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Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Doll's day - long time ago

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Long time ago...

It has been a while that I wrote a blog. I still like writing Doll’s Day blogs very much. I was very busy the past months. So busy that I doubted to write blogs next to all the business. Paper is patient like they say. Well, I think that counts for writing blogs too. Especially when you write blogs for fun. 

I still crochet, sew on my sewing machine and knit. Now that we have to stay at home as much as we can during this Corona crisis even more. I don’t mind staying at home so often. Never a dull moment for me. We have a garden. If we would live in a small apartment I think things would have been different, but for now…. 

Crocheting with Julia yarn from Zeeman

Last year I made two amigurumis as present. The first one was a teddy bear. I decided to crochet with Julia yarn from Zeeman. Well, the yarn was not my cup of tea like they say. I think because of the fact that I used the wrong size of the hook. But more about that in future.

I crocheted this bear with hook number 3, and that with Julia yarnIk haakte dit beertje met haaknaald 3 (jaja en dat met Julia garen) with this pattern and I changed the eyes because I liked it so much. 


I was inspired by Diana's kleiner Häkelshop. In July 2019 she organised a CAL in the Facebook group Häkeln und Handarbeiten - Küma Tutorials.  

It is very nice FB group and the patterns are both in German as in Dutch. I joined the CAL but was behind and I didn’t download all parts. Not so clever indeed. Anyway I am going to crochet the turtle one day when I buy the pattern. I already bought the pattern from the seal on crazypatterns

This is my Robbie the Seal. I’m in love and I will definitely make him again.

The grey and white yarni is Royal from Zeeman. I like Royal very much.

The owl pattern was on my bucketlist for a long long time. It was one of the first patterns I printed from the internet and it was about time to make it. What do you think of it?

The owl was made with hook 2,5 and yarn from Wibra and Royal from Zeeman. The grey yarn is a Promobol. On Facebook groups I often notice people posting their new Promobols and they ask what they could make with it. You can make amigurumis with it. And… also granny squares. That is what I make with it. The granny squares will show up in one of my future blogs. But I digress. Oops.

I can’t find the pattern so quickly so I can’t recall who was the designer: oh oh, shame on me. As soon as I know it I will mention it in one of my upcoming Doll’s Day blogs. 

News and Tips

Other Dolll’s Day blog writers

Are you curious about the adventures of the other blog writers?

Then join me.

These are the links

De Breimeisjes - Amilishly, - Blauw Ruitje, - Corina, - DIYDiva, - Elizabeth, - Jolanda, - Juffrouw Ooievaar, - Pippa's hus, - Ria, - Rita en - Sandra.Marga

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



Sunday, 26 May 2019

A granny square blanket - made with love

Blog in Dutch and German
I scolled on Facebook one morning, as always and I see requests for grannies or to make for other people who are having a hard time.

Project Blanket

Suddenly I got it. That was what I had to do for someone I know and who is having a hard time. What a good idea!

So, I went to the attic where I sorted and stored my WIPs. A bag project, almost finished. The granny squares where put together.

Fantasy blanket

I made a blanket earlier for someone else.

I only made that one from granny square without a destination, just in case.

Granny quares

This time no black in it, okay okay, there is some black in this blanket but not as much as the one like above.

I love flower granny squares

This is one of the blocks which was already finished. Thank goodness because the flower granny square is a lot of work and time consuming.

Here the green one (near Tammy the Bear)

I got a blanket as a suprise from a friend I met through Hyves and used it as example. And then Poekie was there and laid down on it. He thinks it's his blanket….

I put the granny block together and started with making the rows. It was a lot of work and time consuming. I didn't have that much time!!!

I looked for a solution and found one thanks to the Granny Swaps of the Facebook group

The grannies from the granny swap of Crochet Friends Swap Group received in July 2018.

Swap April 2018

Swap March 2018

The one with the sheep is my favourite.

The grannies from January.

And I also used the grannies made during the crochet club Hilversum Haakt .

At first I didn't know what to do with the grannies from the granny swaps. But as you can see, it has a great destination.

And this is the result after a week of very hard work:

Project Bag

Yeah, in the beginning of this blog I wrote about a project bag.
That one has been sent too but then as a birthday gift, the DPD package was okay to send the bag too.

Of course it became a Creak Shopping Bag (a plastic shopping bag made with granny squares) - of course!

It sounds a bit weird, but this way you can clean up a lot. A blanket needs a lot of material. But I did it with love.

Have you ever made a blanket for someone else?

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Doll's Day - Kiwi

German Dutch
What are you writing about Mariam. Well....

The Kiwi 

Conni's Haekelviecher wrote an awesome pattern for the kiwi. 
It was fun to make, with of course the wrong colours
.... I found some yarn which I didn't use. Actually at those moments you will get the nicest results.

I made the beak as described and you see this

I had a solution. I crocheted another row, folded and stitched it up. This is the result


I was wondering how a kiwi would look like in real life. And what kind of bird he or she is.

It is a funny bird as you can see in the animation video.


I like the kiwi so much that I will make some more.

Have you ever made a kiwi before?

Doll's day news

There will be a CAL om 16. April at Dani's Creaties. Isn't she cute? 


Doll's day bloggers

Please read the other doll's day adventures? Here is a video to get an impression

These are the links

De Breimeisjes - Amilishly, - Blauw Ruitje, - Corina, - DIYDiva, - Elizabeth, - Jolanda, - Juffrouw Ooievaar, - Pippa's hus, - Ria, - Rita en - Sandra.Marga

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


Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Doll's Day Lizzy and her hat

A while ago I saw a cute baby hat on Facebook from Gehaaktemutsenenzo
Thank God Lizzy wasn't on my lap, otherwise I would had to order a lot. 
I liked this one a lot.

When she saw the hat she had to wear it immediately... and didn't take it off anymore!
And yes, she wanted to strike a pose.

Lizzy pooped and had to change clothes. 
But what was that exactly?

Have a good look! It had eyes!!!

I had to laugh. It is a pattern designed by Silvana Moeller. Funny, you can not only let the Babyborns pee but also poo. And you keep clean hands.

Silvana Moeller allowed me to publish her first pattern in my blog.It is fast and easy to crochet.

Free pattern

A version in PDF is in my Facebook group Mariams Creations. You are most welcome to join.

Doll's Day news

Yes we have news. At the end of the month there is a (Dutch) CAL by Facebook group from Life is sweet - by Anja haakt: Haak-, brei-, naai- en andere creatievelingen

More Doll's Day blogs?

It's good to be back in Blogland. I will read the other doll's day blogs soon too. Do you join me?

Till next time!


Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Doll's day: shy

Auf Deutsch In Dutch

In October I joined a CAL from the FB group Maschenzauber & Friends. You can join a cal every month.

I tried something with the socks. They look a little like my own socks.
A little later than October my Pierrot was ready...

Oh come on. Please turn around Pierrot. Pierrot didn't dare. He is shy because he isn't black and white.

It look a while but he did turn:

Despite the other colour he is cute, don't you think?

He said it was cold outside and wanted a picture in the house.
So we did:

I am proud at my Pierrot. And the CAL was very nice. Many thanks Maschenzauber.
Please take a look at her Facebook page. She designs nice things.

Doll's day news
There are many CALs but I've been busy at home lately. Here are two announcements I told you about
in October (reminder).
Please click on the picture for more information.
And there is also a CAL with a bear
Well that was it for now.

Are you curious for the stories of the other bloggers? Please go to de Breimeisjes for the list.
Thanks for your attention and I hope to see you next time.


Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Doll's Day: precocious?

In German and Dutch

What is happening today? Well I had a precocious cat and dog this time. 
You can't get angry at them. I could only like it. 
Let's start with our "mopje". 

My mum used to sing that song very often. 
roughly translated it has this message: When our dog was a doggie, it was nice to see. Nowadays he barks all day and bites! 

So if you would believe this song this doggie isn't a nice dog after all. 
But this one isn't an aggressive dog.He is just very sweet and cute. Do you remember him? You can have a better look at Doggie.

Mr Innocence isn't he? Doggie has the size of a key ring and the pattern is from Conny's Haekelviecher
As you might already know I am her fan of her patterns. Nice, clear even when you don't understand German.

Well, who is this creature with scary eyes? 
(I had no security eyes in stock)

This is a pattern from Grietje Karwietje. It was quite fatiguing before I could shoot his picture...

Because young cats are very precocious. 

But not less fun.

Grietje Karwietje made a lot of nice (free) patterns from amigurumis.

Have you made some minis before?

Doll's Day news

Unfortunaty I have no news today, but if I might hear something in the meantime I will write a blog!

Are you curious what the other doll's day blog writers wrote?
Have a look for the list and of course for the doll's day adventure to
de Breimeisjes. Happy reading and I hope to see you next time.