April overview – my birthday month!

Monthly overview, Resolutions

May has arrived! That means it is time for a monthly overview post! This time, l decided to only concentrate on the main improvements and successes that happened in the month of April. At the end of the post, I am going to talk a bit about my birthday also. So, this month’s overview post will be a bit different compared to the previous ones.

If you would like to read the overview posts of the previous months, then the New Year’s Resolutions post is located here, January overview is here, February overview is here and March overview is here.

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Aprilli tagasivaade – minu sünnipäevakuu!

Eesmärgid

Mai on alanud ning sellega seoses teen pisikese tagasivaate möödunud kuule! Selleks, et postitus liiga pikaks, korduvaks ja üksluiseks ei muutuks, otsustasin seekord keskenduda ainult paarile olulisemale eesmärgile, mille täitmisega seoses toimus aprillis suurem muutus või areng. Postituse lõpus räägin veidi ka oma sünnipäevast. Seetõttu erineb selle kuu postitus veidi eelmistest ülevaatepostitustest.

Kui soovid leida ka eelmiste kuude ülevaatepostitusi, siis minu uusaastalubaduste postitus on leitav siit, jaanuarikuu ülevaade siit, veebruarikuu oma siit ja märtsi oma paikneb siin.

I am participating in the Estonia Blogger Contest for the first time!

EBA2018

Some of you might have noticed that yesterday I published one post in Estonian without any follow-up post in English. Today I decided to translate it to English also. Although I am not totally sure if it is allowed to vote from outside of the country also. The only rule I found about that was that you have to have a valid e-mail address. I might ask about it to make sure that voting from other countries is allowed, but nevertheless, I decided to share the same voting information with you like I shared in the post that was in Estonian.

So, yesterday the voting period started and it will last until the end of the month and in relation to that, I am inviting my blog readers to vote for me!

The voting process looks like that:

  1. you have to go to the page: http://eba.marimell.eu/eba2018_h/
  2. insert your e-mail address to the “Emaili aadress” row
  3. find my blog address: helinahandicraft.wordpress.com that is located under “DIY ehk loomeblogid” category. (below you can see a screenshot from that)
  4. tick the box in front of my blog address
  5. move to the end of the page and press “Submit”.

Osalen esmakordselt Eesti Blogiauhindade konkursil!

EBA2018

Tänasest algas Eesti Blogiauhindade 2018. aasta konkursi hääletusvoor, mis kestab kuni kuu lõpuni ning seoses sellega kutsun kõiki selle blogi lugejaid ülesse minu poolt hääletama!

Minu blogi poolt hääletamiseks tuleb:

  1. minna leheküljele: http://eba.marimell.eu/eba2018_h/
  2. sisestada vormi algusesse kehtiv e-maili aadress
  3. otsida DIY ehk loomeblogide kategooria alt ülesse minu blogi aadress ehk helinahandicraft.wordpress.com
  4. teha linnuke blogiaadressi ees asuvasse kasti
  5. liikuda lehekülje lõppu ning vajutada “Submit” ehk saada.

Suur heegeldatud vaip! 3. osa: Muster – teine pool mustrist!

heegeldatud, käsitöö, linikud, Muud nokitsused, trikoopael, Vaibad

Esimeses osas, mis on leitav siit jagasin ma selle (allpool nähtava) vaiba valmimise taustalugu ja vastuseid korduma kippunud küsimustele. Seal 1. osa postituses kajastasin ka materjalikulu ja materjali päritolu ning lisaks jagasin ka diagrammi, mille endale vaipa heegeldades eeskujuks võtsin, kuid mida ma jooksvalt vastavalt vajadusele ka muutsin. Teises osas, mis on leitav siit, avaldasin ma esimesed 16 rida mustrist ja tänases postituses avaldan ma ülejäänud mustri.

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Huge crocheted rug! Part 3: The pattern – the 2nd half of the pattern!

Cloth/fabric Yarn, crochet, Decorations, DIY, Doily, Handicraft, Rugs

In the first post of the series, that can be found from here, I shared the background story of this huge rug (picture shared below) and also the answers to the most frequently asked questions, including the material cost and origin. I also shared the diagram/graph that I used, but I have to admit that I changed it at several points as needed. In the 2nd post of the series that can be found from here, I shared the 1st half of the pattern. And in today’s post, I am going to share the 2nd half of the pattern!

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Märtsikuu tagasivaade

Eesmärgid

Aprill on käes ja sellega seoses on õige aeg vaadata tagasi möödunud kuule, et välja selgitada, kuidas mul uusaastalubaduste täitmine edeneb! Jaanuarikuu ülevaade on leitav siit ja veebruarikuu oma siit, kuigi mul on tunne, et mul endal on neid kuude jooksul toimunud muutusi kõige huvitavam jälgida. Märts oli kiire kuu, kuid õnneks õnnestus mul päris mitmete uusaastalubaduste täitmine üsna edukalt!

March overview

Resolutions

First of all, I know that many of you who recently subscribed, are waiting for the follow-up post of that huge rug pattern post. It is almost ready and it will be published during this week. But as the new month has arrived, this is going to be my monthly overview post where I look back and analyze how well have I managed to keep my New Year’s resolutions (link) during the previous month. Just for the record, I will share the links to the January overview (link) and February overview (link) also, although I think that those monthly overview posts are mainly interesting for myself.

March was a busy month for sure and I was pretty successful on several resolutions that I am going to share next.

Huge crocheted rug! Part 2: The pattern – the first 16 rounds!

Cloth/fabric Yarn, crochet, Decorations, DIY, Doily, Handicraft, Rugs

In the first post of the series, that can be found from here, I shared the background story of this huge rug (picture shared below) and also the answers to the most frequently asked questions, including the material cost and origin. I also shared the diagram/graph that I used, but I have to admit that I changed it at several points as needed. In this post, you will see my first ever attempt at writing down the pattern. I worked very hard on it and I am very thankful for a friend who agreed to read and test the Estonian version of this pattern to avoid any mistakes. And your comments and recommendations are also always welcome as English is not my main language. I had to divide those posts about patterns into two parts just because it has been pretty time-consuming work and I didn’t want the post to be too long. (EDIT! The follow-up post is located here). So, let’s get started, with the first half of the pattern!

Suur heegeldatud vaip! 2. osa: Muster – esimesed 16 rida!

heegeldatud, käsitöö, linikud, Muud nokitsused, trikoopael, Vaibad

Esimeses osas, mis on leitav siit jagasin ma selle (allpool nähtava) vaiba valmimise taustalugu ja vastuseid korduma kippunud küsimustele. Seal 1. osa postituses kajastasin ka materjalikulu ja materjali päritolu ning lisaks jagasin ka diagrammi, mille endale vaipa heegeldades eeskujuks võtsin, kuid mida ma jooksvalt vastavalt vajadusele ka muutsin. Tänases postituses on käes mustri esimese poole jagamise kord. Ja 3. postituses, mis on leitav siit, leiab mustri ka teise poole.