dinsdag 6 december 2016

Doll's Day and a bit of Hat's Day

Lizzy has lots of awesome hats doesn’t she? Elmo the Monkey saw that. I made a special one for him, with lots of colours in it. It became a rasta hat.

Elmo is certainly not like Lizzy is. He is a naughty monkey. Take a look at this…..

Look straight into the camera? Where?

Like this?

I had to laugh, monkeys are funny.

Elmo started giggling and later he got pain in his tummy from laughing  

Well, I think you had a good look at this hat don’t you?

A while ago I made a hat for myself: the headache hat. The pattern will follow soon on my webpage. Actually it is a chemo hat, but because I had lots of pain, I called it a headache hat. The headaches were easier to bear and I didn’t need pills anymore.
And now I don’t need the hat either. Hurray!

While I often missed my hat I looked for a solution. Do you remember Schildi from Schlappohrhund Wuppertal? She called me and wanted to wear it. Well, take a look at this:

I was pleased with her offer. She looks at the hat very well. When I need my hat I know where my hat is nowadays. Thank you dear Schildi, you are a star!

Would you like to crochet a Schildi? Go to: https://www.facebook.com/lammyundseinefreunde/?fref=ts

I hope I will have a nicer week this week so that I can continue working on the dolls. We will see.

Is there any news?

Sure! What do you think of the “Mähs” (pattern Bettys-Simm-Salabim):
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I’m in love....

Are you too? You can find the pattern here: http://www.mypatterns.de/shops.html?designer=Bettys-Simm-Salabim

Maybe you would like crochet an Advent calendar. Go to the nice group from Amigurumi Handmade by Ginia Mees: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445034022414218/?fref=ts

And now something different. I’m in love. Yeah, yeah, I know, it happens more often, but not in monsters. Look at those eyes. Am I right? This monster joins the contest for designers. Would you please vote for her? The pattern is from JB Crochet and Designs?
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I do hope she will win. You can vote until coming Saturday..

Well folks, that was it for this week. I hope to see you next week.

Love, Mariam

maandag 5 december 2016

Doll's Day

What happened in the doll’s world?  
Actually a lot.
A while ago I fell in love with a bullterrier. I just had to crochet the dog. Have you experienced that before?
This is the result. It is a free pattern from my favourit German designer who writes the mini patterns in English too: Conni's Häkelviecher (https://www.facebook.com/Haekelviecher/?fref=ts)
On a German Facebookgroup I saw a request for baby hats, both crocheted, knitted as well as sewn, for newborns an early born kids  in Eritrea (https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1769943986603448&substory_index=0&id=1589853411279174).
Are you going to make those too Mariam??? Well, no, I sometimes have some hats in stock.

As you probably know, Lizzy was a model for the hats. She is soo proud that she wants me to share and refer to the album on my Facebookpage n.

Okay this is the link to the album with Lizzy and the baby stuff: goo.gl/5DeQG8.
Of course I am proud that I made those.
Maybe you like to make some too? Sure you can!

A free pattern of the babyhat is to be found over here: goo.gl/Lfo1LQ

Also in Holland there are nice initiatives: (picture and text from JB Crochet Design & Creations)
Make a memorial butterfly to remember all deceased children on worldwilde candle lighting day on December 11, 2016.
We can't forget them so crochet your own butterfly in this event to make loads of butterfly's
click on the link to join the group  : https://www.facebook.com/events/1789872784595704/

Oh, and how are Hannah Walking the Dog and Daan doing (Ginia Mees’s Amigurumis) ????
Because of the dust they moved to the house which was actually meant to be for the Fantirumis. They aren’t happy, it is sooo full overthere! Squirly saw that already and ran away. Daan is upset because Hannah is still naked, I didn’t have time to crochet. I should change plans….
Who knows: next week, new chances.
You will read it in next week’s Doll’s Day blog.

dinsdag 22 november 2016

Doll's Day: a mice invasion

We had a mice invasion. It was my own fault because it was so much fun making the mice.



The mice are nice to hold in your hand. The free pattern in English is here http://www.heartandsew.co.uk/2015/08/ballerina-mouse-free-crochet-amigurumi.html

This mouse was part of Bettys-Simm Salabim’s CAL a while ago.

Bettys-Simm Salabim’s animals are always active. So did this mouse. Shortly after I took the picture she was to be found in our lamp above the dining table. poppendag foto's.JPG

I had forgotten why….

Did you make some more Mariam? Oh yeah, I continued working on Hannah Walking the Dog (pattern Ginia Mees, https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445034022414218/?fref=ts), I’m not making progress too fast.

As you can see, I have to hurry up:
Daan can’t handle this. A naked woman AND in the living room, in front of the window!!! *NOT DONE*

Do you have some news for us Mariam?Of course I have! You can also find the Bettys-Simm-Salabim patterns here: http://www.mypatterns.de/shops.html?designer=Bettys-Simm-Salabim

For Christmas you can find some awesome patterns like `Renntinchen´ (reindeer) and Finja the elf and what do you think of `Tammi von Knuddelhausen`?tammi.jpg

And again, another awesome pattern is to be found wenn you go to the Facebook GroupAmigurumi Handmade by Ginia https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445034022414218/?fref=ts:
santah.jpgOnce you are a member you don´t want to leave. It is soo cozy overthere!

That was all for now. Next week Tuesday I will have news again for Doll´s Day. I´ll welcome you with open arms.

woensdag 5 oktober 2016

Knitting without knitting needles?

Some time ago I got a package to make an infinity scarf.
I was afraid to start the scarf, because I wasn’t familiar with the technique.
This week I’m making clothes for the Winter. Then I saw the package again.
And on the Facebookgroup “Breien- en Breipatronen” (knitting and knitting patterns) I saw a post with this Youtubefilm

I had to do it over again some times because there was too much yarn left.

(Poekie: I think it is not going so well??)

Suddenly it went fast!
It was finished within 30 minutes if I hadn’t interrupted the knitting by doing so many things..... But it was really just a 30 minutes job, hihi.

If the scarf is warm? Well it is indeed!!


dinsdag 4 oktober 2016

Tuesday: Doll’s day and World Animal’s Day

Doll’s day and World Animal’s Day today. I’m always nice to the animals. Last year I made this cat bed out of this old pullover. I wrote about it in my blog: http://recycleandcreateinenglish.blogspot.com/2015/11/diy-recycle-your-old-pullover-into-cat.html.

Tapsi liked the cat bed too. As you can see, Poekie thought that was okay :).
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Tapsi is an enterpreneur and loves cars.
And yes, when you make so many amigurumis where should you place them? Tapsi wanted to go in the new car. So she did.
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But …. she couldn’t sit still. So during the Summer holiday she couldn’t either:
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Then she suddenly discovered the window and she was out of controll….

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And she was gone, away from the seatbelt. Oh man oh man. Thank goodness we were stuck in the traffic jam.

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Anyway, thanks to Tapsi the traffic jam wasn’t boring at all :)

Do you have some amigurumis in your car?

dinsdag 27 september 2016

Doll's day: lots of news

This week I wanted to show you 3 creations.

Mini Mr Owl, that’s  how I call him, made from leftover garn. The (Dutch) pattern can be found here: http://kervei.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/tutorial-uiltje.html

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I bought the eyes at Zeeman’s. I tought they were self-adhesive eyes, but no! I sticked them with adhesive for textile and didn’t expext it would stick so good. It worked thanks to some patience!!

Furthermore I made a hippo, Nilli, a pattern from Bettys-Simm-Salabim. (https://www.facebook.com/Bettys-Simm-Salabim-763140080407119/?fref=tshttps://www.facebook.com/Bettys-Simm-Salabim-763140080407119/?fref=ts)

Somewhere on Facebook I saw someone crocheted the white part of the eye and sewed a black button on it and finished! Of course I wanted to try that because I have loads of buttons. I like the result, do you?


And then I continued crocheting on Squirly, the FAL from CrochEssie by Esther Emaar a while ago.

We only see half of the photo because she is not finished and Squirly is shy. Same here: I discovered a mistake. The eyes which I ordered at  HouseofCreations.net couldn’t be sewed on. I crocheted too tight. A learning experience and I sticked an eye from Zeeman. She doesn’t look bad, but how awesome would it be if she wore the eyes as described in the pattern… Next time I’ll make a fantirumi!


It has been a while since the FAL has ended. CrochEssie was very busy in the meantime. Last week she published her latest pattern: Turtoisy. Isn’t she lovely…(Picture: CrochEssie by Esther Emaar)

Turtoisy is a free pattern to be made on an egg. The pattern can be found here: www.houseofcreations.net. You can make here for the children in Villa Pardoes (I wrote about it earlier in my doll’s day blogs) or for yourself. And there are also very nice packages for sale at HouseofCreations.net to make Turtoisy.

Is there some more news? Oh yeah, of course there is, loads of news!
On 28 September a CAL starts at Amigurumi haken met Adriënne:Jozefien.

Isn’t she sweet. Do you join? Go to the Facebookgroup: https://www.facebook.com/groups/120869844976522/?fref=nf

Jacadrifrid, Antje Smit’s CAL on the Facebookgroup Amigurumi Handmade by Ginia Mees (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445034022414218/?fref=ts) just started this week.
Picture: Ginia Mees
You can still attend, but please note: the new parts will be posted every week and the old ones will be deleted. So… join the group and off you go! :D I would like to recommend the group, it is alway nice, piece and fun, also wenn the parts from members are posted. Well, I just can’t describe it, just experience it. So, what are yo waiting for! :D

German CALs are organised too: 30. September the CAL from Rudi, der  CAL von Schlappohrhund Wuppertal starts (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1232604760086430/?fref=ts)
Picture: Schlappohrhund Wuppertal

And on 8 October a CAL from Bettys-Simm-Salabim in the group Garn og Hobby: https://www.facebook.com/groups/783580321677750/?fref=ts
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If I attend all these CALs? Ehm, I wouldn’t be able to sleep anymore, haha!

No, I only share the information because I can and I would like to be helpful for you and the Designer.

I have lot of WIP’s to finish. Otherwise I can’t see the amigurumis through the WIP’s ;-)

That’s all the news for this week. Thank you for reading and I hope to see you next time!


maandag 26 september 2016

DIY: a second chance for your old garden chair

Once upon a time there was an old garden chair.
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I wanted to give it a second chance. At first I cleaned it with Cif

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Then I painted with primer for plastic paint and after that with acrylic paint.

So now, the chair is ready to stand inside our house. Oh, but do not forget to do paint it with lacquer!

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Hast du auch schonmal eine alte Gartenstuhl renoviert?