March 30, 2014

In Spring Spirits

Hello you. How has your weekend been so far? It's been unseasonably warm for the last couple of days, so it seems everybody in the Netherlands seems to be in Spring spirits (mind you, we usually are enjoying snow and rain this time of year)!
Fiance and me decided to grab a coffee at the beach. Behind the windscreens, we were able to soak up some sun.. I can already tick that off my Spring Bucket List!

March 29, 2014

Spring Bucket List

I have to admit, I have spring fever! Do you have it too?
Click here for a free download of this Spring Bucket list!

March 28, 2014

A Lovely FO Friday!

Lovely Friday to you! I'ts been a lovely warm and sunny day today so I'm really in a spring-mood!

It's FO Friday but I don't have too much to show you at the moment.. I only finished two more lanterns, so I now have a combo of three:

March 26, 2014

Random Blog Post

Hey everyone! It's WIP Wednesday but I don't have a lot of projects on the go that I really want to show you.. Instead I though I'd blog about what's keeping me busy this week..

I've been really trying to learn how to sew in the last couple of weeks. When I was moving around some stuff in our attic, I found this box, that my mom had given to me when she moved to Canada.. It felt like I had struck gold! Look at all those colors!


March 24, 2014

Granny Square Lovin'

Hi lovelies! I'm late for my YoP update! This weekend's been a bit crazy so I didn't have time to blog. Oopsie! But I'm here now.. This week has been all about granny squares. It all started with this lantern pattern that I showed you last week. It's essentially the basic granny square stitches, but around a glass jar. Fun!

I loved the colors so much, I decided to make a matching pillow cover. What could be more perfect than a granny square?

March 22, 2014

And the winner is

And the winner is....  ..... drumroll please....

.. Ruth of MySpareMoments! Fiance picked you out of the hat! I'll be contacting you soon Ruth! Have a lovely weekend everybody!

March 21, 2014

The shear force of Nala

Our little baby Nala got spayed.. Poor little thing had to wear a romper for ten(!) whole days..
Here she is, looking at me all sad and confused..


March 16, 2014

YoP: working away my WIPs

Good afternoon! Hope you're having a relaxing weekend?

I took a pic of Sweet Scarf of mine just now while wearing it.. Here it is! It's not very necessary to wear it though, the sun is shining! C'mon spring!

This weekend I also finished Wags. Here he is!

But I feel like something's missing.. Maybe I'll make him a scarf? I have to think about it..

March 15, 2014

Inspiration from a Flower Shop

Today I visited a flower shop, and it had such beautiful spaces, with such lovely color combinations...

Vandaag kwam ik langs een bloemenwinkel, met zulke mooie ruimtes en zulke mooie kleuren combinaties...

March 12, 2014

Jumping in!

Hello you! How are you doing? As I had planned, I've put some items up for sale in my Etsy shop this week! Meet my clouds.. ( >> don't forget to enter my give away here!)

I'm glad I did it. Just did it, I mean..  Because there's a lot of things that could have held me back..
I wish I had more products for sale... and .. I wish I had more traffic on my blog and my Etsy shop.. I wish, I wish, I wish, I coulda woulda shoulda

You gotta start somewhere right?

March 10, 2014

A colorful week

It's been a colorful week for me. Both literally and figuratively speaking.
I was asked to lead a crafts-group once every two weeks (voluntarily), which I said yes to but - since I've never done something like that - scares me a bit! I'm now putting together a plan of action, what kind of projects to make, materials needed, budgetting etc.. It's starting April 2nd, and my insecurities are going "what if they don't like my ideas? what if they don't like me?!" I wonder if I was suffering from temporary insanity when I said yes?
Hoping some crocheting would distract me a bit, I took out one of my WIPs.. I transformed this...

March 9, 2014

Another try - and a give away!

Hello you! What do you do when at first you don't succeed? That's right! Try again.

I tried to sell my handmade items via Etsy in 2011. I put up two very simple crocheted scarves, which nobody ever bought and I ended up gifting to my family. I decided selling my own handmade items was not for me. ...But now - three years later - I have changed my mind!
I'm going to give it another try. And we'll see what happens! (of course, I am secretely hoping that one of my items will be noticed) No crocheted scarves this time, I'm trying something different! A sneak preview?
Click here to visit my Etsy shop! I'll be putting items up for sale this week! And to celebrate, I'm having a give away!
I will giving away a $25 Etsy Gift Card! It'll run for two weeks and all you have to do is comment on this post. Of course, a bit of advice or 'item love' on Etsy would be welcome but that's no must! March 22nd I'll randomly pick a winner.
I'm very excited!
Have a lovely week!

March 7, 2014

FO Friday with a Colorful Caterpillar!

Hi guys! I started this project a few weeks ago, on a rainy, grey day and I needed some color..

Hey! Met dit project ben ik een paar weken geleden begonnen, op een grijze en regenachtige dag, toen ik behoefte had aan kleur..

It all started with some colorful crochet balls, with no real purpose but to brighten up my day.
Today, it's Cody the Caterpillar!
Het begon allemaal met een paar gehaakte balletjes, zonder een specifiek doel, behalve om mijn dag wat vrolijker te maken.. Maar vandaag is het Cody de Rups!

March 3, 2014

Blue Kitty Softies

Happy Monday! I'm very excited to share these my latest creations with you!

Fijne Maandag! Ik ben ontzettend enthousiast om mijn laatste twee creaties met jullie te delen!

Two blue Kitty softies..
Twee blauwe zachte katjes...

March 2, 2014

Hello again!

Hello again and happy Sunday! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Let's start off with a picture that is long overdue! I finished this Soft Necklace a while ago but I never made a proper picture of it.. So... tada! It's feels so soft and lovely on my skin and I love wearing this instead of a 'real necklace' during colder weather..