Winners 20.000 members give away

There is no other way of putting this, I am BLOWN AWAY by all your comments on my give away, 1250 comments on both my Blog and YouTube channel to be exact. So many kind words and heart felted congratulations. Thank you all so much.

So what was my give away all about? A quick reminder. I am celebrating 20.000 members on my YouTube channel by giving away two sets of Tulip Etimo Rose hooksets, made possible by Scheepjes. The hook set consists of a case with room for all 10 included hooks; sizes in the set are 2.0mm, 2.2mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm, 3.5mm, 4.0mm, 4.5mm, 5.0mm, 5.5mm, and 6.0mm. Additionally to the hooks there are also two yarn needles and a small yarn scissor. Tulip Etimo Rose hooks are available from Wool Warehouse and Bol.com (NL).

Tulip Etimo Rose hooks

You are all wanting to know who won, right? Without any further ado, the Tulip Etimo Rose sets are won by

Ingrid “Barra02”. You replied on my blog
Marjolein vb. You replied on my YouTube channel

Could both of you please pop me a message through my blog or Facebook so that I can get your details to send your hooks over to you? I hope you enjoy these lovely hooks.

I want to thank everyone who entered and left a comment. You make all the hard work worth wile.

With love,

Esther

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*** CLOSED *** Give away for 20.000 members!

How can I ever start to say thank you to all of you? 20.000 members, yes you read that right, 20.000 members on my YouTube channel. That is a mind-boggling amount of people; and all of you like my work enough to subscribe to my channel. I am overwhelmed and blessed.

To celebrate this incredible milestone, I have a small giveaway which has been made possible by Scheepjes. I am giving away not one but two luxury Tulip Etimo hook sets, available from Wool Warehouse and Bol.com (NL). One of these sets will be for someone from The Netherlands and one set for someone outside of The Netherlands. I will send this set to any address on the planet, so feel free to enter and stand a chance to win.

Tulip Etimo Rose hooks

The Tulip Etimo hooks are designed and made in Japan, a country with a rich crochet tradition. These hooks come in a luxurious case; I think that from the entire set I love the case most. The case has elastic bands for all 10 included hooks; sizes in the set are 2.0mm, 2.2mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm, 3.5mm, 4.0mm, 4.5mm, 5.0mm, 5.5mm, and 6.0mm. Etimo Rose crochet hooks have finely-polished silver tips, and pink handles with a soft grip. Additionally there is a pouch with a small scissor and 2 yarn needles. All in all, everything you need to crochet a beautiful project.

Tulip Etimo hooks

To stand a change to win one of these hook sets, leave a comment on my blog below this post or on my YouTube channel below the video about this giveaway. Als je uit Nederland komt, reageer gerust in het Nederlands. This giveaway closes on Friday, 3 February 2017 at midnight (GMT+1). Saturday, February 4th, I will announce the winner on my blog.

With love,

Esther

 

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Christmas Gifts for a Crochet-aholic

It’s Christmas time and many people use this time to give gifts to one another. I would like to share my list of perfect gifts for a crochet-aholic like myself. What would a crochet nut such as myself like to receive?

Crochet stuff

I am all about being practical, therefore things that I can use in my craft are always extremely welcome. Think of a crochet hook set, including a case off course. No use not being able to store all your lovely new hooks! That’s actually one thing that I really like about the Tulip hooks (available from Bol.com), they come in beautiful cases. And if you already have all the hooks you need, then just the case is also a great gift.

etimo-hooks

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Another really neat gift is a swift. I have received a luxurious wooden swift as a gift a few weeks ago, and it is one of the most useful tools I have received in a long time. The swift I received is part of the Scheepjes swift collection in which there are different materials and table connector options to choose from. I have already used my beach and rose wood swift to wind several skeins of yarn into ready-to-use cakes.

swift

But maybe you are looking for something a bit smaller? A swift is a large and relatively expensive gift. Maybe a Lucet is a neat little gift? In case you wonder what a Lucet is and how to use it, I have a short video for you showing how to use it.

Wanna-haves

Then there are the things you don’t really NEED, but that you WANT. One of those things is a yarn bowl. I received this as a gift a few weeks ago, and seriously, this is just the best thing since sliced bread. No, I don’t need it. Yes, I want it!

yarnbowl

Yarn, glorious yarn!

The best thing to give to a crochet-aholic is yarn. A LOT of yarn. No, I am serious. You always need at least 600-800 meters to make something beautiful, so if you give yarn to someone, make sure that it is enough to be able to make something gorgeous with it.

I have received beautiful skins of hand dyed yarn from Sue Cheng a few weeks ago. She send them to me as a way of supporting my work. Thank you so much Sue! I am going to make something lovely with this special yarn for sure.

Cherry Tree Hill yarn


Each of the gifts that I received are a blessing to me, but at the end of the day Christmas is not about the gifts receive or the gifts you give. Christmas is about the greatest Gift of all that we received many years ago. I pray that He may bless you as much as I have been blessed this past year.

Have a blessed Christmas.

With love,

Esther

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Happy Birthday to me and my blog

Another year has come and gone; I am a year older and so is my blog. My blog is turning 2 today, I on the other hand am turning 38. And no, I am not worried that I am closer to 40 than to 30. Becoming older is part of becoming wiser and learning new things; and I love to learn new things!

Last year I celebrated my blog’s first birthday with a give-away. Sorry, no give-away this time, just me sharing a surprise gift I got myself from the lovely Beth at Koru Tumi. She has a Birthday Month box subscription which is a once-off subscription in which she sends you a surprise box in the month of your birthday.

koru tumi birthday box october 2016

In the October box there were a lot of small threats all gathered around a “Calendula” theme. In the box was a mini fudge slab from Winifred’s Homemade Fudge, a handmade and all natural Calendula balm from Herbal Harmony, a wax melt sent from Butterfly Scents, a cheerful yellow mini yarn skein from Devon Sun Yarns, a crochet hook created exclusively by Beth for this gift box, a Calendula flower stitch marker that I just adore handmade by Beth, no less than 3 meters of birthday chain, and a broach pin holder. All of this neatly packed in a flat box so that it would fit through my mail box and decorated with dried flower petals. Oh, and almost forgot, there was a pattern too to make 3 Calendula flowers.

 Birthday box koru tumi

I tucked in immediately! I set myself a cup of thee and I can tell you that fudge is heavenly. I spend a relaxing morning making 3 cute little flowers. The yarn is just perfect for this project because it has a very slight color variation which makes the flowers look very natural. After all, no two flower petals are ever exactly the same.

I glued one of the flowers to the broach pin which in turn I will connect to my jacket when I go to yarn and crochet fairs. The two other flowers I left with a yarn tail to connect to a future project, possibly a purse or a bag.

finished calendula flowers

I am taking a small holiday break with my family, so it will be a little quiet on my blog the next week or two. After a short rest I will be here again to start a new year with new energy and new ideas.

With love,

Esther

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