 x34 inches/ 76 x 87 cm.

YARN
14 balls (50g) of Tilda yarn (Sports Weight / 4ply, 50g approx 150m/164yards). I have used:

4 x 005 - Cream
4 x 507 - Chalk Beige
1 x 063 - Berry Pink
1 x 541 - Chalk Pink
1 x 066 - Dusty Blue
1 x 572 - Baby Blue
1 x 025 - Brown Melange
1 x 535 - Chalk Yellow

Maybelle Blanket TILDA Yarn Kit available here.

TOOLS NEEDED
- Crochet hook 3.00 mm or adjusted to your tension.
- Darning needles to weave in ends
- Scissors

GOOD TO KNOW
If you are planning on making a different size keep in mind that cotton blankets tend to get heavy. I would use another type of yarn for a a King Size bed spread for sure. Also, to give you an idea of the yarn use this is what I have measured (depending on your tension of course...):
• Every flower takes approx. 5 g of yarn
• Every added square takes approx. 5 g of yarn
• Every joined square takes approx. 5 g of yarn
• The border takes approx. 15 g of each stripe and 25 g of joining color.
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MAKING MAYBELLE FLOWERS
Make 5 Maybelle flowers of each color mentioned above, following the Maybelle Flower Tutorial, fasten off all ends. You will have 30 Maybelle Flowers in total.
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MAKING MAYBELLE FLOWERS INTO SQUARES
Turn all Maybelle flowers into squares using Tilda  005 - Cream colour following the Maybelle Square Tutorial, fasten off all ends. You will have 30 Maybelle Squares in total.
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ARRANGING & JOINING YOUR SQUARES
Plan the layout and join all your Maybelle Squares using Tilda 507 - Chalk Beige as a contrasting color, following my How To Join Maybelle Squares with the Join-As-You-Go technique.
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MAKING THE BORDER & EDGING
Add a simple border and pretty edging to your Maybelle Blanket following the How to make the Maybelle Blanket Border & Edging tutorial.
http://myrosevalley.blogspot.ch/p/my-shop.html

I wish you lots of joy in making your own Maybelle Baby Blanket and please share on Instagram

#maybelleblanket

Looking forward to see your makes!


Kärlek
Annette


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