Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Baking/Leipomista

Hello,

I wanted to show something different from what I've shared before. We had relatives visiting few days ago and of course we baked a lot off delicious stuff. It's a tradition in our family to bake few big gingerbreads and every year we have a competition and winner gets a gingerbread.
This year they turned out as snowmen.Probably I'm not the best decorater in the world, but I know that this little fellow tasted great!

Terkkuja vaan kaikille,
Tein siskojen kanssa muutama päivä sitten pipareita, kun tuli sukulaisia kylään. Meillä on ollut tapana leipoa jättipipareita arvauskisan palkinnoiksi jo useampana vuonna. Ehkä mä en oo maailman paras koristelemaan pipareita, mutta sen voin kyllä sanoo, että tää pipari maistui mahtavalta. :0)

-Minttusuklaa-

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Kawaii fruits *free pattern*

Snowy greetings for everyone!My internet wasn't working and thus I had nothing to do, but crochet... I wanted to do something quick for my friends and started to crochet. And these little cute fruits were the result. First I thought that maybe I don't need the pattern for later use, but then I decide to write it down. To make these little fellows you need:
DK yarn
Hook size 3.5mm
Stuffing
Felt
Needle

And of course the pattern (Click to get it larger):

Cut a little round piece of felt. Sew it on your fruit and embroider the face. The cord I made is just a chain sticthes and an sc:s attached to the head.

Happy crocheting!

Terve vaan kaikille. Mulla ei netti toiminut viikonloppuna kunnolla joten jäi aikaa virkata ja väsätä kaikkea kivaa. Mietin mitä haluaisin antaa kavereille ja tällaiset pikkupalleroiset syntyivät hetkessä.

-Minttusuklaa-

Monday, November 29, 2010

Lil monkey

Snowy greeting for everybody!

This is my newest addition to my Mint Village. Little Snowy,
First she was supposed to be a cow (honestly she was) but somehow she didn't look like a cow so I decided to turn her to a monkey instead. I think she still needs a friend, so probably I'm gonna make her a knitted friend.
Tässä on pikkuapina, joka on ollut valmis jo pitkään, mutta vasta nyt pääsi esittäytymään. Valmistui nopeasti, vaikka ohjetta ei ollut. Ekaksi hänestä piti tulla lehmä, mutta pää jäi liian pieneksi/vartalo liian isoksi, joten lopputuloksena olikin apina.

_Minttusuklaa_


Monday, November 15, 2010

Secret projects...

Hello,
It's the time of the year, when my friends and sisters have their birthdays. And I've been busy knitting and thinking what to give them. (I've also thought about how to hide already made presents... My schoolbag is one of the best places). I'll post photos later (i.e. birthday present is a suprise...)Emoticon

-Minttusuklaa-

Sunday, October 31, 2010

One lazy blogger/Yksi laiska bloggaaja

Once upon a time there was a lazy blogger called Minttusuklaa. Who said always that she was busy with her studying. But actually her hands were workin

g on a project.. Hopefully she'll get it ready by X-mas.

btw sorry for the bad picutre. Lazy blogger didn't have her batteries in camere...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Quick update

Hello,

I've had a busy week and haven't had time to knit:o( I've made a list (again) what I have to do before winter. I just realized that I need new mittens... The mornings are already really cold here. Autumn's finally here and leaves are turning red and yellow. All trees are really pretty now. It's too boring that it's going to end soon.

Warm hugs!
-Minttusuklaa-

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Onigiris/Onigireja

Hello,
To be honest, I've never eaten onigiris. Just sushi ^_^ but still I decided to try making some. And suddenly I had 3 kawaii onigiris. Real onigiris are made out of rice, but these are made out of yarn, but I bet they're still delicious. It took about 20 minutes to crhochet one, so this was really quick little project. Hopefully these little rice balls will find a good new backpac to hang. (Now they're hanging on my curtain, but I don't think they'll stay there)Päätinpä tehdä japanilaisia riisipallosia, onigireja. En tosin ole ikinä syönyt muuta japanilaista kuin sushia, mutta näistä veitikoista tuli aivan älyttömän söpöjä. Yhden pallon virkkaamiseen meni vain noin 20 min, joten projekti oli helppo ja nopea. Toivottavasti löytyy jostain jokin mukava reppu, johon nämä kaverit pääsevät roikkuimmaan.Smiley

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Updates

Hello,
this is just a quick update. Because I don't what to knit next, so I don't have any pics. I think my friends would love to have gloves or something like that, but I don't have enough yarn. Or I could make a hat, but then I should buy bigger needles. Isn't life sometimes hard to a knitter, whose stash is full of yarn, and has all the needles all the time on her table?

-Minttusuklaa-

p.s. Maybe I should just go outside and enjoy the good weather we have here?

Friday, September 17, 2010

Dolls/Nukkeja

Hello,
today is rainig... I don't like it, even thoug autumn is really nice. I did some cleaning after school and found batteries. So now I can share these with you:
On left, there's a knitted girl. I found the pattern free online, but I don't know where's the link for pattern. I just remember that the designer was Debbie Bliss.
On righ is my BOB Dalton (the little cousin of the Daltons in Lucky Luke) and the reward money was a lot. He was specielized in ice cream, but then he lost his memories and now he's a good guy. And my mom's ice cream is safe in the freezer. LOL...

The pattern is my own and super easy, I had some extra striped fabric so I decided to make something useful from it. I had some old skin colour fabric and I knew that those fabrics wanted to be a doll. Also my lil sis loved him and wanted to make one for her too. ^_^

Heippa taas! Mä siivosin tänään sadepäivän iloksi ja löysin jostain pari patteria, tungin kameraan ja sain muutaman kuvan otettua. Vasemmalla on neulottu nukke, jonka ohje oli ilmaisena netissä. En muista linkkiä, mutta ohje oli Debbie Blissin.
Oikealla on sitten Bob Dalton, joka ei varmaan esittelyjä tarvitse. Kuuluisa jätskirosmo, mutta menetti muistinsa ja nyt on kunnon kansalainen. Ohje on oma ja jopa niin simppeli, että 5v sai aikaiseksi tehtyä itselleen.

Happy rainy days!

-
Minttusuklaa-

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Autmn's here

Hello,
Ok, this is just a quick update. I'm still alive... I began my studies in university and the first week is over. I really like, it's different from High school, but I guess I'll get used to it.
I've finished 2 dolls and started a cat, but I ran out of batteries (AGAIN).

More later!

-Minttusuklaa-

p.s. did you like my turtle pattern?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

*Amiga Turtle* (free pattern)

Hello!

I finished my new pattern. Yahoo!! ^_^ This is little turtle called Amiga. I tried to make a chart as a pattern, so let me know if you like the picture better than a written version. I think reading pics is bit difficult, so I wanted to make an easy pattern to follow...
You need: Oddments of green (I used all my odd balls from stash, that's every piece is different colour)
Crochet hook to match yarns (I used size 3mm)Stuffing























And now for the pattern: (Click the picture to get it larger). The pattern isn't tested and this is really my first chart, sp if you find any errors pls let me know.

Hope you enjoy crocheting your own turtle!!

-Minttusuklaa-

Monday, August 30, 2010

Oddies/Outouksia

Hello,

These are not ready yet. On left is my new pattern (I'm learning how to draw a pattern...) And on right is a ragdoll.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Little Neko

Hello,
I went and bought the worst batteries ever, but I still managed to get the pics! So here is my little cat! I love her little miniskirt. It's just fab...If I make a similar cat again, I need to work with arms and legs. They look a bit stupid I think... Smaller ones could do better. And as a random fact about her: (she doesn't have a tail...But don't tell her)

Tässä nyt on kuva siitä kissasta, jonka lupasin. Ostin kameraan laaduttomat patterit, kun halvalla sai... No Seuraavan kerran paremmat.
Hugs!
-Minttusuklaa-

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Back to business

Hello!!!
Finally I'm able to do some posting!! I've been busy (well to be honest, I've been busy being lazy). During the whole summer I've just sewn a lot. Even though the skirt I made, well I washed it in high temperature so... You can guess the result... I finished a crocheted cat yesterday, I'll probably share the pattern, if I still can read my notes.And also I went shopping more yarn and they had sale. I bought yarn that I've wanted to buy (but couldn't afford) I bought even a skein of yarn made out of corn. It's really soft.

Hellokaa!No lopulta saan taas postattua jotain. Mulla on ollut superkiire laiskotella enkä ole oikein saanut aikaiseksi mitään. Ommellut tietysti ja käynyt treeneissä, joita on ollut paljooooon. Hame jonka mä onpelin oli super hieno, mutta joku ei lukenut kankaanpesuohjeita vaan pisti liian kuumaan ja lopputuloksen voi arvata... Sain kissan virkattua loppuun ja jos sään omista muistiinpanoista selvää, niin saatan jopa postata ohjeen.
Kävin Menitassa alessa ja ostin Mambo ja maissilankaa. Saa nähä mitä niistä nyt syntyy...

-Minttusuklaa-

Saturday, July 10, 2010

summer greetings

Hello! ^_^

I've been busy sewing!!! Again...I've finally finished the skirt and my hooded jacket! I don't remember when was the last time I've done so many clothes in a row. Normally I just knit and crochet amigurumi. I wish I could share the pics with you, but I don't have batteries for my camera...I need to go shopping. I've also bought new yarn and hopefully I'll get my zillion unfinished knitting projects done.

'Til I get the batteries
-Minttusuklaa-

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Graduation gift/Yo-lahja

This is what I got as a gift when I graduated from high school this spring!
It wa ssuper expensive, but it's really useful. I really REALLY LOOOOOOVEEEE it. It's easy to use and the model (BERNINA 800DL) is simple and instructions are good, so even I can understand them. :0) I've already tried it, and I used the striped fabric (in my last post) to make a top.
I have already dozens of fabrics I want to sew. So now I'm just waiting for next rainy day. Tässä on mun ylioppilaslahja; uusi saumuri ja vieläpä Bernina!! Oli kyllä kallis, mutta toivottavasti hintansa arvoinen. Malli (Bernina 800DL) on tosi simppeli ja helppo käyttää. Langotus käy hyvin ja ohjeet on riittävän selkeet. Mä en edes muista milloin viimeksi ompelin, mutta nyt varmaan tulee postattua lisää trikootöistä. ^_^ Mulla on puolet edellisen postauksen kankaista silti käyttämättä, joten nyt vaan odotetaan seuraavaa sadepäivää!

Thank you Dad!


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Little Bunny

Hi,
This is what I've got: The little bunny I was doing. He doesn't have a name yet. ^_^

And some new fabrics: White is for dress, striped is for shirt, blue ones: one for dress, one for a hooded jacket and for a bolero (which is already done, I finished it today and it's really PRETTY) and the yellow is for skirt.
Hugs!

-Minttusuklaa-

Friday, June 18, 2010

Not yet finished/Ei vielä valmiita

Hello again,
I've been busy...Planning, what to do this summer. I guess I have list that is about a mile. I've checked almost every magazine I have and marked what I want to do. Now I just have to decide where I should start. I want sew clothes, bags, Tilda toys etc. and knit a lot. And design few new patterns. ^_^But here is what I've done so far: one unfinished bunny and one unfinished doll:

Hugs!
-Minttusuklaa-

Kesä on alkanut kiireisesti ja onneksi olen saanut kaikki pääsykokeet tehtyä. Aloitin suunnittelemaan, mitä kaikkea aion kesällä tehdä ja listasta tuli vähintään kilometrin mittainen. Pläräsin kaikki (melkein kaikki) vanhat käsityölehdet läpit ja listasin, mitä kaikkea olisikaan kiva tehdä. Ajattelin ommella ja neuloa ja tehdä kaikkea kivaa.

Terkuin:
Minttusuklaa

Monday, June 14, 2010

I'm back!!!

Hello again!!!
My summer break has started and I survived high school!!!! So I decided to start again blogging!

-Minttusuklaa-

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Blogging break

Hi all,
I finished my high school now and I'm reading for my entarnce examen. So I'm planning to have a little break in blogging since I don't have time to make anything. I promise to post, if I get something new done.
Happy spring!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Since forever...

It's been almost forever since I last posted. (Again...) I've had my final examenes in past two weeks and tomorrow is the last one. So I'll promise to post more soon...

Monday, March 8, 2010

Pics of somtehing new


This is something I made for my teacher and she's still missing clothes...

Monday, March 1, 2010

March ideas

Well,
it's a new month again. How time flies(it's a cliche, but just so true (^_^) I have few good ideas for future and cuurently I'm knitting a bunny and thinking about a good idea for a new pattern. But first of all I have to study for my finals. Just few more months and high school is OVER!!!!!!!!!
I'm thinking about something that is somehow related to graduation, but I don't know what to knit.
Hopefully I get a good idea soon.

Hugs
-Minttusuklaa-

Friday, February 26, 2010

New things/Uusia asioita

Hello again!
I feel like it's been forever since I posted here(well it's just been about 2 weeks), but so much has happened. My mum took me shopping yesterday and this is what I found:Aren't these hooks justa adorable? I just love, love, love them! The colours are just amazing. They cost just about 3dollars and are totally worth it. ^_^
You can also see a basket I crocheted few days ago as a part of my feb craft-along thing. It's probably my fave. LOL!
Also I got a cift card to craft shop as a birhtday present (my bd is in July, so this is a late present @_@)
With snowy and crafty greetings:
-a little snowlady-

Tuntuu, että olisi taas iäisyys siitä, että olen viimeiksi postannut täälä blogosfäärissä. Opiskelu tuntuu vievän kaiken ajan. Projekteja on koko ajan kesken ja tuntuu että YO-kirjotukset vie kaiken ajan, nytkin pitäisi olla lukemassa bilsaa.
Äidin kanssa löysin Anttilasta superhalvalla aivan mahtavat virkkuukoukut, eikä ne olleet edes kalliit. Muutaman hassun euron. JAHUUUUU!!!
Sitten ostin myöhästyneeksi synttärilahjaksi itselleni erilaisia helmiä, jos vaikka saisi korun aikaiseksi joku päivä...

Terkuin
-piskuin lumityttö-

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy valentine!

Happy valentine for everyone!

Hyvää ystävänpäivää kaikille!

Ps. My valentine project was to help my friends to accomplish their sewn hooded jackets!

Monday, February 8, 2010

7th project

Okay,
camera is still somewhere... But I made a little green octopus. And I'm starting to crohcet a little duck.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

2nd and 3rd

I made to little baskets, but I couldn't find the camera. So I'll post the pictures later.

_MinttuS_

Monday, February 1, 2010

1st/ykkönen


The first project of February! This is the first owl I've ever made and I think he's super cute.

-Minttusklaa-

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Daily Project

Hi,
I decided to (try) make a project in every day of February, called a daily project challenge! I've already decided what things I want to make, and I hope I'll be able to accomplish most of them.
With snowy wishes!
-Minttusuklaa-

Sunday, January 17, 2010

First finished 2010!/Ekat projektit

Drumroll please, ' cause here they are my first fnished projects of 2010!
Little bunny and a black apple doll!
Pattern for bunny is from Debbie Bliss's book, called Toy Knit and
pattern for the doll is here.

Hurraa! Tässä on vuoden 2010 ekat valmiit projektit!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Digital scrapbooking/digi-skräppäystä

I found this great site and of course I had try a little. (I was supposed to do my physics)This is my first attempt to digital scrapbooking:
It's not perfect, but I just love it!!!!!!!

P.s. The cute guy in the picture is my 3-month old little bro. He has just as much hair and that same cute smile.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

In search of ideas...

Well,
I've finished a lot of stuff now. And my mind is completely blank, so I really need few ideas what to do next. I've thought about knitting something for my 3-months old little bro or starting a new pair of socks for my sis. But I'm not sure. Do you have any good ideas?

And surprisingly I haven't still found the camera for the pictures. LOL!

Monday, January 11, 2010

New projects

Hello, and happy this year!

My Christmas was super busy, we visited both our grandparents and I ate a lot of good food. In Finland we usually eat ham, rice porridge, gingerbreads and herring/salmon for christmas. I'm glad I still had time to do some knitting. I've knitted a hat (Actually two) and I finsihed a little rabbbit yesterday. I'm going to post photos soon, but I haven't found my lil bro's camera yet.
My school stared last thursday and I'm busy doing math and biology. I also started to study for my university entrance examen, which is in may.

Joulunaika oli tosi kiireistä, me oltiin molemmilla isovanhemilla kyläilemässä ja tuli syötyä paljon hyvää ruokaa. Kinkku on tosi hyvää, mutta laatikot minä jätän suosillla edelleen syömättä. Mä oon tosi tyytyväinen, että kerkesin neuloa edes vähän. Sain aikaseksi pari hattua ja eilen väsäsin taas yhden iäisyysprojektin loppuun.
Koulu alkoi torstaina ja nyt on sit taas äikkää, matikkaa ja bilsaa. Aloitin jo itse asiassa pääsykokeisiin lukemiseen.

-Minttusuklaa-