Sunday, December 27, 2015

Amish puzzle ball - Мячик пазл

    Crochet Amish Puzzle Ball is an awesome toy for little hands and inquisitive minds.
 These puzzle balls look beautiful and are wonderful developmental toys for a baby who is just beginning to grasp with both hands. The many "handles" of the ball help the child build wrist strength and coordination. Plus, it rolls a very short distance if dropped, thus eliminating frustration of a bouncy ball that rolls hopelessly out of reach. It does roll a bit, however, encouraging the not-yet-crawling child to scoot over and grasp it again.
I used yarns with vivid colours because it was as Christmas gift for baby. Hook 6mm/G
Я использовала пряжу с очень ярками цветами, т.к. делала для ребенка.
Кр. 6мм. Размер трудно сказать.

Palm tree - Пальмачки

 Christmas gifts - Palm trees.
                       Green 100% cotton yarn, hook 1.65mm/6, brown chenille stems & wine cork.
                       Size approximately 4in tall.
 Пальмы сделаны на подарок. Зеленая пряжаб кр. 1.65мм, коричневая пушистая проволовка и
пробка из под вина. Размер примерно 10см.

The quintessential image of a tropical paradise, the palm tree is much more significant than you might think. At the sight of a palm tree, most people imagine a sunny beach setting — but these sturdy plants can also grow in a variety of other environments. Here are 10 things you may not have known about these tropical beauties: 
1. There are over 2,500 species of palm trees. The Arecaceae family of plants includes wonderfully diverse species found throughout the world, from the desert to the rainforest.  
Torbay Palm2. Not all palm trees are "trees," and not all plants called "palms" are truly palms. These evergreen plants can grow in the form of shrubs, trees or long, woody vines called lianas. Plants like the yucca palm, Torbay palm (pictured right), sago palm and traveler's palm are not part of the Arecaceae family. 
3. Palm trees have two different types of leaves: palmate and pinnate. Palmate leaves, like hands, grow in a bunch at the end of a stem. Pinnate leaves are like feathers, growing all along either side of a stem. 
4. Palm trees are important religious symbols.  In the Bible, the people of Jerusalem greeted a triumphant Jesus just one week before his death and resurrection, a tradition now known and celebrated as Palm Sunday the week before Easter. Palms are mentioned dozens of times in both the Bible and the Quran. In Judaism, palms represent peace and plenty. 
5. Lots of staples come from palm trees. Coconuts are an obvious product of palm trees, but did you know that dates, betel nuts and acai fruit all come from palm trees as well? Palm oil, as its name indicates, also comes from the fruit of the oil palm tree. 
6. Palms grow best in USDA Zones 8-10. You don't have to live in Florida or California to use large palm trees in your landscaping. Check out this handy guide to discerning the USDA's planting zone map to find out if the plants would be viable where you live. 

Starburst Hotpad - Подставка под горячее Звезда :)

Here is  another Christmas  gifts - Starburst hotpads.
Variety cotton yarns, hook 3mm/D.
Size approximately 6in.
Вот еще подарки - Подставка под горячее Звезда.
Разная х/б пряжа, кр. 3мм.
Размер примерно 20см.

A star is a luminous sphere of plasma held together by its own gravity.
The nearest star to Earth is the Sun.
Many other stars are visible to the naked eye from Earth during the night, appearing as a multitude of fixed luminous points in the sky due to their immense distance from Earth.
Historically, the most prominent stars were grouped into constellations and asterisms, the brightest of which gained proper names.
Astronomers have assembled star catalogues that identify the known stars and provide standardized stellar designations.
However, most of the stars in the Universe, including all stars outside our galaxy, the Milky Way, are invisible to the naked eye from Earth.
Indeed, most are invisible from Earth even through the most powerful telescopes.
This Star is going to shine in your kitchen :)
and you do not need any powerful telescope to see it.
Here is pattern:

Icicle Angels - Ангелочки Сосульки

Christmas gifts - Guardian Angels. 

A guardian angel is an angel that has been assigned to guard a particular person, especially with respect to helping that person avoid spiritual dangers and achieve salvation.
The angel may also help the person avoid physical dangers, particularly if this will help the person achieve salvation.
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White 100% cotton, hook 1.65mm/6, variety blue beads, 1 heart & 1 flower,
white chenille.
Size approximately 4in.
Ангел-Хранитель в христианстве — ангел, добрый дух, данный человеку Богом при крещении для помощи и руководства. По православным и католическим представлениям, ангел-хранитель невидимо находится при человеке на протяжении всей его жизни, если человек сохраняет в себе любовь к Богу и истинную веру перед Ним.
Белая пряжа 100% хлопок, кр. 1ю65мм, разные синии бусинки, 1 сердце & 1 цветок, 
белая пушистая проволовка.
Размер примерно 10см.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Little more old :)

Are you on diet? No sweets? Try with one :) It just might goes much easy
Just need to remember you can not eat this chocolate cakes.
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Monkey for 6-years-old boy.
Fun Monkey Facts for Kids
Check out our fun monkey facts for kids. Learn where monkeys live, how many different species there are, what they eat, how big they can be and much more. Read on and enjoy a wide variety of interesting information about monkeys.
  •  There are currently 264 known monkey species.
  • Monkeys can be divided into two groups, Old World monkeys that live in Africa and Asia, and New World monkeys that live in South America.
  •  A baboon is an example of an Old World monkey, while a marmoset is an example of a New World monkey.
  •  Apes are not monkeys.
  •  Some monkeys live on the ground, while others live in trees.
  •  Different monkey species eat a variety of foods, such as fruit, insects, flowers, leaves and reptiles.
  •  Most monkeys have tails.
  •  Groups of monkeys are known as a ‘tribe’, ‘troop’ or ‘mission’.
  •  The Pygmy Marmoset is the smallest type of monkey, with adults weighing between 120 and 140 grams.
  •  The Mandrill is the largest type of monkey, with adult males weighing up to 35 kg.
  •  Capuchin monkeys are believed to be one of the smartest New World monkey species. They have the ability to use tools, learn new skills and show various signs of self-awareness.
  •  Spider monkeys get their name because of their long arms, legs and tail.
  •  The monkey is the 9th animal that appears on the Chinese zodiac, appearing as the zodiac sign in 2016.
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    Pegasus crochet


    Pegasus (Ancient Greek: Πήγασος, Pḗgasos; Latin: Pegasus, Pegasos) is
    one of the best known creatures in Greek mythology.
    He is a winged divine stallion also known as a horse usually depicted as pure white in color.
    He was sired by Poseidon, in his role as horse-god, and foaled by the Gorgon Medusa.
    He was the brother of Chrysaor, born at a single birthing
    when his mother was decapitated by Perseus.
    Greco-Roman poets write about his ascent to heaven after his birth and his obeisance to Zeus, king of the gods, who instructed him to bring lightning and thunder from Olympus.
    Friend of the Muses, Pegasus is the creator of Hippocrene, the fountain on Mt. Helicon.
    He was captured by the Greek hero Bellerophon near the fountain Peirene with the help of Athena and Poseidon.
    ИзображениеPegasus allows the hero to ride him to defeat a monster, the Chimera, before realizing many other exploits. His rider, however, falls off his back trying to reach Mount Olympus.
    Zeus transformed him into the constellation Pegasus and placed him up in the sky.
    Hypotheses have been proposed regarding its relationship with the Muses, the gods Athena, Poseidon, Zeus, Apollo, and the hero Perseus.
    The symbolism of Pegasus varies with time.
    Symbol of wisdom and especially of fame from the Middle Ages until the Renaissance, he became one symbol of the poetry and the creator of sources in which the poets come to draw inspiration, particularly in the 19th century.
    Pegasus is the subject of a very rich iconography, especially through the ancient Greek pottery and paintings and sculptures of the Renaissance.

     Winged Pegasus Designer Direct Original Kathleen EarlyPattern available only from YarnArts!

    Crochet dog

    Interesting Facts About Dogs
    – There are more than 150 dog breeds, divided into 8 classes: sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy, non-sporting, herding, and miscellaneous.
    – According to a recent survey, the most popular name for a dog is Max. Other popular names include Molly, Sam, Zach, and Maggie.
    – Dogs can vary in size from a 36 inch (150+ lb.) Great Dane to a 2 lb. Chihuahua.
    – Puppies and kittens can be adopted as early as 8 weeks of age.  Until then, they should stay with their moms and littermates.

    Broom & Bride :)

    Crochet for my parents on 20 years married.

    ИзображениеWedding Traditions & Folklore
    Many of today's popular wedding ceremony and reception traditions can be traced to ancient Egyptian and European customs. These were often based on symbolism, superstition, folklore, religion, and even the belief that evil spirits could bring disease and death to newlyweds and crops, which was very important in many farm-based early cultures. Although the exact origin and usefulness of many of these early wedding traditions are not always clear, popular acceptance has allowed them to flourish. Besides, many of these wedding traditions are just plain fun!
    ИзображениеAccording to various sources, some of the early marriages were literally carried out by the Groom and his "Bridesmen" (or "Bridesknights") who would kidnap a woman (the origin of "carrying a Bride over the threshold") from another tribe! The Groom and his fellow conspirators would then fight off the female's family of tribesmen with swords held in their right hand while the Groom would hold the captured Bride in his left hand, which is the origin of why a Bride stands on the left side of the Groom at a wedding.
    ИзображениеAfter a successful capture, another politically correct practice was for the Groom to hide his new Bride for one month for mating purposes. It is said that the word "honeymoon" was created to describe this one month cycle of the moon when they would drink mead, which was a honey sweetened alcoholic brew that effects both sobriety and the acidity of the womb, thus increasing fertility.
    Beginning around 1000 A.D., marriages were often nothing more than trading chips used in bartering land, social status, political alliances, or money (no checks or credit cards were accepted) between families!
    The word, "Wedding" comes from the Anglo-Saxon word "wedd" that meant a man would marry a woman and pay the Bride's father.
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    Crochet Mister Oops & another christmas gifts :0

    Mister Oops for my husband :)


    Christmas gifts for family :)

    Изображение Random and interesting facts about cows

    At first glance, cows might seem to be simple animals, but they’re not! Cows are fascinating animals. For instance did you know that cows can smell something up to 6 miles away, or that cows can produce 125 lbs. of saliva in one day. Here’s a list of interesting facts:

    Crochet doily :)

    It was my dream to crochet this doily.
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    Many species of frog care for their offspring. For example some poison dart frogs lay their eggs on the forest floor so they can guard them and urinate on them to keep them moist.

    Facts about frogs

    • There are over 5,000 species of frog.
    • Frogs don’t need to drink water as they absorb it through their skin.
    • A frog’s call is unique to its species, and some frog calls can be heard up to a mile away.
    • Some frogs can jump over 20 times their own body length; that is like a human jumping 30m.
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    • Many species of frog care for their offspring. For example some poison dart frogs lay their eggs on the forest floor so they can guard them and urinate on them to keep them moist.
    • Females of some frog species keep a regular check on their offspring (tadpoles) and if food becomes scarce she will deposit unfertilised eggs for them to eat.
    • Asian tree frogs build nests in trees above water so that when the tadpoles hatch they fall directly into the water.
    • Due to their permeable skin, typically biphastic life (aquatic larvae and terrestrial adults), and mid-position in the food web frogs and other amphibians are excellent biological indicators of the wider health of ecosystems.
    • Since Pictish times, the frog has been considered lucky in Scotland. This is why stone frogs are commonly kept in gardens and often given as housewarming gifts.
    • In Egypt the frog is the symbol of life and fertility, and in Egyptian mythology Heget is a frog-goddess who represents fertility

    Some old crochet toys :)

    2 gifts for me and my husband by Chinese year of mouse :) size about 1in.
    2) Lucky crochet for order. This basset hound can sit and stay. Size about 4 in.
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    ИзображениеTweety, also known as Tweety Pie and Tweety Bird, is a yellow canary in the Looney Tunes series. Tweety Bird appeared in 42 cartoons in the Golden Age.
    Tweety made his first appearance in 1942 in a cartoon entitled A Tale Of Two Kitties, directed by Bob Clampett, but was not paired with Sylvester The Cat until five years later. The 1947 cartoon Tweetie Pie pitted them against each other for the first time. The cartoon, which won an Academy Award, was the start of many short cartoons to come.
    ИзображениеTweety appears to be an innocent little bird. Although he seems naïve, he is clever enough to constantly outsmart Sylvester the cat. He is a yellow canary that has a somewhat large head. His temper was at first short, and was often angry. As his character progressed, he became more calmer. In A Tale Of Two Kitties, Tweety's speech is strange, as he mispronounces many words, such as "pussy cat" (which he says as "puddy tat"). Tweety's name was originally Orson, but this was soon changed, as his current name was already presented in his second cartoon, Birdy and the Beast(1944). Tweety had initially been portrayed simply as a (wild) birdling whose species had not yet been specified, and was shown to reside in an outdoor nest high in a tree. After those several portrayals, it was only till 1947 when he had his first domestic role and his first human interaction in Tweetie Pie, of which would become the most noted portrayal of the character (However even then, he would still be shown residing in an outdoor nest in later shorts). Tweety lives in a birdcage located in Granny's house. Granny is overprotective of Tweety and keeps Sylvester away from her prized bird.

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    Gift for My Hairdresser :) ... Подарок для Парикмахера :)

    Have you ever asked yourself: What can you give to your hairdresser as gift?
    I decided to crochet something for my hairdresser. Earrings as a pair of scissors were easy to make then any other stuff used by hairdresser. Size approximately half inch.
    100% white cotton yarn.
    Approximately price $10.00 also depend on time frame.

     Вот у вас есть постоянный парикмахер и вы хотите ей что-то подарить особенное.
    Я решила связать что-нибудь из того что парикмахены используют.
    Решала буду вязать ножницы сережки :)
    Размер примерно 1см.
    Нитки 100% белый хлопок.


    Cute Fluffy Owl ... Пушистая Замечательная Сова

    I made this owl to cheer up one good person who loves owls.

    Thursday, March 12, 2015

    Cherry Jewelry... Crochet Cherry Jewelry

    This Cherry Jewelry set is fully hand crocheted. This is a unique and exceptionally beautiful jewelry. Perfect for any day or occasions

    Crochet dolphin & cat - keychains :)

    I had more crochet keychains in order :)
    Grey Cat & Grey Dolphin
    Size approximately 1in.
    Price $7.00 varied from size & time frame.
    The domestic cat (Latin: Felis catus) or the feral cat (Latin: Felis silvestris catus) is a small, typically furry, carnivorous mammal. They are often called house cats when kept as indoor pets or simply cats when there is no need to distinguish them from other felids and felines. Cats are often valued by humans for companionship and for their ability to hunt vermin. There are more than 70 cat breeds; different associations proclaim different numbers according to their standards.


    Saturday, February 21, 2015

    Hydrangea in a pot - Christmas gift

    Made from felt.
    Size approximately 3-4inches.
    I took from here pattern.

    With immense flower heads, hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist. Colors also beguile with clear blues, vibrant pinks, frosty whites, lavender, and rose—sometimes all blooming on the same plant!
    The colors of some hydrangeas—especially mophead and lacecap—can change color based on the soil pH, which affects relative availability of aluminum ions. Acidic soils with a pH of less than 5.5 produce blue flowers; soils with a pH greater than 5.5 product pink flowers. White flowers are not affected by pH.
    Unrivaled in the shrub world, these elegant ladies are easy to cultivate, tolerate almost any soil, and produce flowers in mid-summer through fall (when little else may be in bloom). Hydrangeas are excellent for a range of garden sites from group plantings to shrub borders to containers.

    From here: