Friday, October 26, 2012


//parcels ready for shipping//

it's friday, so here's a little something for you to start the weekend with! my weekend starts with getting up real early on saturday because im flying to Surinam! i have to work real hard when im there, but ill be back in  8 days and tell you all about it (if i'm not jetlagged to the max)
but for now: enjoy your weekend!

MAKE this:
as you can see, this is not my photo. you can find the tutorial here. when im back i am so going to make one!

EAT this:
this is the perfect autumn meal for me!

WATCH this:
whats this movie about? i dont know exactly, but this trailer leaves me with a feeling that  want to find out!

LISTEN to this:

my sister sent this song to me when i was in Poland. it made me happy, hope it will make you happy too!

Thursday, October 25, 2012


yay! they are finished!
the sister in law of a friend of mine (i know...) ordered these cactusses, uhm cacti? she saw them at a shop and really liked them, but didnt like the price tag so much. so i crocheted away. it took some getting used to, because i'd just done some items where i didnt have to count every row, stitch, decrease, increase etc. but i think they turned out alright. ánd much more cuddly than the real thing! ánd they dont shrivel up and die :-) i think thats a win-win situation going on here!
and thank you blog-schoolers and non-blog-schoolers for the reactions on my blog. every comment is like a present! thank you!

Monday, October 22, 2012


this i how i join granny squares.
(normally i would crochet the last round with the same color as the joining yarn)
1// place the squares right sides together
2// start in the corner gap by putting your hook through the gaps on both squares and slip stitch 3//
4// slip stitch in the OUTER LOOPS only to the next gap
5// see, outer loops only
6// when your at the next gap, repeat step 2//
7// this is what it looks like from the wrong side, the backside of your blanket
8// ans this is how it looks on the front! when you've crocheted the last rounds of the square in grey, it will be invisible :-)

have a nice day! crochet a-way!

Sunday, October 21, 2012


hi you guys, or should i say girls? i doubt there is a guy reading my blog... (and maybe 'hi' to the other blog school students!)
i've joined the blog school via JustB Australia and i love it! i have to check out all these blogs that i see in the facebook page.
one of the first assignments is to write down a few of the blogs you love, and if you already have a blog, post it on your blog! so here i go!
(oh and check out these pinterest accounts i love)

These are the blogs i check out every day:
- which i at first read as: meet meat mikes :-) filled with al sorts of posts i like
- elsie's blog, full of tutorials and inspiration (and tips on blogging!)
- beautiful house inspiration
- food goodness
- graphic design, diy's and inspiration!
- a Dutch blog about crocheting and little things in life

and there are soo much more blogs, but these are the ones i check every day. what are your favorites? 


this is the wool i bought at this very very cool wool shop in Kreuzberg, Berlin. the grey is a sort of sea green grey, and the other colors are pretty accurate in the photo.
i havent got a clue what i'll be making from this, do you have a suggestion maybe?

i hope this day will be as sunny as yesterday! or else, tea will do ;-)

Friday, October 19, 2012


i love these beautiful illustrations from Lizzy Stewart. i found this image via Oh Comely Magazine, which i bought in berlin. a berlin post is coming up soon! i havent read much in the magazine, because i want to save it for when i have to be on an airplane for 10 hours, i think ill need some good magazines to fill that day. im not a big fan of flying, not at all, im always scared that we're going to crash. silly isnt it?
but then again, im also not a fan of needles, and today i did get my vaccinations without any hysterical aarrggghhh moment, so maybe flying will be ok this time :-)
but, what i wanted to tell you: check out Lizzy's amazing art and Oh Comely!

have a great, sunny, autumny day!

Thursday, October 18, 2012


i saw this one a while back on the Meet me at mikes blog. i havent read it last year, but it looks so nice. the 18th of november the new issue will come out, yes!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


i'm in berlin! and loving it! haha well i guess i'll be loving it, because i'm writing this in advance :-)
i'm sooo looking forward in sleeping in this cute caravan, with my man, and sleeping in, eating all day long and walking around.
i've been to berlin before, and i just HAVE to visit my alltime favorite wool-shop: faden insel, i think it means color island, but my german is terrible, so i'll just stick to english.
when i'm back i'll share some photo's with you. and also of my custom order for a friend of a friend: crocheted cacti!

Monday, October 15, 2012


beautiful hotelroom in a caravan in Berlin via
Cute cabin hotel in Berlin via
i'm away! sleeping here, how beautiful! ( few nights in the caravan and a few in the cabin)
ill make plenty photos and will enjoy myself a lot :-)
hope to go to this cute wool store ive been before, ive made this shawl from their wool

Saturday, October 13, 2012


there werent a lot of people who entered, but i did the official random nummer generator anyway. and the winner is.... Pernille!
and because Effie has had her birthday  will send something to her also!
you can send your adress to

(and hey! i'm back! leaving again in 2 days, but enjoying being at home right now)

Monday, October 8, 2012


do you know the blog and shop Weekday Carnival?
i looooove it! ive repinned a lot of things from that blog and shop, not knowing that it was all from the same lovely place.
have a look around the blog, there you can see the most beautiful home... total home envy!
here are my favorite items from the shop:

Friday, October 5, 2012


today i'm leaving to go to Poland. ive planned some blogposts for you in the meantime, i hope you'll enjoy it!

Thursday, October 4, 2012


make your own tiny pom poms with Vivid Please's blog!
i found this via a cute and funny video Pip from Meet me at mikes but on her Facebook page.
i'm so going to make these!

have fun making these!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012


Artichoke in bloom from
 this week will be a crazy week. working and trying to pack for a worktrip to poland on friday. i dont know if ill be able to post anything the next two weeks, but ill try! i've re-discovered what i like about blogging, although i still sometimes think: should i post the stuff i want to, or what i think people will want to read? i try to balance that, because this blog is mainly for (because i want to blog) and i just hope people will like to read and watch.
so as you can see the artichoke has bloomed :-) so pretty!
and i found a way to join my granny square blanket in a way that i really like, ive made some photo's of it, hope to make them into a tutorial soon(ish)