Archive for March, 2010


• Inspiring blogs on Sunday

annie-at-home-blog

Today I would like to share again two new blogs I discovered in the blogosphere: The first blog today is Annie at Home. Annie shares her live at home with two kids and her husband. I find her blog beautifully designed as well as the images she adds to her posts. You can find recipes […]

3 Comments March 28th, 2010


• Crocheted egg cozy – tutorial

crocheted-egg-cozy-tutorial

I had a picture in my head of a cute egg cozy. I searched the internet for an example, but couldn’t find it. So I had to take the plunge and try myself from scratch. Here you can see the result, and I will share the pattern I made. Have fun and keep your eggs […]

9 Comments March 27th, 2010


• Who is in for a spring magazine swap?

101-woon-ideeen

One of my favorite Dutch design magazines is 101 Woonideeën. I have a subscription and every month when I pick up my new copy from the mailbox, the cover puts a smile on my face. Friends who are following me for a while now, will know I have a ‘bit’ of a magazine addiction. When […]

5 Comments March 24th, 2010


• Festive shop opening

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As from today my byPetra online shop, for workshops, fabric, ribbon, vintage buttons and other handy and desirable goodies, is opened. I ship worldwide, but for now the shop is only available in Dutch. For you as my dear readers, I have a special offer. If you use the code BLOG2010, you will get a […]

5 Comments March 22nd, 2010


• Inspiring blogs on Sunday

blog-camille-scheewe

During the last two months I discovered a few new inspiring blogs and have met new blog friends. Two of them I will share today: First the blog of Camille Scheewe. She is an artist and designer and shares her visual journaling, crafting, ideas and inspiration on her blog. I love her work, how she […]

5 Comments March 21st, 2010


• On my desk today

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Spring is in the air here in Amsterdam, it also shows on my desk. I find turquoise and lime real spring colours, and wanted to share them with you. The little pink bowl with white graphic flowers is my latest purchase from HEMA, and the crocheted circles are going to become an other cushion cover…. (it […]

6 Comments March 19th, 2010


• Tadaa! Big reveal of the granny square blanket

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A week ago the moment was there, I finally decided on the border and the edging and I have finished my first crocheted blanket. I’m so happy and proud I made it to the end. When I started I decided that the blanket would get a size of 10 rows and 8 columns, I finished […]

27 Comments March 17th, 2010

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    Hi, I'm Petra, I live in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I’m running my own business byPetra: selling creative materials, like ribbons in scandinavian style, cute Lecien fabrics and many more, I also organise craft workshops.

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