Crochet project: Little gifts for great teachers

Yes, time flies! Another schoolyear passed and every beginning of June is a headbreaking moment to me, thinking of what I can make as a thank-you-gift for my kids’ teachers.

This year I got inspired by the flower in a pot pattern of Zan Crochet. The flowers I made turned out a bit different than the original pattern as I prefer crocheting in one piece more than doing the sewing part after.

I have to admit that using thicker yarn made it all much easier and it also turned out better and firmer.

My big girl wrote her card by herself.

A very special thanks to the lovely teachers for their hard work, teaching, educating and above all: their caring. Thank you so much!

Have fun and enjoy summer vacation!

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Crochet idea: Poncho met col

Nu het stilletjes aan kouder begint te worden, lijkt me een poncho toch iets heel handig om je op die koude dagen lekker warm en knus te houden. Op internet vind je dan o-zo-leuke voorbeeldjes. Hier alvast enkele ideetjes van poncho’s met een col, voor een extra vleugje warmte.

Deze poncho in leuke winterkleuren kan je vinden op Handwerkjuffie’s blog. Ook de col is gehaakt, gewoon rijen stokjes telkens in de achterste lus. Het resultaat is een mooi reliëfpatroon. De lengte en grootte kan je makkelijk aanpassen naar eigen wens.

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Deze ‘Spring poncho’ op zogehaakt.nl vond ik een leuk ideetje voor kleine meisjes. Vooral dat randje met die bolletjes accentueert het geheel nog eens.

Blog update

I have to admit that I’ve been off my blog for too long. So I guess it might be a good idea to come up with a new post. I still haven’t found the perfect balance/match between working life, family life and personal life. Like most mom’s, I put my family on the first place and most of the time I ignore the fact that I should make some time for myself to do things I love to do. But that doesn’t make me less happy because I have two adorable daughters who give me back so much joy and love ❤

Anyway, I started with a new theme for my blog, reorganizing some posts and making it a nice opportunity to show some of my latest creations.

This little bunny I made from Stephanie Jessica Lau’s pattern ‘Spring Bunny’.

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Another two little squids for the Små bläckfiskar project.

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My own little creature as I showed before.

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Coasters made from this Russian pattern.

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Bookmarks.

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A baby flower rattle toy.

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A baby seal (or sea dog or whatever it is called?).

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And finally: a few hairclips.

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Actually, my friend suggested me to join a little creative market for handmade stuff. I thought it would be a great idea to do. Now it looks like it’s giving me more stress than enjoying it. But there’s no way back anymore so I will make it the best right? And I hope a lot of people will come around! All welcome 🙂

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Crochet project: Leila the Pony (2)

My work-in-progress: this lovely pony girl! You can find the pattern at lilleliis’ Etsy shop.

I finished all my stuffed parts like a month ago, just missing a few more details. Then doing the sewing part which I dislike the most because I’m very bad at attaching everything together!

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And I wonder why my pony looks like a donkey?

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So, finally I made some time on a Sunday evening to finish what I started so long ago.

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And this is my result… tada….

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Crochet project: Leila the Pony (1)

Hello again!

It’s been a long time that I’ve posted anything on my blog. So I thought I might update it a bit. I have been so busy with the kids, school and work lately that I didn’t have the time to do some crocheting. Last Sunday I went to an event for webshops from Belgium and the Netherlands. Not very interesting but just good enough for some new inspiration. And so I pushed myself to make some time again for my lovely hobby of crocheting! This cute amigurumi will be my next project-to-make: Leila the Pony from Zoomigurumi by Joke Vermeiren:

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Top Tech Tips – shaping Amigurumi

I think this might be useful one day.

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This post is otherwise known as ‘getting a bit further beyond trial and error’! Whenever I sit down to start shaping part of an amigurumi figure, there is always a certain amount of undoing and re-doing that goes on. I have in mind the shape I am trying to achieve, but there is often more luck than judgement involved as to whether it will turn out as I expected on the first attempt, and sometimes even the second, or third….

The basic technical points are these, as will be familiar to anyone who has done a little amigurumi-type crochet. If you start working in the round with double crochet (US single crochet), and increase by 6 stitches evenly every round, then you will end up with a flat circle. If you start with 6 stitches and work evenly on those 6 stitches without any increasing or decreasing, you will have a…

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Crochet for charity: Little squid for premature babies

I’ve been thinking about crocheting for charity a little while ago but I couldn’t find an interesting organization for which I would really do it. And then I saw a little advertising in the Veritas shop: crocheting little octopus for premature babies. I guess this might be an excellent chance to do some charity and having fun crocheting at the same time! And knowing that one of the ambassadors is active at the local hospital in town makes it even easier.

This project named Små bläckfiskar started all in Denmark. A Danish woman made a squid for her premature baby and put it in the incubator close to the baby. It made the baby calm down and feel more eased. That’s how this wonderful project came over to Sweden, the Netherlands and even Belgium.

There is a webpage in Dutch with information about the project, patterns, strict requierments, ambassador’s list,.. at http://kleine-inktvisjes.eu/.