Friday, July 22, 2016

Big buttons bag

Hi my dears,
do you know, that I am mad about the buttons? :-)

Crochet buttons bag pattern by Vendula Maderska

Do you likw granny squares? I do! So I joined grannies and buttons and yes, I love this bag. It is big enough for shopping with my girls :-) Do you see? I am slowly getting back to my natual hair color :-) 

Crochet buttons bag pattern by Vendula Maderska

And yes, sometimes I am wearing a jeans, but it is not so often. I am still obsessed by wearing skirts :-)

Crochet buttons bag pattern by Vendula Maderska

And do you know what? We had a snow! 

Crochet buttons bag pattern by Vendula Maderska

....  in January

A little joke for Friday:-)

The testing of the pattern is almost finished, if you are interesting in it :-)

Have a wonderful weekend, my dears :-)

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Big decission


Hi my dears,
you know, every crocheter or knitter has own "number one" yarn. Well, I found "my star" long time ago. It is Kacenka by Nitarna Ceska Trebova, Czech production. I love this yarn for it's wonderful colors, 5 stars quality and it is certificated for children stuff under 3 years old. I really like this yarn in my hands - it is so pleasant and soft and did I tell you about these amazing colors? :-) I am pretty sure, that you know some of my creations made by Kacenka e.g. Rainbow purse, cat Lisa, Rainbow dogie, Emma - the owl, Little bear, Funny hens, Sweet Angel, Frankie - reindeer, Mermaid Francesca, White rabbit, the Fox and my original designs of crazy rainbow bag and rainbow tree and many other creations.











When I am designig and writing the patterns, I am always thinking about the yarn, you could work with too. I was still looking for the yarn, I will love and I could reccomend to you and you could buy it worldwide. Because I wanted to be sure, that you will be satisfied. And although I bought and tested many and many yarn and some were really good, Kacenka is still my star. I am tired of looking for something else... so I make a big decission! :-) Today I opened my small yarn shop on Etsy called Colorful Yarn Shop. I have to tell you, that I was thinking about it for years, that one day I could open a yarn shop. And today, it was that day :-) You know, I don't want to be a yarn seller, I am crochet designer, first of all. I love my work. I would not change anything, even if sometimes I am very sad and frustrated, when I see my work stolen and ..., but this is another story. The colorful world I am creating is an inseparable part of my life, my passion, it is me :-)








I opened this small yarn shop because my costumers and people inspired by my work - you :-) wrote me often, that you would like to use same material as I. I am really honoured and I decided to give you the opportunity to buy the yarn, I am using in my work. Although I try to use the yarn available worldwide, I still think, about Kacenka. Do you know that feeling? :-) Maybe in future, I could add another of my favorites :-)






So it is enough for today, I am pretty tired, but I am happy, that I took courrage and make it :-)  
It is half 12 PM, have to close my computer, because my household is calling meeee :-)

Have lovely Sunday, my dears!




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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Sweet owl

Hi my dears,
I am here with a new blog post, as I promised :-) So, I said, something new is on my hook :-) And as always not one thing, but I guess, you know it very well too :-). I promise, that I will write my owl hoodie cardi pattern, so I am working on it very intensively right now and when I need to make a little break I am testing my new bag pattern. I am really curious, how you will like it :-)

I just finished a testing of my new pattern - the Sweet owl.

Crochet owl by Vendula Maderska

I used a new stitch and I really like it! I don't know it's name and I don't care :-), but I am  pretty sure, you will see it on my other creations :-)

Crochet owl by Vendula Maderska

Well,  I have one more new. I was thinking about it for - oh several years LOL ! - I made my first video tutorial. I have no professional equipment, so really it was such a fun. And it is included in the pattern. I am so curious what you will say about it and I really hope, you will find it useful. So as you see - no lazy girl here :-)

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If you are interested in the pattern of my Sweet owl, you could buy it here:



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Main info about the pattern: Instant digital download, PDF file, English language, US terms

Needed material:
  • 5 ply/ 12 wpi/ fine yarn calls for 3,5 mm hook (US E hook)
  • hook 3 (5/0) and 3,5 mm (US E hook)
  • tapestry needle
  • common sewing thread and needle
  • 1 white button average 9 mm
  • 2 black buttons average 15 mm
  • toy filling
  • scissors
I used: 
Mix of cotton and acrylic yarn, Stone washed by Scheepjeswol, weight: Sport/ 5ply (12 wpi), Yardage: 130 m / 142 yds in (50g), Gauge: 24 stitches in 4 inch (10 cm).  You will need about 66 g of yarn totally.

Dimension of finished owl: 17 cm / 6,8 inch tall. Please remember, that the size of finished project depends on used material and your own style of crocheting.
 
Level of the pattern: intermediate
You should know, how to crochet: Chain (CH), Slip stitch (SlSt), Single crochet (SC), Half Double crochet (HDC), Double crochet (DC), Increasing (inc): 2 stitches in same stitch, Decreasing (dec): 2 stitches together, Front post double crochet (FpDC) - it is explained in the pattern.


If you will have some question before purchase or during process, don't hesitate and write me at vendula.maderska@gmail.com. You could also send me a picture of your finished projects :-)


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crochet owl by Vendula Maderska


Just summertime :-)

Hi my dears,
how are you enjoying the summer? I have to tell you, that I really loooove it! The smell and the colors of the summer are sooo awesome :-) And I am just writting new post for youuuuuuu, something new is on my hoooooook  





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Sunday, June 26, 2016

And what a fox said?

... And he went back to the fox:
'Goodbye,' he said.
'Goodbye,' said the fox. 'Now here is my secret, very simply: you can only see things clearly with your heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye.'
'What is essential is invisible to the eye,' repeated the little prince, so as to remember.
'It is the time you have wasted on your rose that makes your rose so important.'
'It is the time I have wasted on my rose...' repeated the little prince, so as to remember.
'People have forgotten this truth,' said the fox. 'But you must not forget. You become responsible, for ever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose.'
'I am responsible for my rose ...' the little prince repeated, so as to remember.

... the snatch from "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 


This book belongs to my favorite. I remember, that I understand it's meaning and depth when I was 24. The time is flying so fast. I still like it very much :-)

Well now, I made my own Little prince and his friend the Fox :-) And I really enjoyed it. So my dears, do you read this book? And what is your favorite?

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