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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.

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, 23. Dezember 2017

December Blues

Dear friends,

it's been a while since I wrote the last post and even though I haven't been idle in the mean time, I just didn't feel up to blogging.

You might remember the Christmas Fair at Gaby's on the 26th? We had bad luck with the weather: It was wet, it was freezing and nasty. As a result not many people showed up. Mind you! We did have lots of fun that day, but it left me absolutely drained.

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)

Freitag, 24. November 2017


Dear friends,

the fair is the day after tomorrow. I have been busy all day with last minute preparations at home. Tomorrow we meet at Gaby's to put up the pavilions and decorate the place. On Sunday morning we'll finally take all the stuff we've made these last few weeks out.

Samstag, 11. November 2017

Running out of time – In Zeitnot

Dear friends,

a week from now it's my birthday and I'd like like you to have a piece of my birthday cake! Therefore there's a 10% birthday sale on all my items listed in my Etsy-shop from today till next Saturday!

Frankly said: don't really know whether I feel like celebrating my birthday at all. There is still so much to do till the fair on the 26th. I simply haven't got any time to spare for any cosy get-together and eating cake (BTW – still haven't got rid of those 2 kg!!!)!

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!

Sonntag, 22. Oktober 2017

Easy Christmas Stocking – Einfacher Weihnachtsstrumpf

Dear friends,

you haven't seen many tutorials on this page lately. As Christmas is a time of giving, I thought could share my Christmas patterns with you. Let's start with my current favourite: a Christmas Stocking!

  • scissors, yarn needle
  • crochet hook (I used a 4mm one)
  • yarn (Stylecraft DK and Katia Gatsby)

Dienstag, 17. Oktober 2017

Like a Madwoman – Wie eine Verrückte

Dear friends,

I've been doing crochet like a madwoman. And that's why: not yet two weeks ago Gaby (with whom I went to that fair in May) decided she and I were going to have a small Christmas fair of our own. It's not going to be called „Christmas fair“ but „open day“ but as it's to be on the last weekend before the Advent season starts – what else will it be...

Sonntag, 25. Dezember 2016

Merry Christmas - Frohe Weihnachten

All glory be to God on high,
And to the earth be peace;
Goodwill henceforth from heaven to men
Begin and never cease.

Weihnachten stimmt die Menschen milde,
Sie legen die Hektik des Alltags ab
und nehmen sich für einen Moment Zeit für die Dinge,
die wirklich wichtig sind: Freunde, Familie und Kinder.
Ein frohes und gesegnetes Weihnachtsfest!

Dienstag, 13. Dezember 2016

Christmas Bauble Makeover 2016 - Weihnachtskugel-Umstyling 2016

Dear friends,

I've never been pretty up to date. Most of the time I haven't got a clue of what might be fashionable or “in” at present…
Therefore I was surprised by the amount of Christmas decoration in pale pastel shades (next to the traditional red-golden decoration).


Dienstag, 6. Dezember 2016

It's finally getting Christmassy! - Endlich wird es Weihnachtlich!

Dear friends,

last Friday I stumbled upon a cute and glittery little deer in a shop and it had that „You definitely have to take me home!“ look on it's face (my husband just rolled his eyes and sighed meaningfully)...
As chance would have it I stumbled upon this skein in the studio shortly afterwards.

Dienstag, 29. November 2016

Christmas Presents (Part II) - Weihnachtsgeschenke (Teil 2)

Dear friends,

I'm not getting on well with the Christmas presents – got sidetracked by other projects...

Luckily enough these present just needed the buttons sewn on (since two weeks though).

Donnerstag, 24. November 2016

Christmas Presents (Part I) - Weihnachtsgeschenke (Teil 1)

Dear friends,

nearly done with the Christmas presents – at least those I wanted/could make myself and except those I haven't thought of so far. These will probably end in last-minute-nightshifts...

Luckily enough these shifts are still miles away and I'm able to show you the first load of finished presents.

These scarves I've made for my men – but only one volunteered to model...

Mittwoch, 9. Dezember 2015

Christmas Rebellion (Part II) – Weihnachtsaufstand (Teil II)

Dear friends,

late afternoon on Sunday my husband finally bought „The Tree“. So I had no time to crochet on Sunday-evening. I gathered all Christmas decorations I had made myself or bought secretly these last few weeks in the living room and started decorating The Tree.

Montag, 30. November 2015

Christmas Rebellion (Part I) – Weihnachtsaufstand (Teil I)

Dear friends,

even though he hasn't said anything (yet?), I do think my husband has a hunch something is up. Yesterday was the first Sunday in Advent, so I started decorating the house.

(Sadly enough) I'm not allowed a Christmas-tree yet, so I though of something else to get some of the Christmas Baubles up. As the bottle did not look all that Christmassy, I quickly crocheted a cover.

Donnerstag, 26. November 2015

Christmas Baubles (Part III) / Weihnachtskugeln (Teil 3)

Getting ready for the Christmas Season (Part III)

Dear friends, 

Christmas trees in Germany are somehow awfully laden with tradition. I've submitted myself obediently to this order for many years (well – sort of as long as I've been living in Germany really). But frankly said: I do not feel like another season full of traditional red-golden ornaments and decorations. I would definitely prefer bright and brilliant greens, pinks and blues.
Could it be that turning 45 the rebel in me finally broke free?

Montag, 23. November 2015

Christmas Baubles (Part II) / Weihnachtskugeln (Teil 2)

Getting ready for the Christmas Season (Part II)

Dear friends,

having to work this weekend and leaving for Belgium right after being off on Sunday, I did not do any crochet ever since Friday.
Thus I ache to get my crochet suitcase opened (whilst packing I did notice I definitely need a larger one – hardly got the lid closed!) but as promised I'd write the next pattern of the Christmas Baubles I'll do that first!