Sunday, May 9, 2021
Today is a very special mothers day, because our daughter Pippa will also become a mother at the end of October.
Pip & Joe have revealed that they will become the parents of a son yesterday.
We are all super happy with this wonderful news and are looking forward to having a baby in our family.
Pippa painted an (lemon) onesie and brought the original Opa & Oma announcement for us, when they came to share the happy news last month.
Friday, May 7, 2021
The ongoing trend of the knitted spencer!
Already in 2018 I designed an easy to follow knitting pattern for a checkered spencer. Remember the knitted checkered spencer? It's knitted in one piece, easy to make in no time.
It seemed a perfect piece in my wardrobe, so I made a striped version as well. Actually you can let your imagination run wild with this basic spencer pattern.
Last week I made another striped spencer, this time with diagonal stripes. I made it with yarn leftovers and because I ran out of yellow I also used some pink tweedyarn for the back piece, which I knitted in a freestyle striped pattern.
I love the color combination and the totally different look of it.
The spencer trend will continue this summer, it truly is a stylish item. You can simply mix it with anything. Wear it as a top or over a t-shirt with (long) sleeves or under a jacket or cardigan. It's perfect for the feminine look, with a blouse, skirt and heels, but can also be combined with pants, even with Adidas track pants ;-)
Mix, don't match. Everything is possible.
Everyone needs at least one spencer in their wardrobe! You can download the knitted spencer BASIC PATTERN in my Etsy shop. Available in English and Dutch version. It's really super easy.
PS: The lilac silk scarf i found at the Sissy Boy outletstore in Breda last week.
Monday, May 3, 2021
A new canvas; lilac lemon on blue checks.
The background is inspired by my blue checkered Vans.
And it's not the first time i used a checkered pattern. One year ago i made a xs woodwoolstool with checkered crochet cover, also inspired by my favorite shoes. And moreover spencers, pillows and mittens.
I'm fond of checkered stuff.
Friday, April 30, 2021
Lemons & moka pot on canvas:
multicolored peroclator in 'coffee colors'
yellow lemon on grey (Pantone colors of the year 2021)
yellow lemon on terracotta
Size 80 x 60 cm, acrylic on canvas.
Now available in my Etsy shop. For information you can send an email of dm via instagram.
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Rotterdam - 28th of April - 10893 steps
The terraces in the Netherlands reopened, since October 2020.
So after months of coffee-to-go, we booked two outdoor cafes yesterday.
Around noon, we started in the Park at Parqiet with 'coffee to stay' and a lunchdate.
At the end of the afternoon, we booked a table at Raïnaraï and had an delicious early Algerian dinner, because the terraces have to close already at 6 pm.
In between we walked through the city center and just before we went back to the parking at the Museumpark, we bought a houseplant at STEK Stadstuinwinkel, a Papyrus!
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Black lemon on canvas.
Size of the canvas is 80 X 60 cm, acrylic paint on cotton canvas.
Charcoal black lemon (with gray freckles) on sandstone beige.
If you like more information about the painting or want to buy the black lemon canvas, please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or DM on instagram @woodwoolstool.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Kingsday 2021. An orange kinda day.
Second lockdown kingsday. Orange is popping up everywhere, however still no traditional 'Orange' parties, no free-markets, no festivals.
For the second time in history the Dutchies are celebrating kingsday mainly in and around the house.
We made an Orange mini cooper tour to the Biesbosch including a picknick in the grass.
Great sunny weather for a lazy afternoon and dinner in the backyard.