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Holiday Goodies from France

I have had a wonderful summer holiday in France! I have only been to Paris before, so our two-week visit to the Vosges was a new experience for me. My husband went to buy fresh croissants every morning from the small bakery down the street, what a treat, and we had many wonderful walks and… Continue reading Holiday Goodies from France

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Holiday Crochet Plans

The school year is coming to a close, which always seems to result in a last minute sprint to get everything done before the holiday. My eldest son is finishing primary school, which means we are moving into a new phase; a son in high school. But before we jump into that new adventure, it's… Continue reading Holiday Crochet Plans

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Meet The Motif Queen

Sometimes you meet someone and you are just in awe of their work. Do you recognize this feeling? I have this with Rachelle Camora from Cypress Textiles. I call her The Motif Queen because she has such a signature style to her work. Have you seen her creations? I would love to share some of… Continue reading Meet The Motif Queen

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A Lovely Yarn Retreat

At the beginning of March, I had the privileged to attend a yarn retreat hosted by Devon Sun Yarns. During this retreat we learned to dye a skein of yarn, and to dye a color gradient yarn. I have never done something like this before, so for me it was really special. I would like… Continue reading A Lovely Yarn Retreat

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Visit to Leiden

Every year, my husband and I try to get away for a few days, just to remember what life was like before we got all grown up. Those days when we didn't have kids, or a mortgage, or responsibilities, or problems, or any of those things grownups seem to have a lot of. In the… Continue reading Visit to Leiden

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Quaker Quilt blanket in YARN6

I am totally happy, have you seen my blanket in the newest Scheepjes YARN bookazine? We are doing a blog hop and I am next in line to show you my contribution to the most beautiful YARN edition to date. Yesterday Alia from The Little Bee shared her design, and today it's my turn. Resources… Continue reading Quaker Quilt blanket in YARN6

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When it rains

I was on my afternoon school run when the rain came. It's a short 20 minute cycle from my home to school and I do these uneventful trips almost on a daily basis. On the return trip it's a nonstop chatter as my boys recall the hours we have been apart. Sometimes my boys race… Continue reading When it rains

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Hand made wooden crochet hooks

Remember a few weeks ago I showed you my new crochet stationery? Today I would like to show you my new hand-made-to-my-specifications crochet hooks. These hooks are made by Henk from Houten Haaknaalden, a Dutch gentleman who runs a small business making wooden crochet hooks, and like I said before, when you support a small… Continue reading Hand made wooden crochet hooks

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My Tribe Swatched

A few months ago I showed you my very own yarn, my Scheepjes It's all in a nutshell Our Tribe yarn. Many of you were enthusiastic about the new yarn, but rightly so, many of you wanted to know what my yarn looks like worked up. When designing my yarn I wanted colors that would… Continue reading My Tribe Swatched

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Crochet Christmas Gift Guide

Do you sometimes wonder what you should give your crochet friend who seems to have everything already? With my crochet gift guide I hope to help you choose the perfect gift. Luxury Yarn High quality, luxury yarns is a gift that keeps on giving. It's the moment you give the yarn, the time someone spends… Continue reading Crochet Christmas Gift Guide