Freitag, 21. Dezember 2018

Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer…





Dear friends,

just four more nights to go till it‘s Christmas. Isn‘t that exciting? Now that I‘m ready with the accounts for the business part of Atelier Marie-Lucienne, I‘m really looking forwards to it. I love the Christmas time, the sparkle, the tree, the music, the candlelight, the fairy lights, the cards, …

Samstag, 15. Dezember 2018

An apple a day keeps the doctor away…




Dear friends,


I do not totally agree with this saying, cause: I do eat an apple a day (from the apple tree in my parents‘ garden) and I still caught a cold. Nothing too bad, but you know how it feels…

Sonntag, 2. Dezember 2018

Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #12



Welcome to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!

  
It's the 1st Saturday of December!
It's time for the 12th 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.

Freitag, 30. November 2018

Myriads of Stars - Sternenhimmel






Dear friends,



you might remember I took part in the Friendly Challenge N°106, hosted by Mia. It was so much fun I asked Ana, who is hosting the Friendly Challenge N°107, if I could take part here too. The topic being „Preparing Christmas“, I simply could not resist.



I thought of a few projects, actually started three, but I‘ll only share this one with you.

Samstag, 17. November 2018

Time flies – die Zeit rennt






Dear friends,



I honestly do not know why it‘s been three weeks since I‘ve posted last time. And if you‘d ask me I frankly couldn‘t really tell what happened in between. Too much for sure, and too little time to spend in the studio for some mindless crochet.

Samstag, 3. November 2018

Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #11



Welcome to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!

  
It's the 1st Saturday of November!
It's time for the 11th 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.

Dienstag, 30. Oktober 2018

Thank you for the Music (with Chart / mit Vorlage)





Dear Friends,


  
as I told you in my last post, Mum&Dad came to stay with us last weekend. We had a pretty busy two days though, visiting Aachen and going out for a lovely dinner at our favurite Italian restaurant (where we all ate too much).


When my mum&dad left on Sunday, pretty soon after our late breakfast, I went into the studio and all of the suddenly I remembered Mia.

Mia (craftartista) is hosting the Friendly Challenge N° 106. And when she asked me whether I‘d fancy taking part, I agreed, cause we bloggers should support one another whenever possible, shouldn‘t we?

Sonntag, 28. Oktober 2018

All Hallows’ Eve - Halloween






   

Dear friends,


  
I know it‘s not yet freezing, but – urgh! - it sure is cold outside! And have been hanging around in the front garden! BRRRR! Back indoors, I thought it might be a good idea to let you know what I‘ve been up to this weekend (so far).

Yesterday I finally took the ladybirds off the front garden lantern and replaced them with the Garden Owls.
  

Donnerstag, 18. Oktober 2018

Garden Owl Pattern - Anleitung Garteneule / Ups and Downs




Dear friends,

  

this week hasn’t been a happy one so far. On Monday we had to say goodbye to Kolumbus, who has been a faithful companion and important part of our family. He and his brother MacLeod (passed away two years ago) saw us through a very tumultuous part of our lives. He was the quieter one, the placid one, a real family-cat, always somewhere near, always there, but now he’s gone, after 12,5 years…

Freitag, 12. Oktober 2018

Crochet Owl Cushion for Tim – Gehäkeltes Eulenkissen für Tim





Dear friends,


actually, the pillow is for Tim‘s wife. Tim is one of my colleagues at my day job and he loves crafting with wood. When I found out a few months ago, I asked him whether he could maybe make me a swift. He said it would take a while, but he’d like to give it a try.
  
The week before last I got this beauty!

Sonntag, 7. Oktober 2018

Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #10



Welcome to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!

  
SORRY!!!!😓
I know I’m late…

It's the 1st Saturday (err... Sunday) of October!
It's time for the 10th 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 (actually this month it’s the first Sunday) 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 three link ups of the AugustLink-Up Party (#9):




  1. SAVE THE DATE by EyeLoveKnots:
  2. Shrug by Buntix:
  3. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Place Mats by Atelier Marie-Lucienne:



🎉Congratulations🎊, ladies! 


Now let's move on to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #10

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!

Follow me on: FacebookInstagramGoogle+Pinterest


Thank you for joining the party! Have fun!


Sonntag, 30. September 2018

Rainbow Snails - Regenbogenschnecken




Dear friends,


don‘t quite know whether I‘m happy with what I managed this week. Each „one hour of“ kind of turned out into uploading a few stitch markers onto my Etsy shop. Not too bad, as I still had time to spend crocheting, but…

Even though you might think these snails have been with me all week – I have to disappoint you: I worked on a shawl with that gorgeous Wensleydale yarn I bought in Oban. I‘m on my last ball (and colour) now, it still has to be blocked, and then I will be able to show it to you. Ah well, here‘s a sneak peek…

Sonntag, 23. September 2018

Sheep Key Pendant / Schlüsselanhänger Schaf

  

Dear friends,


I‘m getting on pretty well with the one-hour-per-day schedule. As long as ordering new supplies counts as one hour of concentrated and thorough working on a subject…

And if not, who cares? I made stitch markers, stitch marker cards, crocheted, made pictures, tidied up the studio (err 😹) and … even wrote a blogpost (well, I‘m still at it – right?).

Sonntag, 16. September 2018

Back Home – Wieder zu Hause


Do less - Enjoy more
  

Loch Leven and Pap of Glencoe

 

Dear friends,


still afloat in that space between not-there-anymore and not-yet-home (the definition of „home“ being quite delicate in my case), I made some decisions, which could be summarized as “Do less – Enjoy more”.

Samstag, 1. September 2018

Stornoway Waistcoat - Stornoway Weste





Dear friends,


as far as I remember, I did mention us visiting Hakki and the girls at their home in Steinish (near Stornoway – Isle of Lewis) last year (read post here), after I bought their wool at Wool4Ewe in Stornoway. I must have, for sure…

Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #9



Welcome to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!


It's the 1st Saturday of September!
It's time for the 9th 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 August Link-Up Party (#8):




  1. Granny-LIEBE by Dino-Bären:
  2. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY BAG by Atelier Marie-Lucienne:
  3. Crochet Tutorial - How to Make the Perfect Granny Square by Lullaby Lodge:
  4. WIP by EyeLoveKnots:
  5. Mein INSELSOMMER by Hummelellli:

🎉Congratulations🎊, ladies! 


Now let's move on to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #9

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!

Follow me on: FacebookInstagramGoogle+Pinterest


Thank you for joining the party! Have fun!

Samstag, 18. August 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody* Placemats



Dear friends,


oh dear! Nearly a month has gone by without a blogpost other than the one of the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party… This actually shocks me, as I never intended on letting day job taking over my life this drastically, but it did somehow.
  
True, we had two busy weekends in between. On the first weekend of August the hubby and I took the weekend off. Margit Hoffmann of Alte Künste had a summer get-together at her place in Rheinland-Pfalz and we took the opportunity to have some quality time together.

Samstag, 4. August 2018

Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #8



Welcome to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!


It's the 1st Saturday of August!It's time for the 8th 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.

Samstag, 28. Juli 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody* Bag




Dear friends,


last week George (my new laptop) moved in with us. We still have to get used to one-another and he still has to learn a few things (especially programmes - one of the reasons it took me ages to edit this post), but we’ll manage, eventually…

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...

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.

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.

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…

Donnerstag, 10. Mai 2018

Pause for Thought* – Eine Denkpause



Dear friends,


once more I'm taking part in a Makelight course by Emily Quinton. This one is : “Pause for Thought”. Comes in pretty much at the right time, as I do have the feeling I'm getting nowhere and I haven't achieved anything in 2018 so far.

Episode one already showed me, that I'm absolutely wrong. True there are a few things that didn't work out as well as I hoped they would (need I mention pattern-writing..?), but others did. Isn't it amazing how much we concentrate on all what's negative in our lives? Why cannot we see things more positively? I'm not talking about taking things lightly, I'm talking about looking on the bright side of life instead!

Samstag, 5. Mai 2018

Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #5

Welcome to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!


It's the 1st Saturday of May!
It's time for the fifth 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.

Samstag, 28. April 2018

Always look on the bright side of life...


Dear friends,


it's been a busy week, but it was worth while. Sadly enough this wasn't about crochet though. From the 2nd of May on, I'll finally work part-time again, instead of just having a mini-job. That does mean less time for crochet and for dyeing and for stitch markers, but... Well, you know what I mean...

Mittwoch, 18. April 2018

Garden Mandala – Garten Mandala


Dear friends,


yesterday afternoon, it was nearly 6 pm, I suddenly felt like making a few madalas for the front garden. You might remember last year's yarnbombing (here and here), which was mostly in pale blues, soft pinks and purples and greens. Everything is still there, a tiny bit faded maybe, but definitely lacking brightness and vivacity.

Samstag, 14. April 2018

Progress - Fortschritte



Dear friends,


I'm finally getting somewhere. Well at least I've got the feeling things are finally moving on. It started with the dyeing experiment (which will continue next week) and it ended with pattern-writing.