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Samstag, 25. April 2020

#The100DayProject 2 - The Lulaby Lodge Cabin Fever CAL




Dear friends,

19 days into the #100DaysOfCrochetFlowers challenge and I‘m about to embark on project number three.
Wait a minute!“, you will probably say, „what about project number 2?“


And you‘re absolutely right. There is a project number 2 (the Cardamine Granny Square), which you probably couldn‘t help noticing on Instagram and on Facebook, but in view of an important occasion I have to postpone it‘s completion for a little while. The occasion being the Lulaby Lodge Cabin Fever Crochet Along (initiated by the lovely Catherine of Lullaby Lodge), which I have the privilege to host this coming week as a guest designer.

Copyright LullabyLodge

So, if you‘re experiencing any degree of Cabin Fever, jump onto the wagon and join the CAL.

When Catherine asked me if I‘d be interested in hosting a project within the Crochet Along, I thought it a great idea to link the CAL to #The100DayProject. It‘s spring, the weather is very kind to us but not everyone can go out, either because they do not have a garden, or because of the general restrictions. Therefore, we‘re going to bring flowers into our „cabins“.


One of the first pictures I posted in this challenge was a bunch of twiggs my husband put in a vase and which I adorned with crochet flowers. The Ranunculus or Persian Buttercup was one of them. I designed this flower ages ago, but never wrote the pattern – until now. And the flower isn‘t just very beautiful it‘s incredibly versatile too.

Therefore, next week during the CAL, we‘ll not only be making the Ranunculus or Persian Buttercup, no, we will also turn these pretty flowers into a crochet brooch.


All you need is to pop over to Facebook and join! But, you can also find the link to the written pattern of the Persian Buttercup here (a pdf-download), as well as a link to the video-tutorial. Both will be accessible for free during the CAL. And if you‘d like to make a crochet brooch, here‘s the link to the instructions. You can also buy a complete crochet-kit on my website (and on Etsy) too.

Happy crocheting!

I‘ll keep in touch!





Liebe Freunde,

19 Tagen läuft die #100DaysOfCrochetFlowers challenge nun schon bin ich dabei, Projekt Nummer drei in Angriff zu nehmen.
"Moment mal!", werdet ihr jetzt wahrscheinlich sagen: "Was ist mit Projekt Nummer 2?“



Und ihr habt völlig Recht. Selbstredend gibt es ein Projekt Nummer 2 (der Cardamine Granny Square), das euch höchstwahrscheinlich nicht entgangen ist auf Instagram und auf Facebook, aber aus gegebenem Anlass muss ich die Fertigstellung eine kleine Weile verschieben. Der Anlass ist das Lulaby Lodge Cabin Fever Crochet Along (initiiert von der reizenden Catherine of Lullaby Lodge) und ich habe die Ehre dieses CAL in der kommenden Woche als Gastdesignerin zu moderieren.

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Wer also einen gewissen Grad an Lagerkoller (= Cabin Fever) verspürt, kann gerne teilnehmen.

Als Catherine mich fragte, ob ich Interesse hätte, ein Projekt im Rahmen des Crochet Along zu moderieren, hielt ich es für eine großartige Idee, dieses CAL mit dem
#The100DayProject zu verbinden. Es ist Frühling und das Wetter uns sehr freundlich gesonnen, aber nicht jeder kann hinausgehen, entweder weil er keinen Garten hat oder wegen der allgemeinen Einschränkungen. Deshalb werden wir Blumen in unsere "Lagern" bringen.


Eines der ersten Bilder, die ich bei der #100DaysOfCrochetFlowers postete, war ein Strauß aus Zweigen, die mein Mann in eine Vase gestellt hatte und die ich mit gehäkelten Blumen aufhübschte. Die Ranunkel war eines davon. Ich habe diese Blume vor Ewigkeiten entworfen, aber nie eine Anleitung dazu geschrieben - bis jetzt. Und die Blume ist nicht nur sehr schön (wie das Original), sie ist auch unglaublich vielseitig.

Deshalb werden wir nächste Woche während des CALs nicht nur eine (oder mehrere) Ranunkel häkeln, sondern diese hübschen Blumen auch in eine Häkelbrosche verwandeln.


Schaut doch bei Facebook vorbei und macht mit! Sie finden den Link zur schriftlichen Anleitung aber auch hier (pdf-Download) sowie einen Link zum Video-Tutorial. Beide werden während des CALs kostenlos zugänglich sein. Und wer ebenfalls eine Brosche häkeln möchten, findet hier den Link zur Anleitung. Auf meiner Website und auf Etsy gibts es ein Häkel-Kit hierzu.

Viel Spaß beim Häkeln!

Ich halte euch auf dem Laufenden!




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Samstag, 28. März 2020

Easy Peasy Crochet Flower




Dear friends,



it‘s #MarchMeetTheMaker time again – err – this challenge is coming to an end already. I enrolled to The Insta Retreat as well as to 15 Minute Magic by the wonderful Sara Tasker (@me_and_orla) and both courses have been keeping me busy. So, I had very little time to crochet. But, I made a little tuturial for the March Meet The Maker challenge on Instagram and I wanted to share it with you too.

If you ever ordered something at the Atelier Marie-Lucienne Shop or at my Shop on Etsy, you will have got these cute little flowers. They are an easy make as well as a great way to get rid of yarn leftovers of approximately 1,5m (when using sports weight and matching 3mm hook).



Easy Peasy Crochet Flower



Material:
  • yarn and matching hook
  • a pair of scissors

Abreviations (UK terms):

  • ch = chain stitch
  • mc = magic circle
  • ss = slip stitch
  • tr = treble

Instructions:

Start with mc
Petal 1: ch 3 + 2 tr + ch 2 + 1 ss
Petal 2-5: ch 3 + 2 tr + ch 2 + 1 ss
Cut thread, pull mc tight, knot both ends securely together, adjust petals.

You can wath a little video of me making one of these flowers here: EasyPeasy Crochet Flower Video.

Happy crocheting!

I‘ll keep in touch!








Liebe Freunde,


es ist wieder #MarchMeetTheMaker - Irrtum - diese Challenge nähert sich bereits dem Ende. Nun ja, ich habe mich sowohl bei The Insta Retreat als auch bei 15 Minute Magic von der wunderbaren Sara Tasker (@me_and_orla) angemeldet und beide Kurse haben mich ziemlich auf Trab gehalten. Daher hatte ich wenig Zeit zum Häkeln. Aber ich habe auf Instagram im Rahmen der March Meet The Maker Challenge eine kleine Anleitung geschrieben und wollte es gerne mit euch teilen.

Wer jemals etwas im Atelier Marie-Lucienne Shop oder in meinem Shop auf Etsy gekauft hat, die/der hat bereits eines dieser süßen kleinen Blümchen bekommen. Sie sind schnell und einfach gemacht und eine tolle kleines Extra auf jedem Geschenk. UND sie bieten eine großartige Gelegenheit Garnreste von ca. 1,5m (z.B. Baumwolle von 120m/50g und passender 3mm Häkelnadel) loszuwerden.




Easy Peasy Häkelblume


Material:
  • Garn und passende Häkelnadel
  • eine Schere
Abkürzungen:
  • Lm = Luftmasche
  • FR = Fadenring
  • Km = Kettmasche
  • Stb = Stäbchen
Anweisungen:
Beginnen Sie mit einem FR
Blütenblatt 1: 3 Lm + 2 Stb + 2 Lm + 1 Km
Blütenblatt 2-5: 3 Lm + 2 Stb + 2 Lm + 1 Km
Faden abschneiden, FR fest zuziehen, beide Enden fest zusammenknoten, Blütenblätter ausrichten.

Ihr könnt auch ein kurzes Video anschauen, wo ich eine dieser Blümchen mache: Easy Peasy Crochet Flower Video.
Viel Spaß!


Ich halte euch auf dem Laufenden!




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Freitag, 25. Oktober 2019

C2C Tartan Cushion / Kissen





Dear friends,

though I am still looking for a better way to translate tartan into crochet, I‘m pretty pleased with the C2C cushion I finished last night. I had made the front last weekend already, but I got carried away with more thistle crochet before I started on the back panels. And as I suddenly had the brilliant idea to make the buttons myself too, I had to order the supplies and wait for them to arrive.

Samstag, 21. September 2019

I‘m Dreaming Of A White Christmas…





Dear friends,

I know, many may find I‘m out of my mind thinking of Christmas at the end of September. Maybe I am, but truth be told: I‘ve been in some kind of Christmas mode for most of the year. In April I joined in the 100DayProject and the topic I chose this year was Christmas ornaments (do have a look at the hashtag #100DaysOfCrochetOrnaments on Instagram).

Dienstag, 27. August 2019

Elgin Cathedral Coaster/Mandala



   

Dear friends,


on the 15th of August was Granny Square Day (#grannysquareday2019).

Duffus, Four Winds, Fuchsia and MacLeod Granny Square (left to right)

Mittwoch, 17. Juli 2019

Little Thistle (free pattern) – Kleine Distel (Anleitung)




Dear friends,

on Sunday I felt a bit frustrated. I had finished eight crochet Christmas hearts the night before and I wasn‘t happy about the amount of time it had taken me to get them done.


An thus I didn‘t feel like making Christmasstars, nor did I feel like making Christmasbaubles either. In fact I haven‘t got that many baubles left and therefore the colour-schemes I can turn to are rather restricted and I do not like restrictions at all.

Montag, 18. März 2019

Little Flowers – Kleine Blumen





Little flowers never worry
When the wind begins to blow.
And they never, never cry
When the rain begins to fall.“
                                                                                                    Heritage Singers



Dear friends,

I stumbled upon this song by coincidence. A bit antiquated, but I thought it fitting, cause we (at least on the Northern hemisphere) are longing for spring: no more snow, no more torrential rainfalls, no more storms…

Samstag, 23. Februar 2019

Spring Garland with February Coaster – Frühlingsgirlande





Dear friends,

as soon as I saw the cute garland Sandra of Reflections & Nature made (see here), I knew the living room could do with one too. The living room being rather large, pastels just wouldn‘t do. So I needed strong, vibrant colours. Picking colours at random out of my stash, putting them in some kind of order, I ended up with a rainbow. Suited me fine.

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.

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!

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.

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)

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!