Afternoon walk!

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Hello,
Until now, White Sheep has been full dedicated to crochet projects…. I feel that is a time of changing something around here… let’s see what happen….Estoi Palace

So, first of all, if you are a regular reader, or if you are not really sure how you clicked onto this blog a moment ago–thank you. Readers make this blog a million times more rewarding and you simply cannot imagine how grateful I am that you take the time to check in here from time to time.

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I got bit crazy if I have to stay in the house all day. As a mum of two princesses, a spectacular & entirely unique renovated Palace sounds perfect for a Sunday afternoon walk.

The weather by me has been rather mild, with lovely sunny and warm afternoons… I couldn’t have dream’t up a more perfect!!!Estoi Palace1

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Photo from Pousadas de Portugal

If you visit Algarve… try not miss it…. Estoi Palace. When we walk in the beautiful and bright rooms, feels like the time go back a couple of centuries….!!

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Photo from Pousadas de Portugal

Thank you for visiting, see you again!!!

PS: Its a fact… everywhere I go, I take one of my crochet projects with me…. one day a friend said “I can’t believe you have your hook and ball of yarn with you?” …. Yes I’d them!…. I’m such a huge fan of crochet…yes… I always take my crochet projects along with me ….

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Em poucas palavras:
Sinto que chegou o momento de mudar… White Sheep torna-se num espaço para divulgar os projectos de crochet e muito mais….
Obrigada por continuar desse lado e ajudar e tornar este projecto um milhão de vezes mais gratificante!
Sou mãe de duas princesas e nada melhor que aproveitar estas lindas tardes de sol quente de inverno para dar um passeio num Palácio tão perto de casa. Foi o que fizemos num domingo. E foi fantástico!!!
Se visitar o algarve … não perca os jardins lindos do Palácio de Estoi.

What is handmade?

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Most of us know handmade when we see it. A knitted jumper, a patchwork quilt, crochet carpet ….. for many, the definition of handmade seems to be “Made in the main by ‘meaty hands’, not by ‘machinery hands’.” It’s a very literal definition. On dictionary I found this: ‘Made or prepared by hand rather than by machine’.

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Fortunately, nowadays is the DIY and the handmade is trendy! More and more people are getting interested to buy and/or learn how to make things by hands.
Also, is more common to find shops selling handmade products…. also, online is possible to find a big range of shops offering beautifully handmade products.

When.. I started the workshops … it was born out of a desire to share knowledge and creativity,make craft accessible to as many people as possible and do something worthwhile.rug workshopworkshop1

I started in Finland and when I moved back to Portugal, I managed to keep doing it. I found a beautiful space, called “A Venda“; the atmosphere is cozy…. perfect for what I had in mind.workshop6

Remember what keeps you fulfilled! And trust your instinct: “we’ve done many things that seemed strange”, but I’ve been convinced they were the right things to do.

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Em poucas palavras:
A maioria de nós sabe reconhecer um produto que é feito-á-mão quando a vemos. Um camisola em malha, uma colcha de retalhos, umas luvas em crochet
Felizmente, hoje em dia é o ‘faça você mesmo (DIY)’ e os produtos artesanais estão na moda! Mais e mais pessoas estão interessadas em comprar e/ou aprender a fazer!
Além disso, é mais comum encontrar lojas físicas ou online que vendem produtos artesanais.
Quando eu comecei os workshops, foi com o desejo de compartilhar conhecimento e criatividade, fazer artesanato acessível ao maior número de pessoas possível, e ensinar a fazer produtos úteis.
Para mais informações sobre os workshops, visitem a pagina da WhiteSheepblog.

New year… new gift!

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The first post of the 2015 is about amigurumi. I have been working on amigurumi lately, special the keyring amigurumi.

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They are adorably cute and also fun.
Today I got to share with you a free pattern of a cute house amigurumi keyring.

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House amigurumi pattern:

You will need:
– Hook n3
– 3 colors cotton yarn
– tapestry needle
– metal keyring


The house:
Make a MAGIC RING.
Round1: Work 5single crochet (sc) in Magic Ring (5 sts)
Round2: Work 2sc in every st (10 sts)
Round3: Work 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 4sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 4sts (12sts)
Round4: Work 2sc in first, 1sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 5sts (14sts)
Round5: Work 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 6sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 6sts (16sts)
Round6: Work 2sc in first, 1sc in next 7sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 7sts (18sts)
Round7: Work 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 8sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 8sts (20sts)
Round8: Work 2sc in first, 1sc in next 9sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 9sts (22sts)
Round9: Work 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 10sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 10sts (24sts)
Round10: Work 2sc in first, 1sc in next 11sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 11sts (26sts)
Round11: Work 1sc in every st; (26sts)
Round12: Change the color of the yarn and work 1sc in every st; (26sts)
Round 13 a 19: Work 1sc in every st; (26sts)
Round 20: Work a Slip stitch in every st, fast-off and cut the yarn, leaving a piece of yarn, you’ll need it to sew the house in the end.

The chimney:
Make a magic ring with a third color;
Round1: Work 7sc in Magic Ring; (7sts)
Round2 – 6: Work 1sc in every st (7 sts);
Fast off and cut the yarn, fast-off and cut the yarn, leaving a piece of yarn. Sew the chimney to the roof of the house;
With the tapestry needle sew a door; Fill the house with polyester (or other fiber you have); sew the house with the piece of yarn you have left.
Make 4 long loops on the top of the roof, join the metal keyring … and its ready!!! :)

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You can put your keys on it, or attach it to a zip pull on your purse, backpack, bag, travel pen holder, cosmetic bag – anything with a zipper or a ring!

White Sheep, always handmade with care!!!

Crochet Rugs

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Mustard Yellow Crochet Doily Rug

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Color:  Mustard Yellow
Size: Diameter approximately 145cm/ 57.08inches
Material: Textile Yarn
Price:120€
Instructions for taking care of the product will be included.

Note: Made to order in any color cotton, alpaca, wool, or your choice of fiber (prices are relative to quality of fiber content)

Black Crochet Doily Rug

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Color:  Black (possible to order in a different color)
Size: Diameter approximately 105cm/ 41.3inches
Material: Zpagetti Yarn
Price:90€
Instructions for taking care of the product will be included.

Note: Made to order!

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 Multicolor Crochet Rug
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Color: White, Yellow, Orange and Green
Size: Diameter approximately 83cm/ 32.5 inches
Material:Zpagetti Yarn

Price:65€
Instructions for taking care of the product will be included.

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“White Sand” Round Crochet Rug

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Color: White
Size: Diameter approximately 100cm/ 40inches
Material: Zpagetti Yarn
Price:85€
Instructions for taking care of the product will be included.
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Three color round crochet rug

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Color:Yellow, Grey and Sand Crochet Rug
Size: Diameter approximately 100cm/40inches
Material: Zpagetti  Yarn
Price:85€
Instructions for taking care of the product will be included.

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Christmas Market are always full of magic….!

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It’s almost Christmas…. day 9 in advent calendar!!

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Time to get prepared to Christmas… assemble Christmas decorations…. buying the presents… visit Christmas markets….think about the Christmas eve… bake some Christmas cookies (ginger bread cookies are our favorite at home)…etc!!!!

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My favorite is visit Christmas markets… I love the music…the delicious food…. the hot drinks….the surrounding atmosphere…. the children happiness when they see Santa…. well everything about it!!!

Today I share with you some pictures of Christmas Markets I went.

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Let the magic fly…..

Visit White Sheep shop if you want to order a special present!… or visit White Sheep Facebook page and send via email to helenavpereira@live.com your request!

Have a wonderful week!!

All treat, no trick!

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Hello….Halloween is here!!!

If you have been looking for a fun Halloween crochet pattern to hook for Halloween….guess what,…..I have a free Halloween bat pin pattern for you!!  It’s a simple and easy-to-do (only basic crocheting skills required) crochet bat pin pattern.

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Make cute Halloween batties pins to accessorize for Halloween or to give as party favors.

Crochet Bat pin Pattern

You will need
Hook 3
Black Cotton or wool yarn (I have use Liina Kalalanka)
pin to sew
2 Adhesive Wiggly Eyes
tapestry needle

Pattern:
1. Chain 16
2: Half-double crochet (hdc) in 2nd ch from hook, hdc until the end; 15 hdc

3:Turn upside down and chain 2; 1hdc in the same place, 1 mini picot (mp:ch 2, sl.st in first ch), 2 hdc, mp, 2 single crochet (sc), 2 mp, 2hdc, mp, 2sc, mp, 3sc, mp, 2sc, mp, 2hdc, mp, 1hdc;

4:On backside: 2sl.st; chain 2, 1 double crochet (dc), mp, 2hdc, 3sc, mp, 2sc, mp, 4sc, 2hdc, 1dc, mp. Pull  the loop to the back and fasten off with the tapestry needle.

Glue on the adhesive wiggly eyes or sew on some eyes and tweak the wings a bit; sew on a pin  to attach it to some clothes or put in your hair, and you have a cute little bat!

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Halloween crafts are fun because they are quirky and full of imagination.
So are you ready for the hook-up?!

Thank you for visiting and have fun!!!

Cute baby gifts!

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Hello!!! Popping in to share with you these little gifts I love to make.
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Babies are one of the cutest thing in the world… don’t you agree?

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When a friend or family has a new baby…. I like to give something special …. so,… I ‘crochet’ it!lionLion Rattle

I really enjoy making these gifts…all of them are different and unique, that is what makes them even more special!

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Thank you so much for stopping by, your visits are truly appreciated!!

White Sheep, always handmade with care!