Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Konrad Klossmajor

Because of the catastrophe that happened lately in my own homecountry, 
my heart is aching too much for the people that are suffering. In addition, here in Norway is winter now and it is dark and cold.  On top of that I got a flu ( better now). It makes me depressed.  But since my name is Ligaya, ( Joy in English) I need to live up to my name and try to be joyful no matter what. My solution is to make my mind think of other things than to feel sorry for myself, because I don't have the reason to feel that way. Blessed by God in many areas of my life.
One of the things that I do to cheer myself up is to create something. Then I found Konrad Klossmajor in a hobby book that I bought lately.

Say hi to Konrad Klossmajor


But since he is just a picture, I have to make my own that I can touch and cuddle.

here are the different parts before I sewed them together


opps... no eyes yet


                                               the finished product


isn't he cool?


On thing more, if you remember in one of my post that I said that I am going to make " Ella Ellemus"?

This is from the same book where also Konrad Klossmajor came from.


Here is my version. If you notice, the body has two different colors. It was because I run out of yarn and it was Sunday when I crocheted it  and the shops were close. Luckily I found yarn I could use.

and now meet Ella Ellemus. I think she is kinda sweet:)

 side view


Konrad Klossmajor and Ella Ellemus won't stay long with me. I will give them to a sweet girl and boy as a gift this Christmas.

I made a pair of potholder too!


And now here are some funny jokes to make you smile:)

 Out of the Mouths of Babes **

1) Out of the mouths.............

I was nervous the night my husband and I took our three young sons to a restaurant for the first time. My husband ordered a bottle of wine with the meal. When the waitress brought it, our children became quiet as she began the ritual uncorking. She poured a small amount for me to taste, at that moment, our six-year-old piped up, "Mum drinks a lot more than that."

* At School
Mother: 'Why are you home from school so early?'  Son: 'I was the only one who could answer a question.'

Mother: 'Oh, really? What was the question?'
Son: 'Who threw the blackboard duster at the teacher?'

* Going straight?
Jasper Barnett, a young lad from St. Alban's, England was asked by his teacher to spell the word 'straight.' Jasper did so without error.

'Well done!' smiled the teacher, 'Now, Jasper, what does it mean?'
'Without water in it!' responded Jasper immediately.

* Newspaper Boy:
A newspaper boy was standing on the corner with a large pile of papers, shouting, 'Read all about it. Twenty five people cheated. Twenty five people cheated.'
Intrigued, a man walked over, bought a paper, and checked the front page. What he saw was yesterday's paper. The man said, 'Hey, this is an old paper, where's the story about the big swindle?' The newspaper boy ignored him and went on yelling out, 'Read all about it. Twenty six people cheated.'



JOY

42 comments:

  1. Ate Joy, They are all so cute! especially konrad! haha. Im sure that little boy and girl will be happy to receive them this Christmas!

    P.S. I did not get the second joke. haha

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    1. Thanks Sheena. Hope too that they will be liked:)

      I don't get the second joke either:)

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  2. ang cute! napatawa ako dun sa *At School... a good laugh to start my day... thanks mommy joy!

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  3. Very cute Joy, no just the dolls, but the jokes!

    I'm so very sorry about what happened in your homeland, and I hope you feel better very soon. (((Hugs)))

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    1. Thanks Dorren.
      Yes, I feel beeter now. Have a nice day you and thanks for the hugs:)

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  4. Hi Joy, Sometimes in life, it is VERY hard to be JOYFUL. I'm so sorry for what has happened in the Philippines... My prayers are with the people there. Hubby and I gave a donation to them.. Hope none of your family/friends were involved in that area.

    You do a great job of finding JOY... Creating something is definitely a great way to find joy. I love both your Konrad and your elephant... ADORABLE...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. What a cute crochet items especially Konrad : ) ... your jokes also made me smile ... keep on being joyful all the time ... God bless !

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  6. When I was in school, I've never been good at knitting. Maybe someday you could teach me Mami Joy hehehe... Ella Ellemus and Konrad are so cute! They sure look like the ones in the pictures.

    The

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    1. These are crocheted items Marjorie. You can make them too:)

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  7. I wish I could knit like you, Mommy Joy! Well, next to sewing, I like to make scarves by knitting! :D

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    1. Yes Avagabondmom. But these are crocheted items and I know you can make them too:)

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  8. Your little hand made gifts are soooo cute. Your gifts will be received with joy. Children are happy with gifts - - adult children prefer cash! :-) Mine certainly do. Thanks for visiting my story on Selfishness is in-born. We are always selfish at times. :-)

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    1. Yes. Children like toys. Grown ups..cash:)

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  9. Yes dear. ih he promise me na hindi nya gugupitin like the clown I made for him:)

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  10. Thanks for your prayers and the donation Betsy. Really appreaciste it.
    Yes, my family is ok. Thank you.
    Hugs from me too:)

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  11. So sweet toys, jokes are good too :)

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  12. You are so talented...and wonderful! Hugs.

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  13. Great job on your crafting!

    Also, my middle name is Joy - and you are right, we sometimes just have to choose to live up to our name!

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    1. Nice to have the same name. The joy of the Lord is our strenght:)

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  14. Thanks McGuffy Ann and hugs from me too:)

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  15. Ang sipag nyo po talaga gumawa ng mga crocheted stuffs Mommy Joy :D

    Ang cute nila Konrad and Ella :))

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    1. My passion Fiel- kun:)
      Thanks for visiting:)

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  16. Tanong ko lang po Mami Joy, totally awkward ba kung ang isang lalake ay matutong mag ganyan?

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  17. Di naman..actually ang author ng book na kinunan ko ng instruction ay lalaki:) so good luck sa yo:)

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  18. cute naman nung mga gawa mo ate joy,
    galing ng pagkakagawa, parang hirap nyan
    anyways pinaka nagustuhan ko ung last joke

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  19. Thanks Mecoy. Actually, madali lang gawin:)
    Thanks for visiting:)

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  20. Yes, be joyful no matter what. Though mahirap minsan but we have to..
    Anyway, ang galing, you are blessed po with this talent! Keep it up, kay gandang tingnan kahit sa pictures lang! Perfect for Christmas decors!

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  21. Thanks Ric. Yes, I will:) you too.

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  22. HI Joy....seeing the terrible devastation in the Phil, is heartbreaking. I can't imagine how people there are coping after something like that. As for your post.....you do live up to your awesome name. Joy. Yep, you showcase it even when things aren't perfect. Hugs and wishes for a gentle weekend and know I'm praying.

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    1. Yes Nikki. Sure it is really tough for my country men. Thanks for your prayers. God bless you even more.

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  23. Ligaya, your name is beautiful, and during times like this, it is all we can hold on to as we look at the devastation that hit our homeland. The joy of the Lord is your strength... the jokes are hilarious, I could not help but chuckle to myself after reading them. Your crocheted works of art are all beautiful, I loved even your new potholders. I pray that you are much better by now. Keep smiling! Love Lidia

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    1. Thanks Lidia. We really need to rely on God and the joy that he provides to us in the midst of the storms of life.
      God bless your heart.

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  24. They're wonderful and fun, you're so good at crafting.

    Good evening from Marit.

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  25. I noticed that Konrad has no mouth, any reasons?

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  26. Me too:) I just followed the instruction from the book Jonathan:)

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  27. that's indeed a creativity.. Hello Konrad :)

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