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Fresh Beat Band style- costume crochet dress

Hi, doing great, I hope:

My daughter loves this show The Fresh beat band, she hated that they’ve changed the  actress of Marina’s character, apparently she is not alone so she keeps watching the old episodes we have recorded on our DVR. If you have kids you know how they like to see things -say, more than once…

Then three weeks ago she felt like having the Marina’s dress this one bellow:

Since  my sewing machine is still out of order… I offered her to buy a T-shirt this color, add the details in pink, and presto!

No way she,  wanted a crochet one. See how she won me I quote “Mom I really really really would love it if you could crochet  me a Marina’s dress then that would be my own”.

So, considering she is still in that fase she is my fan -who knows what might come in teenagehood?

I decided to give it a try and came up with it, I finally finished it up yesterday. How do you like it?

crochet dress Marina-fresh beat band

crochet costume Marina Fresh beat Band

She felt so happy, she almost went to bed in it. I got lots of kisses hugs, and I am still a queen, or a fairy to her eyes.

Next thing she wants now are the drums… well this is something she has to see with her Daddy.

Take good care,

Drikka.

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Crochet flower barrette- construction

I believe you have seen the crochet flower barrettes I’ve made recently here for my daughter and for the girls here.

Crochet flower Hair barrette
Crochet flower Hair barrette

It is pretty easy to make, specially once you have done a crochet necklace, don’t like how it comes out, try to figure out what to do with it, and have a daughter with reasonably long hair. They definitely need as many different kinds of barrette they can possibly have!

So enough talking, what you need is a crochet flower string, you can find ideas and patterns here, here and here these crochet atists are  so talented I’m sure you will all agree with me or three small crochet flowers.

Material:

3 colored mini crochet flowers,

hot glue gun

a “bare” hair barrete

a pair of scissors

First you arrange your flowers the way you believe is the best in the barrette.

Now with the glue gun, glue each flower at a time. Allow a few seconds for each flower to set, then go to the next.When you are done, allow a few more seconds for your wok to be complete.

Hope you like it!

Take good care,

Drikka

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We all have dark hair! -even though she is blond…

I love kids so much, that I have the feeling they know it ’cause mostly everywhere I go they end up gathering around me, and engage into a never ending conversation.
We all know I would volunteer at my daughter’s new school too. It took me a few weeks to do so, but I eventually did.

Thanks to the fact that the teacher understood my will to do something, and add  it to her urge to have help with the kids. I now have a place to go every week at least twice a week, and work with them.

Some times we do some Science Projects which mainly involves painting- hooray colors!
In other situations I help out alphabetizing some of the kids who were not exposed as much to the world of words, and therefore do not know much about them -yet.
It took me a little bit more than 4 visits to get more familiar with them, now I always get tons of hugs, delicious ones!
What made me so happy today was this small moment, a particular event when the following took place:

As that group composed of 3 girls came in, one of them looked at me, as she usually does and kindly said:
-Hey look we all have dark hair!

I was caught by surprise I confess, remember I am mulata? She on the other hand is blond, green eyed, we have absolutely nothing in common.

“Do you mean I have brown hair? I am supposed to you know?…- she interrupted me- ‘No I mean we all here in the room have dark hair you see?’, then she lifted hers in order to show me a thin layer of dark blond hair. Coincidently Betty was in that group, and quickly tried to explain her friend better:

“She means we all have dark hair because her hair is not as light, as the other girls’.”

The third girl in there -the fairest of them all said:

“Yeah we all have kind of dark hair!”-Fact is none of them does…except for Betty and I.

There they were, so happy about and resting  their case! I had to admit that they were right, and went on with the project, as I still had many more kids to work with.

…                                           …                                  …

I learned once again that kids see whatever they want to, because they do see things in their hearts.

It does not mean they are too naive or even stupid, and do not realize the skin color, it means that they do have the inner ability to see past that, and in the attempt to make a connection  that would validate the fact that despite the differences existing between us every thing is OK. still we like each other, we are friends.

What once was odd, segragate and strange to them, is now connected by the bridge of ‘we care about each other kind of love‘. The once different and apart is now similar, close.

She needed now to bring the abstract -love, care- into the material world so that she could materialize her feeling. What went through her mind was: Why can’t we simply like each other if we are all the same? Are we the same, she might have asked herself, yes we are. Look our hair!

That girl kind of escaped reality itself and brought from the imaginary world the only similarity she was able to find and manage.

This is something only kids can see, work and live with the fact that:

WE ARE ALL THE SAME.

take good care,

Drikka

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Neck Warmer quick gift idea- knitting free pattern

Hi,

I hope you are doing fine, last week I really used my hand, so much I was a bit tired. So I did not finish anything quite yet, working on small projects, speaking of which, I would like to share with you this quick Xmas gift I made a few last year:

 

Neck Warmer – free pattern

Needles 9 mm, brought from Brazil

Tapestry needle

I used these 2 yarns held together as one for the whole project.

You only cast a few stitches enough to kind of cover the neck, in my case I casted about 25.

Go back and forth only purl stitch.

See the thing with using a furry kind of yarn is that you should not make fancy stitches, the yarn is fancy enough you would like to show it, not your stiches (in my opinion of course).

Go like that for about 20″ length bind off .

Fold it like a V.

as shown in this other work I made posted in my Brazilian Blog.

being the horizontal line the longer edge

Sew the smaller edge to the longer one, with the tapestry needle.

I hope you can make it, if not just write and I will be glad to help you out.

In case you can go ahead and make a few of these to give away and a few for you as well.

Take care,

Drikka.