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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.


Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Doll's Day: Naughty Kitty Cat

This blog is also in Dutch and in German
You haven't heard from me about Doll's Day for two weeks. I had forgotten to hit publish one week(oh oh)
and last week I was too busy. So today an extra large sized Doll's Day blog with lots of news.

Kitty Cat's eyes

Last time I told you that I had to laugh very loud about the eyes of Kitty Cat. I lost the back of the eyes to attach the eyes.
They went through my fingers and whoops they flew through the study: gone!

But I still wanted to use the eyes. I have therefore taken taps nuts of my hubby's toolkit and attached the eyes with it. A nice solution, isn't it. At one point we got a visit from a very cute cousin (a toddler). He was allowed to play with Kitty.
When he went home with his mom and dad again and we went cleaning up I saw Kitty Cat
with his eyes like this

No, of course I will not get angry. I had to laugh about it very much.

Luckily, Kattie thought that was a lot of fun too, and later on he made it even worse:

Well, there is a life in a crocheted cat, do not you think? Kitty Cat also liked to pose outside. He kept an eye on things and apparently
he wanted to try everything Poekie did:

That was fun! Woohoo on the scooter

Oh yeah and also visit Saartje Rabbit of course. Saartje loves Poekie and so
loves Kitty Cat too

Saartje was naughty. He looked very depressed to get Kitty Cat closer. He actually wanted
to bite in Kitty Cat's nose!!!!

Well, I finally get why Poekie doesn't come near Saartje.

Do you want to crochet this nice cat too? Go to this blog for further details

CAL Amanita on the Facebook group Crochet Friends

Yes, I did it but only with some rest yarn (not the salmon one of course).
That one is more than 40 years old. Well ehm, I suddenly feel very old, haha.

Designer Kenzi Mispeltoe Noe made a lot of work of this pattern. A lot of
nice pics and detailed information about e.g. how to fill the parts which are very small.
With a pair of tweezers. I won't tell you more details....

Part 1

Part 2

And we also had a bonus pattern attached to part 2, which I still have to make,
because I had been very busy with work and so on.

This is the result. Tadaa

Her back

As you can see, she has become a decoration for my bag. Frambloosje can go into the washing
machine at last, the poor kid.

CAL Nadagurumi Haekelfee from Oktober 2018

Facebook doesn't show all the posts, which I understand. There is just too much. So Facebook selects posts for you, so
I missed some information. I guess you do too.
That is why it is good that you read my blog, so that you can read this and more doll's day news. But because I don't see everything,
and I couldn't crochet for a while I had almost been kicked out of a group. Noooo, I told that I wanted to stay and started crocheting immediately,
which was quite a challenge, another German designer. But definitely lots of fun to make.
I even learned new words in German. "Popo" means something different than in Dutch (in German: your bottom).
In Dutch the youth calls it as a nickname for the police. So something completely different, haha. This was part 1

I also learned a new stitch (the hat). I find it quite a challenge...

And then she was finished.

Lady Spider walked to the loo spontaneously (I just don't get why she choose that particular place
and stays with the other (real life) spiders.

Hexagon cardigan for the baby

Yes, last weekend I gave this cardigan as a present. This is my favorite to make. I made it with Royal acryl from Zeeman with hook 3 and I bought some wooden buttons.
For more details about the pattern

Doll's day news

There are a lots of CALs so we can stay nice and warm at home. Here are two announcements
(click on the picture for more information which can be read by the translation service of Google

And there is an awesome CAL with a bear

Well. that was it for now. I hope you enjoyed reading it. Are you curious to read the

other doll's day blogs?
For the list please go to de Breimeisjes.

Thank you for your attention and I hope to see you next time.