Thank you! to all of you who participated in the last TTW! So many lovely projects. My personal assistant (aka husband) picked a random number and that made Lieke the winner of the book Crochet in the city! Congratulations! Look at that quilt.. It’s so very stunning!

Thank you Loes from Freubelweb for sponsoring the January TTW.

Let’s tackle your WIP

Well it’s a new month, a new change to finish your WIP. I saw already a few WIPs popping up on Instagram, so here you can post you entry for February.

(If you run in to any trouble uploading your link, just shoot me an email [email protected] so I can try and help you out.)

In this months giveaway you can win a Sugaridoo party in a box of your choice.

Inlinkz Link Party

You have until Sunday to sign up. Remember, February is a short one, so don’t put too much pressure on yourself. A small goal is also a goal ;)

Never too late for a baby quilt right?

Four months ago I posted a video showing all my WIPs. (This one) I just watched it again. And many of those projects are still WIPs. So I went ahead and just picked the very first on the list. A penguin quilt for baby Jules. He’d not really a baby anymore, so about time to finish it!

So my goal for this month is to finish that quilt top. I need a lot more penguins and want to make also his name in paper piecing blocks. Whoop whoop! Let’s go!

Love,
Irene

Yayy! A whole new year ahead of us! A new year to finish our WIPs and to find inspiration for new projects. For the inspiration part I recorded a video for you. It’s about all the things I get inspiration from for new ideas.

For all the WIPs we want to finish we have our ‘Tackle That WIP’ movement! Last year we started and this year we’ll continue with it. I have awesome prizes in store for you. And this month I get to give away the Crochet in the City Book by Annemarie Benthem, sponsored by Freubelweb. Whoop whoop! That book is so beautiful, aand it’s written in English and Dutch. Soo link up your WIP below and set a goal.

I’ll remind you by the end of the month to link up your results ;)

We have a winner!

Last month we had three finished WIPs, so I let my husband pick a number from 1 to 3 while I was writing this. He said ‘two’, which made Youna last months winner. Congratulations! I looove your Christmoose! You’re winning a goodie bag with crochet or quilt goodies. I’ll send you an email to get your details.

My WIP

My WIP this month is the same as last month, the Tree Tree House quilt. I just joined all the blocks together and I want to quilt it and add a binding to it. So completely finishing is my goal. Let’s do this!

Post your WIP for January

Inlinkz Link Party

Some things to keep in mind when participating:

  • Post a picture of the WIP you want to finish this month. Enter again at the end of the month to have a change to win this months price.
  • Upload your own pictures only, don’t enter with a WIP that’s not yours
  • Please do check out some of the other WIPs and let’s encourage each other!
  • By entering a picture you give Sugaridoo permission to feature your project on the Sugaridoo social media channels

Woww! It’s the end of 2018. What a wonderful year it has been! In my latest video (this one) I did a short review of 2018. There were so many things to be proud of, and many things to learn from. I can’t wait to see what the new year has in store for me.

As you could see in that video as well, I’m still working on my Tree Tree House quilt, so I didn’t finish it completely. BUT I’m still super happy that I listed it for my TTW of november/december since I’ve made such progress on it!

Thank you all so much for joining me in the first two editions of Tackle That WIP. In the new year we’ll continue with TTW each month. I’m contacting designers and brands to sponsor the give always at the end of each month. So make sure to join in in the first week of the month to not miss a new TTW. (I’ll also announce them on Instagram.)

How did you so on the November/December challenge? I saw lovely projects on the Instagram. Looking forward to see who accomplished their goals! This is how far I got on my Tree Tree House quilt. Next I need to sew all the blocks together and quilt it.

Some things to keep in mind when participating:

  • Post a picture of the WIP you want to finish this month. Enter again at the end of the month to have a change to win this months price.
  • Upload your own pictures only, don’t enter with a WIP that’s not yours
  • Please do check out some of the other WIPs and let’s encourage each other!
  • By entering a picture you give Sugaridoo permission to feature your project on the Sugaridoo social media channels
  • Please don’t link to Etsy stores, giveaways or other linky parties.

There we go for November + December:

Inlinkz Link Party

This months price

The price for this month is a surprise box with crochet or quilt goodies. I’ll contact the winner by email so then you can let me know your preference :)

Have a lovely lovely new year!
xo Irene

39! Wow! That is how many of you joined with a WIP on the first edition of Tackle that WIP. Can’t believe so many of you set a goal for yourself and started finishing project. Some projects were started recently, but also some projects have been laying around for years. It is just so inspiring to see your progress on our #tacklethatwip hastag on Instagram.

Only a few more days left in October. How did you do? Did you finish your WIP? Or did you reach your goal for the project you chose?

I am going to use the weekend to finish my WIP. I’m still working on the details on the Sugaridoo Sampler. I already did the birds, sewing machines, snails and penguins. But I still need to finish the bunny, doggy, kitten, toucan and fishes.

And I decided that I wanted to finish Charlie the Cat in grey and orange. Yesterday I nearly finished all the parts during a lovely crochet get together #hakenindekas. So now I ‘only’ have to sew all the parts together. Should be manageable in one weekend I think :)

Now for your progress! Did you finish or reach your goal? If so, pop an picture of your project in the tool below and maybe you will win this months price of your choice!


Thank you so much for joining me this month in our very first TTW. Want to join again? Just make sure to check out the blog on the first of november to see who won and to enter a project for November.

xo Irene

It is today!! The first of October. The day that we are starting our WIP movement together. There were soo many positive comments after mentioning that I wanted to start something to finish our WIPs together. Awesome! I’m super excited that you are with me.

#TackleThatWIP

Since so many of us have multiple WIPs, and since it feels so good to finish a WIP every now and then I wanted to start something so motivate each other. So, every month I’m going to host #TackleThatWIP here on Sugaridoo. (Thanks Liesbeth for this awesome hashtag suggestion!) This will hopefully give us some accountability and support for the projects that we really want to finish.

It doesn’t matter if you only need to finish the binding of a quilt, if you need to sew together an amigurumi or if you want to set a milestone for your own project such a finishing a quilt top or adding 10 rows to your crochet blanket. It all helps tackling your WIP right?

What’s the plan?

Here’s the plan.

  • I will put a blog post online on the 1st of the month (that’s this post).
  • You can pick a WIP goal that you want to finish this month
  • Enter a picture of your WIP with your goal during the first 4 days of the this month.
  • In the last week of the month I’ll post a new blog post where you can enter a picture of your WIP when it’s finished.
  • You have until the last day of the month to enter your results of the month when you reached your goal.
  • Every finished WIP goal (that was announced in the beginning of the month) will give you one entry into that months give away.

Are you excited? I know am!

Did you say something about a giveaway?

Yess, there will be a price each month. A finished WIP makes room for a new one, right? This month I’ll be the sponsor of the give away. For the following months different shops will sponsor the price for #TackleThatWIP.

This month’s winner can choose between a rainbow fabric bundle with Kona Solids by Robert Kaufman or a rainbow yarn collection with Musthave 100% cotton yarn by Yarn&Colors.

Enter your WIP


How to link a project

You can link to a picture of a project. You can do so from your blog, your instagram or flickr. If you have questions about posting, let me know in the comments below so I can help you out.

Some things to keep in mind when participating:

  • Post a picture of the WIP you want to finish this month. Enter again at the end of the month to have a change to win this months price.
  • Upload your own pictures only, don’t enter with a WIP that’s not yours
  • Please do check out some of the other WIPs and let’s encourage each other!
  • By entering a picture you give Sugaridoo permission to feature your project on the Sugaridoo social media channels
  • Please don’t link to Etsy stores, giveaways or other linky parties.

My project for this month

This month I would love to work on the Sugaridoo Samper. I still need to add details to the figures in the quilt, eyes on the animals, air bubbles for the fishes, a needle for the sewing machine, etc. I’d be so happy if I could finish that this month!

And the winner is…

Next month, on the 1st of November, I’ll announce the winner of the give away. (Which will be picked randomly with help ot random.org) And also I will put some of your beautiful projects in the spotlights.

 

Good luck with picking your project for this month. Can’t wait to see what you will be working on!

Love,
Irene

Whooohooo! Finally the pattern for Polly the Chicken is finished. Let the chicken crochet party begin! (Scroll down for the discount code)

First off, I need to say THANK YOU to all my amazing pattern testers.

Angelique
Esther
Mirjam
Caroline

This was the first crochet pattern I designed with my new mom brain. No need to say that a thorough inspection of the test crocheters was very much needed. So the pattern is tested through and through and ready to be added to the Sugaridoo Webshop: Polly the Chicken
(The Dutch pattern is instantly downloadable after payment, the English translation will be send out on the 5th of October.)

Now Polly would loove to introduce herself a bit:

“My name is Polly. Polly the chicken. I’m the newest edition to the Sugaridoo amigurumi collection.⠀

I love to go for a swim in the sea in the morning, I bake the most delicious Danish pastries and I wear hand knitted socks to bed. Oh, and I’m always searching for my keys. Why is it that keys like to play hide and seek when you want to leave the house?”

Let’s celebrate

To celebrate this new pattern, use the discount code POLLYPOLLY to get 15% off this whole week!

Let’s grab a hook, some yarn and make all the chickens! :D

Love,
Irene

Ok. Well. I thought it would be nice to get a bit organized and finally get an overview of everything that was laying around in my studio as Work In Progress (WIPs). Wow. I suspected that there would be quite a few, but I didn’t know that I was working on SO many project.

I’ll talk you through everything that is going in on in the Sugaridoo Studio:

And for my own record.. Here’s the list:

My WIP’s

Quilts

  • Orange triangle quilt
  • Penguin quilt for baby Jules
  • Round robin for our quilt bee
  • Bunny mini Quilt
  • Finish binding on music quilt
  • And, believe it or not, the Sugaridoo Sampler
  • Tree Tree House
  • Music Potholders
  • Improv quilt

Crochet projects

  • Huge Polly the chicken
  • Bunny Bo
  • Crochet blanket
  • Charlie the Cat

New Patterns

  • Release Polly the Chicken pattern
  • Release Owly mini quilt pattern

Events

  • Crochet party 22nd of Sept
  • Brei en Haakdagen in Zwolle
  • Kreadoe
  • Crochet party 24th of Nov

 

Looking for a quick little crochet project to brighten up your Easter breakfast table? Then this little bunny is definitely something for you! You’ll only need a few pastel colors of your favorite yarn, and you’re good to go! I used Yarn and Color Mini’s, you can make one little bunny from 10gr (25m) of this yarn, when you use a 2.5mm crochet hook.

Pattern

Body

R1: 6sc in a ring         (6)
In this pattern we will start in a ring. You can use a magic ring, or crochet 5 chain stitches and combine those to a ring in which you’ll crochet the first 6 single crochet.
R2: 6 x inc. (12)
R3: {1sc, 1 x inc.} x 6  (18)
R4: {2sc, 1 x inc.} x 6 (24)
R5: {3sc, 1 x inc.} x 6 (30)
R6: {9sc, 1 x inc.} x 3 (33)
R7: {10sc, 1 x inc.} x 3 (36)
R8: 36 sc
T9: {11sc, 1 x inc.} x 3 (39)
R10-14: 39sc
Fste off and work awaty the end in the inside of the body.

Ear

R1: 6sc in a ring         (6)
R2: {1sc, 1 x inc.} x 3 (9)
R3: {2sc, 1 x inc.} x 3  (12)
R4-6: 12sc
T7: 10sc, 1 x dec. (11)
R8: 9sc, 1 x dec. (10)
R9: 8sc, 1 x dec. (9)
R10-11: 9sc
Faste off. Fold and sew the first part of the ear together, sew the ear to the top of the body. Make two ears like this.

Tail

Make a small pompom. You could use a fork to do so. Attach it to the back side of the body.

Finishing touches

Cut a tiny pink nose out of felt en glue this to the body. Embroider a face to the body with black yarn.

And there you have your little bunny! Will you make him a friend in a different color as well?

Hoppy Easter!

Love,
Irene