End of the Year 2018

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Hello to all my readers.

The Christmas festive season is just around the corner and there is so much to do. I find this to be the busiest time of the year. So this means that I will not be posting any new posts until the new year 2019. I wish all my faithful readers and followers a great, blessed and happy Christmas and New Years.

For the new year I would like to try something different. I would like to have my readers give me the topics for the new posts. And any suggestions are welcome.

If anyone is looking for a specific topic, have questions that you need answered, drop me an email. I will do my best and write a post for you.

Here is my e-mail address: maxleibs@gmail.com

 

Many blessings for the Holidays.

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Crochet Granny Caddy

Hello everyone

I would love to show you all my latest project. This is a crochet granny caddy I made. Here is the link to the pattern: https://www.zhaya.de/downloads/craftergranny_EN.pdf

I was not able to understand the way I was to make the apron, so I did my own thing. But you might not have any problem with it like I did.

GO ahead and make this wonderful project. I am so glad I made them, in fact I am making a 3rd one.

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Do you…?

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Hello to all my readers.

I am very bad at keeping up with the posting of pages. I have never been good at that. I am terrible with corresponding and that goes for emails to friends, letters, and answering messages on my phone.

Today I wanted to share with you a Facebook group I have started that allows all types of people to join who do any type of handcraft. There is no limit to who can join and there is no catch.

All of those who knit, crochet, sew, paint, do carpentry, beading, decoupage, and/or draw can join. There are so many other handcrafts that I have not listed who may join too. I wanted to get away from the ‘knitters only’ or ‘crocheter only’ groups. It is time that all crafts mix.

Come join us, we need you.

Link: www.facebook.com/groups/thecrafterspagegroup

I hope you will join.

Thank you all.

The Knitted Dolls

I love these knitted dolls!! The patterns were written by Jean Greenhowe. I have 2 of her books which I bought from a secondhand store and after making the same dolls a few times, I decided to go online and see if I could buy a few more of these lovely knitted creation books. What I found out about this pattern author, is that she has retired and that her books are no longer in publication. So there is limited copies to purchase and over time they all will become collector’s items.

I am really having fun with making these and they are a selling hit!!!

If you are interested in knowing more about the books, drop me a message.

Mug Cozies

Are you not tired of your cup of hot beverage cooling down too quickly? Well, I am tired of that happening to my cup of goodness. So I thought about it and realized teapots have cozies for that very problem, why not make a cozy for my cup?

Here is a pattern I wrote up and I have been making these and selling them faster than I can make them. Hope you like the pattern. (I don’t usually write up patterns for others to use. So I hope you can understand the instructions.)

Basic Mug Cozy

Hook: 3.5mm

Wool: suitable for the hook

 

Pattern:

Ch46 sts.

In second ch from hook, hdc, and in remaining chs, hdc.

Ch2, Hdc across all sts for 12 rows.

13th Row: ch 17, hdc across.

Finish off.

I used the basic cozy and added different finishes to the basic base.

 

Me and My colours

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I love colours. They are everywhere. I can’t imagine a world without colour. 

Flowers, fabrics, cars and so much more.

Though there are so many colours, not every living organism can see the colours. Colour blind persons are limited to how their eyes perceive colour. Bees and other insects can’t see colour like we do.

Blue

My favourite colour is blue. Why blue? Here is why… I find it a calming colour. It reminds me of the ocean, sky and pools.

Blue is associated with depth and stability. It is a colour that symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Blue has medical benefits for the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. In heraldry, blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity. Avoid using blue when cooking or on food displays as it suppresses appetite. 

Another colour I like is purple

Here is why:

Purple

The colour purple makes me feel creative with a hint of mystery. I find that it mixes well with blue as it carries my cool, calm and relaxed theme.

Purple has been associated with royalty as it symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, ambition, wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic.

Purple can evoke feelings of romance, gloom and sad feelings. For some people it can cause them to become frustrated.

 

It is not a colour for everyone, but for me it is a perfect colour.

 

What are your favourite colours? You can have more than 1 – I know it is hard to decide as you have such a large selection to choose from. But comment below with yours, I am interested to find out who shares similar colours to me.

 

YouTube Time

I have a YouTube channel! I have posted crochet tutorials for left-handed crocheters. Come and have a look and let me know how you found them. Where they easy to follow? Where you able to understand what I was trying to explain and show? What other stitches would you like to learn? I am open to suggestions.

Enjoy!!!!!

My YouTube Channel

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Oh and don’t forget to subscribe! You will be notified when a new video is posted. 

Thank you all.

Roses

These roses are so lovely! The colours are amazing. Who would’ve thought that flowers can have such sharp thorns and yet look so delicate and beautiful?

These flowers were made like this by God for a reason. Why they have the sharp and painful with the bright happy colours, only God will know.

We are blessed to have such beauty to enjoy and treasure. Life is hard and painful at times, but there is always something positive amongst it all.