My newsletter, 18 november 2023

My newsletter

I’ll tell you a bit about this first. From now on the newsletters will appear on my website on Saturdays. Since all newsletters will remain on my website, you can read them on Sundays if you like that better.

The reason for changing the day is needing some rest. That is understandable, of course. On Saturday I have much more time and so I can type my newsletter and then enjoy the Sunday after.

No newsletter last week because I was really tired that day and it was also the last Sunday my aunt was here on vacation and wanted to enjoy those last days she was here. So I took the week off 😊

Nice discount

This week I am back with a nice discount on 1 of my “old” patterns. A very popular pattern for Christmas that you can still get done in time now.

crochet Santa and Mrs Claus

This is the pattern! A cute little Santa Claus and his lady. This pattern is now 3.15euro instead of 5.25euro. This discount is valid ONLY THIS WEEKEND and only via bank transfer and here on Craftygenesindonesia.

Link to the pattern: Mr & Mrs Claus crochet pattern – Craftygenesindonesia

**This pattern is currently available in Dutch and English. I am in the process of translating all patterns to at least 5 languages. If you want it in a language other than Dutch or English and want me to translate that first, send me a message to: [email protected] or click on the chat icon at the bottom right of the screen here.


Tomorrow a new pattern is coming out = Christmas Dress 2 for Barbie (or similar dolls). Here I’m gonna show a preview to the dear people who read my newsletter.

crochet Barbie dress in white with gold

Voila, that’s it 😊 This pattern will be available for 2.15euros in Dutch, English, Spanish and French and later some other languages will be added.

Pre-orders can already be made via Whatsapp (click on Chat icon at the bottom right of the screen here) or by bank transfer: Bank transfer form – Craftygenesindonesia

Knitting pattern

I am working on a new knitting pattern at the request of some ladies who had seen a crochet pattern of mine but can’t crochet. They can knit though and they asked if I can make a knitting pattern out of that pattern (I won’t say what yet 🤭). And I can so I am working on it. It was on my to-do list anyway so might as well make it now. As soon as it is finished you will see it on Facebook, Instagram and here on my website.

Free download

Many of my newsletter readers already know that I love to draw. As an early Christmas present from me, here is a FREE download of 3 beautiful Christmas drawings that you can print off. The little kids are going to love coloring these drawings while you are crocheting.

**You cannot sell these drawings of course but you already knew that 😊😊😊😊😊.

Click download below to download the free file.

Only in Indonesia

My aunt came to visit me here in Indonesia and of course we saw a lot. But I couldn’t take pictures all the time because I had to drive. Those who know anything about Indonesia are definitely going to know that Indonesian traffic is super dangerous. Holding a cell phone while driving is really not a good idea.

Here are 3 pictures that I did manage to take.

Photo 1: That silver-colored guy is a beggar. Because begging is illegal here, they look for other ways to beg without getting arrested. Like painting their whole body and then standing there like that all day.

Photo 2: I took this photo from the terrace in the hotel where my aunt was staying (= Lombok Beach Hotel in Batu Layar). Those clouds suddenly came and it became really dark. As if it was already evening. And I had to walk home in that weather 😬.

Photo 3: That’s the result of those clouds. It was flooded in front of the gate of my house. All the way to the middle of the street! I had to walk through that with long pants. Try not to lose your sandals in that water or even worse: to fall in that water 🥴🥴🥴.

Tip of the week

This week’s tip of the week is one for knitting. We need to help the knitting people sometime too 😊

The tip is: when you cast on or cast off, do so with a needle that is 0.5mm larger than the one used for the knitting project itself. This is to prevent the beginning or end of your knitting from being smaller and tighter than the rest.

So for example, if you want to knit a scarf with 4mm knitting needles, cast on and off with a 4.5mm knitting needle. Super easy it is and with such beautiful results.

That’s it for this week. Feel free to let me know what you think of this newsletter.

Thanks for reading and see you next week ❤️💁🏻‍♀️❤️

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