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Monday, December 20, 2010

Really "Breaking" news

I broke my favorite 1.0 mm hook.
How can anybody succeed to break STEEL hook with his bare hands?
I'm very talented :(

Friday, December 17, 2010

Finally: the Daisy, version 1.0

Well, this is the result of last three months. The height is 12 cm.



I worked on it mostly in the evenings.


I'm still not pleased with the result, so keep trying until it will be good enough.


I would love get your honest critique.





Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Добро против добра

У нас , наконец, началась зима.По этому случаю купила дочкам новые зонтики.
Пока дома разбиралась с глажкой белья, деточки устроили эпическую битву джедаев.
Результат : два погнутых и сломанных зонтика.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Late Hanukkah post / Поздний ханукальный пост.

Hanukkah is officially ended last week. We all ate too many donuts and potato pancakes.

But besides extra pounds, the holiday left also some good memories: my daughters got a completely cool dreidel:


Ханука официально закончилась на прошлой неделе. Мы все съели слишком много пончиков и картофельный оладий.
Но, кроме лишних килограммов, от праздника остались и хорошие воспоминания: мои дочки получили исключительный ханукальный волчок.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Rest in peace, dear goldfish / Спи спокойно, дорогой товарищ Золотая рыбка

The goldfish died. He killed by the cat. No, the cat didn't eat him, he even didn't touch the fish.
The cat just drank almost all water in aquarium.




Нашей Золотой рыбки уже нет в живых. Ее убила кошка.Нет, кошка не ела рыбку, она даже к ней не прикоснулась .
Кошка просто выпила почти всю воду аквариума.


Picture from the Internet

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Compliments / Комплименты

Yesterday I've got the most complimentary feedback at all to my Rupert the Crab pattern:

"This is probably the most detailed, best written pattern I have ever seen, and she only charged $4..."





Вчера я получила, наверное, самый большой комплимент моей схеме:



"Это, вероятно, самая подробная, лучшая письменная схема, которую я видела, и она просит за нее только $ 4 ..."

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Daisy - In Process


It's still a long way to the finish, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

This flower required from me weeks and weeks of work. I crocheted , unstitched and sewed it back on a few dozen times and still I'm not entirely pleased with the result.




Tuesday, November 9, 2010

It's amazing, is not it?

It's amazing, is not it? I found it in the net.




Everyone can crochet and knit!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Am I cursed?

What is going on?
I can't crochet petals for my new amigurumi project, the daisy. I Need 10 petals for a daisy.
I already made a diagram, try to crochet according to the scheme - and every time each petal came in a different size. I have already reached a couple dozen of tries.
Is there a curse on those petals?
:(

I'm confused

I find it very difficult to understand these kind of messages:
"You've reached 85% of your unlimited space"

Monday, November 1, 2010

Gamer - the movie review


So, I'm sick again.






I decided to see the "Gamer" movie - of course, because of Dexter. I mean because of Michael C. Hall.






The movie and especially the end of it make me laugh, really laugh.



In russian fandom (fantasy/sci-fi fans society) we have a really well-known character, named "Чорный Властелин", it means "The Dark Lord". This character is the quintessence of all main anti-heroes, a common collective image of all clichés.
Like Dr. Evil or Spector main guy etc'







Why do I talk about this? Because, according to common cliché, during the Last Epic Battle the Main Hero, The Good Guy will be surely defeated. And then The Dark Lord, instead of kill The Good Guy, just begins to explain how and why he won it and what comes next. Of course, while The Dark Lord so passionate talking about it, The Good Guy gathers his forces and kills The Dark Lord.
This scenario has its own chapter in humoristic "Manual for The Dark Lord": Just kill the good guy!"

(if you want shoot-shoot, don't talk! © the Ugly)


And in this movie, Gamer, it's ends exactly according to the Dark Lord's script.




The best moment in the movie is, of course, the Ken Castle's song and the dance.

Interestingly, is he singing by himself?
I hope that the actor will not perform only the role of evil heroes in the future.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Dexter

Yesterday I was in "sick day" vacation, and I did a kind of act of heroism: I saw the entire first season of "Dexter".


I always had a kind of "issue" with serial killers - I love to watch movies or read books with racing after serial killers and finally catching them.


So what I have to say about Dexter?Apparently, I'm in love with this TV series.
The series really interesting, not expected (although I've read three books about Dexter a long time ago).
It is is hard to think about Dexter as a monster, he just too cute.
Of course, I have all sorts of philosophical insights on the subject ...


In short: highly recommended and very addictive.

P.S. I'm not a psycho

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Itai's Breaking News


Dear friends,
 If you remember, in July, I asked you for help for my little nephew Itay.


Yesterday, Itai and his parents flew to the United States, to Cincinnati children hospital.
In the coming days Itai will be tested and according to the results he will be scheduled to the operation. We still don't have an exact date, but it will be in the next two weeks.

Wish us luck.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Rosh Hashanah is comming

My youngest daughter in her kindergarten during preparing for Rosh Hashanah(Hebrew New Year)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sweet dreams:

The youngest daughter and the kitty



The cat and the mouse : Sweet dreams


Monday, August 9, 2010

Voting for the EBW August Challenge "Gold and Silver"

I I participate in the EBW August Challenge "Gold and Silver".

I'd be happy if you jump to the Etsy Beadweavers blog and vote.
You can vote on your favorite from August 9th to August 15th.
My number is 42, The "Film Noir" necklace.
Мой номер 42,
Голосуйте:-)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The EBW August Challenge

So, I decided to take part of August Challenge.
Most of the time took up with an idea that fits the concept:, something Hollywoodish and glamour.
I've almost given up on participating in this challenge, and then suddenly I had an idea.
When I opened the page of adding a new item on Etsy, I still thought about name style "Silver Drops," "Tears of the Night" and etc'.
Then the name came up: Film Noir, classic movies, black and white style, with beautiful, sophisticated women and fearless men.
Please welcome my August challenge listing: Film Noir, beaded crochet necklace with gemstone caboshon.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Itai's Breaking News

Last week one of the country's main channels broadcasted a reportage about Itai.

This is a story (the reportage is in Hebrew)




This is a link to the original movie at the MaKo (Second Chanel) site.

After broadcasting, people began to recognize Itai's parents on the streets, approach to them and wish them that Itai will get better.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Itai's Breaking News

Dear friends!


Apparently, a report about Itai and his (our) family will be shown tomorrow on channel 22 (Arutz Shtaym), during the eight-hour evening news.



Love you!
Marina

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Please, Help us!

Dear friends, I ask you to help.

This is my nephew Itai Levy, son of my brother-in-low.




Itai and his twin brother Yuval were born prematurely, after 26 weeks of pregnancy (six months). One of them weighed 700 grams, and the second - 800. It is even smaller than sugar sachets!
At the time they were born they haven't developed lungs yet and they were unable to breathe by themselves.


After six months in pediatric intensive care unit Yuval died, and Itai managed to survive. He is now two years and eight months old and during this time he went through countless procedures and operations.




He is a wonderful kid, but, unfortunately, Itai cannot breathe by himself. In order to be able to live, an artificial pipe was placed in his throat which is called "Trachea." Because of it Itai cannot eat or talk, or go to the kindergarten, or play with other children. During the last holiday of Pesach (Passover), he accidentally pulled out this pipe and almost died. That's why he needs to be constantly, 24 hours a day, with adults who can perform resuscitation. Itai does not eat solid food or speak properly.


He is a wonderful, happy and inquisitive child, and a best friend of my youngest daughter.

There is an operation that could help him, but it costs about 200 thousand dollars and takes place only in Cincinnati, US. Even if Itai's parents will sell their apartment, we will not have enough money for the operation and hospitalization in the hospital (after this operation, Itai must be under anesthesia for almost three weeks).

You can donate via PayPal .
If you can help financially, please, repost this message in your blogs and ask your friends to spread it on.


Please help us! Help Itai breathe!
Thank you in advance for any help!
This is Itai's site: http://4itai.co.il/HomePage-EN.aspx
Itai's Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/pages/hwsytw-yd-lyty-zrw-lw-lnswm/130455070318082?v=wall

Просьба о помощи


Уважаемые друзья, прошу у Вас помощи.
Это - мой племянник Итай Леви, сын брата мужа.
Итай со своим братом-близнецом Ювалем родились на 26-ой неделе беременности(шестом месяце), недоношенными.Один весил 700 грам, а второй - 800.Это даже меньше пачки сахара! У них не были развиты легкие и они не могли самостоятельно дышать.После полугода борьбы в детской реанимации скончался Юваль, а Итаю удалось выжить.Сейчас ему два года и восемь месяцев  и за это время он перенес бесчисленное число процедур и операций.Он замечательный малыш, но ,к сожалению, Итаи не может самостоятельно дышать.Для того, чтобы он мог жить, у него в горле стоит трубка, называемая "канола".Из за нее малыш не может есть или говорить,ходить в садик или общаться с другими детьми.Во время последнего праздника Песах(Пасхи) он случайно выдернул себе трубку и чуть не погиб.С ним должны постоянно, 24 часа в сутки, находиться взрослые, которые умеют оказывать первую помощь.Он не может есть твердую пищу или нормально говорить.Он замечательный, веселый и любопытный ребенок, лучший друг моей младшенькой дочки

Есть операция, которая может ему помочь, но она стоит около 200 тысяч долларов и проводиться только в США, в городе Синсиннати.Даже если родители Итая продадут квартиру и вся семья сложиться, нам не хватит средств на операцию и проживание при госпитале (после этой операции Итай должен будет находиться под наркозом около трех недель).


Пожалуйста, помогите нам, помогите Итаю дышать!

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Заранее спасибо всем за любую помощь!


Сайт Итая(на четырех языках):
http://4itai.co.il/HomePage-RU.aspx
Пост по русски на ЖЖ:http://marinalevy.livejournal.com/12193.html
Пост по русски на blogpost:
http://levymarina.blogspot.com/2010/07/blog-post.html
Пост по английски на ЖЖ:http://marinalevy.livejournal.com/12456.html
Пост по английски на blogpost:http://levymarina.blogspot.com/2010/07/please-help-us.html

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Count



Already sold 10 patterns!












It is just the beggining

Monday, June 14, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Just...


The hamster has escaped again. He is just like fluffy Harry Houdini: escaped and disappeared.
We are searching him for three days.

I hope that we find him soon find, because the cat is afraid of the hamster very much.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

So many plans, so little time...

What a good looking guy, doesn't it?















After I will finish patterns for Rupert the Crab and for Bob the naked turtle, I will definitely make a crocheted Bender. One little one (approximately 10 cm tall) and the other the big one - like 40 cm, with the with a wire skeleton both moving hands and feet.

Also I'm planning to make a crocheted "Mysterious tree"", also 30-40 cm tall…
And the seahorse, and the cat and the dog and the cute bunny and the…
Also, I need to prepare crocheted earrings, beaded crochet bracelets (for existing beaded crochet necklaces), and regular beaded earrings.
And , of course, there are cooking, cleaning, two little girls and the day job.
Oh, so many ideas, so little time…

Monday, May 10, 2010

Rupert the Crab

Nice to meet you : Rupert the Crab:






More pictures:













 




Also the dots on the shell looks very indelicate to me.
I'm pretty disappointed :-(


I would like to get your honest critic.
Which of the available images will attract the peaple?
Or none of them?

Also, if you want to be a tester for this pattern, just leave the comment.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Victory Day

Today is the Victory Day in World War II.
Dedicated to the memory of all soldiers who fought and protected us against the occupiers.

Dedicated to the memory of my grandparents, who joined the army and fought for victory.


Thank you, we remember all of you

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sales!Sales!Sales!

New Pattern, detailed step by step instructions with pictures, only for 1.5$!




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For more details

Monday, April 26, 2010

Finding of the week

From time to time on Etsy I see very special and not trivial items.
Some of them are very delusional; some of them are very unique and amusing.

I decided that every week I'll dedicate one post for those special items.
If you see a piece that will make you laugh with delight, post here the link to it and every week I will choose someone to publish in a blog.


This week I chose the creations of yasminellis:


http://levymarina.blogspot.com/2010/04/finding-of-week-yasmin-ellis.html

Finding of the week - Yasmin Ellis

This week I want to dedicate the post to Etsy sstore with very original creations.


Look at it and you will agree - this is indeed very original and interesting.

















































All these pieces are made of a standard measuring tape!


Indeed the use of special!
 
See more Yasmin Ellis's details

Friday, April 23, 2010

What does it look like?



















Yes, that's my kitchen right now.
That's how it will be for the next two weeks.

Preparing sandwiches to school for girls has never been so challenging :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Sales!Sales!Sales!

Up to 50% discount on some items!



For a limited time only, big discounts on most items in the shop:
 
http://www.etsy.com/shop/LevyMarina

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

My new Treasury

What do we need to feel good?Good nap, good music, some money,
good food, lots of love and hugs, a lot of friends and really, really big smile!


"All you need to feel good"


Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy holiday :(

Oh, my eldest daughter is sick. High fever and sore throat.

Happy holiday to us

I'm In Treasury

I'm featured in a beautiful treasury.It is dedicated to crocheted jewelry:
"Crochet Jewelry Beauty" by LiriGal
Just visit and click on the items

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