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Sonntag, 3. Februar 2019

I LOVE YOU




Dear friends,


the hubby‘s ailment completely took me us by surprise and somewhat threw us off track. And it blatantly made plain how much I depend on him, how important he is to me and my well-being and which huge part he plays in my life.

When you’ve been around here for a while, you might feel that the hubby is pretty indulgent to me and my follies. Ah well, he is, even though he doesn‘t really approve of kitsch and garishness – at least not when it concerns himself (it probably suffices when he has to put up with me and my freakiness).

And that’s why I’m a bit anxious concerning his reactions to the Valentine’s gift I made for him…



BTW: You’ve still got plenty of time to make your sweetheart a lovingly handmade Valentine’s cushion. Here’s the chart:



I used Katia Alabama yarn along with some scraps of the same yarn I was/am hoarding and as the cushion was made with a 5mm crochet hook, it didn’t take long to finish either! The finished size is approx. 40X40 cm.

The backside


I’ll keep in touch!







Liebe Freunde,


die Krankheit meines Mannes hat mich uns komplett überrascht und etwas aus der Bahn geworfen. Und es hat mir überdeutlich vor Augen geführt, wie sehr ich von ihm anhängig bin, wie wichtig er für mich und meinem Wohlbefinden ist und welch wichtige Rolle er in meinem Leben spielt.

Wenn ihr öfters hier vorbei schaut, mögt ihr schon mal gedacht haben, dass mein Mann unendlich nachsichtig ist mit mir und meinen Verrücktheiten. Das stimmt wohl, denn er selbst steht gar nicht auf Kitsch und grellbunte Sachen (vermutlich reichen ihm da schon mich und meine Ausgeflipptheit).

Daher bin ich schon gespannt auf seine Reaktion auf seinem Valentinsgeschenk...



Übrigens: Noch ist Zeit! Wenn Ihr Eurem Liebsten überraschen wollt mit einem liebevoll von Hand gehäkeltem Kissen, dann folgt hier das Muster:


Ich selbst habe meine Kiste mit Katia Alabama Garn und Resten von diesem Garn etwas dezimiert und da das Kissen mit einer 5er Häkelnadel gearbeitet wurde, ging es auch richtig fix. Am Ende misst das Kissen ca. 40x40cm.

Die Rückseite

Ich halte euch auf dem Laufenden!



Linked up at: Handmade Monday, The really Crafty Link Party, Craftastic Monday Link Party, Wednesday Link Party, Hookin On Hump Day, Sew It Cook It Craft It, Link Your Stuff, The Linky Ladies Party,

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…

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.

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?

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, 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?).

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.

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, 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…

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.

Sonntag, 1. April 2018

Episode 4 + C2C Fox Cushion / C2C Fuchskissen




Dear friends,



🐑🐰Happy Easter!🌷🐣


You might know by now that I've got a soft spot for foxes. Even though I have, you never could have told by my crochet, could you? That's why I decided on making a fox cushion approx. three weeks ago.

Samstag, 2. Dezember 2017

Granny-Spiration Challenge 2017 – December (Part XII ) / Dezember (Teil 12)



Dear friends,


it's the 2nd of December, first Saturday of December! It's time for the Granny-Spiration Challenge – the last one this year!

Let's start with sharing our top link ups from the last Challenge:
   1. Donation for Sahel eV III (A Granny Square Blanket) from HakelLine (here)
   2. Dean's Day Blanket is Done from Liefs van de Breimeisjes (here)

Samstag, 18. November 2017

Disappointed - Enttäuscht

 

Dear friends,


late Wednesday afternoon I was absolutely furious. I'm not anymore. Now I'm but sad and disappointed.
What has happened?
Wednesday afternoon I was scrolling down my facebook feed when a picture of the Happy Granny Square Bag caught my attention. One of the sites I follow shared a link to the post of another site. As this link showed a picture of my bag I followed the link and ended on a site describing the Happy Granny Square Bag.

So far, so good.

Samstag, 4. November 2017

Granny-Spiration Challenge 2017 – November (Part XI / Teil 11)


Dear friends,


it's the 4th of November, first Saturday of November! It's time for the Granny-Spiration Challenge!

Let's start with sharing Our top link ups from the last Challenge:
1. 😀Henrietta Square😍 (!!!), Crochet Pattern Review from Natas Nest (here)
2. Anna's Blanket, Crochet Inspiration from Keep on Keeping On (here)
3. Stashbusting, African Flower Squares, Crochet Inspiration from Hilde haakt (here)
4. Dirndl Bag, Crochet Inspiration with Basic Steps from Sachsenrose (here)

Mittwoch, 1. November 2017

A month from now … / In einem Monat …



A month from now ... and the advent season starts!

Dear friends,


it's the 1. of November. Guess it's time to start thinking about the Advent as well as the Christmas season. Sometimes I already had gathered all Christmas presents – not this year though...

Having two days off I spent the first one (yesterday) on Etsy, uploading items. Uploading Christmas Baubles, to be precise!

The reason wasn't only the oncoming Christmas Fair / Open Day, but the fundamental question: Shall we have a Christmas tree – yes or no?
Except for last year – the living room was just too crammed cause of all stuff we moved out of the basement after the flooding – we always had a Christmas tree. And even though we are having some doubts concerning Moneypenny, we'll most definitely will have a Christmas tree this year too.

This fundamental question answered, another question arises: what colour-scheme or theme shall we go by? Ever since the year before last, I can answer this question without much thought: COLOURFUL! instead of the traditional red/green/gold.

And that's where yesterday's zeal fits in: even though most of us have plenty of Christmas ornaments hoarded in the attic, in the basement or in the store room, we can always do with something new, with a very special eye-catcher!
Now you can either (1) make something yourself – here a the links to my Christmas Baubles patterns
  
Here

Here

Here

Here

or (2) have a look at my Etsy-shop...
 


I'll keep in touch!




In einem Monat … fängt die Adventszeit an!

Liebe Freunde,


1. November: Höchste Zeit sich Gedanken zu machen über die rasch näher kommenden Advents- und Weihnachtszeit! Es gab Jahre, da hatte ich jetzt schon alle Weihnachtsgeschenke beisammen – dieses Jahr leider nicht...

Da auch ich diese beiden Feiertage frei hatte, habe ich den ersten, gestrigen, Tag zum größten Teil darauf verwendet, Sachen in meinem Etsy-Shop hoch zu laden. Weihnachtskugeln, um genau zu sein.

Anlass ist nicht nur der baldige Weihnachtsmarkt/Tag der offenen Tür, sondern die fundamentale Frage: Weihnachtsbaum? Ja oder nein?
Nun, wir hatten bislang jedes Jahr einen Weihnachtsbaum – nur letztes Jahr nicht, aufgrund der beengten Wohnverhältnisse nach der Überschwemmung des Souterrains. Und auch wenn wir dieses Jahr mit Hinblick auf Moneypenny etwas skeptisch sind, möchte ich unbedingt einen Weihnachtsbaum haben.

Bei vielen stellt sich – diese fundamentale Frage geklärt – die nächste Frage, nämlich die nach der Farbe des Weihnachtsbaumschmucks. Seit nunmehr zwei Jahren erübrigt sich diese Frage in diesem Haus: BUNT! statt des traditionellen rot/grün/Gold.

Aber, genau hier setzt meine gestrige Arbeitswut an: Auch wenn wir meistens ausreichen Weihnachtsschmuck horten auf dem Dachboden und/oder im Keller oder Abstellraum, für etwas Neues, für einen besonderen Blickfang, ist immer Platz!
Nun gibt es zwei Möglichkeiten: (1) Selber machen – hier sind die Links zu den Anleitungen von meinen Weihnachtskugeln
  
Hier


Hier

Hier


Hier

oder (2) mal bei meinem Etsy-shop vorbeischauen...
 


Ich halte euch auf dem Laufenden!


Dienstag, 24. Oktober 2017

Henrietta Square – Henrietta Quadrat



Pattern/Tutorial release!

Dear friends,


I simply couldn't wait any longer: I HAD to release the Henrietta Square Pattern/Tutorial.
You've last heard of the Henrietta Square on the 23rd of September (here) when I announced who the winners of the giveaway were.
All pattern testers were eager to help me and they sure had some suggestions or remarks which I heeded and now both versions (English and German) are completed.
The pattern testers were so kind to send me some pictures of their versions of the Henrietta Square, do have a look:

Ulrike, who I know privately, was the first one to give Henrietta a try:

Alexandra (EyeLoveKnots), whom you all know from the Granny-Spiration Challenge helped me out too:

Next came Nata, Lysann and Annette:
Nata

Lysann

Annette

Isn't it amazing how much the Henrietta Square changes using different colour-schemes?

BTW: Nata as well as Lysann each wrote a post about the Henrietta Square!

Surely, you do remember that the „Henrietta Square“ is the first pattern which isn't free. It's now available in my Etsy-Shop in English(UK-Terms) as well as in German.
However!
Especially for you – my dear friends and followers – there is a pattern release sale of 20% - just enter following code: HENRIETTA
This sale starts today and will end on the 31st of October!


Phew! That's it: No turning back! The pattern is released. Guess I'll make myself a cup of tea and grab my hook to calm my nerves!... I'll keep in touch!

P.S.: I'll show you Jane's pictures as soon as I've got them!





Liebe Freunde,


Die Anleitung des Henrietta Quadrats ist veröffentlicht!

Ich konnte einfach nicht länger warten: Ich MUSSTE die Anleitung zum Henrietta Quadrat veröffentlichen!
Am 23. September (hier) verkündigte ich die Gewinner des Preisausschreibens und seitdem habt ihr nichts mehr vom Henrietta Quadrat gehört.
Alle Testhäklerinnen waren voller Ehrgeiz mir unter die Arme zu greifen und sie hatten schon die eine oder andere Anmerkung, die ich alle eingearbeitet habe. Nun sind aber beide Versionen – die Englische sowohl als die Deutsche – fertig!

Die Testhäklerinnen waren so nett mir einige Bilder von ihren Henriettas bereit zu stellen, schaut her!

Ulrike, die ich Privat kenne, wagte sich als erste an das Henrietta Quadrat:

Dann nahm sich Alexandra (EyeLoveKnots), welche ihr alle von der Granny-Spiration Challenge kennt, die Anleitung zur Brust:

Schließlich kamen Nata, Lysann und Annette:
Nata

Lysann

Annette

Ist es nicht erstaunlich, wie unterschiedlich das Henrietta Quadrat jedes mal aussieht, abhängig von der Farbpalette?

Übrigens, sowohl Nata, als auch Lysann haben jeweils einen Blogpost über das Henrietta Quadrat geschrieben!

Nun ihr erinnert euch bestimmt daran, dass es das Henrietta Quadrat nicht umsonst gibt. Zum ersten mal seitdem es meinen Blog gibt, ist diese Anleitung (sowohl die Deutsche als auch die Englische Version) nur in meinem Etsy-Shop käuflich zu erwerben.
ABER!
Extra und nur für euch - meine Freunde und Follower - gibt es von heute, bis zum 31. Oktober, 20% Rabatt auf die Anleitung! Bei Etsy müsst ihr einfach den Code HENRIETTA eingeben!
 

Pffff! Nun gibt’s kein zurück mehr: Die Anleitung ist raus! Ich mache mir jetzt mal eine Tasse Tee und schnappe mir meine Häkelnadel, bis sich meine Nerven wieder etwas beruhigt haben... Ich halte euch auf dem Laufenden!

P.S.: Die Bilder von Jane reiche ich nach!