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?


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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!


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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)
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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.


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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.
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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)
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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!


Cheers,
Mariam


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?



donderdag 22 september 2016

Tea-cozy with long tail, very practical!

I had the honour to make a tea-cozy. I found a picture on Pinterest, without a pattern. So I made it by heart.

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Although it is obvious that not all tea-cozies are the same, one can’t just take a basic pattern for it …
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and it became “tailormade”
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Even more tailormade, because a long tale was wished so that you won’t burn your fingers while pourring the tea!
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Awesome idea, of course!!!
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Doll's day

Ich have been crocheting a lot lately. Frambloosje is finally finished. She is a bag hanger now.
It was a good idea to continue working on Frambloosje at a later stage because I noticed that I didn’t do the popcorn stitch right (tummy). The popcorn stitch has been done properly on the hat.


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This time I can show you another Mini, a pink elephant. (design Conni’s Häkelviecher, https://www.facebook.com/Haekelviecher/?fref=ts, also i English). The minis are great to make with rest wool.
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Jars are also great to make with rest wool. Okay, it has nothing to do with Doll’s Day, but the amigurumi next to the jar does:
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Who is that? That is Ms Mallory, Mighty Malcolm’s wife (free pattern Dendennis). (http://www.dendennis.nl/free-pattern-mighty-malcolm.html)


I had the intention to make Mighty Malcolm, but ehm, a cool bear with a pink pullover?????? Meanwhile I’m making Mighty Malcolm too.


Well, are you ready for the CALs?


Which CALs? Well, at first Rudi from Schlappohrhund Wuppertal (German language). Do you want to join?




Or in Dutch:


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I can recommend an awesom Facebook Group called,  “Haakpatronen van Ankie” https://www.facebook.com/groups/1023870571016281/?fref=ts


The group isn’t only for attention for Ankie’s patterns, but also for charity: to make bear blankets. Bear blankets? Well I translate the text from their website: "This group makes blankets for children, who need a lot of love and warmth. Bear blankets and bears give a good feeling. For children at the age from 0 - 16 who go through a tough time during their childhood. "


Ankie would like to help the organisation with the sale of her patterns: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1471866773043194/
Ankie crochets very quickly. Therefore she writes and sells the patterns to buy wool....
Go to Ankie’s Facebookgroup and have a look at her Amis (Spookje, Meneertje IJskoud, Japie Stokstaart , Femke Fret, handpopje or Knurt Drommels).
You can buy the patterns by sending Ankie a personal message on Facebook.


Another long Blog…


Thank you for reading and I hope to see you next time!




zondag 18 september 2016

Doll's Day: a lot has happened

I didn’t write blogs for a while, but here I am again! It’s fun to write a Doll’s Day Blog!

What happened?
I joined a CAL from Schlappohrhund Wuppertal Schildi, a huge turtle.
It was fun to make her, her shoes, her face. I was in love.
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When Schildi, the turtle was finished, she went into the garden and was very curious, so I made some pictures:
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Unfortunately you can’t buy Schildi at the Crazy Patterns Shop (https://www.crazypatterns.net/de/store/SchlappohrhundWuppertal) but you can join a new CAL from Rudi as of 30. September. Go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1232604760086430/?fref=ts!

Do you remember die Maus (the mouse)?

I still love the mouse.
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I made the mole too (pattern Conni’s Haekelviecher: https://www.facebook.com/Haekelviecher/?fref=ts )
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It was fun to make Minis wenn you don’t feel so well and still want to make something. I made the mole with hook 2,5 or 3 no smaller.
There is an elephant too which I would love to make in the color blue :).

Unfortunately I didn’t find a pattern for the duck.
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Picture: ZDF.

During the holidays I made a cat. When I finished the cat the meat wasn’t safe!  The meat was just ready and there the cat was, he didn’t care if the pan was hot or not!!!
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The cat wanted to eat the meat with Poekie but as you already know, Poekie is very sweet and wasn’t interested in the stolen meat.
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You can find the pattern for the cat with the meat over here: http://img0.liveinternet.ru/images/attach/b/4/112/581/112581204_large_18.png
It isn’t that difficult to make if you made amigurumis with patterns before.

I would like to recommend some patterns. Please come and join the Facebookgroup Amigurumi Handmade by Ginia, https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445034022414218/?fref=ts , because:
Opi (grandpa) from Antje Smit has Omi (grandma) now with him
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And Ginia Mees wrote a new pattern too:
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Furthermore there will be another CAL
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Bettys-Simm Salabim wrote a new awesome pattern too, Cookie the raccoon (https://www.crazypatterns.net/de/items/17833/waschbaer-cookie-zum-hinhaengen) wasbeer.jpg

And Designer Jannie Brommer (JB Crochet Design and Creations https://www.facebook.com/jbcrochetdesignandcreations/?fref=ts) wrote a new pattern:

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Flowermaid Elyssa. You can buy the pattern through Facebook or if you don’t have a Facebook Account, by  E-mail: jbcrochetdesignandcreations@hotmail.com

This schoolyear won’t be boring will it?

For now, thank you for your attention and I hope to see you next time!

Cheers, Mariam




donderdag 1 september 2016

DIY: Make a denim jeans smartphone charging station (without sewing)

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I collected a few old jeans. A good moment to make such a charging station for my smartphone.


At first I draw the piece I wanted to use.


Then I divided the back leg from the front leg.


After that I cut along the line of the handle.


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And you're charging station is finished!


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Do you also recycle your old Jeans?


maandag 18 juli 2016

Doll's day: Poekie and the Amigurmis (scary?)

This Doll’s Day blog is situated in the garden. We do not have a watchdog but a watchcat!
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Every morning he checks if everything is okay. The dolls know and hide until Poekie leaves the garden. Then they come..


Pug wanted some fresh air.
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Our Pug was scared by Poekie’s close up picture.


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Poekie asked Pug what he was doing in the Garden.


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Pug was scared to death.



Tapsie (design Betty-Simm Salabim, http://wqd.nl/ziRl) was in the neighbourhood to help Pug. Tapsie and Pug went for a drive.
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If you would like to make pug yourself: https://plus.google.com/109415408495735550608/posts/4sY94QQ49cY. It is a free pattern and very easy to make. Everything is explained with pattern and Youtube film.


Tapsie is a loving and caring for allt he Amigurumis. Last Saturday she saw ducky -who normally sits in the car - in the garden. The car was cleaned and ducky sat in the Garden. Tapsie saw her und sat next to ducky. We are going to take a picture Tapsie said.
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But ehm...is Poekie the cat really that scary??poek met worst.JPG


Not at all! He is cute and loves crocheted things.


He was tired after such a busy morning with the Amis  so he took a nap on the crocheted blanket.
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Do you also have a cat who loves crocheted stuff and amigurumis?


There is some news: a new pattern from Antje Smit. Awesome guy isn’t he?! You can make him too.13697058_930042417106082_854898058505642911_n.jpg


Where? In the Facebook group Amigurumi Handmade by Ginia Mees (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445034022414218/?fref=ts).


That was it for this week. Thank you for your attention.