Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Ta-da! Here's the loose ends stool cover!
I've made a new stool cover with all wool leftovers from the past year.
Strands of wool that remain after a project, I never throw away, but tie them into a ball of wool.
After a while the leftovers just become a big ball of wool.
I like the 'folkloristic' look, which arises by the mix of different materials and colors.
I wish you a delightful and festive end of the year!
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Christmas is over, although this shiny still life looks merry & bright.
I've removed the Christmas decoration from our x-mas wall and folded back the stars.
How fun it is to decorate your home for Christmas, I always find the house so light and fresh, once everything goes back to the attic.
Bit early? Yeah maybe, but I've not had that 'Christmas feeling' this year (even though it has been a wonderful time)
Guess I'm not the only one?
Friday, December 25, 2015
COOL CROCHET WORKSHOP 2016
Six days in Marrakech! Crochet while discovering the town. Price € 645,00 per person.
The price is based on a shared twin bedroom and excluding flight ticket.
It's always possible to book extra nights, before or after the workshop (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- transfer from airport Marrakech to Riad Chambres d'amis (v.v.)
- shared twin bedroom (5 nights) including breakfast in Riad Chambres d'amis.
- 3 Dinners & 4 Lunches (except drinks)
- all excursions in and around Marrakech
- yarns, hooks and patterns
Buying wool, cotton and yarns in the souk. Urban jungle crochet at Le Jardin. Moroccan crochet in the open on place des Epices with Moroccan women. Crochet in Jardin Majorelle. Swim & crochet in an oasis in the desert. A daytrip to the Atlas mountains. Lunch & crochet on the roof of Maison de Photographie with it's wonderful view of the town... Delicious moroccan food and the adventures in and around Marrakech make this travel-workshop unforgettable!
SPRING WORKSHOP Arrival: 20th of April - Leaving: 25th of April
AUTUMN WORKSHOP Arrival: 5th of October - Leaving: 10th of October
If you would like to join one of the workshops, please send an e-mail to email@example.com
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
beanie - made by me ☆ checkered coat - isabel marant ☆ striped sweater - made by me (pattern available in my etsy shop) ☆ legging - hema ☆ boots - souk marrakech ☆ basket - handwoven from nairobi
Monday, December 21, 2015
Friday, December 18, 2015
Looking for a new wooly winter project? This merry & bright blanket might be something for you.
You can find the pattern in my E T S Y shop and design your own version, using as much colors as you like.
The original wood & wool harlequin pattern I made, is based on a square blanket with only five different colors.
Obviously with the basic harlequin pattern, you can also make a multicolored version like the blanket above, I made from my wool leftovers.
Have a nice weekend!
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Monday, December 14, 2015
Who needs a tree?
This time we pinned the Christmas decorations on the white wooden wall in our living room.
Yesterday we unpacked all our x-mas stuff and every year it's the same [oh and ah] moment.
During the decades we've collected quite some vintage Christmas decorations and of course, we buy some new ones too every December.
These merry & bright ornaments made it to the x-mas wall. Love it!
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015
Today was the first day I was wearing my brandnew knitted striped sweater.
Last winter I've been living in my two knitted sweater dresses, so I thought I might be great to knit something new for my winter wardrobe.
If you would like to knit your own striped sweater, you can find the pattern in my E T S Y shop. The pattern is written in Dutch and English version.
You can also knit the sweater in red & white and play Where's Waldo?
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
White wooden x-mas trees have always been the most popular.
During the last weeks I received a few requests about white trees.
This morning I've made a few more white trees...in the sun!
You can find them in my E T S Y shop.
The cutest little angel is made by my dearest friend Rosa. Isn't she dinky? Rosa makes the most beautiful dolls, called Stella By Rosa and you can find her shop H E R E.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Some weeks ago we spotted this vintage bamboo chair in a wonderful bric à brac boutique and my heart went bamboom!
We took it home and now it's standing in the livingroom, my heart goes bamboom bamboom.
The seat is a bit low (just how i like it) and is a perfect coffee/read/knit/crochet chair.
The portrait of our son Minne when he was only 3 years old, also makes my heart jump. It was made 20 years ago in France and I do remember the cute curly blond boy, like it was yesterday.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
The exhibition Red Wealth - Soviet Design 1950-1980 at the Kunsthal, illustrates the history of Soviet design in a fascinating overview. It is so colorful, inspiring and surprising!
Highly recommended to visit in the coming months, certainly great fun for children too.
Today we initially went to Rotterdam to see the exhibition of Keith Haring, we both are fans of Keith Haring since the 1980s... (more on that later)