elisabeth andrée

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renée’s sofa blanket

my cousin renée and i are the two girls in the family with the boy’s names (renée and andrée), well we are now adult women of course. she herself is a creative person and lately i noticed that she is interested in recycling jeans.

not so long ago, we were in a small shop in the hague and there was a large basket full of doilies, not vintage doilies but probably made by women who live in the nearby retirement home. i bought two to make bowls of, one for renée and one for me, but it did not happen. 

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about a week ago i remembered that there were 12 balls denim colored acrylic yarn in my closet, waiting for a good project and see: a sofa blanket for renée.

 

a doily with pizzazz

it is a narrow blanket made of double crochets only until the yarn was on with just the right size to fit on a couch, adorned with one of the doilies and a wool white edge. the doily i have sewn onto the blanket with pastel colored yarn and also some stitches in neon colors to give it a bit more pizzazz.

first i wanted to sew the doily onto the blanket with white thread, but i remembered the post on tiff’s dottie angel and i found the embroidery stitches with colored yarn a prettier option.

doily with embroidery stitches on renée’s sofa blanket. the blanket and the doily i washed separately, the doily i then ironed while it was still damp and only then sewn onto the blanket.

 

enjoy renée!

 

have a lovely weekend everyone and until next time!

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ps. i join these great parties:

 

sofa blanket adorned with a doily and embroidery stitches

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yellow blanket is ready

the blanket for on the couch is ready, long and narrow as i had in mind. and warm….
the quality of the pictures is not so good again because of the gray weather, sorry about that. 
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i’m curious about your comments, at least if you have time to look and to write during these busy times. 

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this is my last post of this year, in 2013 i hope to see you again.
i wish you a very pleasant time, with lots of fun and good conversations or the tranquility you long for. 
see you in a couple of weeks and until then, take good care of yourself and each other!

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yellow blanket

hello, nice to see you again!

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while many others are busy with creating a variety of christmas things and gifts, i have continued working on my new blanket. i have many rows crocheted and pulled out again, especially the orange and gray parts. it was a long search for stitch patterns that i liked and then found that i was short of the gray yarn. so it was necessary to order a few extra balls and wait for the delivery man.

long and narrow

it will be a narrow blanket, long and wide enough to lie under on the couch and small enough to wrap around you.

below you can see a few pictures, i’m curious what you think of it.

to be continued…

more creative projects you can see here:
hope you have a lovely and creative week!
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new blanket

last week when i got it cold, i realized that i have given away all my blankets. it’s okay, i love to make blankets. on the pictures you see the yellow part of my new one and it is very soft.

next week i hope to show you more.
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more creative projects you can see here: