Sonntag, 15. Juli 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody...*


Dear friends,


I honestly thought I wouldn't get round to writing a blogpost this weekend (either), though it was scheduled (along with quite a few other things, but...)! 
 
A few weeks ago my laptop suddenly slowed down drastically. I thought it was due to the amount of data on it, and I did think it might be a good idea to transfer some of it onto an external hard disk drive, but...

To cut a long story short: I'm writing on my husband's laptop, because my trusty and beloved laptop broke down on me after 8.5 years of faithful service. My husband's has none of the features I normally use for editing pictures, etc., so bear with me...

Frustrated because of my laptop and because of other things not turning out the way I want them to, on Thursday I was desperate for some bright, vibrant and happy colours. And that's why I decided to (finally) finish a very colourful UFO...

Last year (I think it was March) I made the front of the cushion in small granny squares, but as I was indecisive towards the back (crochet? Denim? Fabric?) at the time, it eventually was stuffed into a box.

I retrieved it and finished the cushion yesterday afternoon (before I made yet another pair of – commissioned – ladybirds).

As my husband's laptop doesn't read SD-cards, I had to take the pictures with my mobile and transfer them via email, so the quality is lacking... Still better than no pictures at all, really...

So, I'm off sulking again now... I'll keep in touch!


P.S.: I might not be visiting other blogs frequently for a while – that's not because I stopped following you though!!!!




Liebe Freunde,


ich hatte mich schon damit abgefunden, auch dieses Wochenende keinen Blogpost schreiben zu können, auch wenn ich es fest eingeplant hatte (zusammen mit einige anderen Sachen, aber...)!

Vor ein paar Wochen wurde mein Laptop plötzlich wesentlich langsamer. Ich schob es auf der Menge an Daten, die auf der Festplatte schlummerten, und dachte mir schon, dass es mal an der Zeit wäre, die mal auf der externen Festplatte zu schieben, aber...

Lange Rede, kurzer Sinn: Ich schreibe auf dem Laptop meines Mannes, weil mein zuverlässiges und geliebtes Läppi nach 8,5 Jahre treue Dienste den Geist aufgegeben hat. Und das Läppi meines Mannes hat keines der Programme, die ich für Bildbearbeitung, schreiben, etc. verwende, also...

Frustriert (und traurig) wegen meines Läppis und weil auch einige andere Sachen nicht so laufen, wie ich es gerne hätte, war mir am Donnerstag nach kräftige, leuchtende und fröhliche Farben. Und deshalb entschied ich mich dazu, ein farbenfrohes UFO (endlich mal) fertig zu stellen...

Die Vorderseite des Kissens hatte ich bereits letztes Jahr (März???) gemacht, in den kleinen Granny Squares, aber unentschlossen, wie die Rückseite aussehen soll (gehäkelt? Jeans? Stoff?), landete das Ganze in einer Kiste.
Ich habe es wieder hervorgeholt und gestern Nachmittag fertiggestellt (bevor ich ein weiteres Paar Marienkäfer – Auftragsarbeit – machte).

Da das Läppi meines Mannes keine SD-Karten liest (!?), habe ich die Bilder mit meinem Handy gemacht und per Email übertragen. Sie sind also nicht sonderlich gelungen, aber immer noch besser, als gar keine Bilder, nicht...?

Nun ja, ich gehe dann mal wieder Frust schieben... Ich halte euch auf dem Laufenden...


P.S.: Kann sein, dass ich in nächster Zeit etwas seltener dazu komme, andere Blogs zu lesen... Das ist aber nicht, weil ich euch nicht mehr mag oder folge!!!!

* 1975, Queen (A Night at the Opera)



P.S.: Linked to Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party, Handmade Monday, The Really Crafty Link Party, The Linky Ladies Party, Sew It Cook It Craft It, Hookin On Hump Day,     

Samstag, 7. Juli 2018

Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #7



Welcome to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!


It's the 1st Saturday of July!
It's time for the seventh Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!

 
(Hier geht's zu den deutschsprachigen Erläuterungen...)

This Link-Up Party is all about granny squares. You are most welcome to link-up any projects you've made with either the traditional granny square, the solid one or any granny square you love or even have created yourself.

The Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party will start on the first Saturday of each month at 8 a.m. (CET) and will run 20 days. You'll be able to share your finished objects as well as your WIPs with other crocheters from all around the world. The five most popular links will be featured and shared on my social media sites.

You haven't got to be a “big name” or a designer to join the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party. All you need is a granny square related crochet (or knit) post. By joining the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party you will be able to grow your blog as well as gather loads of inspiration.

Before we enter the next party, let's start with sharing the top five link ups of the June Link-Up Party (#6):


  1. Wavering from KatKatKatoen:
  2. Nähhäkelei from Dino-Bären:
  3. Kleiner Rosenponcho from Häkelfieber.at:
  4. Patriotic Wreath from EyeLoveKnots:
  5. Regenbogen Seelenwärmer from Buntix:

🎉Congratulations🎊, ladies! 

Now let's move on to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #7

Party Rules (please read!):

  • Link directly to a granny square related crochet (or knit) blogpost (not to your home page). If you haven't got an actual project to show, feel free to add a link to an old blogpost! Anything family-friendly goes!
  • Limit to 3 links and don't repeat projects which have already been featured.
  • Link up your own work. Links infringing on copyright and/or trademark as well as sponsored posts will be deleted.
  • Please visit at least one other link and leave a nice comment to support your fellow crafter!
  • I'd highly appreciate if you'd follow me on at least one of my social media links (see below) – if only to know if you got featured or when the next Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party is due.

By adding your link to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party, you give me permission to share your post and pictures on my social media sites, in features, in round-ups and on my blog (always with a link back to you for proper credit).

Help me to get the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party known by sharing on social media, by linking back to this party and by tagging it with #GrannySpirationLinkUpParty. The more people taking part, the merrier it'll become!


Thank you for joining the party! Have fun!



Dienstag, 19. Juni 2018

One oval doily, please! – Ein ovales Tischdeckchen, bitte!



Dear friends,


my mum has been one of my most fervent supporters and fans ever since I started Atelier Marie-Lucienne.

So, what would you have done, when your biggest fan is on the phone and asks you to have a look through your box of FOs, cause she needs an oval doily approx. 25 by 40cm, and you haven't got one? Do you honestly say: „Sorry mum, oval doilies are out!“?

Nope - you cannot, can you? And that's why I made her one.

Sonntag, 17. Juni 2018

A Summer Dress – Ein Sommerkleid



Dear friends,


approx. 2 weeks ago I started something I intended to become a summer top. I was adamant it had to have a round yolk and I wanted to figure out all by myself how to make one. I know there are plenty of beautiful patterns around of stunning tops with yokes from lovely people who have done all the maths and trial an error stuff, but...

Started on Saturday, frogged on Sunday and started over again, finished it by Thursday and had another idea: Why not turn the top into a dress!?

Dienstag, 5. Juni 2018

"Sheherazade Blue" or/oder " The Keep It Simple Sweater"


Dear friends,


last week, as well as last weekend have been pretty busy (again). And that's why I only write about my newest make today, even though I already finished it on Thursday evening...

A few weeks back Michelle from Dora Does was looking for pattern testers for „The Keep It Simple Sweater“. By chance this coincided perfectly with me looking for a project to test my own hand-dyed yarn with.

Samstag, 2. Juni 2018

Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #6




Welcome to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!


It's the 1st Saturday of June!
It's time for the sixth Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!

 
(Hier geht's zu den deutschsprachigen Erläuterungen...)

This Link-Up Party is all about granny squares. You are most welcome to link-up any projects you've made with either the traditional granny square, the solid one or any granny square you love or even have created yourself.

The Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party will start on the first Saturday of each month at 8 a.m. (CET) and will run 20 days. You'll be able to share your finished objects as well as your WIPs with other crocheters from all around the world. The five most popular links will be featured and shared on my social media sites.

You haven't got to be a “big name” or a designer to join the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party. All you need is a granny square related crochet (or knit) post. By joining the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party you will be able to grow your blog as well as gather loads of inspiration.

Before we enter the next party, let's start with sharing the top five link ups of the Mai Link-Up Party (#5):

  

  1. Minihäkelkissen from Dino-Bären:
  2. Flower Fandango Schultertuch from Häkelfieber:
  3. Time For Granny from Craftygardener.ca:
  4. Endlich Sommer from Atelier Wichtelhüsli:
  5. Weer een tas from Hummelelllis Plapperkasten:


🎉Congratulations🎊, ladies! 

Now let's move on to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #6

Party Rules (please read!):

  • Link directly to a granny square related crochet (or knit) blogpost (not to your home page). If you haven't got an actual project to show, feel free to add a link to an old blogpost! Anything family-friendly goes!
  • Limit to 3 links and don't repeat projects which have already been featured.
  • Link up your own work. Links infringing on copyright and/or trademark as well as sponsored posts will be deleted.
  • Please visit at least one other link and leave a nice comment to support your fellow crafter!
  • I'd highly appreciate if you'd follow me on at least one of my social media links (see below) – if only to know if you got featured or when the next Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party is due.

By adding your link to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party, you give me permission to share your post and pictures on my social media sites, in features, in round-ups and on my blog (always with a link back to you for proper credit).

Help me to get the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party known by sharing on social media, by linking back to this party and by tagging it with #GrannySpirationLinkUpParty. The more people taking part, the merrier it'll become!


Thank you for joining the party! Have fun!


Freitag, 25. Mai 2018

The Bottles – Die Bottles*



Dear friends,


last Sunday I thoroughly amused myself while my husband was taking his bike for a ride. Actually, I did start crocheting in the morning, right after breakfast, but he still didn't have a clue what I was up to, when he left after we had had our dinner...


I already had the idea last year, long before I started yarnbombing our garden, and therefore I simply hadn't got the bottle (no pun intended) to carry out this idea...

Samstag, 19. Mai 2018

Beads Bag (with how-to) – Perlentasche (mit Anleitung)

 

Dear friends,


last Saturday I was hoping the postman would bring me the supplies I ordered for making new stitch markers, but he (actually last Saturday it was a lady postman) brought these instead.
  

True, I had ordered these beads too, but I wasn't really waiting for them impatientently. I had been tempted to make something with beads ever since I scrolled past a video of Naztazia on my facebook feed, so I ordered some, just in case I would feel like eventually, but…