Donnerstag, 19. Oktober 2017

Gehäkelte Kleidung/Crocheted Garment

 Es fing alles mit dem Garden Party Jacket von Crochetverse an. Inzwischen bin ich bei meinem dritten Kleidungsstück angekommen und ich muss sagen, nach anfänglichen Schwierigkeiten, was die Passform angeht, wird es immer besser mit den gehäkelten Kleidungsstücken.

It all began with Crochetverse's Garden Party Jacket. Meanwhile I crocheted my third piece of garment and after some beginner problems with shaping I really like how they turned out.

Kleidungsstück Nr. 2 war die Kram Cardi von KT & the Squid. Sie war super einfach zu häkeln mit einer tollen Anleitung und kommt mit dem Merino-Mischgarn von Schoeller Stahl toll raus. Einziger Fehler: Merinogarn bei 35°C Hitze verhäkeln macht keinen Spaß. ;)

The second piece was the Kram Cardi designed by KT & the Squid. Super easy to make with a great tutorial and it turned out lovely with the Merino Mix yarn by Schoeller Stahl. Only one mistake: Crocheting with merino yarn in 35°C is no fun. ;)

Ein großes Plus neben der Passform ist bei selbstgehäkelten Kleidungsstücken, dass man sie zu richtigen Einzelstücken machen kann, zum Beispiel durch ein paar schöne Knöpfe. Die Drachenknöpfe habe ich zum Beispiel online gefunden.

Another big plus besides the perfect fitting of handmade clothes is, that you can make the absolute OOAK pieces, for example by adding beautiful buttons. In found These Celtic dragon buttons online.

Bald geht's dann weiter mit Kleidungsstück Nr. 3, der Christel-Weste von Drops.

Stay stuned for Piece no 3, the Christel Vest by Drops.

Mittwoch, 18. Oktober 2017

Rainbows after the Rain CAL: Six!

Ich habe meinen Blog ganz schön vernachlässigt, aber nach vier Wochen ist es mal wieder Zeit für einen Post. Und so zeige ich euch hier meine fertigen Kissenvorder- und -Rückseiten mit den Mustern aus dem RAR CAL. Ich liebe sie!

ich neglected my blog for almost a month and it's time to share something with you, so here are my finished floor cushion fronts and backs from the RAR CAL patterns. LOVE them!

Donnerstag, 21. September 2017

Rainbows after the Rain CAL: Wheels of Time

Finally my 6th and last cushion cover panel is finished. This time I used the Wheels of Time Square from part 2 of the CAL. I had to add some rounds to the original pattern to make them the correct size. I love how the color combinations turned out in this one.

Now it's time to make pairs from the panels and join them into three floor cushion covers. I will use the stripe patterns from the Rainbows after the Rain CAL.

Donnerstag, 14. September 2017

Paint Party Friday: Transformation of an Owl

Last week I had fun with zentangling and while I was looking for patterns online I found some very cool zentangle animal drawings. So I took my owl drawing from August and......

...zentangled it. If that is a word. *LOL* Not 100% happy with it, but it was fun and a good start.

Linking to Paint Party Friday.

Mittwoch, 13. September 2017

Rainbows after the Rain CAL: Some Days are Diamonds

Sometimes playing around with colors and color placement is real fun. In this case I used the Some Days are Diamonds Square from the Rainbows after the Rain CAL. The color placement changes the pattern so much.

Color change in every round

Solid colors

And all the beauties joined for the 5th cushion panel.

Montag, 11. September 2017

Papierlaternen/Paper Lanterns

Für meinen Geburtstag bastle ich gerade an einigen Prototypen von Papierlaternen. Mein Geburtstag fällt dieses Jahr zufälligerweise mit dem indischen Lichterfest Diwali zusammen und man findet im Internet haufenweise Anleitungen für Papierlaternen in Vorbereitung für Diwali.

My birthday preparations include the making of some paper lantern prototypes. My birthday 2017 is at the same time then Diwali, the Indian festival of lights and you can find a lot of paper lantern templates online related to the preparations for Diwali.

Ich beleuchte die Laternen aufgrund der Brandgefahr mit LED-Teelichtern.

I illuminate the lanterns with LED lights to avoid the danger of fire.

In den schönen Herbstfarben passen sie super zu den Deckchen, die ich vor kurzem für den Anlass gehäkelt habe.

With the beautiful fall Colors, the lanterns match the doilies, I recently crocheted for table decorations.

Donnerstag, 7. September 2017

Paint Party Friday: Feathers and shading practice

Since I started drawing again some weeks ago, I need to practice some skills I've lost during my abscence. One of it is shading. I failed on these sea shells. *LOL* So I better get some more practice.

When I fail, I always try to get back onto comfortable terrain and do something simple, like graphic or abstract designs. I saw some beautiful zentangle feathers online and gave my own version a go. Feathers are small pieces of art, made by Mother Nature and decorating them makes them even more beautiful.

I tried my hand on leather feathers lately, too. After my first not so nice attempt I watched a lot of videos, got some new tools and had a look at the work of other leatherworkers and here is the second attempt. Still not perfect, but a big step forward.

Later I started another shading practice and it turned out way better on this maple leaf, but still room for improvement.

Linking to Paint Party Friday.