Friday, 25 November 2016

Mexican Mandala CAL 2016: WEEK 5 the final!

Hi everyone, it has been pleasure to make this CAL and I loved every moment of it. It is so lovey to see all the beautiful work You have done and I am very willing to see the frame work You will do this final week of Mexican Mandala.  Click the language and enter the file and find the Week 5.

# Afrikaans
# Danish
# Dutch
# Finnish
# French
# German
# Hebrew
# Korean
# Persian
# Spanish
# Swedish
# UK Eng
# US Eng


Friends under the same sky

You can´t give value the gift made by Your friends, the hands hooking hours and putting squares together with thoughts. I got that kind of gift last week.

Four friends of mine came from Finland to visit me and we spend wonderful time together for 10 full days. And in the middle of everything, on one very special moment they suddenly gave to us (for me and my hub Ulysses) a specian gift: Blanket. Big and warm and cozy, one of the most beautiful blankets I ever seen. That was one of my friends design and all these women were made it together. Sari Åström is the designer, she has made the square called Cheerful Echinacea and as You see in pictures it is so beautiful with any different combination of the colors You want.

Well, you also can have it. This square is actually free pattern and there is available 9 different language translations of it. So if You are interested of it follow the link: http://sariastrom.wixsite.com/arteeni/cheerful-echinacea
and if you are also interested to make also the other square You see on this blanket link for it is here (it is only in Finnish): http://sariastrom.wixsite.com/arteeni/single-post/2016/09/07/Simppeli-virkattu-v%C3%A4liruutu-ohje

My friends flew yesterday afternoon back home but this blanket brings them back to me whenever I use it...and you feel we are under the same sky.






Friday, 18 November 2016

Mexican Mandala CAL: WEEK 4

Hello! Mandala is getting bigger.  Here are the files of Mexican Mandala CAL, week 4, click the language and enter to the files.

# Afrikaans
# Danish
# Dutch
# Finnish
# French
# German
# Hebrew
# Korean
# Persian
# Spanish
# Swedish
# UK Eng
# US Eng






Friday, 11 November 2016

Mexican Mandala CAL: WEEK 3

Hi! Here are the files for Week 3 of Mexican Mandala, click the language and choose the file. In this week it is really important You to count Your stitches well. Happy hooking!

# Afrikaans
# Danish
# Dutch
# Finnish
# French
# German
# Hebrew
# Korean
# Persian
# Spanish
# Swedish
# UK Eng
# US Eng


Friday, 4 November 2016

Mexican Mandala CAL: WEEK 2

Hi Everybody!

Here are the files of Mexican Mandala Week 2, click the language and You go to the file and there You choose week 2.
It seems to be some browsers have some issues to open these files and I am sorry about that.  If You have difficulties to open the file, try this:  let the "hand" be pusshing the language link and new little window should be appearing, then choose to open the file.
Also the Danish translation is now available :)

# Afrikaans
# Danish
# Dutch
# Finnish
# French
# German
# Hebrew
# Korean
# Persian
# Spanish
# Swedish
# UK Eng
# US Eng







Friday, 28 October 2016

Mexican Mandala CAL 2016 WEEK 1

Let´s start and I am very happy to do so! Here are the files of the translations for Week 1:

# Afrikaans
# Danish
# Dutch
# Finnish
# French
# German
# Hebrew
# Korean
# Persian
# Spanish
# Swedish
# UK Eng
# US Eng

Enjoy!


Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Countdown is on!

Two days till Mexican Mandala 2016 starts, on Friday 28th! Woohoo be ready! Over 1000 people has clicked to take a part of this CAL, but I think there is many more, let´s see....and very soon! This mandala will be fun and with happy colors it will brighten up your day.



Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Unisieppari Mandala on valmis! (sorry this one is only in Finnish)

Unisieppari Mandalan kirjoitettu ohje on nyt testattu ja korjattu ja se on valmis, tein myös symbolikartan tälle mandalalle tueksi ohjeen lukemiseen. Kyseessä on siis ainoastaan perusmandalan ohje ei koko unisiepparin teko ohjetta, jokainen voin mielensä mukaan pingottaa ja koristella oman mandalansa.
Ohje tästä linkistä: Unisieppari Mandala 2016 . Olkaapa hyvä! Sorry folks...not in English this moment, but maybe some day...well there is the chart included the file if that is enough for You to  make this Dream Catcher Mandala Doily, just click the link and you can check it out.



Monday, 17 October 2016

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Mexican Mandala CAL yarn packs

Mexican Mandala CAL 2016 will start on 28th of October.
Scheepjes yarn color packs are now available for the Mexican Mandala CAL 2016, you can choose two different packs and find them Wool warehouse: http://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/accessories…
or in Deramores:
https://www.deramores.com/pages/search-results-page…


Version 1 Catona:
Version 2 Softfun:



Monday, 3 October 2016

Mexican Mandala CAL intro ENG and FIN

Here are the link to the Mexican Mandala CAL files
just click the link and choose the file, at the moment there is only two files of intro in English and in Finnish :)

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B0WpeXuxp9Q5M0RIUjgzTzdzeVE?usp=sharing

NEWS! Mexican Mandala CAL 2016

News! News! News! News! News! News! News! News!

MEXICAN MANDALA CAL
designed By Jaya Creations 2016 Jaana Svanholm with the great help of my sponsor and wonderful yarn of them, Scheepjes
www.scheepjes.com
It will be hosted by CAL-Crochet Along group and here is the link to it: https://www.facebook.com/groups/668646249929007/?fref=ts
This is what they say about it:
Come on a journey with us and experience the beautiful colors and textures of Mexico! We are partnering with Scheepjes and Jaana Svanholm of Jaya Creations to bring you the Mexican Mandala CAL. Jaana, who lives in Brazil, was inspired by her love of the Mexican culture to create this spectacular Mandala which she recommends for intermediate level crocheters. And to help take the guesswork out of yarn/color selection, two special yarn packs will be available by Scheepes. The CAL will be available in a wide range of languages. There is no doubt you’ll be shouting Ole to this CAL!
CAL Info at a Glance
Start Date: October 28, 2016
Release day/time: Friday, 3:00 pm Brazil time/1:00 pm CST, 2:00 pm EST.
Duration: 5 weeks
Translations:
Afrikaans
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Hebrew
Korean
Spanish
Swedish
English UK
English US

You will find the links to the patterns in this blog of mine and IT IS FREE. Come and Join the Journey <3 go to this link: www.facebook.com/Becalmandkeepcrocheting-841215365984434/?ref=ts&fref=ts&qsefr=1 or to the open group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/317683965259237/
#scheepjes #mandala #CAL #crochet


Thursday, 28 April 2016

Designers point of view...

I am brave and I started to call myself as designer.

I know designers, as all the creative people, have their own ways to create the pattern and design...talking now about crochet designs. Some do pattern on paper first with all the details, some do something else. Like me, I always saw the pictures inside my head, keep going with them a while, then I make very fast sketch on paper and start working. While doing making chances and other notes on paper. When ready, I do it again and then I calculate the stiches and make the marks and take the pictures...and that is only the beginning. But the main work is to have the ideas and images inside my head.

Living in Brazil and South America is a huge blessing to me, it liberate me to be more colorful and free. All the shapes, colors and tastes and smells are strong, all over You. And I love them. No wonder my works and designs has begun to be strong with colors and shapes too.

I´ve already made my Mexican Mandala........



and this other one started to come at the same time with flower and...

again very different shapes. As I worked with it all my plans changed too and the finally when it was ready it look totally different but still the same, as the image in my mind. And it really is the Flower Wheel.

I love the process of creations, You never know how they start and what is the result. The next mandala is coming soon. And these two will be released with the pattern as soon I have them tested and made the good files. So be patient :)

Friday, 15 April 2016

Seriously....

I have been making crochet since I was 17. My mother always did everything, crochet, knitting, sewing, woven rugs and tapestry etc. I was miserable in craft classes on school, really bad, never getting anything done and sometimes my mom made them for me. When I was 17 I started to learn crochet from books I got from library. And I started to knit lace too. That was my starting point and since then I have loved crochets. And all that happened 36 years ago, wow. :D

There are several patterns I have made or mix together with other patters during these 36 years. Couple of years ago I found overlay crochets and CALs like Sophie´s Garden and Universe and I really got inspired from them. I started to look for more patterns, but I didn´t find what I wanted. So it was really easy me to start create my own patterns. And here we are now. I have several patterns done and I gave myself a new name: Jaya.

In a way, this name has been with me since I moved to Brazil 2011 and meet my love Ulysses. There is always some difficulties fro Brazilians to pronounce my name Jaana. My mother in law calls me usually "Yaya" and so do the others too, so Jaya is between those names. Actually it means in Sanskrit "victorious" and that is good cose I have been born in Finland at the day of Victoria and Victory.

I am very happy to announce that Jaya Creations is my new name <3

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Olen virkannut 17 -vuotiaasta lähtien. Äitini teki aina kaikkea, virkkausta, neulomista, ompelutöitä, maton kutomista ja seinävaatteita. Minä olin ihan onneton koulun käsityötunneilla enkä koskaan saanut mitään valmiiksi ja äiti usein auttoi niissä. Kun olin 17 aloin itse opettelemaan virkkausta kirjoista joita lainasin kirjastosta. Samoin myös pitsin neulomista. Siitä asti olen rakastanut virkkaamista. Ja siitä on aikaa jo 36 vuotta. Vau.

Vuosien aikana olen monesti tehnyt omia malleja tai sitten yhdistellyt muiden malleja uudella tavalla.
Pari vuotta sitten kiinnostui uudesta tyylistä ja overlay-tekniikasta, CAL:sta ja varsinkin Sophie´s Gardenin ja Universumin myötä innostui uudelleen. Aloin etsimään lisää malleja, mutta en löytänyt mitä olisin halunnut tehdä, joten oli aika helppoa alkaa itse suunnittelemaan omia malleja. Ja tässä sitä sitten ollaan. Useampi malli on nyt suunniteltu ja sen myötä olen antanut myös itselleni uuden nimen: Jaya.

Eräällä tavalla tämä nimi on ollut minun jo siitä saakka kun vuonna 2011 muutin Brasiliaan ja tapasin mieheni Ulysseksen. Nimeni Jaana,  on todella vaikea brasilialaisten ääntää. Anoppini ja monet muut ääntävät sen helposti Yaya, niinpä nimi Jaya on vähän niin kuin noiden kahden nimen välissä. Itseasiassa Jaya on sanskriittia ja merkitsee "voittoisaa" ja se on hyvä sillä minä sattumoisin olen syntynyt Suomessa Vihtorin päivänä.

Olen todella iloinen esitellessäni uuden nimeni: Jaya Creations.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Love colors, love being in love and most of all, well, some know what I mean, I love, love crochet. Waiting for next CAL to be released, new ones to start and looking for something new ones from Pinterest and Google. LOL...it seems to be that I just can´t get enough for that. My albums are full of patterns and ideas and color pallets.

I have 10 different crochet project going on at the same time too.  And that is no enough.

Now I have started to do my own patterns and that is something very different. And that is very other story too...and this blog is about that.

And cose my mother language is not English, I also write in Finnish too.

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Rakastan värejä, rakastan rakastuneena olemista ja ennen kaikkea, no, eräät ymmärtää mitä tarkoitan, rakastan, rakastan virkkaamista. Seuraavaan CALin odottamista ja uuden alkamista ja uusien etsimistä Pinterestistä ja Googlesta. HEH...näyttää siltä etten saa tarpeekseni tästä. Kuva-albumit ovat täynnä virkkausohjeita ja ideoita ja väripaletteja.

Minulla on 10 eri työtä vaiheessa ja menossa samaan aikaan. Ja siinäkään ei ole tarpeeksi.

Aloitin omien mallien suunnitelun ja tekemisen ja se on jotain todella erilaista. Ja se on toisenlainen tarina myös....ja tämän blogin syy.