Sunday, December 16, 2012


Topo Gigio was the lead character of a children's puppet show on Italian and Spanish television in the early 1960s. The character, created by artist Maria Perego, debuted on Italian television in 1959 and has been customarily voiced by actor Giuseppe "Peppino" Mazzullo. The Italian nickname "Gigi" is a derivative of Luigi ("Louis"),[1] so Topo Gigio could be translated as Louie Mouse.

Monday, October 8, 2012


I made 3 accessories...
They are 3 headbands

First, A butterfly made from multicolour 100% cotton yarn, size approximately 2in.
Butterflies are deep and powerful representations of life.
Many cultures associate the butterfly with our souls.
The Christian religion sees the butterfly as a symbol of resurrection.
Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change, hope, and life.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

The gavel & the 'sound block' for judge :)

Hi, everyone
Today I have a gavel and "sound block" for judge.

Here is a little history:
The wooden mallet that a judge uses in court is called a gavel.
Judges have them as a symbol of authority and also a forceful signal - they hit the sound block with the gavel to signal that the court is in session. They also hit it when the court is adjourned, when a sentence is passed and to demand order and silence in the courtroom.
The gavel has been used to control meetings since the middle ages and there are rules for its use in 'Robert's Rules of Order'.
I made a gavel & sound block by my husband request. Yarns used light and dark brown.
Hook 3.5mm/E/4. The gavel & sound block sizes are as the same as real ones.
I made them probably in 3 hours.
You can purchase pattern gavel & 'sound blog' 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Crochet Little Bear on the Moon

Hi, everyone.
Do you think a bear can not sleep on the moon?
Sure he can. Anything is possible :)
 I finished my old wish "Crochet Little Bear on the Moon" .
I crocheted bear with "Divine" Patons yarn 50/50 acrylic and wood; moon with old yarn no name.
I used hook 6.00mm/ J/10 for both. Eyes and nose bought.
Size approximately 12in. bear and moon over 12in.
 The bear slightly groomed: brush and trim.

How did toy bears come to be named after President Theodore Roosevelt?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sakura - Cherry Blossom

Cherry blossoms are a symbolic flower of the spring,
a time of renewal, and the fleeting nature of life.
Their life is very short.
After their beauty peaks around two weeks, the blossoms start to fall.
During this season in Japan, people like to have cherry blossom parties with colleagues,
friends, and family.
A cherry blossom makes people merry.
They enjoy eating, drinking, and barbecuing underneath the cherry blossoms.
We call this custom hanami. Hanami literally means “watching blossoms,”
and the tradition can be traced back at least a thousand years.
We bring cooked meals, alcohol, snacks, and sweets, like a potluck party.
Schools and offices hold welcome parties during hanami,
a chance for people to bond and meet new friends.
From here:
Therefore, I decided it would a good gift for a friend.
Made from pink 100% cotton, beads, and floral green wire.
 Hook 1.65mm.

A little devil :)

My latest crochet toy is "A little devil"
I was feeling a little mischief and that came out.

Made from 100% cotton black, white, and red. Hook 1.65mm. It is approximately 2" tall.
From the tip of his horns, to the twist in his tail, he is all about ...
hard to tell what he is all about.
He is a cute little stinker who isn't quite sure what to make of Valentine's Day - but he certainly loves all the passionate kisses and steamy romance associated with it and he's ready for anyone.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

:) Love to Nature

Nature is a petrified magic city. Novalis

Nature’s wonderful garden in display
display of autumn colours in array
array of beauty to share in delight
delight of birds in a picturesque sight.
Sight of swans as they fly above the ground
ground that is covered by leafs as if gowned
gowned by a blanket of colourful hue
hue of earth moistened by a misty dew.
Dew that reflects sunlights shimmering light
light that wakes up into a morning bright
Bright is the dawn as a new day ascends
ascends to where the earth and heaven blends.
Nature and seasons in a divine bliss
bliss of life and beauty to reminisce.

T.J Grén

March 2016
My first attempt at writing a chained sonnet.
Copyright © Teppo Gren | Year Posted 2016

A plant crochet "Passion Purple".

Growing purple passion houseplants (Gynura aurantiaca) offers an unusual
and attractive houseplant for the brightly lit indoor area. The young purple passion plant has velvety leaves; thick, deep purple hairs on a green colored leaf and a cascading habit, making it perfect for an inside hanging basket. Purple passion houseplants have been used for indoor decoration for more than 200 years and grow wild in some southern areas. Purple passion plant stands out from other houseplants because its green leaves are covered in soft purple hairs, giving the plant a purple sheen (and it's the source of the plant's other common name: velvet plant). Purple passion plant has an upright habit when it's young, but becomes more spreading and almost vine-like as it matures. This makes it fun in hanging baskets, as well as trained up small trellises.
My latest work "Passion Purple".

Made for very good person.
Thank you author for pattern.

My teddy bear...

My little teddy bear...
Of course, little as 10 inches.
Crochet bear, knitting jacket.
This toy was a gift for a good person.

Thank Svetlana189 for pattern.
How did toy bears come to be named after President Theodore Roosevelt?

Monday, April 16, 2012

Yin & Yang crochet

This Simbol(Yin-Yang) represents the ancient Chinese understanding of how things work. The outer circle represents "everything", while the black and white shapes within the circle represent the interaction of two energies, called "yin" (black) and "yang" (white), which cause everything to happen.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Drakonchik - A little dragon

I am not good at sewing.
Inspirit by this dragon, I saw my first toy.
A dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits,
that features in the myths of many cultures.