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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

Crochet, Knit, Other nutty stuff

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

Crochet, Nederlands, Other nutty stuff

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

Crochet

Small yarn balls for a large project

Look at these super cute little balls of yarn! Aren't they the sweetest things? But don't underestimate these little balls, I have big plans for them. A few years ago I made my stripey pouf using scrap yarn, and since then it is being used intensively in my house. My sons use it for everything from a… Continue reading Small yarn balls for a large project

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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

Crochet, Knit

YARN5 Woman

Our world is full of strong women and I am sure that you can name a few in your immediate circle. However, today I want to challenge you to see the strength in you. Many times we mistake strength for arrogance. No! Knowing what you are good at and living your gift is not being… Continue reading YARN5 Woman

Knit

Something totally different

Sometimes I need a challenge, something totally new that I have not done before and that I see others doing and I want to be able to do to.  It has happened again, I am seeing such lovely knitted creations all over my Instagram, and I can't knit! Time to change all of that. I… Continue reading Something totally different

Crochet, Other nutty stuff

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

Crochet, Free pattern

Whirl, Whirl, Whirl!

A few months ago I showed you my first project using Whirl, my Endless Love Skinny Scarf. I really liked working with the yarn and I wanted to make a few more things using this versatile yarn.  You know that feeling, wanting to start a new project? That is the feeling I had with this… Continue reading Whirl, Whirl, Whirl!