Archive for November, 2008


• But first… Sinterklaas

In Holland we celebrate Sinterklaas on december 5th. Children receive presents from Sinterklaas and the grownups write poems and create ‘surprises’ for each other. We eat ‘kruidnoten’, ‘marsepein’, ‘speculaas’ and other sweets, and you may receive a chocolate character in your shoe. I have always wanted to have my full name in chocolate characters. This year I just made up a reason why, […]

3 Comments November 29th, 2008


• It starts to feel a lot like christmas…

Christmas crafting

The last days I’m aware of the short days here in The Netherlands, and together with the first christmas fair I visited, my inspirational thoughts are all in a christmas theme. So I had to buy some christmas goodies, the ribbons I bought at the christmas fair and are from East of India.  

5 Comments November 28th, 2008


• My first swap

My first swap

Ooh I’m so happy, yesterday I received my first swap! I swapped with Erna from BlijAlsMij, and look what I received. I love the fabrics, and I can use the paper handkerchiefs cover very well as I have almost always a running nose… To the right you can see a glimpse of some things I made and […]

2 Comments November 26th, 2008


• On the coffee table

On the coffee table

I love that time of the year when you can start adding candles and lights to your living room. And I ‘have’ to buy all the christmas styled magazines, and I keep all trough the years. So at the moment I have quite a selection of holiday season magazines. For me waiting are now these, but unfortunately I will […]

3 Comments November 23rd, 2008


• Little Kitty

Little Kitty

Today I finished this softie, it’s from a pattern by Melly & Me I bought allready a year ago, but never started working on…. do you know that problem? But now I tried it, I found out it doesn’t take much time to finish it, so maybe more will follow :-)

2 Comments November 21st, 2008


• Crocheted baby beanie

Crocheted baby beanies

Today I finished the second version of a crocheted baby beanie. I started with the purple/old pink one, and wasn’t happy with the color scheme. Today I finished the lighter pink version and I’m still not sure if I like the colors….. I used Cashsoft yarn from RYC (Rowan) that I bought at ‘De Afstap‘ […]

3 Comments November 19th, 2008


• Kaffe Fassett lecture in Leeuwarden

Kaffe Fasset lecture

Today I went to Leeuwarden to attend a lecture of Kaffe Fassett on color. I learned about Kaffe Fasset by reading the book ‘The Gentle Art of Domesticity’, and was fascinated by his use and choice of color. The lecture was very much about inspiration and the courage to use, a lot!, of colors. One of the […]

1 Comment November 16th, 2008


• Happy things

Decole tea for one

During my holliday in Japan I found this mushroom tea mug in a little store in Kyoto. It was late that night and I was tired, I didn’t buy it at that time, I thought ‘We will come here again, or I will find it in an other store’. But we didnt’ come back there […]

1 Comment November 15th, 2008


• Birthday present

Poppebedje

For my friends daughter 3rd birthday, I made a blanket and mattress for an IKEA doll bed I painted red. I was so pleased with the results it was very hard for me to keep it secret ;-)    

1 Comment November 11th, 2008


• Crocheted mushrooms

Crocheted mushrooms

I promissed to publish a pattern for the small crocheted mushroom. I first started with a pattern of Orangeflower. The results I took for a photo shoot in the dunes of Texel. But I wanted to have a much smaller version I could use as embellishment on a zippered pouch. So I created my own […]

No Comments November 9th, 2008

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