Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bunnies

For years I thought that I was a quilter.. ..
Then I started knitting. So I became a quilter who is knitting.... and now after a few crocheting 
projects, I think I can say that I'm a quilter who knits and crochets. (not to speak about cross-stitch, if only I had more time......)

On Instagram I came across a woman who crochets very sweet cuddles toys.  I was happy to see that she sells her patterns on Etsy. A few weeks ago I made this bunny.  
I couldn't resist to make another one. It's the same pattern only without a cap and I sewed down her ears. 

- The white bunny is crocheted with Scheepjes Softfun, a cotton/acryl blend.
- The beige bunny (actually I think she looks like a dog) is crocheted with Annell Malmedy, a 100%   superwash wool. The yarn is a bit thinner as the Scheepjes yarn., so this bunny/dog became a bit smaller.  I crocheted both with a 1,75mm hook. 

Only, look at their arms.. I think something went wrong with reading the pattern.




 Beside crafting I'm a bird lover.  This blue tit couple found their home in my garden. Yes! 


A few weeks ago I found this plant at a garden store.
 'String of Hearts', very popular in the 70's.
I searched for it for a long time.  


 Back to quilting.
Today the batting that I ordered came in. Quilter's Dream Cotton Request.
 Time to baste this top. Can't wait to finish it. 


I'm also ready for some mindless knitting, a take along project. 
That will be pink socks. Pink the color of blossoms.

Lucy


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Finished top




A folded finished top and some birds in the meadow.

Reiger

Rietgors

Wintertaling

Vlucht Kluten

Slootje


Lucy

Friday, February 24, 2017

Tiny bear making

 Bear on the left is made by Corine and I made the bear with the bunny suit. This bear is about 10 cm/ 4 inch high. 

I've had a lovely day bear making with my friend Corine.
Thank you Annemieke for your lessons and your hospitality.

Lucy

Friday, February 3, 2017

Finished present

In time I finished my present for a young lady who loves this quilt so much. 


 I made the girlie block years ago. It's a pattern from Karen, she was so kind to send it to me.  I made a few blocks and finally this girlie found her place in this quilt. 


I thought it would be nice to knit this bunny for the young lady.
It's a free pattern from Little cotton rabbits 
I knitted it with Rennie supersoft, (yarn held double)
Needle size 2,25mm.
Modification: I knitted it in the round So it doesn't have a seam on the back. 


Ohh my..... I never knew that you can play around with a few tiny stitches. 
I made a small wardrobe for her :-) 
And believe me I have plenty ideas for a lot of tiny dresses for tiny bunnies. 




A bunny without a quilt? Nope. So I made a quilt for her too. What's left is a little bed. 
I hope I can tickle the creativity of the young lady so she will make a little bed out of a box or something herself. 




Well time to wrap this present.


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Some finishes

This is a a rather disorderly post about some projects I've finished at the end of 2016 and what I'm working on now in the beginning of 2017. Usually I'm posting about one subject. 
Because I was so busy I didn't have time to write about my crafts. 
So here you go...


I finished a cardigan for myself.
As you can see I chose for this moss-green color while it was autumn.
Yarn: Rennie supersoft shetland lambswool
Pattern: Marsa Alam by Isabell Kraemer


My son's girlfriend didn't have mittens knitted by me. So I had to do something about that :-) 
Yarn: drops Lima
Pattern: from the book I can't believe I'm knitting mittens  (love this book)


A baby boy was born in our street. I wanted to add a little gift to the postcard.
I knitted these wee socks and a sweet teeny tiny bunny.

Socks 
yarn: drops alpaca 
pattern: Wee socks by JM Cobb (ravelry)

Bunny
yarn: Holst garn supersoft.


And what I'm working on now? ... in the beginning of 2017.
I frogged a cowl I knitted years ago for my daughter. It was too wide. 
So I decided to knit it smaller. I love the yarn. It is Katia merino tweed. 

  My daughter with the cowl in 2013 (way too wide so she doesn't wear it a lot)
















Actually I'm a quilter who is knitting.....

This is in my hoop right now. It's a quilt for a lovely little girl. I hope to finish it soon.



Friday, December 9, 2016

Hedgehog


My Dear Daughter 3 has loved hedgehogs for years and if possible she would love to have one for a pet. 
Unfortunately for her hedgehogs are not for keeping at home. We arranged a several attractive spots in our garden and since we live close to the woods we hope that one day a hedgehog like one of those spots to spend the winter time. 

As you notice before I have a new hobby. (ooh nooo.....)
Teddy bear making. 
Never knew it is so much fun. On etsy there are a lot of bear makers who sell patterns. I fell in love with this hedgehog . It would be a perfect gift for DD3.

Mostly I take pictures during the process. This time I was so busy that I didn't took pictures but I took little movies to show a friend. Maybe you like to see them too.

video 
video

He became a bit bigger as I thought he would be. (especially his head)
But still very cute.


A happy gift for a happy girl.



After a long break I started a 365 days project again. 


Lucy

Monday, December 5, 2016

Geocaching and Ducks II


October 30, 2015 I wrote about two ducks who went travelling to my friend Holly.
It was a miracle that the first one arrived.  Even more miraculous is that the second one arrived Holly as well.


It travelled 10939.5 miles! 
 It visited Austin Texas. I've been
 to a several times.  
Finally it is placed in Portland Oregon. A few years ago we visited Portland when we travelled through Oregon and Washington with an RV.
It's a miracle.
It is fun to read Holly's post about this traveling duck. (Click)


If you like to crochet this little duck you can find the pattern here. (click)
The pattern is easy and very clear written.

Lucy


Monday, November 14, 2016

Teddy Bear making on a Sunday.







These kind of Sunday's are the best :-)

Lucy

Pattern by Annemieke Bears 
Bear is 18cm

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Red and white spotted mushroom and knitted socks.



It's a beautiful time of the year. Nature has a lot of surprises like this Red and White spotted mushroom. 


I finished another pair of socks. This time I used the pattern: 'Hermione's everyday socks' 
It is a great pattern, although it has some challenges for me. These socks have a few mistakes. Next pair will be better :-) 

Yarn: Drops fabel (not my favorite yarn)
Needle size: 2,5 mm


A few days ago I went on an excursion to watch the European Bison (Wisent)
Such an impressive beautiful animals. 



Lucy

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Quilt inspired by an antique quilt I saw in Austin Texas.


 Finally I finished my quilt which is inspired by a quilt I saw in Austin TX. 
In 2012 I made a lovely trip to Texas with my DH. 
In an antique shop I saw a quilt which caught my attention immediately. Unfortunately it was too expensive to come home with me. So I decided to make my own version. On the same trip I bought the pink fabric and some fabrics for the blocks.
And now 4 years later I finished the quilt after it became an ufo for a long time. 
I'm happy with it. It is a lap size quilt. Hand quilted and machine pieced. 

Lucy





Texas 2012