Archive for December, 2010


• Knitting….. a new skill

knitting-a-new-skill

Ever since I saw Jane Brocket‘s jelly bean knitted cushion covers in “The gentle art of domesticity“, I wanted to have those for myself. I tried to find someone who would want to make one for me… but didn’t succeed. And as I didn’t know how to knit, I couldn’t make one for myself. Now […]

9 Comments December 27th, 2010


• Merry Christmas

merry-christmas 3 Comments December 24th, 2010


• Hanging Christmas wreath with lights

christmas-wreath

I’m so happy with my Christmas wreath hanging in our kitchen. I bought a faux wreath, lights and 3 bags of HEMA pompoms. I crocheted five pointy stars and luckily M helped to connect it all to the light point. It’s so great, you can now switch the lights on and off with the light […]

5 Comments December 10th, 2010


• Little hearts garland

hearts-garland

Inspired by the hearts garland Ingrid Jansen (Wood & wool stool) designed for 101 Woonideeën. I made this version with slightly smaller hearts. I used Rowan Handknit DK cotton yarn and a 4 mm crochet hook. I have chosen wintery colors, so they will match with the christmas decorations as well. I wanted to try […]

6 Comments December 6th, 2010


• Sailing the ‘Stad Amsterdam’

Stad-Amsterdam

Last two weeks I have been sailing on the clipper ‘Stad Amsterdam’. Together with my dad and sister we embarked in Lisbon, sailed to Tenerife and from there to La Palma, la Gomera and back to Tenerife again. It was great! When you are at sea, you are disconnected from everything at home, also literally: […]

10 Comments December 3rd, 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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