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Monday, 18 July 2016

Doll's day: Poekie and the Amigumis (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, 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: 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 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 (

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

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Why was Daan shocked? Including free pattern Barbie's cardigan :)

You probably saw this picture from Daan (design Ginia Mees ( earlier on Facebook. But what was Daan looking at? I wanted to ask him but he held his hands in front of his eyes and the only thing he said was NOOO. When he calmed down I heard he was shocked by Barbie. I looked behind me and saw: nothing!
What was the matter? Daan told me that Barbie wanted to kiss April the Frog from Angel’s Creations Crochet ( because she wanted a cardigan.

A frog could do magic? I went looking for Barbie and talked to her.
“Listen Barbie” I said, you completely confused. In the fairytale from the Princess and the Frog the princess kisses the frog because he is a prince. And you're making another mistake Barbie: April is a girl!!! Barbie started crying. I felt sorry for her, she has been waiting for her cardigan or something else to warm her arms for soooo long. She was right. So, I started crocheting and this is the result. You can make the cardigan yourself too, within 40 minutes it is ready. I have attached the free pattern.

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You might think, we were talking about Lizzy? Oh yeah, she is confused too (at her youngest age!).
Her clothes were washed and ready to be packed when I heard that they couldn't go to Afrika. Oh, I comforted Lizzy, I will pack them for the next person to go to Africa or for a baby nearby.."
Lizzy was pleased. She could choose the pictures for this doll's day blog. “That one, that one”, Lizzy said enthusiastically. Yeah, I like those too:

In November I wrote about the nice free patterns from Crochessie by Esther Emaar to crochet for Villa Pardoes:

They are running out of stock of the Minirumis. Despite me crocheting less with small hooks I do want to try to crochet for Villa Pardoes. The free patterns can be found here Also the materials you need for the minirumis are on House of Creations.
For the tips and trick to make the minirumis go to the Facebook group Fantirumi’s and more:
Are you going to crochet for Villa Pardoes too?
I already wrote about amigurumi-designer Ginia Mees. Wow! Ginia has been very busy lately. Eddy has a wife now, called Ivy.

And Joshua:
Awesome hey? Would you like to make them too? Become a member of the Facebook group and order the patterns by sending a PM to Ginia Mees.
Do not have an account on Facebook? No problem at all. You can send Ginia Mees an e-mail:
Are you wondering when I start crocheting amigurumis again? Well the cramp disappeared (hurray!), the patterns are attractive, maybe I'll make them with hook number 5….
Yeah, I really want to make a start again, because Bettys-Simm Salabim also wrote some new patterns again Wuzzel with his Cushion:

and Hope, her feet are made with an African flower granny.

Aren't they cuties? ….For Bettys-Simm Salabim's latest news and patterns go to:
Well, that was the doll’s day news for now.
Thank you for your attention and I hope till next time!
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The creak shopping bag

There is a Facebook group called AH Shoptas:

Members show their jute bag from Albert Heijn with a crocheted jacket. In the meantime you can see more jute bags with a crocheted jacket. You can see wonderful creations.

As odd as I am, I would like to give a plastic bag a crocheted jacket and also not that size. So I made recycled Action bags. What a fun! I made them with grannies.

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The basic granny tutorial can be found:

On youtube:

In a blog

I joined the grannies together with the slip stitch join method:

On youtube

In a blog

For the sides and the bottom I took a stitch and crocheted half trebles over the width of the sides.

Then I took the whole crocheted piece over the bag (a bag in a bag).

The sides, top edge and bottom I sewed with petit points with machine yarn in the color of the acrylic and with an embroidery needle with a sharp point.

The bag is ready now!

The bag creaks a little. A jute bag doesn’t. That is why I call it the creak shoppin bag :).

Did you ever crocheted a normal plastic shopping bag?

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Doll's day: Babydoll Lizzy (2) incl. links to free patterns for the baby hat

Last week I got an E-Mail message that someone would travel to Africa and was collecting kids clothes. I thought of Lizzy, her hats and my addictio to make the hats. So I told her about it. She took her clothes out and put one dress and a pair of trousers next to it.

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What does Daan from Ginia Mees ( tell Lizzy?

“Here” she said, “these are for the kids in Africa. You have to make new clothes for me.”
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“Oh?” I said. Oh yeah, she said, I just saw you taking the sewing magazine with you from the library and also that you found the Jeans you made for me earlier again.” As you can see, Daan is in flabbergasted....

So, no more secrets for the dolls here at home. I can’t surprise them … Although, I should put everything in my office!! And in case of surprises I should put them somewhere else. But that’s dangerous too, I can’t remember where I put the stuff!!!

I promised to post the free patterns for the hats.

I attach the link to the knitted baby hat:
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And crocheted:

That’s it for now.

Thank you for reading and I hope to see you back next time.