Mother Day Craft!

Hi Happy People,
First of all, I want to tell you dollies that I'm going on vacation for a week.
I will not post in my vacation. But I have something you dollies can do. . .

Do you already have an amazing present for Mother Day? If you don't, here's a fun and easy DIY!

If you never crochet, don't think you can't! It's way more easy then knitting. Just look up a video on Youtube or search for it on Google. Just try and have fun!

What you need:
- a cart ( I used the BIG book of Happy from AG, but you can use other cards too. If you don't have got a cart, you can look here for some great ideas!)
- some cotton yarn
- crochet needle
- Needle to punch holes

Step 1: Use a needle to punch holes around the edge of the card. Start by punching holes in the corners and then try to evenly space them apart.

Step 2: Start with a slip stitch in one hole, then make 4 chain stitches. Than one slip stitch in the next hole.

Step 3: Repeat this until you reach the hole in the corner. Make one slip stitch, 4 chain stitches and one slip stitch in the same corner hole.

Step 4: Crochet this way around the edge of the card.

Step 5: To make a scallop I crochet under a chain loop: 1 slip stitch, 1 single crochet, 1 double stitch, 1 double stitch, 1 single stitch, 1 slip stitch.

Step 6: Work your way around all loops.

Step 7: Crochet a loop from chain stitches at the top of the card

I love how it turned out!

I hope y'all have a great Mother Day!
I see you dollies after my vacation with lots of pics from Saige in Germany :D

PS. I saw this idea on the blog of the Dutch Sisters

Lots of love,
Pretty Lilly - an American Girl


Happy Queens Day!

Hi Happy People,
On April the 30th it will be Queens Day in the Netherlands. Time to celebrate!

This time, Queens Day is even more special, because our Queen will be followed by her son! King Willem Alexander and his wife Maxima has got 3 daughters and they are real princesses! Sweet, isn't it. 
It's almost like a fairy tale ... 

Our Queen, King Willem-Alexander, Maxima and the Princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane.

Everybody would love to be like those princesses, right? That is why I decided to dress up in my orange skirt, my white lace top and my fabulous crown!

Happy Queens Day!

Lovely diamonds!

Orange flowers for our special occasion

Have fun!

A real Dutch princess! Not really. . .  :$

A special time . . . 

. . . to CELEBRATE!
Hope y'all have a good Queens Day!!!

Lots of love,
Pretty Lilly - an American Girl


AG Starry Tee

Hi Happy People,
The sun is shining and I am having a wonderful time in my garden!
What makes my day even more special? The AG Starry Tee!

I love the new exclusive Tie Tee from AG. The pink is such a pretty color!

Pretty In Pink

I love the beautiful flowers!

The colors are so bright!

I love the stars on the side of my tee

The sun is shining!

I'm having a wonderful time. . . .
I love this new tee and the fabric is really nice.
The side tie is really cute and the stars are so shiny!

I hope you have a good day!

Lots of love,
Pretty Lilly - an American Girl


Spring is in the air!

Hi Happy People,
Spring is finally in the air! Time for a nice photo shoot!

The flowers bloom...

... I hear the birds .... 

 .... and I see the butterflies!

The colors are so soft and beautiful.

The sun is shining so bright!

I have a wonderful time.
I love the weather and this fabulous time of the year!

Lots of love,
Pretty Lilly - an American Girl


Blogoversary Giveaway Winner!!!

Hi Happy People,
Today is the big day. . . . The results of my first Giveaway! Are you excited?
Let's start!

I wrote all the names on a pink piece of paper.

Let's pick a random winner!

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Congratulations Samantha! Please send me an e-mail with your address A.S.A.P, so I can send you the adorable outfit!

Thank you for all the entries!

Lots of love,
Pretty Lilly - an American Girl


Enjoying my new cardigan!

Hi Happy People,
Today I finally finished knitting my new cardigan. I hope you like it!

I made it from a pattern of Liberty Jane! I started knitting in December, but it was way more difficult than I thought :D

I love the heart shaped buttons! They really make the outfit.

It can be pretty chilly in spring for Gilly. That is why she loves this sweater!

I just adore this cute piece of dollie fashion!

Gilly: 'I have to go home now and make my homework!'

Bye Gilly! Hope y'all have a nice day.

Lots of love,
Pretty Lilly - an American Girl


Happy Blogoversary to the Spicys!

Hi Happy People,
Happy Blogoversary to the Spicys! They changed their name into : Doll Delight! I love it :D
Their blog is as crafty and inspirational as usual. Last Wednesday I had a blogpost at the Spicys/Doll Delight.

Please check out their blog and don't forget that there is only 5 days to enter My Blogoversary Giveaway!

Lots of love,
Pretty Lilly - an American Girl


Blogoversary Giveaway!

Hi Happy People,
Because of my one year Blogoversary I have my first AG Giveaway!
I hope you like it :D


<3 the outfit on me

A colorful print...

.... A purple jeans ....

.... and lilac shoes!

A cute AG logo on the sleeve

It looks fabulous! 
Let's enter!
You could win the retired My American Girl meet outfit.
It contains:
- A lavender tee with a colorful print
- A purple jeans
- A pair of lilac shoes

How to enter?
- You can enter by e-mail or by commenting down below
- Tell me your (nick)name
- Tell me what you love about Pretty Lilly's blog
- You can enter 2 times if you are a follower
- Share this giveaway to your friends and on your blog to enter another time

The last day to enter this giveaway is Thursday April 18th. The results will be up here on my blog Friday April 19th.

Good luck to everybody who enters!

Lots of love,
Pretty Lilly - an American Girl