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.

Samstag, 7. April 2018

Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #4

Welcome to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!

It's the 1st Saturday of April!
It's time for the fourth 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 March Link-Up Party (#3):

  1. Donderdag - dekendag from De Breimeisjes:
  2. Een beetje stuk... en een stukje deken from KatKatKatoen:
  3. Grannydeckchen from Dino-Bären:
  4. Meine ersten neun Grannys vom Kalevala CAL from Mustermixerin:
  5. I Like ‘Purse’onality from

🎉Congratulations🎊, ladies! 

Now let's move on to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #4

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!

Thank you for joining the party! Have fun!

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.

Donnerstag, 22. März 2018

Episode 3

Welcome to Episode 3 of
the Atelier Marie-Lucienne Podcast,

in this episode I show you
my Sunshiny Day Granny Square Pullover, Christina's (= Garnharmoni)
Alpaca hat and Danielle Fowler's project bag, I tell you a little
about the Social Media Spring Clean by Emily Quinton of Makelight and
I talk about #MarchMeetTheMaker by Joanne Hawker on Istagram, project
bags, and my ongoing WIP.

Dienstag, 20. März 2018

Sunshiny Day Pullover


Dear friends,

I'm not making much progress, not getting much done, when it comes to crochet lately. Don't ask me why, I cannot tell. True I'm working out a way of making pretty project bags with cross stitch quotes on them, true I'm taking part in #MarchMeetTheMaker on Instagram, but... I simply do not know.

Dienstag, 6. März 2018

Commission - Lucy Lace - Auftragsarbeit

Dear friends,

on Sunday evening I finally finished the Lucy Lace Shawl* commission. And I'm glad it's done! No-one who has witnessed me making this shawl would wonder if I'd say „Never again!“, but I won't, cause it's actually a beautiful shawl. But...