Day Zero Project

What?
I accidentally came across a post about the Day Zero Project written by Unicorns & fairytales. It's about achieving 101 goals within 1001 days. 
I only find 3 years a bit short to realize my goals and dreams. That's why I give it 5 years. That's 1826 days to exactly. This way it will be less stressful.

Why?
I truly love the concept! It's a good example of how to achieve goals and realizing your dreams by just creating a list. And it's also a fun way to give your confidence a big boost.
The will plays an important role in this concept! If you truly want something to succeed, the heart and mind must follow!

When?
I'm not sure yet about the starting date. Somewhere mid 2015 I think? One thing is for sure. It will start when I have settled in my nest. But the list is already online. You can read it here!

For the Dutchies 
You will find a Dutch version of this project on my Dutch blog. If you prefer to read the Dutch version then click here!

You!
What do you think of this project? Have you ever heard it? Are you planning to start a list of your own? Or do you already have list of your own? Shooooooww miiiii and teeeellllll miiiii!!!

Fresh start

Hello everyone!
I've been pondering and pondering about this blog. There were several times that I just wanted to move to a brand new blog and start fresh. But then I thought that it was better to do the changes directly here, so you guys won't have to do the moving with me.
As I mentioned earlier, I wanted to start fresh. So I've deleted all previous posts except the tutorials. From now on this blog will not longer be a crochet blog but more of a personal blog where I share my findings. But don't worry! I will share new crochet tutorials if one of those Eureka moments strikes me.
So what do you think of this idea? Do you have any tips I can use? I hope this works out! *fingers crossed*

Bananaaa!!

My T.O.U
  1. Please honor my copyright
  2. Don't plagiarize
  3. Do not sell the tutorials and finished products unless it's for charities

Stitches used:
  1. Mr: magic ring
  2. Inc: increase
  3. Sc: single crochet
  4. Dec: decrease
  5. Flo: front loop only
  6. Blo: back loop only
  7. Slip stitch
Other practical information
  1. Crochet tension: Loose stitches will create a fluffy effect.
  2. Hook size: 3mm
  3. Crochet terms: American terminology
  4. Writing style: I'm not a fan of writing the totals at the end of each round. I find it very confusing. Just repeat * until your round is finished.
The banana
1) Mr 4
2) 1inc, 3sc = 5 in total
3) 1inc, 4sc = 6 in total
4) 1inc, 5sc = 7 in total
5) 2 inc, 5 sc = 9 in total
6) 2 inc, 2 sc, 1 dec, 3sc = 9 in total
7) 2inc, 3sc, 1dec, 3sc = 11 in total
8) Sc all
9) Sc all
10) 1inc, 10sc = 12 in total
11) sc all, change to ivory in the end.
12) Flo: sc all
Fill with filling and shape the banana
13) Sc all
14) Sc all
15) Sc all
16) Sc all
17) Sc all
Fill with filling and shape the banana
18) *1sc, 1dec* repeat* until the end of the row
19) dec all and finish off

The half peeled peel
Make a slip stitch and attach it to the front loop made in row 12 of the banana(see above, you will notice a line and it in that line that you have to attach your slipknot on to.
1) Blo: 4 sc and turn
2) 4 sc and turn
3) 4 sc and turn
4) 4 sc and turn
5) 4 sc and turn
6) 4 sc and turn
7) skip 1 stich and sc in the nex, 1 dec and turn
8) 1 dec and finish off
Repeat step 1 until step 8 but this time attach the slip stitch in the 5th stitch of row 12 (with row 12 I mean row 12 of the banana)
Attach a new slip stitch in the 9th stitch of row 12 and repeat step 1 until step 8.

Banana peel only (without the banana)
Repeat step 1 until step 11 from the banana tutorial but don't change color. And then follow step 1 until step 8 from The half peeled peel tutorial.

Fox Spirit

Ladies and gentlemen! May I introduce you this little fox spirit. It's a character from the Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio and my favorite one. Fox spirits are described as beautiful little creatures with a big heart. Well some of them are... 
In Chinese movies such as Painted Skin they used the arctic fox to represent them. I wanted something to company me on my desk and I then I thought of the fox. The result is this cute little critter tutorial. I hope you'll like the pattern!

My T.O.U
  1. Please honor my copyright
  2. Don't plagiarize
  3. Do not sell the tutorials and finished products unless it's for charities
Stitches used:
  1. Mr (magic ring)
  2. Sc (sing crochet)
  3. Inc (increase)
  4. Sc2tog (decrease = crochet 2 stitches togheter)
  5. BLO (back loop only)
  6. * (repeat until you've reached the end of the row)

Other practical information
  1. Crochet tension: Loose stitches will create a fluffy effect.
  2. Hook size: 3mm
  3. Crochet terms: American terminology
  4. Writing style: I'm not a fan of writing the totals at the end of each round. I find it very confusing. Just repeat * until your round is finished.

Little Pup Dango

Ladies and gentlemen! May I introduce you, little pup Dango! I wanted to create a little buddy for Little Kitty Marie so here he is! Happy crocheting!

Little Kitty Marie

Hello everyone!
It's time for a new tutorial again! Finally!
This time we're havings a kitty!
Cute huh?