Saturday, January 5, 2013

How 2012 ended and the new beginning . . . Como acabe el 2012 y el nuevo comienzo

Hola a todas, y FELIZ AÑO NUEVO !
Hello everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR !

La verdad es que durante las vacaciones no me ha dado tiempo a crear cosas nuevas, solo a avanzar un poco en la manta de ganchillo.

To be honest during the holidays I did not have much time to create any new things, I could only make some progress with the granny blanket I am making. 

Os queria enseñar sin embargo lo ultimo que hice en 2012 que fue una falda para mi peque de 4 años. Necesitaba una falda roja para la función del cole así que pensé que era la oportunidad perfecta para lanzarme a hacer una.

However, I wanted to show you the last thing I made in 2012, a skirt for my 4 year old daughter. She needed a red skirt for the school show, so I thought it was the perfect occasion to have a go and make it myself. 

Hubo alguna que otra frustración en el camino, mucho estrés ya que a 2 días de la función me quedaba casi todo por hacer y solo las noches (a partir de las 10pm) para hacerla. Menos mal que mi madre estaba en casa esos días y me pudo ayudar. El frunce fue lo que mas problemas me dio. Use este tutorial que hay en el blog de Sew Mamma Sew, donde las explicaciones vienen muy claras, aunque en ingles.

There were some frustrating moments in the making, lots of stress as 2 days before the show I still had no skirt and little time to sew, only the nights (from 10pm to be precise). 
Luckily for me my mum was staying with us those days and she gave me a hand. 

The gathering of the skirt was the most difficult part. I used this skirt sew along from the lovely and very useful blog of Sew Mamma Sew where it is very clearly explained. 

Este fue el resultado final, que os parece ?
Back of the skirt
This was the final result, what
do you think ? 




Front of the skirt





























Yo queria una falda que no fuera para un día solo sino que luego se la pudiera poner cualquier otro día.Así que compre un paño rojo muy bonito y para el día de la función le cosí unas lentejuelas en forma de flor, luego se las quite para que la use normalmente.

I wanted it to be a skirt that she could wear on a normal day too, not just for the show. So I bought a wool fabric, similar to a tweed but red and for the show I sewed some sequins so that it had some sparkle at the show. I later removed them and so the skirt could be used again. 


Os enseño también la tiara, diadema que la tuve que hacer, que no quedo mal del todo. Tenia que ser brillante, en rojo y blanco y con plumas.

Here is also the 'tiara' I made. It had to be red and white, with feathers and glittery. 


Por lo demás os ire enseñando mas cositas en los próximos dias. Cosas que hice en 2012 antes de empezar el blog y fotos de donde he estado en Navidad, el Norte de Francia.

I will show you more things in the next few days, things I made in 2012 before I started to blog about. Also pictures of the place I was at Christmas, the North of France.

También estoy ya preparando los tutoriales de ganchillo, que llevan un montón de trabajo, sobre todo de fotos, etc, espero tener las primeras lecciones listas antes del fin de Enero, ya os avisare de todas formas.

I am also working on the crochet tutorials, they are very laborious, with lots of pictures to edit, etc. I hope to have the first lessons ready by the end of January. 
I will let you know anyway. 

Bueno, y esta noche es una noche especial, sobre todo para los niños de España ya que llegan los Reyes Magos y creo que ahora justo están entrando en Madrid, así que me voy con mis peques para verlos. Que tengáis unos felices Reyes !!!

Well, tonight is a very special night in Spain, specially for children as it is Epiphany day and the Three Wise Men are arriving with presents for all the children. At this very moment they are arriving to Madrid so I have to go and share this magic with my children. Have a happy day !!


3 comments:

  1. I love the skirt..! How adorable..! :) I started learning crochet for good, and I just love it..!! Thanks again for showing me how to make a chain, it was so much fun! I can't wait to see your tutorials!!! So far I've learned the single stitch, half double and double stitches and I made my first Granny Square.. BTW I shared your blog with all my friends!! ;)

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment Tyanne and thanks for sharing the blog with your friends too.
      Please do show us a picture of your first granny square. . . didn't I tell you once you learn to crochet it it's addictive ??
      Your comment is soo encouraging. The tutorials are on the way . . .:-)

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  2. I love the skirt and the sequins. And I love sewing for my daughter. I hope to make her Christmas dress for next year.

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