About me


Hi there :-),

it is so nice, you would like to know something about me. I feel really honored. Thank you! My name is Vendula and Magic with hook and needles is my beloved magical world of crochet designs. It is not only my work - it is my hobby, passion of my life and my life :-). My friends call me Vendulka. You could see this name " Made with love, Vendulka " on the stamp on my pictures. I have two girls - these little miracles, my rainbow fairies - they give a sence of my life... And yes, all can not be possible without my hubby, because of him, I have these two miracles and because he belives in my dreams...

I do knitting from my childhood. This is me and my mom on the side and her friend in the middle, when I was 12 years old. And of course, the sweater I am wearing, I made by myself :-) Do you see these width sleeves? :-) Hihihihi. My mommy has teached me how to knitting and crocheting - without exactly terminology, without videos, internet and patterns. I just made, what she made - from mommy to her daughters <3 And if there was some mistake? So my dear, try it one or two or... times. Patience and precision training :-) Today I am so grateful for it. And this stayed inside of me. If you would like to create something? No drama, just take your hook or needles, find the patience and precision inside of you and do it :-) And now I see, that my creativity and precision is hidden in my girls too. They made so wonderful creations from paper. Always I am so amazed and so grateful again... <3

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I had to tell, that I loved needles more. The beauty of crocheting I found after my first daughter was born. True reason? She was really tiny girl and every hat was bad for her. So I took  a hook and tryied it over and over, until she had a hat, which suited her well :-) And in the meantime I falled in love with crocheting. I loved it's freedom. You could take it everywhere with you. The way you could use the colors and everything. It is different as knitting, you just looking after one stitch, ooooh! :-) I really admired and enjoyed these quiet  time with me and my hook. 

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With my Sunny :-)

With all of my work I am trying to break the cliché, that the crocheting is boring and outdated technique. I like to show that the crocheting can be funny, colorful, fashionable and cool. I am using many details in my work and sometimes making the details take me same time as crocheting of the main part :-)... But I think that small detail can change something ordinary to something special. It's same like in the life - just depends on the details :-) My patterns are written very in detail, because I really would like to the final creations will be nice, that the people would be satisfied with the final work, know something new and be proud on oneself, that they made it by their own hands. Would you like to see a gallery of finished projects came out from my patterns? Just click here or here :-)

I belive in power of the colors and that the colors could bright your days. Therefore is all my work so colorful ..:-)

Vendula Maderska


What you could find on my blog ?
Well, I just love to write this blog. It is like my own personal candy shop, my diary... :-) It is a gallery of my work and some small fragments of my life too, because I can not select it. If you like my patterns and you would like to buy some of them, please visit my Etsy shop: www.vendulkam.etsy.com or another shops, I am on Ravelry, Craftsy, Dawanda. You could buy some patterns directly on the blog too. You wrote me, that it will be easier for you to find the patterns, so I added the options for buying the patterns directly from my blog too.  Thank you very much for your support. Even I added some buying options here, I would wish, this blog would still stay as my creative diary more then shop :-)

Do you like free patterns?
I do! :-) Just click here, there are some of my free crochet patterns and tutorials waiting for you to make it :-)

Closing 
... I really would wish, you will feel like at home here. I wish, that the positive energy, I am making all my designs with, "jump" to you through the screen and lights up your day. 

Yours,
Vendulka from Magic with hook and needles

P.S. I am still in little fight with my English. I appologize for mistakes in grammar. I am trying to work on it every day! Thank you for your patience with me :-)

Vendula Maderska


Update:

September 9, 2014:

Some of my favorite and important pictures and little stories from my life :-)

Pepik
At this picture - it is me and parrot, which I found in winter in front of my grandparents house, when I was 4 years old. It was cold, the snow everywhere and in the middle of the garden, there he was, sitting and watching on me. He probably flew from someone. And my grandparents - they rescued him and took care of him for next 25 years. His name was Pepik. He was soo funny :-), he sung some songs, and grumbled when the light was on and he wanted to sleep. He was riding on the stick like on the scooter. When I came to him and whispered him about his beauty - he always begun spread out his wings :-) Oh, I loved this little guy !

with Pepik

History of my patchwork crocheting
In past, before I became a crochet designer I made many many hats fitting directly to clothes as a custom orders. You could see some of them in this gallery. I remember every hat I made. It was great for practicing and improving not only my crocheting, but designing also. And one of the request was to make a hat to fit to patchwork tunic... I looooove patchwork. But I can not sewing at that time. And I told to myself, so if they could sew it, why I can not crochet it? :-) It is maybe 6 years ago and I still remember the beautiful little girl, I was making the hat for. Her name was Valinka.

And I think, that something inside of me changed after I made this hat. I started to thinking about my crocheting directly by different way and I really desired to find my own way.... Not to fit the hats to someone designs, but make my own designs :-) So I have to thanks to Valinka and her mommy, who gave the trust to me and thanks them I could begun spread out my wings like Pepik :-)

This is my first patchwork hat with my first patchwork heart. I never forget it this creation. This hat changed everything :-)




... and can not forget of the patchwork heart, which became my sign :-)



Thank you very much for your visits, for your e-mails and comments 

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31 comments:

  1. Your creations stir my heart! They are full of fun and joy, with all the beautiful colors and your creative genius! What a gift you have! I am so grateful you share it with us all. Thank you! kathleen

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    1. Thank you very much for your nice words, Kathleen :-)

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  2. Dear Vendulka, I love your work and your patterns! Your colorful work is such an inspiration and makes me smile!
    I wrote about you on my blog today:
    http://kreativhaekelblog.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/magic-with-hooks-and-needles-blog-anleitungen-inspiration/
    Karin

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    1. Thank you very much, Karin! I know - a little bit delay.... Please forgive me it... :-) Send you many greetings, Vendulka

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  3. i love your creations a lot at the first time, and they are so inspiring!! and i agree that crochet is not outdated :) i love the free patterns, it easy to read. i'll make one of them ASAP. thank you :)

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  4. You are a big inspiration with all your creativity and the way you dare to use colours! I just love your creations and how you decorate them with buttons and more. Keep going strong!!!

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  5. I have enjoyed your designs...like you I love color! I learned crochet when I was 9 years old from my grandma ... and I leaned knitting but I really don't like it... (oh please you knitting lovers don't hate me :))) I really love your site ... its really an inspiration... You are really talented! Big hug! Kassia

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  6. Magic with hook, needles and colour! You rock Vendulka!

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  7. I wanted to buy your cute chicken pattern, but says your address is no longer working when I try and click on your patterns. Is there anyway I can buy that pattern??

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    1. Hi there, thank you very much for your interest of my patterns. Here you could find my patterns store: http://vendulkam.etsy.com
      Kind regards, Vendula

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  8. God has given you amazing talent! Thank you for blessing us with it :)

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  9. Hi my dears, I looked here on this page and there is so many new messages. I am sooooo happy for that! Thank you so much :-)

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  10. Felicidades Vendulka, estar en tu pagina es una bendición , gracias por la generosidad de compartir tu talento , que Dios te bendiga y siga creando mas maravillas.Marta.

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    1. Thank you so much Marta :-) It is beginning of 2016 and I still love it! I am very glad, that you like my work too :-)

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  11. Hi I have been crochet the flower cardigan but now I don't know how you make the edge were I will put buttons later.... and in the end of the cardigans do you have any end there or?

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    1. Hi Johanna, sorry for my late answer :-) I guess, you solved it alone :-) but to do it right: I made the scallop edge, the button hole will form in the hole from scallop edge. So there is no special button hole.

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  12. Love love love everything you crochet!!!! Amazing and utterly beautiful. U are a star! Ingrid

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    1. Thank you soooo much Ingrid :-) Oh a star - it is a strong world, but thank youuuuuuuuuuuuu :-)

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  13. Hi Vendula Can you contact me on e-post susanneljung@outlook.com I have a question I have to ask for a Swedish translation of a pattern of yours. I can´t get thru in this way Sincerely Susanne

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  14. Merveilleux site , merci beaucoup , je le découvre :)

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  15. Ti ho scoperta per caso. Grazie mille per le belle e allegre ispirazioni,
    tornerò a trovarti spesso...
    Per ora auguri di Buon Natale, Mariapia

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  16. I love your flower cardigan pattern. Is this available in smaller sizes than 3.

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    1. Hi there, thank you for your comment. I ma sorry I wrote and tested only 3 and 5 years size. Vendula

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  17. Hi Vendulka. Love your creations! I made the flower cardigan using left over worsted weight yarn. I did not check the gauge and it came out much too big for my slim, 4-year old niece. My fault! I am going to overlap the front edges to make it fit since I don't want to start all over again. Do you have a creative suggestion for me on how to close the front if it is overlapped since I won't be able to use the crocheted edge for the button holes? I was thinking of large snaps or Velcro with big flowers or large colorful buttons just for decoration? Make it look like a double-breasted coat? Thank you for any help you can give!...elaine. (you may email me at nybennie@aol.com)

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  18. Hi, I just wanted to say how much I love your work and your choice of colours makes It all even more "alive". Pozdrav iz Hrvatske!!!

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  19. I love the parrot story! Looks like a Cockatiel? In any case, soooo many years with a parrot that just arrived at their home... a bit meant to be, eh? The colours of your work are stunning and I can see it is made with so much dedication. I will definitely make a few of your patterns. Thanks!

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