Tuesday, December 1, 2020

psychedelic pillow

handmade woodwoolstool chevron pillow

Another unfinished project done.

The first stitches of this pillow I made last month and in the meantime I have made a mini collection of fingerless mittens.
This multicolored chevron pillow including innerpillow is now available in my ETSY SHOP.

The cushion has two different sides; the front side with multicolored (dark brown, rusty brown, orange brown, royal blue, lilac, dusty pink and ocher yellow, bright yellow, red, burgundy red, sand, turquoise and off white) chevron stripes and the back side in off white.

Would you rather make one yourself?
You can download the chevron pillow pattern in my ETSY SHOP too.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

yellow

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Saturday morning 28th of November

Hello yellow!

We made an appointment to pick up a vintage italian design chair and ended up on this beautiful courtyard covered in a yellow ginkgo glow.

I collected some of the 'fruits' of the Japanese nut tree (which are botanically the seeds, but because the seed coat is fleshy, they look like fruits). The seeds are apricot shaped and when the female seeds fall to the ground in autumn, the fleshy seed coat starts to rot and falls off and smells like rancid butter.

I want to try to grow some mini ginkgo trees.

Friday, November 27, 2020

new collection

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For the ones that can't crochet, I've made a new collection diagonal stiped fingerless mittens.

One pair in black & off white, another pair in anthracite grey & off white.
And for those who don't shy away from a little color;
burgundy red & turquoise blue
yellow ocher & bright pink
orange brown & cobalt blue

You can buy them in my ETSY SHOP.

If you rather want to crochet the mittens yourself, you can find two different crochet patterns for fingerless mittens in my Etsy shop. A fast, fun and easy crochet project. And the mittens are very practical, warm and unisex. Moreover, it's an excellent handmade December gift.

Oh and the top pair on the stack (rusty brown & lilac) didn't make it to this blog post. Sold 3 minutes after I listed them in my etsy shop yesterday.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

cold crisp day

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We cycled to town for a coffee to go and pastel de nata at Nobel's Brood this morning.
On the first really cold and crisp day, warm wool mittens were no luxury on the bike.

The first handmade pairs of the diagonal striped mittens collection are ready. (only have to weave in the loose ends, the least fun part)

The black & white tweed yarn mittens, like the ones i'm wearing, and another antracite grey & white tweed yarn pair, are already for sale in my Etsy shop.

The rest of the tiny collection ready-made fingerless mittens, will be added soon.

I'm an addict of woolen winter accessories; throw in a beanie, mittens and scarf and i’m good to go. How about you?

Saturday, November 21, 2020

the waiting booth

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Saturday 21st of November

In the waiting booth at the ferry to the Biesbosch national park.

Going to get some fresh air in nature.

PS: moreover also in the waiting booth for 2021, haha

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

rotterdam - sunny stripes & warm wrists

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The lilac & orange brown stiped fingerless mittens I made yesterday. Even two(!) pairs in one day.

Actually i made the first pair for myself, and i received a request via instagram, so i made the same pair again.

It's a quick and fun crochet project and I certainly intend to make a few more in the coming weeks.

Do you want to surprise someone with a handmade gift or treat yourself to woolly wrist warmers?

You can download two different crochet patterns for fingerless mittens in my Etsy shop.

Today we took advantage of the only sunny day this week and had lunch with a super tasty sandwich from Koozie at the quay of the Maas.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

diagonal striped fingerless mittens - crochet pattern

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A new project on my crochet hook; fingerless mittens in a cool colorbination.

Earlier this year I made a similar pair in black & white tweed yarn.

This time I'm making a colorful variant, with lilac and orange-brown yarn.

The first one I've crocheted in no time and because it turned out surprisingly cool, I wanted to share it with you straight away, even before I'm starting the second one.

If you want to make the diagonal striped mittens yourself, you can download the crochet pattern in my Etsy shop.

It's available a DUTCH and ENGLISH version.

A fast, fun and easy crochet project.
The fingerless mittens are very practical, warm and unisex.
You can make the mittens from yarn leftovers, as you will need very little yarn for this project.

Moreover, it's an excellent handmade December gift. Everyone likes to get a handmade gift!