Archive for June, 2010


• The grey variant, just for myself :-)

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What a busy week it was. I finally finished my book projects, I mailed them yesterday. I posted the magazines for the give away, sorry Tuija for the delay. On Wednesday I took care of my both nephews of 1 and 5 year old. It was really fun, I had to take the oldest one […]

2 Comments June 27th, 2010


• And the give away winner is….

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A bit later then promised I drew the winner this morning. Congratulations Tuija :-) I have send you an e-mail to ask for your postal adress.

2 Comments June 22nd, 2010


• Inspiring blogs on Sunday

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Most of the blogs I favorite have photo’s full of colour and light, and innovative craft ideas and inspiration. So also todays blogs. The first blog I stumbled upon clicking from one blogline to the other, ‘Contemporary Embroidery‘. It really gave me a WOW moment. Karen’s embroideries are pieces of art. I especially love the […]

No Comments June 20th, 2010


• Towel with crochet edging

towel-with-crochet-edging

This weekend we spend some relaxing time on Texel. The weather is not summery, so enough time for crochet! Today I went window shopping and was inspired by a towel from Rice, see left picture above. I took a guest towel and altered Lucy’s Granny Wheel Square a bit. It’s not finished yet, I have […]

4 Comments June 18th, 2010


• Time for a give away – At home kinderen

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A while ago I bought two copies of ‘At home kinderen’, it’s a special of the ‘Ariadne at home’ magazine. One was to keep and one to give away on my blog. I don’t know why but it never came to posting the give away. But today, to celebrate the return of my creative crafting […]

13 Comments June 16th, 2010


• Craft book preview – Eline Pellinkhof

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Pictures are from Eline Pellinkhof – elinepellinkhof.blogspot.com Today I share a craft book preview with you. This craft book is very special to me, as I help Eline with a few projects for this book. I got to know Eline trough the Blogging Your Way e-course we both attended last winter. We met in person […]

2 Comments June 13th, 2010


• Crocheted scarf

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Last Wednesday I finished this scarf. It’s my first crochet project that I can wear, and I love it :-) After I almost finished the first half, I found it looked a bit strange not quite like the picture in the book. I studied the diagram a bit better and then understood what I did […]

20 Comments June 11th, 2010


• Fabric basket and buttons

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This fabric basket is a prototype I created last Sunday. If you want to make a fabric basket using these same fabrics, you can buy a fat quarter bundle in my shop. Of course you can use the fat quarters for any other project you fancy… ;-) (p.s. I ship worldwide, if you are interested you […]

5 Comments June 9th, 2010


• Inspiring blogs on Sunday

Sugarelf mosaic

No blogs today but two Fickr accounts that I thought you should know of. They are so colourful. This first one is Sugarelf she makes and sells felt softies of the cutest kind. Her creations make me smile and appeal to my love for wool felt. 1. felt bunnies, 2. my little rose bush, 3. […]

2 Comments June 6th, 2010


• Organising is fun!

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Sorry for being a bit absent lately. I told you about my crafting block earlier, it’s still there unfortunately. So today, on my day off from the office (I have that every Wednesday) I started organising the mess in the upstairs atelier, the living room and now my home office… And indeed it makes me […]

1 Comment June 2nd, 2010

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