Tuesday, May 21, 2019

inspiration - may 2019

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New inspiration in da house;

White & colors chevron pillow with two front sides (lilac & yellow chevrons inspired by the woman with headscarf art print)

David Hockney Joy of Nature exhibition poster (souvenir of the Van Gogh museum visit last week)

The World of Apartamento interior book (an irresistible book, with ten years of everyday life interior by one of my favorite spanish interior design magazines)

Saturday, May 18, 2019

crochet top pattern

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Finally it was warm enough outside today, to wear my new handmade crochet top and take some pictures.

You can download the CROCHET TOP PATTERN in my Etsy shop now.

I've worked out the pattern in a step by step process with lots of detailed photos (11 pages). The crochet top pattern is an easy to follow pattern and it is available in English and Dutch version.

Don't you think the white edge is 'très chic'? It's a subtle and sophisticated finishing touch.

All you need is about 150 grams of cotton and 50 grams for the edges to make your summer crochet top! Choose your favorite colour(s) and get started.

It's not difficult at all and it takes just a few days to make it. I'm already making a second one, this time a striped version.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

mini rock star

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On the first of May our mini niece was born.

My niece Afra from London gave birth to a beautiful daughter!

To welcome our youngest family member, we sent her a tiny ROCK STAR t-shirt!

Fits flawlessly with the cool mini ombre cardigan I made for her a while ago...

Do you 'sigh for' a super cute and handmade maternity gift for a baby (on the way)?
You can download the pattern in my ETSY SHOP.

As you can see on the last photo, it's also possible to wear the cardigan inside out, like a fur-lined mini jacket.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

best-loved little things

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Nothing beats dinner in the backyard! Whenever possible, we eat outside.

To me it is one of the best-loved 'little things', unhesitatingly.

The Nasturtium flower seeds under the small ginkgo tree are already growing considerably over the last weeks (and the wooden skewers I planted to keep the cats out of the tree tub...)

Saturday, May 11, 2019

amsterdam & hockney's joy of nature

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Amsterdam - 10th of May - 12987 steps

Coffee and cake at Waargenoegen.
Vintage tour at Van Dijk & Ko and Neef Louis.
Catch of the day; two crazy chairs, Hungarian 'design'.
Lunch at Stach.
Van Gogh Museum - The Joy of Nature - David Hockney*.
Drinks at Cafe Wildschut
Evening walk to the Olympic Stadium.
Dinner at the Neni* restaurant in the iconic Citroën garage.

Splendid and inspirational day in Amsterdam!

* In April 2015 we visited another David Hockney exhibition at the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch.
* In March 2019 we visited Neni am Naschmarkt in Wien.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

petit pelargonium

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A pelargonium cutting grown by my friend Lammie. How alluring is this color?!

Does anyone happen to know the name of this old-fashioned pelargonium?

For now the cutting is still hanging in my atelier, but as soon as the weather gets better, it can be moved to the garden.

Spring weather has not genuinely started yet overhere, after the beautiful Easter weekend the sun was gone abruptly...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

the chevron pillow on repeat

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New chevron pillow in the making.
Since both chevron pillows I made in January have moved to Boston, USA.

Actually only one chevron pillow was listed in my etsy shop, however Gillian, a friendly customer, asked me if she could buy them both. Well I thought it's better when the pair would stick together anyway.

I miss the pillows in my studio, so I started a new pillow project the same evening. Chevron pillow on repeat, in white & colors, my best loved combination.

Fancy to make one too?

You can download the chevron pattern (with chart) in my ETSY SHOP.