M is for Macarons.

In this case (as for llama too) I had no difficulties picking out what to make. In no time I choose macarons as one of my favourite sweets. It was a really fun and fast making that takes very little yarn so you can use almost all the yarn ends.

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I used really different yarns for this one. Some of them really were the last bits of the yarn. I used pima cotton, organic cotton and mercerized cotton, also a cotton-acrylic blend. I really love how soft pima cotton is and that organic cotton is almost as soft. The mercerized cotton is really different with a smoother look and a shinier finish and is a tad stiffer to touch. The acrylic blend yarn was one of the last bits of it as I’m looking for more natural fibres lately. Again I used my 2.25 mm hook and stuffed them with wool. The pattern is from Yarnspirations. I like making my own but I also love use others if they fit my vision – no need to invent another bicycle as they say!

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Although you can’t see them from the pictures, I also attached ribbons to the macarons so one could use them as accessories on a bag or as a key chain or why not as a Christmas decoration. The ribbon can also be replaced with a chain.

As they really came up so fast I just couldn’t stop with one, they needed to be in different colours (flavours). Also pictures-wise one macaron wouldn’t have looked half as nice as this pastel rainbow here. This is also the project, that some may or may not have figured, that used the yarn selection and was on a sneak-peek picture on Instagram.

Would you like a macaron? Or a few? Which flavour would you choose? Would you use it as a key chain or some other decoration/accessory?

 

B is for Boletus.

Last week I was basically working alone so I had my hands full and didn’t have much time to get a break. This week we are all together again after a long time and it has been crazy. Not that it’s anyone’s fault, it’s just that there is so much that had to be done and so much that really got done.

We had a team meeting on Monday and found out soon that we could get rid of some junk in the house that had been lying there for quite a long time (mostly old and broken furniture). We got a truck that took it all away today. There was much more of that than anyone had imagined and it took a lot more time to get it all out.

I have also worked a bit longer this week so regarding all that I feel rather exhausted. I should probably go to sleep already but I decided to have a quick write here. I’m not sure if I’ll have more time in the weekend (if I do then you’ll see the next post rather sooner than later) so here it is.

Next letter is B and it stands for boletus.

IMG_8296This is made of a pattern I accidentally stumbled on. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to give it a try. I love mushrooms and this one looks so much like the real one. Maybe not quite but you really can tell it’s a boletus, can’t you!

I used organic cotton G-B Wiolle Bio-Baumwolle for the stem and bamboo (60%) – cotton (40%) blend Katia Bamboo yarn for the cap. I used embroidery floss for the details and filled it with pillow-stuffing. The hook was I think a 2.75 mm. I’m happy with the results. (:

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Eelmine nädal olin sisuliselt üksi tööl, mis tähendab, et käed-jalad olid pidevalt tööd täis. See nädal saime esimest korda üle pika aja meeskonnaga kokku, ning aeg on möödunud ulmeliselt. Mitte, et asi oleks inimestes, lihtsalt teha on nii palju nüüd ja ka tehtud on juba päris palju selle lühikese aja jooksul.

Meil oli ka väike koosolek kohe nädala alguses. Saime teada, et lõpuks tuleb konteinerauto ja saame suurest sodist oma majas lahti (põhiliselt vana ja katkine mööbel). Auto tuli täna ja kõik ebavajaliku minema. Kõike seda oli palju rohkem, kui ettegi võis kujutada ja aega selle majast välja tassimiseks läks samuti rohkem, kui oleks võinud arvata.

Lisaks kõigele olen ka tööd teinud see nädal vähe pikemalt, mis tõttu tunnen ennast juba üsna väsinult. Tõenäoliselt peaksin juba magama, aga mõtlesin, et kirjutan siia ikka kiiresti ära. Ma ei ole eriti kindel, et mul nädalavahetusel selleks rohkem aega on (kui siiski, siis tuleb järgmine postitus juba üsna pea), seega siin ta on.

Järgmine täht on B nagu puravik!

See on tehtud mustri järgi, mille ükskord kogemata leidsin. Kohe siis sain juba aru, et pean selle järele proovima. Mulle nii meeldivad seened ja see on ju kogu oma lihtsuses nii realistlik. Võib-olla mitte päris, aga on ju aru saada, et see on puravik!

Jala jaoks kasutasin orgaanilist puuvilla G-B Wolle Bio-Baumwolle ja mütsi jaoks 60% pambuse ja 40% puuvilla segust Katia Bamboo lõnga. Detailid tikkisin peale mulineega ja sisuks on padjatäide. Mulle mu seen meeldib. (:

Bob.

This is Bob (imagine it said in the voice of Mr. Bean). He’s the amigurumi version of his beloved teddy bear. Although originally he’s knit I tried to make him into amigurumi so crochet as I’m really not good in knitting. Although I actually thought about that I decided to go to the safe path.IMG_8023The pattern I made up. I don’t think I can say it’s my original as it’s clearly kind of a knock-off but I really used my imagination on how to create this amigurumi. He’s not an exact copy as it’s crochet and all. I did try to follow these pictures as guidelines. I did discover that there’s probably more than one teddy used in the Mr Bean series through the years. As the matter of fact now I’ve begun to think that this first one is not from any movies or TV series at all as it looks so different from the others. But of course I can be wrong here.mrbeanteddyI tried to make it about the same size as Bean is holding him on the top pictures and tried to assemble him as close to as it is on the bottom pictures. I also tried to follow the body proportions following all of them. My Bob’s body seems a bit large here but it’s a bit due to the angle I took these photos.IMG_8031I used Katia Bamboo yarn again which is 60% bamboo viscose, 40% cotton. I used a 2.75 mm hook as I in this case I didn’t want my amigurumi to be too firm, to make it more like Mr. Bean’s teddy that seems a bit used and shapeless. I didn’t stuff it too much either to give more of a soft touch to it. Normally my amigurumies are rather firm. But I guess it depends on an item.

I might even type this pattern in someday so everyone interested can have one. If there’s interest?

As of other stuff, I’m currently working on a brand new pattern, which you might already know if you’re following my Facebook page. It seems like it’s working up nice but I think I’m going to be tight on my main colour of yarn. We’ll see.

At work things are crazier than ever and no-one really knows what’s going to be. Looking for options here at the moment.

I have also been thinking on going to Etsy. What do you think, should I?

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See on Bob (kujuta ette, nagu seda ütleks Mr Bean). Tegemist on amigurumi versiooniga tema kallist kaisukarust. Ma isegi uurisin kudumustreid tema kohta, mida isegi mõni oli leida, aga ma ei ole endiselt oma varrastekäsitlemisoskustes piisavalt kindel. Kuigi teoorias võiks millalgi proovida ikka. Kui raske see ikka olla saab, eksole!?

Mustri mõtlesin siinkohal ise välja. Originaaliks vast nimetada ei saa, kuna idee on selgelt mujalt võetud, aga kellegi teise mustrit ma siin otseselt ei kasutanud, ainult oma halle ajurakukesi. Eeskujuks kasutasin enamjaolt neid kolme ülal olevat pilti. Nende järgi nüüd avastasin, et tegelikult on piltidel olevad karud ka erinevad – eriti ülemine, pakun, et see pole üldse televiisorikarugi, pigem mõni müügiartikkel. Aga eks neid karukesi võib aastate jooksul seal olla kulunud ka, mõni sai kahandatud jne.

Proportsioone vaatasin põhiliselt ülemise pildi pealt, kokku panin rohkem alumiste järgi. Bobi kõht paistab siin natuke suur, aga mu piltistamisnurk on selles veits süüdi.

Lõng oli taaskord Katia Bamboo (60% puuvill, 40% bambusviskoos), konks aga 2.75 mm. Ei tahtnud, et ta liiga tugev ja struktrueeritud tuleks. Pigem oligi eesmärk selline veidike lötsakas mömm. Täidist panin ka sellepärast ehk tsuti vähem, et ta natuke pehmem ja vormitum oleks. Enamasti on mu amigurumid kõik üsna tugevalt täis topitud, aga tundub et see oleneb konkreetselt oodatavast tulemusest.

Võin selle mustri isegi sisse trükkida ja avalikustada. Kui huvi oleks?

Teistel teemadel, tegelen hetkel ühe täiesti uue mustriga, nagu need, kes mu Facebooki lehte jälgivad, juba teavad. Ei ole kuskilt otsest inspiratsiooni võtnud ega midagi. Tundub, et hakkab juba looma. Põhiline kasutatav lõng hakkab küll juba otsa saama, aga vast ikka veab lõpuni välja, enam pole palju jäänud.

Töö juures on asjad ulmelisemad kui kunagi varem. Keegi ei saa täpselt aru, mis toimub või, mis saama hakkab. Kuulame kõik maad ja vaatame erinevaid pakutavaid variante.

Olen mõelnud ka avada oma Etsy poekese. Mis arvate, kas võiks?

Great Firebreathing Dragon.

I wanted to make this amigurumi dragon years ago when I first saw it but never really got to it. It kept appearing here and there until last weekend (long 4-day weekend here with Midsummers Eve/national Victory Day and Midsummers Day). I just really wanted to make something but couldn’t come up with anything and decided it was time for this fine fellow. I am a Dragon myself after all. 😉

IMG_8047Last time I was in a yarn store to pick up some additional yarn for a project (probably next post) I also spotted a couple other adorable skeins that I grabbed. The label says Katia Degradé “Sun” and it’s 100% Egyptian Cotton. I picked up colours no 75 (this one) and 77 (for future).

I was hoping for a nice ombre effect on it but as you can see it didn’t happen. Here I have you a picture of him posing on the what’s left of the skein. I pulled the end out from the middle and it turned out that it had mostly yellow in there. There’s more of it left in there but I think if I’d make another one it might already show some green in it.

IMG_8061Never the less I still think he turned up lovely! ^_^ Sometimes things just don’t go as planned which definitely doesn’t mean it’s bad. I added the pieces of green felt as the colour was still in my vision and I think it worked. Even the cheeks are green as my pink felt was a bit too hot-pink. I like the green.

The hook was again my 1.75 mm and the stuffing is polyester. The horn’s were tricky as I had trouble making two about the same size. In fact I did the front left one three times.

I just finished it this morning so he was a little too late to light up the Midsummers Eve bonfires but he can do it next year, can practice the firebreathing until then. 😉

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Seda tuldsülgavat draakonit tahtsin juba ammu teha. Juba siis kui ma teda esimest korda nägin. Millegipärast enne eelmist nädalavahetust selleni ei jõudnud. Hirmus isu oli midagi teha aga otsustada ei suutnud. Kuna see draakonike aeg-ajalt ikka mul kuskil ette sattus, otsustasin, et nüüd on aeg teha omale üks isiklik draakon.

Viimane kord kui lõngapoes käisin, ühele pooleli olevale tööle lisamaterjali ostmas, leidsin paar huvitavat kera veel. Nimi peal Katia Degradé “Sun” ja materjal 100% egiptuse puuvill. Valisin värvid nr 75 (see siin ) ja 77 (tulevaste projektide jaoks).

Lootsin mõnusat sujuvat värviüleminekut, aga nagu näha, siis seda ei ole. Kasutasin lõnga seda otsa, mis tuleb sealt keskelt ja tuleb välja, et enamus selle kera sisust on kollane. Seda jäi sinna pärast draakoni valmimist veelgi. Järgmise puhul ehk juba sabaotsa saaks natuke rohelist ka, kui hästi läheb.

Kõigest hoolimata on ta ikkagi tore. Mõnikord asjad lihtsalt ei lähe kuidagi nii, nagu plaanitud, aga ju siis nii ongi õige. Kaunistasin teda rohelise vildiga, kuna see kombinatsioon oli mul endiselt peas. Tundub, et toimis küll. Isegi põsed on rohelised, mu roosa vilt oli natuke liiga erk siia panna.

Taaskord kasutasin 1.75 mm heegelnõela ning täidiseks polüester. Sarvede vormimisega nägin veits vaeva – kuidagi ei tahtnud kaks ühesuurust välja tulla, isegi kui algmaterjal oli sisuliselt identseteks tükkideks lõigatud. Vasakut esimest sarve tegin nt kolm korda.

Valmis sai ta alles täna hommikul, st jaanitulede süütamiseks natuke hilja. Aga ehk nii ongi parem – jõuab oma tulesülgamist aasta jagu veel harjutada. 😉

Bender Bending Rodriguez.

I would say it was a VERY long time ago that I posted this. It was a WIP that had been kind of forgotten in there. And that was in 2012. 
IMG_3245During my last vocation I searched the stuff I had made and rediscovered it. I don’t know why I didn’t finish it back then but I decided to do it right now and here is the result.

IMG_8040I’m not really proud of it as the most of he body was made so long time ago that my “handwriting” has changed a bit. I think you can even tell from the picture  that the stitches forming the head are much more firm and that makes the head a bit too tiny.

Also I found out that I hadn’t done the shoulders or finished the hands really. Those parts seem a bit small too. For a second I thought I had a wrong hook size but as long ago as In started this I’m pretty sure I only had one.

I decided not to change anything and leave it as is, kind of quirky but still recognizable. 😀 Maybe I’ll have a second attempt some time (I doubt that). But who knows!

The pattern is from Stitch. I used 3 mm crochet hook and G-B Wolle Bamboo Touch (65% wool, 35% bamboo viscose) yarn. Stuffing took all the stuff I had to put in there. It has some cotton, polyester stuffing and some mixed pillow-filling. In fact after finishing this I went to a store to bring more stuffing – it was a pillow insert.

The picture is as is as I was simply too impatient and the weather was just too gloomy in order it to look better today.

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Selle Benderi (Futurama) tegemist alustasin ma juba VÄGA ammu. Esimene pilt siin on tehtud aastal 2012 st juba siis oli ta mul mõnda aega pooleli olnud. Viimase puhkuse ajal kolasin natuke ja leidsin ta jälle üles.

Kuna enamus valmis väga ammu, siis on näha “käekirjalisi” erinevusi. Viimasena valminud pea on tunduvalt tihedamate silmustega kui kogu muu keha ja seetõttu tundub ka väiksem. Sama lugu õlaliigestega (?) – avastasin, et need olid ka kunagi tegemata jäänud.

Tõtt-öelda ei oska ma siiani öelda, miks ta mul valmis ei saanud juba siis ammu. Ei olnud ju üldse nii palju lõpetada. Kõige parem ta nüüd välja ei näe, aga las ta olla selline. Tükike ajalugu, teatud mõttes, ja siis natuke praegust ka otsa, et valmis saaks. Selline veidrik tuli, aga no mis siis!?

Korra mõtlesin, et äkki kasutan vale konksu, aga siis jõudsin ikka järeldusele, et selles asi olla ei saa – alguses mul ainult üks oligi. (: Võib-olla teen kunagi teise, korralikuma, ka veel, võib-olla mitte – kes teab?!

Mustri autor on Stitch. Heegelnõel oli 3 mm ja lõng G-B Wolle Bamboo Touch (65%vill, 35% bambusviskoos). Sisuks läks kogu mu olemasolev täidis – natuke puuvilla, veidi rohkem polümeertäidist ja osalt ka mingi kummaline padjasisu. Kõik need said ka otsa ning kui Bender valmis sai, läksin poodi uue järele – seekord üks padjasisu.

Pilt oleks võinud ilusam olla, aga ma olin liiga kannatamatu ja ilm liiga sombune, et kohe midagi eriti kena välja tuleks.

Lotte from Gadgetville.

This is the secret project I was working on last week. It was a present and a surprise. Pattern is free from Lilleliis. If you haven’t heard then Lotte is a character from the cartoon named as the title of this post here. There’s also another one with her called Lotte and the Moonstone Secret. They’re both Estonian so I’m not sure if you can see them in other languages. Perhaps with subtitles you can find something. I actually don’t know so let me know if you do! (:IMG_7610

This on here went for my cousin who had a birthday last weekend. I managed to finish it on the “right day” but it didn’t get delivered until yesterday. Now I already have some feedback that the surprise was rather grand and the recipient and the mum both really like her!

A fun thing was that I managed to use some of my yarns that seemed like were waiting for this project. There was just enough of the brown and red yarns and I have just a little beige left. The white I have actually more as it was originally for another project but I should have enough for both.

As of the technical stuff the yarns I used were all different. The red was Steinbach Wolle Capri (100% mercerised cotton), the brown was something from Rowan (I think) but I can’t find the label any more (I’m pretty sure it’s cotton too), the beige was Drops Muskat (100% mercerised Egyptian cotton) and the white was Katia Bamboo (60% bamboo viscose, 40% cotton). I used my Clover Amour 1.75 mm crochet hook. The eyes are from crafting felt, embroidered on with black thread. The hair band is just a scrap of some yellow yarn I found and the doll is stuffed with fibre-fill. The dress is closed with a small red button on the back.

My Lotte is a lot smaller than the original from the pattern but I also used a lot smaller hook and probably a lot finer yarn too. I like it this way as the stuffing doesn’t show and it feels much sturdier.

Have you seen Lotte cartoons? What do you think about my version of her? (:

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Teie ees ongi see saladus, mille kallal ma eelmine nädal vaeva nägin. Et tegemist oli kingituse ja üllatusega, ei sanud teda siin enne tänast näidata. Tegemisel kasutasin Lilleliisi mustrit, kuna ei tahtnud hakata jalgratast (loe: uut mustrit) leiutama hakata ja teadsin täpselt, kust sobiv leida. 

Kingituseks läks Lotte minu täditütrele, kellel oli eelmine nädalavahetus sünnipäev. Sain ta küll “õigeks päevaks” valmis, aga kohale jõudis alles eile. Praeguseks olen juba ka natuke tagasisidet saanud – üllatus oli tõesti suur ja meeldis nii kingi saajale kui ka ta emale. 

Mis mulle tegemise juures ekstra rõõmu valmistas, oli mulje, et mõned lõngad ootasid just selle nuku valmimist. Pruuni ja Punast oli umbes-täpselt nii, et Lotte valmis saaks. Beeži jäi pisut üle, valget veidi rohkem, kuna see oli esialgu ühe teise töö jaoks ostetud, aga ma usun, et seda on mõlema jaoks piisavalt. 

Tehnilise poole pealt võttes olid kõik kasutatud lõngad erinevad. Punane oli Steinbach Wolle Capri (100% meriseeritud puuvill), pruun kandis kunagi Rowan silti (kui õigesti mäletan), aga praeguseks on see kadunud (mälu järgi oli too ka puuvill), beež lõng oli Drops Muskat (100% meriseeritud egiptuse puuvill) ning valge Katia Bambo (60% bambusviskoos, 40% puuvill). Tööriistaks oli taaskord imeline Clover Amour 1.75 mm konks. Silmad on käsitöövildist välja lõigatud ja musta niidiga kohale tikitud. Juuksed on kinni jupi kollase lõngaga, täidiseks padjatäide. Seljapealt on kleit kinni punase nööbiga. (:

Minu Lotte tuli palju väiksem kui õpetuses, kuna kasutasin tunduvalt peenemat konksu ja ilmselt ka lõnga, aga nii meeldib mulle rohkem. Täidis ei paista vahelt välja ja tundub tugevam ka käes. 

Kuidas tundub minu versioon Lottest? (:

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Not So Valentine Teddy.

Here is a teddy bear from a pattern I had saved to make a long time ago. It belongs to Stephanie from All About Ami and is called the Valentine Teddy. I had just rediscovered my crafty side around that time and wanted to make this one but never really got there somehow. Last week I was looking through my pile of patterns searching for some I hadn’t made yet and found this adorable one.

I skipped the fuzzing part as I wasn’t sure it would work well with cotton but I think this fine fellow looks good anyway. I also didn’t add the heart as you may see. (:

I had some trouble with the bow tie (and it looks to me that mine is much larger than the original) but in the end I think it works as well. During whipping up the bits and pieces I wasn’t really sure how mine would begin the look and I was a bit doubtful about the colours and their contrast in particular but it ended up much prettier than I startet to think for a while. I really like the result actually!

I used my favourite Clover Amour 1.75mm crochet hook and 100% organic Schachenmayr Nomotta Cotton Eco yarns. I added bits of crafting felt and 6mm safety eyes to it. I first embroidered the muzzle on the felt and then glued it on the face. The hand and leg pieces I glued first and then embroidered as I wanted the stitches to go a bit over the edges.

He is another one of those I have made just for the fun of making. Unlike some that are for example commissions or presents etc (don’t get me wrong here, I really enjoy making them as well).

Last week there was also an order that I managed to finish on Saturday but can’t really show just yet as it hasn’t reached the recipient. Don’t worry, once it does you will see it too. It’s again adorable!

teddyEelmine nädal sirvisin oma salvestet mustreid ja õpetusi, et leida midagi, mida ma veel nende hulgast valmistanud ei ole. Leidsingi siis selle Stephanie blogis All About Ami saadaval olev Valentinikaru muster. 

Erinevalt originaalist ei teinud ma teda karvaseks, kuna polnud päris kindel, kuidas see puuvillase lõnga puhul toimiks. Südant ka nähtavasti ei lisanud.

Natuke raskusi valmistas see lipsuke, aga lõppkokkuvõttes tuli ta täitsa OK välja. Olgugi, et tunduvalt suurem, kui näidise peal. Uhke ikkagi ja tegevat ju šikiks ka! 😉 Osasid valmistades tekkis mul korraks kahtlus, kas ta ikka tuleb mul enam-vähem kaubandusliku väljanägemisega ka, sest need tükid tundusid nii kummalised kohati. Samuti tekkis mul kahtlus oma värvivaliku suhtes – kas äkki liialt kontrastsed toonid said valitud? Kõike seda kokku pannes mu hirmud ja kahtlused vaibusid, kuna tulemust näete isegi – täitsa normaalne karu! (:

Valmistamisel kasutasin oma lemmikut Clover Amour 1.75mm konksu ja 100% orgaanilist Schachenmayr Nomotta Cotton Eco puuvlillast lõnga. Lisasin veel 6mm turvasilmad ning tükikesed käsitöövilti. Koonuosa tikkisin esmalt ja siis liimisin näkku, käed-jalad aga kleepisin kõigepealt ja alles seejärel tikkisin, kuna tahtsin, et need mustad kriipsud läheks veidi üle ääre. 

Valmis saigi siis selline karu, kelle tegin lihtsalt tegemise rõõmuks. Üsna palju asju olen teinud ka tellimustööna, kuid see ei tähenda, et ma protsessi vähem naudiksin. Mulle tõesti meeldib neid teha! ^_^

Ühe teise looma sain tegelikult veel nädalavahetusel valmis, aga ma ei saa teda veel näidata. See valmis kingituseks, aga pole veel omanikuni jõudnud, seega hoian teda veel saladuses natuke aega. Aga õige pea! 

Meanwhile.

Here are some things I have done and not posted yet. There are some more but they have already continued their journeys and I didn’t take any pictures of them. I’ll go ahead and try to say a word or two about what you can see here. Scroll down to see what I’m talking about. 😉

First are a couple of bunnies of my (I guess one of the favourite patterns). The greyish one is a bit fluffy and the other one is made from using milk protein yarn – feels so soft and looks oh-so shiny and delishious. I paired it up with a super soft Pima Cotton yarn and it looks like a perfect vanilla-chocolate bunny. Or milk and chocolate if you wish. 😉

The second one is a military-man figure I did for my brother while he was serving his time in the Estonian Defence Force. It even has the tricolour flag embroidered on its sleeve. ^_^ Crappy picture as you can see but I guess I did it in the last minute again and thtat’s how it goes. These sort of pictures are what keep me from blogging. I actually don’t want to show them.

Next are the first mittens I ever crocheted. Made from a rather soft wool. Embroidered on some protective symbols from Estonian etymology. It was made as an order to my brother who gave them as a present for a nice young lady. This picture is even made using my phone I believe. The pattern is from a local magazine – Maret (first number – February ’13).

The tie-dye shirts and coloured yarns are all made as a one night dyeing event. First time so I guess not so bad. I like how the blue one turned out although it’s not one of my favourite colours to wear. I also especially love the yarns. They have more colours at the beginning and then turn more lighter as you get towards the inside of the yarn ball.

I made this bag with buttons on the top with the pinkish-purplish yarn. It turned out great. You can’t really see the bottom part but it has the most colours there.

The two hats on the balloons were made for my little cousin. They had to be vibrant in order his mom to see him clearly when he runs around the yard. I believe the brim was also wished for and one especially had to be like one of those newspaper boys hats in the olden times.

The dog with a green bow was a gift for my ex-co-worker. She really wished for a dog but couldn’t have one so I made her this. She loved it! The pattern is from here.

The rainbow .. plush was a random test. Not sure what that really is. (:

Chocolate cake with mint cheese cream and silver sprinkles – yumm!

The multicoloured cat in the middle was supposed to be a bunny as well but I ran out of yarn in the middle of the last ear. What I did was frogged the tail and the one ear that was ready and did some smaller cat ears and used the spare yarn for the tail. Can’t really see it from here but it goes until the back of its head and is mostly pink!

Yellow snail shape and the other yellow set few pictures lower from it was an order for a newborn photo prop. My first try. Didn’t really manage to take any great pictures without a baby inside them.

The white and purple shape is hard to explain. It was an order and it’s kind of an inside joke. It’s called “The Mark of Shame”.

These hunting trophies I made – I have made a bunch of them after the first one you have probably seen. I also made a bear, wolf and a wild boar. This one here sits on a trivet I also made using some scraps of a chunky cotton yarn.

Purple and gold square piece on the right edge is part of a challenge mixing knit and crochet. I use it as a trivet for my tea pot.

The pink cat was one of my first amigurumi attempts. Didn’t find it posted here somehow.

Alaskan Malamute was for a giveaway winner on my Facebook page. The winner was my classmate from high school. As she has a malamute whom she loves dearly she wished for a key chain shaped like him. It very much reminded me of the dog from the cartoon The Adventures of Small Penguin Lolo which used to be one of my favourites as a kid.

The phone case I made when I bought my (not so) new (any more) phone. It’s supposed to be a sakura branch there. I think I have misplaced it cause I haven’t seen it for a long time now.

The yellow elephant is made from corn-fibre yarn. Super soft and comfortable to use! The pattern is from Stephanie of All About Ami who translated it to English. The original artist is the Japanese Chisachi Kushima.

The Hello Kitty hats I made first for my paintball team. It was  3-man competition so only three – for me and two of my team mates. After that I got some orders so I mad 3 more for other team mates and one smaller one for ones kid. I guess you can call them quite a hit! 😀

This pink roll is the second attempt to do some Swedish Weaving. The towel and its squares were a bit smaller than usually so it was more tricky than I first assumed.

Both of the cross-stitchings are made on some samples between magazines. I love all sorts of Japanese stuff and this kokeshi looked so adorable so I just had to make it. It was a card which I gifted to my friend Linda from college. I made some other small cross-stitch projects that I gifted away but don’t have any pictures of.

Then there is a tiny cosy for my iPod and a simple cell-phone cover for my work phone on my previous job. The four-leaf-clover in a pot was also on a table there.

The clock I really thought I had shown you. It’s for a challenge in Crafteroo Magazine. You could join and then they’d send you stuff to make something cool from. You had no idea what it was. This was my result. The clock is in use and looks as adorable as ever.

The green bear was part of a gift to my brother again. He has similar hat as the bear which I knit for him a little before.

This Tototro is a giant! I don’t even remember but I believe I used some 5mm hook here. It’s taller than 30cm/12inches. Sitting proudly on my sofa. I used this larger blue Totoro pattern.

The bunny with a red hat is an absolute luxury! She’s made from the milk-fibre yarn I mentioned earlier and a wool and silk blend yarn. Her arms and legs move and she sits up really nicely. Lovely! Used this pattern.

Grey owl was an example for my first amigurumi class. It was at my work for some kids. Used this simple pattern.

The owl below it is a rattle which I made for a newborn relative. It went along with the striped elf hat. The rattle was 100% organic cottons and the hat was super soft Pima Cotton again.

Origami Yoda was also a part of a challenge. It was supposed to be something made of paper. I can tell it’s him, can you?

The yellow-green bunny is again the same pattern as the ones on the first picture here but I tried putting the ears standing up high on the head. Looks definitely different. What do you think, is it worth it?

The bowl that the bunny sits in is again part of the challenge – something made of beads. I used Hama beads and put them in muffin tray in my oven. Ruined the tray a bit and didn’t like the result so much either. The Idea is from a Pin I had seen sometime. Hey – at least I tried.

Muffin cup cosy is from a pattern by Twinkie Chan. I don’t have a mug that it would fit and I really don’t buy anything with cups that often so I fitted it nicely on glass. Not sure I made it, really, but the pattern was free for 48 hrs so I  went for it. It looks quite cute, right? Does anyone want it?

I believe you have seen the bigger sister of this doll. This time I used some finer yarn and 100% organic yarns. I believe the hook was a 1.75mm. I gifted it for my little cousin for Christmas. She loved it and her mother too! I was delighted. ^_^

Then there is the first coaster I ever made. Just to try. It stands on a small table next to our sofa and I put my tea cup (my tiny 0.5 litre one) on it all the time. There is another one in the same pattern but different colours just hanging around as well. It also finds use from time to time. Now I remember I also made a whole 6-piece set for my mum as well. Pattern is from here.

Amigurumi octopus was a gift for my little cousin. His mom wanted it really colourfull and good to grab from.

The Smurf was also for the same little boy but they are made at least a year apart. There was also a Papa Smurf included and Smurfette is yet to come. That’s actually one of the latest pieces I have made. As the red-hatted bunny and the oliphant. Here are the patterns.

The fuzzy-lacy piece is a doily blanket. It’s so soft! It has no owner yet so let me know if you’re interested! (:

The red-gold square thing is another coaster. It has a cork piece inside because I needed a thicker one for my PC table otherwise it’s surface turned all weird under the hot cup. Can’t find the pattern I used for the top, if you do just let me know! In the bottom there’s a regular granny square.

You may recognize the Fluffy Unicorn from Despicable Me. The pattern is from Little Yarn Friends. I used some wool instead of the feathers and felted them in place with a felting needle. Every day it sits next to my Totoro.

Another bunny – this time purple with a peach ear.

Next is Nublu the Rescue Dog. It originates from a children’s book by Jaan Rannap but is now also a mascot for the Estonian Rescue Board. I made it when I worked there.

The Cupcake bear was a gift for a friend who graduated high school a few years ago. Don’t think I had posted it here somehow. Perhaps because of the poor quality of the pictures again.

And one more bunny – all purple, made as an order and gifted away.

I know I have for sure made some mittens-scarvers-hats etc that haven’t been caught on pictures or perhaps something else but I guess that’s how it is. If you have any questions about a specific item let me know and I might make a fuller post about it or them. ^_^

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Panin siia kokku mõned asjad, mida te veel ilmselt näinud ei ole. Mõned on juba minu juurest edasi liikunud ka ilma pildistamata, seega see pole veel kõik. Üritan lühidalt ka iga asja kohta paar sõna siia kirja panna.

Esimesed jänkud juba ilmselt tuttava (võib vast öelda ka ühe mu lemmiku)mustri järgi tehtud. Hallikas on selline kergelt karvane, teine on tehtud imelisest piimalõngast – ülipehme ja kauni läikega. Paariliseks kasutasin seal kõrval Pima puuvilla, mis on samuti üks pehmemaid ja mõnusamaid lõngu, millega töötada. Kokku tuli selline ilus šokolaadi-vanilje (või siis piima) jänku.

Teine on sõdurpoiss, kes valmis mu väikevennale, kes parasjagu aega teenimas oli. Minu lemmik on sini-must-valge trikoloor tema käe peal, mis küll pildilt välja ei paista. Ülipisike, aga oluline detail. Pilt pole just parima kvaliteediga, aga ju tegin ta jälle viimasel hetkel. Koledad pildid on ka üks põhjus, miks alati blogida ei taha kõike.

Järgmised on minu elu esimesed heegeldatud käpikud. Peale tikitud kaitsvad arhailised sümbolid. Väikevenna esitas soovi, et teha kena jõulukink toredale neiule. See pilt on vist isegi telefoniga tehtud seega, ma parem ei hakka kommenteerima seda kohta. Muster on ajakirjast Maret (1. number, veebruar ’13).

Happesärgid ja värvitud lõngad valmisid kõik korraga. Esimese korra kohta käib küll. Kõige rohkem meeldib mulle, kuidas see sinine särk välja tuli, olgugi, et (hele)sinine pole mul lemmik värvide hulgast just. Samuti meeldivad väga need lõngad, mille otse keras ära värvisin. Alguses on neil rohkem värvi peal ja lõpu poole lähevad aina heledamaks, pea valgeks.

See nööpidega kotike on tehtud selle roosakama-lillakama lõngaga nendest. Mulle meeldib, kuidas ta välja tuli. Põhja poolt on ta veel värvilisem, kuigi siit pildilt eriti näha ei ole.

Kaks mütsi, millede modelliks on üks õhupall, tegin väikesele sugulasele. Olulised märksõnad olid erk värv, et ikka näha oleks ja silma paistaks väike tegelane igalt poolt, ning nokk. Teine, vähem erksam, kuigi seal on ka punast, mis jällegi pildilt väga välja ei paista, pidi olema selline sonimütsi moodi müts.

Rohelise lipsuga koera tegin endisele töökaaslasele sünnipäevakingiks. Ta tahtis omale väga koera, aga ei saanud omale seda võtta, nii siis tegingi talle selle. Muster on võetud siit.

Vikerkaarevärviline loom on lihtsalt üks katsetus. Ma isegi ei tea, mis asi ta täpselt on. (:

Šokolaadikook piparmüdikohupiima ja hõbedaste kaunistustega – mm, kui hea!

Värviline kass keskel pidi algselt olema järjekordne jänes, aga mul sai viimast tükki, teist kõrva, tehes lõng otsa. Harutasin siis need üles ja saba ka, tegin väiksemad kassikõrvad ja kasutasin ülejääki pikema saba heegeldamiseks. Täitsa korralik pikk kassisaba tuli, kuigi siit väga ta isegi ei paista. Põhivärv sabas on roosa, vähese kollase aktsendiga.

Kollane tigu meenutav kuju ja sealt veidi all pool olev kollane komplekt olid tellimus fotosessiooniks. Minu esimene katsetus. Ei saanud neist eriti häid pilte, kuna polnud beebit võtta, keda sinna sisse modelliks panna.

Seda lillade servadega valget kujundit on keeruline seletada. Natuke nagu “oma naljaga” on tegu, “häbi märgiks” nimetati seda.

Neid väikesi trofeesid olen teinud üsna mitu. Lisaks põtradele ka karu, hundi ja metssea. Siin pildil on veel tal üks kuumaalus ka, mille ma tegin, et kasutada ära veidi ülejäänud paksu puuvillast lõnga.

Lilla kullakarva ääristusega ruut on osa ühest väljakutsest, kus pidi valmistama midagi kahes tehnikas koos – heegeldades ja kududes. Kasutan seda teekannu all kuumaalusena.

Roosa kass oli mu üks esimesi amigurumi katsetusi, aga pole vist teda siiani näidanud.

Alaska malamuut oli mu Facebooki lehe kingijagamise mängu võitjale. Õnnelik võitja oli mu kunagine klassiõde Marie. Kuna tal on endal ka imearmas malamuut, soovis ta just tema kujulist võtmehoidjat. Mulle meenutas tulemus koera Lolo ja Pepe multifilmst. See oli kunagi mu lemmik!

Telefonikoti tegin, kui ostsin omale uue telefoni, mis enam nii väga uus polegi. Seal peaks olema kirsioks kujutatud. Ma isegi ei tea, kuhu see kotike mul jäänud on, pole teda ammu juba näinud. Kasutusel on märksa lihtsam heegeldatud kotike, must kollase äärega.

Kollane elevant on maisilõngast. Taaskord üks ülipehme ja mugav kasutada lõng. Mustri Sain Stephanie lehelt All About Ami, kes selle inglise keelde tõlkis. Originaali autor on jaapanlane Chisachi Kushima. Ta on mul selline beebi siin, kellel veel kihvasid ega midagi veel ei ole. (:

Hello Kitty mütsid tegin esmalt oma paintballi tiimile üheks võistluseks. See oli 3-liikmeliste võistlus seega müts mulle ja kahele kaaslasele ka kummalegi oma. Neid nähes tekkis ka teistel soov sarnase mütsi järele. Lisatellimustena tegin neid veel 3 järgmisele tiimikaslasele pluss veel ühe lapsele ka. Tundub, et päris popp teema sai neist kogemata. (:

See roosa rull oli minu teine rootsi põimingu katsetus. See räitke oli natuke väiksemate ruutudega kui tavaliselt, mis tegi asja tiba keerulisemaks, aga mis seal ikka. Seekord tuli selline. Materjal on mikrofiiber ja pehme.

Mõlemad ristpisted tööd siin on tehtud ajakirjade vahelt saadud näidistest. Kuna mull igasugune jaapani teema meeldib, siis ka see kokeshi pilt lausa kutsus. Valmis ta kaardina, mille kinkisin oma kallile kursaõele Lindale. Paar ristpiste tööd tegin veel, aga need on ka juba ära kingitud ja pilte ei paista taaskord olevat. :/

Siis on veel siin üks pisi-pisike ümbris mu iPodile ja lihtne sokike endisele töötelefonile. See neljaleheline ristikhein potis oli mul ka tolles kohas laua peal.

Kella ma tõesti arvasin, et olen siin näidanud. See oli Crafteroo ajakira väljakutse, millega ühinedes saadeti sulle pakk. Esialgu ei olnud teada, mis sealt tuleb. Alles pakki avades said teada, mis sind ees ootab. Minu tulemus siis selline. Kell on igati tubli ja töökas, käib kenasti, kui aeg-ajalt patareisid vahetada.

Roheline karu oli ka kink väikevennale. Temale endale olin mõniaeg varem sarnase mütsi kudunud, nagu siin karul peas.

See Totoro on üks hiigel-amigurumi. Ma pole päris kindel, aga pakun, et kasutasin umbes 5mm konksu. Ta on üle 30cm pikk. Istub mõnusasti mu diivaniserval. Mustrina kasutasin siit seda suurema sinise oma.

Punase mütsiga jänes on üks eriti peen tegelane. Ta on tehtud sellest samast piimakiu lõngast, mida ka varem mainisin ja ühest villa ja siidi segusest lõngast. Mõlemad nii mõnusalt pehmed ja luksusliku läikega. Tal on liikuvad käed-jalad ning ta oskab hästi istuda. Muster on see.

Halli öökulli tegin töö juurde amigurumi õpetuse näidiseks. Kasutasin seda lihtsat mustrit.

Selle all olev öökull on kõristi, mis valmis ühele vastsündinud sugulasele. Lõppkokkuvõttes läks ta koos selle triibulise mütsiga, mis pildi all servas. Kõristi on tehtud 100% orgaanilisest puuvillast nign müts mõnusast pehmest Pima puuvillast.

Origami Yoda oli jälle üks osa väljakutsest. Pidi olema midagi paberist valmistatut. Minu arust tuli välja küll. Päris ideaalne ei ole, aga ära tuntav igaljuhul. On ju?!

Rohekas-kollane jänku on jällegi minu tavapärase mustri järgi tehtud, kuid muutsin takõrvade asendit, katsetasin kikk-kõrvu. Välimus on üsna teine. Kuidas tundub, kas sobib nii ka?

Kauss, milles see jänes istub on samuti osa väljakutsest – midagi helmestest valmistet. Kasutasin Hama helmeid, ladusin nad muffini vormi ja pistsin ahju. Natuke rikkusin sellega oma vormi ära ja tulemus polnud ka päris ootuspärane. Ideed nägin kunagi kuskil Pinterestis. Noh, vähemalt proovisin.

Muffini.topsiümbris on Twinkie Chani mustri järgi. Mul pole ühtki kruusi, kuhu ta sobiks ja eriti tihti topsiga jooke ei osta ka, seega pidin ta klaasi ümber sobitama. Sinna istus üllatavalt hästi. Ma isegi ei tea, miks ma ta tegin, aga see muster oli 48h jooksul tasuta saadav, seega ma lihtsalt läksin vooluga kaasa. Üldiselt on ta ju päris tore. Keegi endale tahab?

Selle nuku suuremat õde peaks te olema näinud. Seekord kasutasin peenemat 100% orgaanilist puuvillast lõnga. Konks oli arvatavasti 1.75mm. Selle sai kingituseks väike täditütar. Nii temale kui ta emale paistis see väga meeldivat – minu heameel! ^_^

Järgmisena on näha üks tassialus, mu elu esimene. Tahtsin lithsalt proovida. Seisab igapäevaselt diivani kõrval lauakesel ja kasutan seda oma pisikese pooleliitrise teetassi all tihti. Tegin teise teistes toonides ka. Seegi vedeleb kuskil ning leiab aeg-ajalt kasutust. Lisaks meenub, et tegin neid emale veel terve 6se komplekti jõuludeks. Mustrit saab näha siin.

Amigurumi kaheksajalg oli kingitus tädipojale. Ema soov oli, et ta oleks eriti värviline ja mõnus käes hoida.

Smurf läks tollele samale kutile, kuigi valmis esimesest vähemalt aasta hiljem. Tõenäoliselt rohkemgi. Lisaks sellele valmis ka Papa Smurf ning Smurfiina on veel tulemas. See on tegelikult üks värskematest tegemistest siin. Nagu ka punamütsike-jänes ja elevants. Muster selline.

Karvane halli-vanaroosa värvi asi on pits-tekk. See on ülipehmest mõnusast lõngast. Hetkel seisab omanikuta, kui soovi, võib teada anda!

Punase-kullakarva ruut on veel üks tassialus. Sellel on veel korgist kiht sees, kuna vaja oli midagi eriti paksu. Mu arvutilaual on selline veider kate, mis kuuma tassi all kummaliseks läheb, õhuke alus ei olnud piisav. Ma ei leidnud praegu selle ruudu mustrit üles, kui keegi on näinud, andke teada! Tänud! (:

Fluffy Unicorn! Seda ükssarve on näinud kõik, kes on näinud multikat “Mina, supervaras”. Muster tuli lehelt Little Yarn Friends. Sulgede asemel kasutasin laka ja saba tegemiseks villaheiet ning paika sutskasin nad viltimisnõelaga. Tema istub tavaliselt Totoro kõrval mul.

Veel üks jänes – seekord lilla, virsikukarva kõrvaga.

Järgmine on päästekoer Nublu. Tegin selle, kui Päästeametis töötasin.

Muffin-karu oli kingitus sõbrale koolilõpetamise puhul. Mõned aastad vana on ta juba küll, aga postitanud vist seda siia ei ole. Tõenäoliselt põhjuseks jälle see kehv pilt.

Ja, üllatus-üllatus, veel üks jänes! Lilla, tellimustöö, ära kingitud.

Veel on kindlasti mõned sallid-kindad-mütsid, mille olen teinud ja ära kinkinud või kasutusse võtnud ilma pildistamata. Ja kindlasti midagi veel neile lisaks ka. Kui tekkis millegi kohta küsimusi või tahaks mõne asja kohta täpsemalt teada, andke teada. Ehk teen siis pikema postituse! (: