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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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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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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

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Sweet Dreams Baby Blanket giveaway winners

Last week I announced a giveaway because I released a new pattern, because it's almost Christmas, because I have a new Facebook group, and just because I love crochet so much! To stand a chance to win the giveaway you had to join my new Facebook Group "It's all in a Nutshell Crochet Nuts"¬†and I… Continue reading Sweet Dreams Baby Blanket giveaway winners

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Artist’s Dress Guard in YARN Dutch Masters Book-a-zine

As you may or may not know, I'm Dutch and I live in The Netherlands. If you have ever been to The Netherlands there are a few things you will notice that the Dutch do different to other people in the world. One thing we do different is that the bicycle is our main mode… Continue reading Artist’s Dress Guard in YARN Dutch Masters Book-a-zine

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Romans, Religion, Riesling and yarn in Trier

A few weeks ago I spend 4 lovely days in Trier, Germany with the love of my life, my husband of 13 years. Trier is a great city full of ancient history dating back to before Christ, and at the same time modern facilities and a vibrant city center. I LOVED the city and I… Continue reading Romans, Religion, Riesling and yarn in Trier