Saturday, 28 December 2013

New Year Plans

Christmas is gone and in a few days New Year is coming.  A lot of us has done their 'Resolution for the next year', while I am still holding a book with blank pages in it.  What do I think about next year?  What my plans are?   Hmmm ... shall I make a Resolution list of what I am going to do next year?  i don't really like the word 'Resolution' for this particular thing.  Maybe I'll just call it '2014 forecast list', which to me is more flexible than resolution.

So, last night I came up with two main things I will put on my forecast list for 2014, and that is:
*  Weekly Crochet Block, and
*  Weekly Knit Block
*  Sew more
*  Start on the selling items I make and make it happen.

I have put the name of blocks that I will be making every week for the crochet blocks, but haven't found any yet for knit ones.  As far as color theme I just going with what stash I have now so I can use them little by little.  In the meantime, I will have to work on my schedule list to make it happen for the work I am doing from home, house chores, gym and my crafts.

Will see how it's going in January, as I want things to be flexible so I can be making a block a week or maybe there will come 2 blocks.  I have to make sure that I work harder  than this year.

Have a Happy New Year every body .... see you all in January 2014!

Friday, 20 September 2013

New Crochet Book came

I forgot to blog about the new crochet book I received on Monday.  This book I ordered from Netherland and I was very exited when it came, I know that I want to make a few already.

Ik hou van Holland & haken by Christel Krukkert

As a matter of fact I have begun with the kissing pair
This is the Kussend paartje (kissing pair)

... and this is what I am at right now ...
Can't wait to finish the girl and begin with the boy ...

There is also crochet pattern for Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet, but that has to wait for a while ... have to much on the hook at the moment ..

Present for a little baby girl

Yesterday I go for coffee time at a friend's house, she had a baby girl about  5 months ago and I have not seen her since before summer holiday.  It's been so long .....

I can't go to her place not bringing anything for the baby, can I?  Nooo, noo .... so the night before I looked for any crochet idea that can be make in a short time .... a very short time actually, just one night.  Huh huh ..., so I start browsing through my favorite blog Annemarie's Haakblog, there you can find all great links to other crochet blogs. It is from her blog I found the link to .... uups I forget the name of the blog (damn) ...- I will look for it and when i find it I link it here.

Anyway, I made this with Primavera Cotton and it turn out so cute, my first attempt to this baby toy ...

I am happy with it, even my 9,5 yrs old son said it is cute ....

I had a great time at her place, chatting having coffee and eating macaroni casserole that she made.

Too bad I had to go home at 14:00 cause my son didn't bring his key and I had a business call to attend to between 14:00 - 15:00 ....

Monday, 10 June 2013

a little lady bug

I went with Niko, my first son to the shop to get some ice cream and milk, on the way back we saw some cute lady bugs on a couple of leaves and I just had to take a picture of it.
i love lady bugs since i was a small girl.

my sweet lady bug

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Lacy Bolero in blue

Last week I finish the Lacy Bolero from Simply Crochet magazine issue 3, there was some error in the pattern or I don't understand it.  Anyway after some emails to and from the editor of the magazine, we got the revised one (maybe just for those who has been asking for it).

I use Finnish yarn Rose (mohair) from Novita to make this in blue and it turns out very nice.  The yarn has sequins on it so it gave some sparkle to the bolero.

Chocolate chip cookies ala Famous Amos

Today I saw a picture my cousin put on her fb page, it's the Chocolate Chip cookies ala Famous Amos .... naaammm .... This is my favourite cookies .....
I asked for the recipe and she gave it to me ..... voila ..... here they are

delicious .... thank you sweet cousin for sharing the recipe .....loving it .

The boys go back and forth for another piece of the cookies ....

It looks like I will be making this a lot

Friday, 7 June 2013

Baby Girl Owl Hat

Not so long time ago, a friend of mine has just gave birth to a baby girl and I decided to make a small gift for the baby.  It's an Owl Hat which is very popular lately.

I used Miami Novita yarn.

Craft Fair in Helsinki, 4-6 May 2013

Last month in Helsinki there was a Craft Fair, and I just had to go and see. Luckily my husband was able to take me there, and at the same time and place there was also the Children's Show, so the boys were having a good time as well.

I found the book Virkkuri, wich was written by Molla Mills a very hip crocheter in Finland.  At first I browse through her book as it is in Finnish and was not sure if I would be able to understand it, but surprisingly it was very easy to understand and follow so I bought the book and also got the signature in it.  She happened to be at the craft show.  What a beautiful woman she is .... and the same time there was also another writer Elina Hiltunen who wrote the Amigurumi abc which is very cute.  They are both very nice people, love meeting them both .....

and here are the books that I bought at the craft show
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Crochet Amigurumi abc by Elina Hiltunen

These 2 books of crochet and knit blocks, flowers, etc

I was very pleased to get these books at the Craft Fair.

First Day

This is my first day of post in this blog, have been thinking of doing this for quiet a long time ... but there is always something that stop me from doing it.

I may not good at blogging all the things I made all this time, but will definitely try to write it here.
There are a lot of craft blogs that really inspires me to make things, especially crochet.  I am into crochet since I move to Finland in 2003 when I got married.  While I don't know anyone when I first arrive, I was pregnant after one month married.  And I just got to do something, so I started to crochet again when I saw some yarn and hooks.

I bought many books and yarns, about crochet and knitting I did for sometime got the cross-stitch bug but that didn't last long ... to fiddly for me when I have to change thread every now and then.

I hope this will be a beginning for my blogging life and will make new friends along the way .....