Wednesday, December 28, 2011

CHRISTMAS IN BARCELONA!

First time ever away from home at Christmas...

....but what an experience!
Barcelona was a surprise! Clean, organized, perfect size for walking
 around, well working subways, LOTS of nice shoe shops,
fashion shops, bars and restaurants,
beautiful architecture, lots of museums, nice and relaxed people,
well dressed men and women, no traffic stress,
and nice temperature even in December!
Bring your crochet project too, and 1 week passes really quickly!
Seen and done in Barcelona, click here! 


Monday, December 19, 2011

HAPPY CRISTMAS FROM SOFIA AND ME--SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

Pieceful Christmas and a very happy New Year to all my friends!
See you next year with new features!
Best
Sofia!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

NEXT CROCHET PROJECT for SOFIA'S WARDROBE!

Coat, dress, purse and hat in these colores
coming up!

I'm exited,  I think the coat will be finished
after Christmas, looking good!
I'm just afraid I'm going to look like a flower garden,
or worse; a candy store!
I'm waiting!
Best,
Sofia



Saturday, December 10, 2011

PINK CROCHET FLOWER HAT FOR SOFIA'S JACKET

This is my 4'th and best hat till now! I love it!
Now my pink and blue outfit is complete!
The pattern is ready, but will be published only after Christmas.
So will the pattern for the purple hat with the wave border.
If you like to se more photos of me in my new crochet clothes,
You can go to my album here!
Have a nice weekend all,
best,
Sofia


Saturday, December 3, 2011

PLAID COAT OR BLANCET JACKET!

This jacket I made from a typical Norwegian blancet.


It was perfect for the Norwegian winter,
here in Italy I have never used it!
From the blancets leftovers, I  made
cute baby booties, for sale in my shop, here.
Or click the Woolys button here on the blog
and see them all.



HANDMADE BABY BOOTIES IN WOOL

Super cute warm Woolys!
The winter is around the corner, but these adorable red booties
will keep your baby nice and warm, guarantied!
Handmade in 100% felted wool.
Good for the baby carriage, the bed, playing, visiting
Granny and Grandpa, shopping, put them on everywhere
you go with the baby!
These are for baby 3-6 months; the sole are 11 cm long (4.3 in).
See more images here, or other designs and sizes


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

SAND ART


What water can do with sand...all by itself!
Beautiful! See the rest of todays beachwalk images here.
(I had to return to check if the Knitfish was still there..
it was!)


CHRISTMAS WREATH - RECYCLED PAPER

Really clever and well done!

Found in the Etsy shop Bookity, by Lou from UK.
Clever girl! See her shop here.



Tuesday, November 29, 2011

DIGITAL ART ON THE WALL

My brother, the artist!
Clever! See more of his art here.


Monday, November 28, 2011

SILVER WIRE CHAIN BRACELET FOR HIM - OR HER!

BEACH WALK TODAY

KNITFISH
Today I discovered a new species fish!
Believe it or not...
IT’S KNITTED!
I'll probably be famous now!

HAPPY ADVENT SEASON TO ALL!

Advent is a very important time of year in the
 Nordic countries. I wish you all a very happy
pre-Christmas time with this purple
heart necklace, which you'll find in my shops.

From internet encyclopedia:The word Advent is from the Latin adventus for "coming" and is associated with the four weeks of preparation for Christmas. Advent always contains four Sundays, beginning on the Sunday nearest the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, (November 30) and continuing until December 24. It blends together a penitential spirit, very similar to Lent, a liturgical theme of preparation for the Second and Final Coming of the Lord, called the Parousia, and a joyful theme of getting ready for the Bethlehem event.
Since the 900s Advent has been considered the beginning of the Church year. This does not mean that Advent is the most important time of the year. Easter has always had this honor.
The traditional color of Advent is purple or violet which symbolizes the penitential spirit. Religious traditions associated with Advent express all these themes.



Sunday, November 27, 2011

THESE ARE NICE TOO!

NEW EARRINGS ON WIREDESIGN

Nice! Silver wire wrapped glass beads.
I like the mix of turquoise and grey.
See more images here!

HANDMADE JEWELRY!

Nice Christmas presents!
Silver wire framed polymer pendant with
earrings. Black and white Graphics.
See more of it here!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

HJERTELUE MØNSTER PÅ NORSK!

Ikke akkurat i god tid før jul...
men du rekker det fint!
Bare et spørsmål om prioritering!
Min fineste lue til nå! Den første, så...........
Men det kommer snart en til, den lilla vet du, med den fine bølgekanten nederst!
Det går kjempefort å hekle denne!
Tenk så fin julepresang!
Klikk her så kommer du fort fort til mønsterbutikken!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

CROCHET TOP PATTERN FOR SOFIA'S PINK AND BLUE OUTFIT

I really needed this top!
You must admit..I look great in this outfit!
And my new shoes..perfect!
Now I'm wairing for the hat pattern, that's a cool one.
If you can't wait to make the top for your little girl,
go here for the pattern, and more images of me in the top.
See you around,
best,
Sofia


SOFIAS HEKLETRØYE - MØNSTER PÅ NORSK!


Endelig, nå kan du hekle trøyen min på norsk!
Og den finnes i 3 størrelser!
Bare klikk her så kommer du rett i mønsterbutikken.
Hilsen Sofia
 


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

READY FOR CHRISTMAS?

This collar makes my Christmas dress special, don't you think!

Nice for my new Christmas shoes!
The patterns will ...maybe...
be ready for Christmas!


ALMOST NEW PATTERN FOR SOFIA'S TOP

Well... after a week with back-problems (not Sofia),
it seems like the pattern for the blue top
will be published shortly!
My faceless Sofia is cute in her costume!
Next pattern project; the hat!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

LOVE & FRIENDSHIP RING FROM WIRE DESIGN

So simple and pretty!
Timeless, beautiful and simple
twisted silver wire ring.
A friendly and loving gift, perfect for him and her
 ... or maybe only for him, or her?


Monday, November 14, 2011

NEW RED CROCHET SHOES FOR SOFIA

We didn't have to paint my pink shoes after all!
My new red shoes are designed for my Christmas costume,
the red and white hat, and She has made cool
shoe- and neck cuffs too! Pattern is coming up for it all.
Nice shoes, don't you think, one of a kind,
special for me!
See you,
Best,
Sofia


Friday, November 11, 2011

MORE OLEANA INSPIRATION

If I could, I would purchase each and every one of Oleana's designs!
See their site here


GRANNY SQUARE GIRL CARDIGAN


A beautiful little jacket for toddler girls!
Pattern available only in Norwegian at the moment.
Here you'll find the Epla shop of Anne-Maries PDF MønsterDesign



WREATHS OF WILD IVY BRANCHES

Today I made 2 wreaths of wild ivy branches!
It was not planned, I cut down some ivy branches
that had strayed into the bougainvillea tree.
They were long and soft, perfect for shaping
to a wreath. The one with leaves will ofcourse be
leaveless tomorrow, but now I have the
Christmas decorations ready! Nice!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

MØNSTER HEKLET SKJØRT- NÅ PÅ NORSK!

Så er Sofia's nye skjørt klart for norske småjenter også!
Her kan du få tak i mønsteret!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

NEW SHOES FOR SOFIA

YESSS...I have shoes!
Perfect for my cardigan and skirt, but
hopeless for my Christmas costume!
I'm sure they are going to be painted!


Monday, November 7, 2011

CROCHET CHRISTMAS HAT FOR SOFIA

The question is..red or white??
I started to worry seriously about my Christmas costume!
It's resolved! Have you ever seen a cool hat like this!
Look at the pretty hearts on the edges.
The problem is to choose now, red or white hat?
And my summer dress is turned into a Christmas dress!
And look at the neck collar! I think it's going to bee a pattern too,
along with hand- and shoe cuffs.
Well, I need a pair of shoes first, I'm still shoeless!

I really like this hat, a lot!
Yes, it would look better if I had hair, but not in
a million years it will grow hair on my head, sigh!!
If you'll make this hat for your little girl, I know she will be happy!
Go here for more photos and direct download pattern.



Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

SOFIAS JAKKEMØNSTER PÅ NORSK

Nå kan du hekle den rosa jakken etter norsk oppskrift!
Gå til Epla butikken her for å se flere bilder


Friday, October 28, 2011

CROCHET PATTERN PINK & BLUE LACE SKIRT FOR SOFIA AND HER FRIENDS ALL OVER THE WORLD!

One more pattern finished!
Finally my skirt is finished!
I like it a lot! Really! The only thing is that She
managed to make the skirt too, a size too large!
(She says that it's me who's tiny!) 
I have the waist line on my chest almost! But with my
gorgeous  new top, no one can see it.
And the top is perfect. And the hat too, isn't that hat cool!
The patterns for the top and the hat will be
ready in a while, she's working!
If you like to see more photos of me with
 the skirt and the other things,
If you can't wait to work the skirt, you can go to Raverly
See you around!
Best,
Sofia



Thursday, October 27, 2011

CROCHET HAT FOR SOFIA


Sofia is waiting for her new blue top. Meanwhile she has got a new hat!
The skirt pattern is finished in English, we need photos,
but with the top, which is not finished yet!
Working on!



Friday, October 21, 2011

CROCHET TESTING GOING ON

Sofia will have a new top shortly!
I sure need something under my new cardigan!
The top is actually almost finished,
can't wait!
When it's ready, we'll take new photos
with my new skirt too.
The skirt pattern I understand is a
tricky story, with a lot of
diagrams for the laces, but She's working!
See you next time, with my new top and skirt!
Best,
Sofia.


Friday, October 14, 2011

NEW SILVER WIRE NECKLACE FROM WIRE DESIGN

ELEGANT!


An elegant and yet simple necklace that can be matched with
your blue jeans as well as your party wear!
Handmade with a 1,2 mm. hammered brass wire,
plated with a galvanization  of silver at 5 mikron, and it's
 nickel free, which means antiallergic.
For closure it has a leather cord with silver toned magnetic clasp.
See more images in the shop here.




Thursday, October 13, 2011

CROCHET PINK GIRL CARDIGAN WITH FLOWERS

This is a special day for me!
It's my first official assignment, and I’m so exited
to show you my brand new jacket! I must say I like it a lot! 


It’s so girly and pretty with its soft lines!
The simple textured pattern is a beautiful background for
the wavy borders and the crochet flowers.
You can purchase the pattern and start working the jacket right now!
Sizes: 2-3 years and 4-5 years.
Go to the Ravelry shop for instant download here.
By the way; if you like my absolutely gorgeous skirt,
  you'll find the pattern here!
and the blue top is here!
and the hat is here!
Enjoy!
Best wishes,
Sofia
But what about this pink hat made for the cardigan!

The pattern is here!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

CROCHET LACE SKIRT FOR SOFIA

YESS.....She has finally provided me with a beautiful skirt!
I must say I'm happy about it, and it looks great with the pink jacket.
The pattern is not done yet,
so this is only a little peek.
But the new jacket pattern we hope to publish some time next week.
Best,
Sofia


Saturday, October 1, 2011

NEXT CROCHET PATTERN PROJECT


Today I've been working!
This project is a big secret until the pattern is finished!
It's a beautiful pink jacket with wavy edges, and with flowers on
the front. Unfortunately it's a bit large, as it's designed
for a bigger girl than me. But She didn't know me before
it was finished, so she is excused.
She is making a skirt for this jacket, in my size, I'm so exited!
And I think she's going to make a hat and a purse too.
Can't wait!
See you, best,
Sofia.



I'VE BEEN STUFFED!

 
Ohdear-ohdear! I have been operated!
My body was not good enough for her, I didn't have Standard Measures!
Excuse me; I was meant to be a mannequin in a shop window, not a dress form!!
She opened my skin and stuffed me with plastic bubble wrap, the same and one I was wrapped in when I came here.
I can't believe it, I've got tummy and but!
But look at my legs; they look skinnier then ever!
I may get used to these changes, sigh!
So yesterday I spent all day in recovery, no working.
Not only this has happened to me, She has changed my name too! Softy was the name I was born with, but She says there can be some brand problem, as Softy is the family name of all my relatives at the fabric.
Sofia is my new name, I kind of like that, very international!
See you around, best,
Sofia




Wednesday, September 28, 2011

THE YELLOW GRANNY SQUARE DRESS, FIRST DAY AT WORK!



What do you think, I look good yes?!
OK, the dress was a BIT large, but the bag is perfect!
Anyway, my job is to promote She,
so please go to the Pattern Shop button and buy the
crochet patterns for the dress and the bag!
It's SO easy to work them, granny squares only!
And I'm convinced that your girl would LOVE
this outfit, I do!
Best, Softy.
 


WELCOME MY NEW ASSISTANT - SOFTY THE ALIEN!

I’ll present myself, much better. My name is Softy, I think, and I’m 4 years. That’s what a stamp under my foot says anyway. But the first welcome I got was; Oh, she’s skinny and small! Not only that; She looks like an alien! Has She ever seen an alien? I DON’T THINK SO! All my relatives on the factory where I was born, look like me, so I’m quite sure I’m normal. She said she would paint a face on me! Forget it!
Anyway, I was quite relieved finally coming out of the big box I’ve lived in for at least 100 years, with my arms and head spread around. Normally I would have ended up in a boutique or big magazine, so I’m quite exited about living in a private home. I know I have to work as a model, mannequin and dress form, but that’s OK, She’ll dress me up with a lot of nice clothes! I hear this is a bad deal for a model, but that’s my life. I’m good at my work, I have arms and fingers that can be shaped, I can freeze for hours, I don’t’ feel pain when She put pins in me, and I’m quite photogenic I’d say. She will put me to work shortly, so you haven’t seen the last of me! Hope She at least put some underwear on me for next photo session, I felt quite naked on the first shoots! See you around!
Best, Softy.


BEAUTIFUL NEW NECKLACE FROM WIREDESIGN

Swirly rings with white and orange Murano glass.
Exquisite necklace, complexed with interlaced swirled rings.
Handmade with a 1,0 mm. brass wire, plated with a
galvanization of silver at 5 mikron and is nickel free,
which means it's antiallergic.
A work that gives a nice emphasis to
the 3 Murano glass stones and your tan.
The necklace can be worn with almost anything.
The length is 10,5 cm.
Included neckring in chocker size with handmade clasp.
See more images here.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

NEW CROSS NECKLACE FROM WIREDESIGN!

ARE YOU THE CROSS-WEARING TYPE?
Cool Unisex Cross-pendant in 3 mm wide silver wire.
Handmade by Danilo.
See the detailed photos in the shop!