woensdag 10 december 2014

Cardigan of Doom (and Summer Bag)

Unfortunately, the cardigan that I've been knitting on turned out to be a real Cardigan of Doom. I’ve been working on it for quite some time, mainly because it needed so much frogging. Reasons for this were:
  • there turned out to be a big color difference between the Strange Harvest skeins, so I had to find out the best way to deal with that. The flash makes it looks a little worse than it does in real life, but still…
  • I found out that I didn’t have enough yarn to complete the cardigan, so I had to order more and re-knit the sleeves. Even now I’ve only got a very little bit of yarn left.
I must say though that the front looks very nice now though, and I love the buttons.

Oh well...

I finished the crocheted bag some time ago, but I kept forgettting to take pictures of it. 

The other thing I've been working on is a really nice cross-stitch project, but I'll show that later.

zondag 16 november 2014

Some shopping but not much else

Last month I visited both the Handwerkbeurs in Rijswijk and the Brei- en Haakdagen in Zwolle, and of course I did a nice bit of shopping there :-)

I didn't get a lot done lately - craftwise -I guess I've been busy doing other things. 
One thing I did do was to finally put a frame (bought at Xenos) around the cross stitch labrador head that I made earlier this year, so that's all done now.

zaterdag 1 november 2014


It was so nice to be outside today, on this unusually warm 1st day of November.

zondag 12 oktober 2014

Tadaaa! Stars over Corn Finished

Yes, the Stars over Corn cushion is all finished, so now we have two Emily Peacock Tapestry design cushions on our couch (the other one is Mexican Tree of Life). And since I felt like making another one, I decided this time to buy the 'Flowers' kit from Emily Peacock's Etsy shop.

Last week I also made a cushion out of vintage fabric that was a gift from my friend Carolien. After I finshed making this, I still had some material left, so I sewed that onto a cushion cover that I bought. So that means we had three new cushions in a week :-)

zondag 5 oktober 2014

The Art of the Brick

Yesterday we went to see the Art of the Brick exhibition and we really really enjoyed it.
All exhibits were made by Nathan Sawaya out of Lego bricks.