Friday, February 15, 2019

light light light

hand knitted blanket - 100% wool

Wow, it feels like it is spring already.

Mid February and the temperatures are rising to serious spring level.

The next few days are filled with sunshine and what I like most about it; the light!

Although we have a rather light living room with white walls and light furniture, it can be quite dark during the winter months. The daybed space evokes the fresh feeling in the afternoon when the shadows of the plant are playing on the wall.

The hand knitted blanket is now for sale in my ETSY SHOP.

Size: 230 x 150 centimeter

Material: 100% New Zealand Wool, hand knitted in Nepal (fairtrade)

Thursday, February 14, 2019


woodwoolstool pillow rotterdam january 2019

You can look anywhere and find inspiration. (Frank Gehry)

...and sometimes the inspiration for the backside of a handmade harlequin pillow comes from a parking.

woodwoolstool handmade pillow

At the moment I was preparing this post, the harlequin/striped pillow was still for sale in my Etsy shop. In the meantime it's sold! (wanted to share my inspiration for the slashes anyway...)

Wednesday, February 13, 2019


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Rotterdam - 13th of February - spring-like weather

Today we had lunch on a cruise liner.

The Steamship Rotterdam is the biggest ocean-going steamer ever built in the Netherlands.
As the former flagship of the Holland-America Line, this cruise liner has sailed many of the world’s seas since 1959. The ship is now moored permanently in the Maashaven in Rotterdam.
The 1950s interior and the many artworks are restored to the closest possible approximation of their former glory.

After lunch, Pippa and I even had a spring-is-in-the-air experience at the pool ;-)

Monday, February 4, 2019

unique piece for sale

huge harlequin blanket pattern

Cold and grey winter days are making it impossibly hard to get out of bed in the morning.

It's a luxury during the cold winter nights to grab an extra blanket.

This unique harlequin blanket is now for sale in my Etsy shop!
It was a HUGE(!) job to make this bohemian & eclectic blanket, but nevertheless made with a whole lot of love.

The size of this blanket is 235 x 225 cm.

The colors, patterns and textures give your bedroom an instant dash of cheer.

When you don't mind to crochet all those huge harlequins yourself, you can also download the huge harlequin blanket pattern from my Etsy shop.

It's quite a challenge for enthusiastic and eager crochet queens.
A smaller version is easy to handle for everyone and perfect to use all your yarn leftovers.

Cheers to a new week and keep yourself warm!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

checkered fritillaria flowers

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Sunday morning, 3rd of February

Sunshine and fritillaria in da house, it seems like an announcement of spring.
I'm fond of the delicate spring bulbs!
The checkered patterns of the flowers are incredibly sophisticated, one by one small graphic artworks.