Friday, April 27, 2012

3KCBWDAY5: Something A Bit Different

This blog post is part of the 3rd Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week:


Introduction to the topic:

Something A Bit Different: It's back, and this time it has the most amazing of prizes (look for the prize for 'most creative post'). This was a massive success last year, and for many it was the highlight of the Blog Week, so this year you are challenged, again, to find a new way of blogging.
This is an experimental blogging day to try and push your creativity in blogging to the same level that you perhaps push your creativity in the items you create.There are no rules of a topic to blog about but this post should look at a different way to present content on your blog. (...)




Hi, my name is my name was Frosta. I've got lots of sisters and they're all named Frosta as well, and look exactly the same. We're actually from Sweden, but we're spread all over the world - maybe you've got a Frosta somewhere in your kitchen, too? Today I want to tell you how I turned from Frosta into - Frostarella...

Some weeks ago, I was lying around (bored as usual) in my cozy shelf no.10, when a girl from k-town came strolling down the aisle no.16 at IKEA Poppenreuth, Germany. "I'm gonna make you a pretty dress, little Frosta", the girl whispered softly. Okay, she didn't say it aloud, but I'm sure that's what she thought! Anyway, she pulled me out of my shelf and brought me to her home in k-town and started my make-over. First, the girl named Barbara made me a colorful cotton dress - Barbara worked without a pattern, just making up the design as she worked along, so it's truely unique...


Oh, how pretty! I never had a dress before! And I've never heard of one of my sisters having a dress either! I was happy and actually thought that's it, but then Barbara whispered gently "Stockings, little Frosta! You need some pretty stockings... or maybe rather Capri leggings?" Okay, of course she didn't really say it (but she could have, honestly!)


Now I had a dress and some Capri leggings!! I especially love the cute little buttons that Barbara added to the legs, don't you?


I'm probably the happiest Frosta that has ever left Sweden!! Thank you Barbara for turning me into Frostarella - now all you have to do is find me a prince who'll bring me some shoes. Chop-chop!


If you like my magical transformation from Frosta into Frostarella, please head over to Eskimimi Makes and give Barbara the thumbs-up!

Today's unique tag is 3KCBWDAY5 - please check out more "a bit different" posts on google!



From k-town, with love,

Barbara

Frostarella

47 comments:

  1. Ooh, she is definitely the best-dressed stool I've ever seen. Beautiful craftwork! :)

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  2. Stunning work and fab perspective on the topic! Hmmm puts me in the mood to take a trip to KL or Bangkok for some Ikea shopping . . .

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  3. I really enjoyed your post!!!
    xxx Alessandra

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  4. That is so cute....What a wonderful idea!

    x

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  5. Fantastic post and fantastic crocheting! Laura x

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  6. IKEA products are perfect for pimping with some yarn! I really like the end result.

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  7. Hallo Frostarella! Du siehst einfach klasse aus. Ich muß unbedingt auch so einen tollen Hocker wie dich haben!!
    Dein Post gefällt mir unheimlich gut Barbara! Ich geh nachher gleich für dich abstimmen! Und danach vielleicht einen Hocker kaufen.:)
    Ich wünsch dir ein schönes Wochenende! Barbina

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  8. Wow! What a lovely project... beautifully done too! Hugs, Jill x

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  9. Frosta sounds like a very happy stool indeed :) Love her dress and the buttons are so pretty! Lovely idea.

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  10. I LOVE IT!!!!! I absolutely need one of those stools now - it's wonderful and I am totally inspired. Great post!

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    1. Thank you Sarah! I've seen that you've pinned Frosti to Pinterest, love your crochet board, it's really inspiring!!

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  11. Me eencanta muy original, los colores elegidos muy bonitos, que pases buen dia

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  12. Brilliant - both the post and the frosta cover :)

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  13. Excellent post! Frostarella is gorgeous!

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  14. Frosta's friends will never recognize her when she returns home to visit. They say travel changes you.

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  15. Well done Barbara a brilliant and funny post, I love frostarella she looks so pretty, I bet you have started a new trend now there will be lots of frosta's transforming into frostarella's all over the world lol

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  16. May Frostarella never hear the stroke of midnight chimes! Well done, and great use of an Ikea stool.

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  17. Pretty! My plain wooden stool is jealous of Frostarella now.

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  18. I am seriously loving all of your contributions to KCBW!

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  19. Great makeover Frostarella....great post, does that make you the fairy godmother Barabara?

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    1. *lol* I've never thought of me like that, but I guess you're right :)

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  20. Dear ladies,

    I cannot thank you enough for all those lovely comments you've left not only on this post but on my other posts during this week as well! I really appreciate your words, it's great to know that you enjoy my posts - THANK YOU!!!

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  21. I'm sure IKEA would be more than impressed with this - I know I am!!!! Those buttons are a lovely finishing touch too.

    B x

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  22. The transformation of the stool is such a fun story! I love the colors you used :)

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  23. I love it! The dress and stockings are so wonderful! Thanks for sharing. (And you should just admit now that you did say those things out loud!)

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  24. Such a great IKEA transformation!!! Really like the striping you created.

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  25. Well-dressed stool! Great post, Barbara!

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  26. What a lovely idea... The colors your choose are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for posting at my Link Party. Have a lovely day!
    Best wishes, Annemarie

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  28. I love this story and the pictures

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  29. Barbara, Frostarella is very elegant and has a wonderful sense of style!

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  30. What amazing crochet! Awesome job.

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  31. Barbara hi! I love Frostarella! In fact I want it into my blog! Yes! I want you and Frostarella to guest post for my blog! What do you think? And any other fun projects of yours are welcome too! So shoot me an email if you're interested!
    Love, Olga
    P.S.: of course I'm now following!

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  32. Your post had me grinning from ear to ear! And then getting a case of "ooh I want one of those!". I may have to consider taking a trip to Ikea so I can get my very own Frosta to transform. :)
    Alternatively, Frostarella, if you ever want to have a holiday in Australia, let me know. ;)

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  33. This is absolutely DIVINE. Superb job.

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  34. Oh so cute! I've had the same stools for 20 years, and didn't even think about doing anything with them! you are so creative!

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  35. I love this. Any chance of there being a pattern to make this being posted sometime in the future?

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  36. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly
    Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-13.html
    I hope you can make it!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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