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Monday, 16 January 2017

GRANNY SPIRATION KICK OFF recycle your shopping bag

I saw an awesome challenge at Kat Kat Katoen’s blog ( : the  bloghop/link up/give away 'Granny Spiration Challenge'! You have to post a granny inspired piece of work and then you will link your own granny-project. You can win something with it! How does it work? Go to:

My first blog for the challenge: I pimped my shopping bag. I found the  bag a little boring. So I crocheted 3 grannies. It is the Summer Garden Granny square (

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The grannies are made with light blue Babysoft, the pink and purple Sparkle and dark blue Royal, all Zeeman yarn.

The grannies are sewn on the bag with the sewing machine.

Have you ever pimped a bag?

Monday, 9 January 2017

Doll's Day

Last Week, I had lots to do. I can only show you Elmo’s Hoody and his Jeans hat which I made a while ago. He was so enthusiastic so that he was co-operative while making the picture.

I was also busy with making the amigurumis. I thought I could finish them off last week. Unfortunately, not… I spent some time with the children during their holidays. Hopefully, the two of them will be finished next week....

Doll’s news
The CAL at Schlappohrhund’s isn't finished yet so you can get a member of the group if you would like to and  you can have a look at the awesome Tammys over there.

Well, do I have some tips! One of my followers at Google+ is the Doll Lady! She makes wonderful dolls+ also one like Obama. Just awesome. I would say… go and have a look!

That’s all for now. Hopefully see you next week?


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Friday, 6 January 2017

Animal hats

Two years ago I made two hats from the book Brei De Leukste Dierenmutsen van Vanessa Mooncie & Rebecca Mothersole (
It was fun making them and with a large hook it was finished off quickly.
Our rabbit Lizzy was model for the rabbithat.


I’m happy with it (right one).


The ears were done with doubleyarn. Unfortunately it became too heavy.
Did you ever make an animal hat for adults?

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Doll's Day, the amis were having fun

How was your Newyearsday? Poekie was afraid and laid under our bed.We knew that too late because at first he was quite relaxted. The amigurumis were having fun. Afterwards they were sooo tired.

When I have a look at the pics I can laugh, but at first I was surprised. What do you think of this?


A cat lying next to the duck? That is impossible don’t you think, LOL!

Ms. Mouse is hanging in the lamp again and I asked Kittycat Kruimel and the duck to strike a pose. Sure!


I would like to a make some more cats, but where can I buy some time? ;-). The free pattern is available here:

I just noticed that Designer Henriette van de Wiel posted the pattern on Newyearsday (2014) :).


The duck is Mrs Emonessy’s design to be found here:

or written pattern:

Just have a look on both websites from Mrs Emonessy and Stip en Haak.

Some new in amigurumiword:

As from 23 January there will be a surprise CAL at the FacebookgroupHaak Met Ons Mee (Dutch) (link: It is a very nice group. The admins take a lot of effort to comfort you.

At the moment there is a CAL until 14. Januar on the Facebookgroup CAL by Tine’s Haak - Paradise (link: and after that a new CAL starts.

That was it for now. See you next week?
Love, Mariam

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Doll’s Day combined with recycling for the holidays

What are you going to do Mariam? Well, exactly like mentioned in the title of this blog.

I invented a functional snowman. There are more of them, but I found this one a nice one, because everyone can make this snowman:

What do you need?
1 empty clean jar
200 gram flower
200 gram sugar
1 bag vanillasugar
5 spoons raisins in a sandwichbag
1 pair of babysocks
3 buttons, I used two different kinds of colours
1 pompon
1 pair of eyes
Doublesided tape
Pair of scissors

How to?
Put the ingredients in the jar except for the raisins. Then close it.
Stick the doublesided tape on the edge of the top.
Take the sandwichbag of raisins, put it on top of the top, take one babysock and pull it over the top, then stick the sock.
Now you have a hat

Stick the eyes on one third of the jar, stick the buttons on the belly. Cut the other sock open, and put it on like a shawl and close it.
Stick the pompon on the part for the nose.
Optional: you can make another pompon for the hat.
Tip: stick the buttons for the belly when the jar lies so that the buttons can dry for a while, so that it will be able to stick.

Mr Snowman is ready!

Make a nice cart with the following text:

4 eggs and 200 gram butter and a little Mojito.

So, now you have the ingrediënts for a nice cake. Good luck and bon appetit!

Wrap it in nice paper and you have an original surprise for Xmas! AND: you recycled a jar into something functional.

Just like we all are, I’m very busy. The dolls know that but slowly they’ll get what they want. As soon as I have  finished something, I’ll show you it to you proudly.

And here is some doll’s news:

Last week I asked for your attention for the pink monster from JB Crochet & Designs for the amigurumicontest.  IMG_8808.JPGThe outcome is that Jannie got the 14th place. Unfortunately she didn’t win, but not bad at all! On behalf of Jannie Brommer I would like to thank you for your vote and I would like to gratulate Jannie. It was the first time she attended this contest. Mrs Glamour’s pattern will be tested and will be online soon.

Bettys-Simm-Salabim made another awesome pattern too:
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What a handsome guy! You can find the pattern here:

And Ginia Mees surprised us with another nice pattern: Nokkio!
Would you like to crochet this nice guy? Send a message to or go to the Facebookgroop Amigurumi Handmade by Ginia Mees and join if you’re still no member :).

Well, that was it for now.
Thank you for your attention and I hope to meet  you next week!

Tuesday, 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:

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:

Maybe you would like crochet an Advent calendar. Go to the nice group from Amigurumi Handmade by Ginia Mees:

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

Monday, 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 (
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 (
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:
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:

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  :

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.