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.