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Thursday, 9 February 2017

Granny Spiration II: my creak shopping bag


Time flies and I should hurry up posting my latest 'Granny Spiration'! Thank you so much for sharing your creations on our first Granny Spiration!


Like last month there is a linking party with give away but first I want to show you my creak shopping bag:


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Ahm, I was having some fun while I wrote this blog and I put grandma monkey (Elmo Monkey's Grandma...) next to me ;-)
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This is a plastic shopping bag with a jacket of 4 coloured grannies, combined with stitches on the side.
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I had 2 pockets left from my old jeans which I put on the side of an old pillowcase. Practical for your keys, your wallet or your handy!

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I love to recycle stuff and combining it with crocheting!


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Have you ever recycled a plastic shopping bag?
 
I made this one earlier and described how I made it: http://recycleandcreateinenglish.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-creak-shopping-bag.html

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Concerning the linkparty, bloghop and giveaway.. I copy paste the text from Kat Kat Katoen ...https://katkatkatoen.blogspot.com

And now back to the linkparty, bloghop and giveaway!

You can link up your projects on http://eyeloveknots.blogspot.co.uk/ and see what she has created.
You can link up your creations from some time ago, it doesn't have to be something you made only recently, and it doesn't have to be something with granny squares as long as it's inspired by granny squares.
To enter the giveaway, you need the rafflecopter.
This month there are 2 skeins of Yarn Bee's Andres Alpaca Yarn.
These are the blogs to visit to see more Granny Spiration:


I´m curious what the other participants made. You too?
Tomorrow it´s Friday!!!. Another nice blog and this weekend I will read the blogs from the other blogwriters after this busy week.
 
Love
Mariam


Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Doll's Day

Last week I was soo busy with the preparations of my new business, Mariam’s Lifestyle (a blog about events, seminars, masterclasses and the way of selling of a business) that I didn’t have time to write a Doll’s Day blog. I love to write Doll’s Day blogs, as much as I like the read the blogs, which I will catch up this week.


The doll’s were very busy in our house. April the Frog a design from Angel’s Crochet (https://www.facebook.com/angelscreationscrochet) heard about Tammy the Circusmouse. She thought, I want to do what Tammy does. So April’s sitting next to Ms Mouse. Fortunately these two aren’t that heavy so the lamp can handle the weight :).
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Tammy Circusmouse was unstoppable last time. While I was still busy writing the blogs she screamed outside the house: wooohooo


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I stay here!!!! (can you become angry at such a sweet mouse?)


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The butterfly caught her attention….
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But before I knew she was inside the house again and screamed woohoo again!


She sat in the lamp!!!
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Haha, silly Tammy, you have your hands full on such a circusmouse. I don’t bother at all.


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You might want to crochet this nice mouse too. You can buy her pattern. I attach the link to Schlappohrhund Wuppertal’s Facebookpage, she is the designer, because she has soo many awesome patterns, you have to see those!

Dolls day newsflash

This time there is some news. As from 8 March there will be a CAL “Michelle” from  Adrienne Verstraten on the Facebookgroup Amigurumi haken met Adrienne (https://www.facebook.com/groups/120869844976522/?fref=ts)
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Like I always say: go and become member!


Sabrina Somers (sabrinasomers.com) is busy writing a book and needs our help by choosing the names of here wonderful creations:
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I promised to drop her request on my blog:
For my book I have to think of names for the characters, but with these four I need your help!
Do you have an idea?


Please let me know via Instagram :)


What a cuties!!!! Who has some inspiration?


That was it for this Doll’s Day blog.


Please keep an eye on my blog because this week Thursday is the Dutch Warm Pullover Day. Barbie will show you her new pullover and I will release that free pattern and next week


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Ehm… what is happening here??? We will see.


Thank you for your attention and hopefully till next time!


Love and hugs, Mariam



Sunday, 29 January 2017

Doll's Day: two German Tammys

Yes, the Tammys are (almost) ready.


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Today I will finish off Tammy von Knuddelhausen from Bettys-Simm Salabim. She will travel to a seriously ill girl. I saw a post on Facebook and I wanted to send her a card. Tammy sat on my lap. Because she has eyes now she read the post too and suddenly she shouted: I want to go to Britt. Of course I agreed! If you would like to send her a card too: https://www.facebook.com/www.eenglimlachdoetwonderen.nl/photos/a.567503759988760.1073741829.567463603326109/1345532275519234/?type=3&theater This is the address: Kanjer Britt, De Ping 2, 6361AR Nuth


I gave her a hat she can take off, two ears and a mouth, so she can play during the whole year with Tammy.
Would you like to crochet Tammy von Knuddelhausen too? You can buy the pattern here: http://www.mypatterns.de/haekeln/tammi-aus-knuddelhausen-2255.html


Tammy Zirkusmaus (Circus Mouse)
Tammy isn’t finished yet, but wenn she heard that Tammy von Knuddelhausen was going to leave us she screamed: "I want to make pictures with Tammy, she is my friend. I can think of her. Of course you can! And by the way I couldn’t write a Doll’s Day blog otherwise.


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I hope to finish Tammy Circus Mouse this week, because as you might have noticed: she can hardly wait to show us her acrobatic tricks:
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Would you like to crochet Tammy from Schlappohrund Wuppertal. You can Tammy’s pattern here: http://www.mypatterns.de/haekeln/haekelanleitung-tammy-maus-zirkusmaus-2736.html


Furthermore I don’t have any news for this week.


Thank you for reading and I hope to see you next time!


Much love
Mariam





Monday, 16 January 2017

GRANNY SPIRATION KICK OFF recycle your shopping bag

I saw an awesome challenge at Kat Kat Katoen’s blog (https://katkatkatoen.blogspot.nl/2017/01/granny-spiration-kick-off-granny-canvas.html) : the  bloghop/link up/give away 'Granny Spiration Challenge'! You have to post a granny inspired piece of work and then you will link your own granny-project. You can win something with it! How does it work? Go to:


My first blog for the challenge: I pimped my shopping bag. I found the  bag a little boring. So I crocheted 3 grannies. It is the Summer Garden Granny square (http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/summer-garden-granny-square.html)


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The grannies are made with light blue Babysoft, the pink and purple Sparkle and dark blue Royal, all Zeeman yarn.




The grannies are sewn on the bag with the sewing machine.


Have you ever pimped a bag?



Monday, 9 January 2017

Doll's Day



Last Week, I had lots to do. I can only show you Elmo’s Hoody and his Jeans hat which I made a while ago. He was so enthusiastic so that he was co-operative while making the picture.


I was also busy with making the amigurumis. I thought I could finish them off last week. Unfortunately, not… I spent some time with the children during their holidays. Hopefully, the two of them will be finished next week....

Doll’s news
The CAL at Schlappohrhund’s isn't finished yet so you can get a member of the group if you would like to https://www.facebook.com/groups/1232604760086430/?fref=ts and  you can have a look at the awesome Tammys over there.


Well, do I have some tips! One of my followers at Google+ is the Doll Lady! She makes wonderful dolls+ also one like Obama. Just awesome. I would say… go and have a look!



That’s all for now. Hopefully see you next week?

Love,
Mariam




Friday, 6 January 2017

Animal hats

Two years ago I made two hats from the book Brei De Leukste Dierenmutsen van Vanessa Mooncie & Rebecca Mothersole (http://www.ouderwetsbreien.nl/boeken/brei-de-leukste-dierenmutsen/).
It was fun making them and with a large hook it was finished off quickly.
Our rabbit Lizzy was model for the rabbithat.



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I’m happy with it (right one).


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The ears were done with doubleyarn. Unfortunately it became too heavy.
Did you ever make an animal hat for adults?




Thursday, 5 January 2017

Doll's Day, the amis were having fun

How was your Newyearsday? Poekie was afraid and laid under our bed.We knew that too late because at first he was quite relaxted. The amigurumis were having fun. Afterwards they were sooo tired.


When I have a look at the pics I can laugh, but at first I was surprised. What do you think of this?


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A cat lying next to the duck? That is impossible don’t you think, LOL!


Ms. Mouse is hanging in the lamp again and I asked Kittycat Kruimel and the duck to strike a pose. Sure!


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I would like to a make some more cats, but where can I buy some time? ;-). The free pattern is available here:




I just noticed that Designer Henriette van de Wiel posted the pattern on Newyearsday (2014) :).


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The duck is Mrs Emonessy’s design to be found here:


or written pattern:


Just have a look on both websites from Mrs Emonessy and Stip en Haak.


Some new in amigurumiword:


CALS
As from 23 January there will be a surprise CAL at the FacebookgroupHaak Met Ons Mee (Dutch) (link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/373739732818312/?fref=ts). It is a very nice group. The admins take a lot of effort to comfort you.


At the moment there is a CAL until 14. Januar on the Facebookgroup CAL by Tine’s Haak - Paradise (link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1790812514529007/?fref=ts) and after that a new CAL starts.


That was it for now. See you next week?
Love, Mariam