Monday, December 31, 2012
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Soo cute, beautiful and useful, because it can grow with the baby.
The orange crib is not for sale, however the hand crocheted baby blankets and mini stools are for sale in the shop.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
This morning I've been busy compiling a couple of destinations for 2013...
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed the wood & wool work and have lots of inspiration for 2013!
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Just before the guests arrive, the 4 long tables for 24 are ready...
We had a wonderful time with the whole family.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Saved me a trip to the bottle bank and with some iron wire, glass jars turn into brilliant outdoor lights.[One more dark day to join the give away!]
Minne, the oldest, is a journalism student and writes weekly sports reports for the newspaper.
Recently he asked me, to take his picture for a press card.
Sure, I said.
At the moment I took the camera he could not possibly get a serious face.
We had lots of fun. I don't know which photo he finally chose for his press card.
I chose the last blurry one of half Minne to frame.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Here at home, it's getting slowly but surely really Christmassy. Unpacking the old traditional Christmas goodies gives me every year that Aha experience. I've found some 'new' items in Lammie's shop; the bright pink bauble is vintage and also is the shiny vine leaf.
A huge thanks to all the entries on the give away and remember you can still participate!
Pippa is looking forward to draw a winner on Friday night...
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Photos of my work have been published in THE NEW ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CROCHET TECHNIQUES by Jan Eaton.
I got two books. One is showing off in my magazine rack and the other one I give away (signed by moi)
Want to improve your crochet skills?
Leave a message and I will ask Pippa to choose a winner on Friday.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Wool cupboard turns into Christmas cabinet.
For the occasion I stored the wool temporary in another place.
This to make space for some small collections of Christmas stuff;
a row of angels on top
then a row of birds,
followed by a row of baubles
a row with a hodgepodge of decorations (bells, church, Santa, snow globe with nativity scene)
a row of all kinds of animals (peacock, deer, fish, squirrel)
a row of hearts
and at the bottom there are some empty squares...(the time being)
The typography tree is made of cards with letters (and creatures) created by legendary British designer Alan Fletcher, from the book Anteaters to Zebras.
The memory cards are from Tate Modern.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
Christmas countdown has begun!
Only 2 weeks until Christmas Eve, so let's proceed with the x-mas decorations at home.
Time to unpack the hand painted wooden feather tags (by The Great Lakes Goods). We scored them at Anthropologie in London.
This morning I've also hung the colored lights in the tree in the front yard.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
For the fifth consecutive year, I climbed the ladder to decorate the major lamp.
The edition of 2012 is one with boys and girls. Fortunately, I got help from two sweethearts with the hundred heads.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Kotka is the name of this Suomi tree, it's a port town in the south of Finland.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
The newest wood & wool x-mas trees are sixteen* Suomi trees. I've made them today, while it was snowing! The handmade trees are now for sale in my Etsy shop.
Have fun hunting out a x-mas tree!
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
Can't wait to hang them back...
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
This month, our birthday calendar by Richard Hutten, has grown a moustache on the occasion of Movember.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
At Sissy Boy Homeland we bought some Christmas decorations.
In the shop various white stars flickered on the high ceiling. Very beautiful!
We chose this star to bring home and put it high on the locker cabinet.
There's a light inside for a somewhat early x-mas mood!
Saturday, November 24, 2012
The book is about crafty recipes & inspiration for the handmade home and lovely photography by Catherine Gratwicke.
And remember to take this good advice;
do feel a little crafty at least twice a day
Friday, November 23, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
It may sound weird, but I think it's a cool outfit.
Today the mailman brought a H & M package.
Tonight after work I found the online purchases and though I had not ordered the garments as one outfit (I never buy complete sets) the unexpected combination seemd really awesome to me when I tried it on accidentally.
H&M gift of the week & magic legging by Maison Martin Margiela with black New Balance sneakers
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Obviously I looked around in her pleasant shop, during our tea sip.
In a corner I found two iron plant holders.
I saw them hanging at our front door during the Christmas season, with red berries plants or candles in glass jars.
Once at home I noticed the amaryllis bulb lying on a plate and figured it would be nice to put it in my new pot holder.
Amaryllis bulbs have a high [Tulips from Holland] content.
I never really know whether I like them or not. As sprouting bulb I like them best, though with the cultivated flower it's not my cup of tea.
Some weeks ago Inck send me a traditional Dutch tile from Oh Marie (The Fellowship of the Travelling Vintage Items) and I think this vintage tile matches very well with the bulb and pot holders.
Who wants to be the next member of the Fellowship and welcome the waving girl with tulips?