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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, …

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!

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, 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.

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!

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!


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!

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

Montag, 24. Juli 2017

Ladybirds (with Tutorial) – Marienkäfer (mit Anleitung)



Dear friends,


still yarnbombing the garden (hihi!) I came across these sweet chaps.


I'm not going to tell you where they've settled in our front garden (yet) though. Instead I'm showing you how to make one or even a few of your own...

Materials:
  • a lid of a jar (mine were approx. 8cm in diameter)
  • fibre fill
  • yarn (I used 100% polyamid yarn, black, white and another colour)
  • a crochet hook (I took a N°4.5)
  • chenille stick (approx. 12 cm)
  • eyes
  • glue (my hot glue gun)
  • scissors and a yarn needle
  • yarn and a needle
  • 5 black buttons

Abreviations (UK-terms):
  • dc = double crochet
  • dc2tog = 2 dc together
  • mc = magic circle

Ladybird's belly:
Start with mc
R1: 6 dc
R2: 6x 2 dc
R3: 6x (2 dc + 1dc)
R4: 6x (2 dc + 2x 1 dc)
R5: 6x (2 dc + 3x 1 dc)
R6: 6x (2 dc + 4x 1 dc)
R7: 6x (2 dc + 5x 1 dc)
R8: 6x (2 dc + 6x 1 dc)
Cut thread, pull mc close, weave in threads
  

Ladybird's back:
Start with mc
R1: 6 dc
R2: 6x 2 dc
R3: 6x (2 dc + 1dc)
R4: 6x (2 dc + 2x 1 dc)
R5: 6x (2 dc + 3x 1 dc)
R6: 6x (2 dc + 4x 1 dc)
R7: 6x (2 dc + 5x 1 dc)
R8: 42x 1 dc
R9: 6x (2 dc + 6x 1 dc)
R10 + 11 + 12: 48x 1 dc
Cut thread but leave extra long end, pull mc close and weave this thread in.
Weave a centre line on the back.
Sew 5 buttons on the back.


Ladybird's head:
Start with mc
R1: 6 dc
R2: 6x 2 dc
R3: 6x (2 dc + 1dc)
R4: 6x (2 dc + 2x 1 dc)
R5: 6x (2 dc + 3x 1 dc)
R6 + 7 + 8: 30x 1 dc
R9: 6x (dc2tog + 3x 1 dc)
R10: 6x (dc2tog + 2x 1dc)
Cut thread but leave extra long end, pull mc close and weave this thread in.
Push and pull chenille stick through brow.


Joining:
Sew belly onto back with coloured end. Do not forget to insert the lid as well as the fibre fill!
Sew head to the body. Do not forget the fibre fill here either!


Finishing touches:
Glue eyes onto the face of the ladybird and sew a smile on as well.


And here they are: Caroline, Roberta, Luke, Rosi and Olivia!
 

I'll keep in touch!






 

Liebe Freunde,


während ich weiterhin gehäkelte Spuren im Garten hinterlasse (hihi!), traf ich diese nette Gesellschaft.


Ich werde (noch) nicht verraten, wo sie sich häuslich in unserem Garten niedergelassen haben. Dafür aber erkläre ich, wie ihr so ein süßer Marienkäfer (oder auch mehrere) nachmachen könnt.

Material:
  • Deckel (meine waren ca. 8cm im Durchmesser)
  • Füllwatte
  • 5 schwarze Knöpfe
  • Wackelaugen (oder andere)
  • Garn (ich nahm 100% Polyamidgarn in schwarz, weiß und einer anderen Farbe)
  • Häkelnadel (passend zu meinem Garn eine 4,5er Nadel)
  • Stopfnadel und Schere
  • schwarze Nähgarn und eine Nähnadel
  • Klebstoff (in nahm mal wieder meine Heißklebepistole zur Hand)
  • Biegeplüsch (ca. 12 cm lang)

Abkürzungen:
  • FR = Fadenring
  • fM = feste Maschen
  • 2 zabfM = 2 zusammen abgemaschte feste Maschen

Bauch des Marienkäfers:
Anfangen mir einem FR
R1: 6 fM im FR
R2: 6x 2 fM
R3: 6x (2 fM + 1 fM)
R4: 6x (2 fM + 2x 1 fM)
R5: 6x (2 fM + 3x 1 fM)
R6: 6x (2 fM + 4x 1 fM)
R7: 6x (2 fM + 5x 1 fM)
R8: 6x (2 fM + 6x 1 fM)
Faden durchtrennen, FR zusammenziehen, Fäden vernähen.
  

Rücken des Marienkäfers:
Anfangen mir einem FR
R1: 6 fM im FR
R2: 6x 2 fM
R3: 6x (2 fM + 1 fM)
R4: 6x (2 fM + 2x 1 fM)
R5: 6x (2 fM + 3x 1 fM)
R6: 6x (2 fM + 4x 1 fM)
R7: 6x (2 fM + 5x 1 fM)
R8: 42x 1 fM
R9: 6x (2 fM + 6x 1 fM)
R10 + 11 + 12: 48x 1 fM
Faden durchtrennen, aber extra langes Ende lassen, FR zusammenziehen und diesen Faden vernähen.
Mit schwarzem Garn eine Mittellinie auf Rücken sticken.
5 schwarze Knöpfe auf Rücken festnähen.


Kopf des Marienkäfers:
Anfangen mir einem FR
R1: 6 fM im FR
R2: 6x 2 fM
R3: 6x (2 fM + 1 fM)
R4: 6x (2 fM + 2x 1 fM)
R5: 6x (2 fM + 3x 1 fM)
R6 + 7 + 8: 30x 1 fM
R9: 6x (2 zabfM + 3x 1 fM)
R10: 6x (2 zabfM + 2x 1 fM)
Faden durchtrennen, aber extra langes Ende lassen, FR zusammenziehen und diesen Faden vernähen.
Biegeplüsch in der Mitte der Stirn durchfädeln.


Zusammennähen:
Bauch und Rücken des Marienkäfers zusammennähen mit dem langen bunten Fadenende. Nicht vergessen mitten drin den Deckel und eine Portion Füllwatte einzuführen!
Anschließend Kopf am Körper festnähen. Nicht vergessen den Kopf mit Füllwatte auszustopfen!
  


Letzte Handgriffe:
Augen aufkleben und ggf. auch ein Lächeln auf das Gesicht des Marienkäfers zaubern (sticken).
 

Und das ist die lustige Bande: Caroline, Roberta, Luke, Rosi und Olivia!


Ich halte euch auf dem Laufenden!