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Lopapeysa Icelandic jumper in the making

*Nederlands zie hieronder A few weeks ago Elseline posted about her unfinished projects (read all about it here) and of course, I also have a couple of half-finished projects laying around;) One of the bigger ones is this knitted Icelandic jumper with the Lopapeysa yarn from Katia (find more info about the yarn here). This…

Happy New Year!

*Nederlands zie hieronder Dear readers, First of all, a very happy new year to you all! We hope you had some lovely days with your loved ones or maybe you were just enjoying it yourself. I went away for a few days with my family to the surroundings of Arnhem and even though it was…

Merry Christmas!

*Nederlands zie hieronder The holidays have begun! Are you also excited to finally have a bit of rest or to spend some precious time with your beloved ones and to eat some delicious food? I can’t wait for all of it! Last week my colleague shared her amazing DIY Christmas tree project with us and…

1-hour DIY Christmas tree decoration – Free instruction

Are you also counting down to Christmas already (only 12 days to go!)? And do you still have 1 hour to spare to make your own Christmas tree decoration? Then follow this instruction (in English or Dutch) for a quick DIY knitted Christmas tree! What do you need? (EN) Wat heb je nodig? (NL) How…

The unfinished projects

*Nederlands zie hieronder It’s already December and in this period most people are busy buying or making gifts. I have been busy with the same stuff and I have the feeling I have started a thousand projects but none finished. In this blog I wanted to show you on what projects I’m currently working. Already…

Felt bunny – free felt pattern inspiration

*Nederlands zie hieronder Already a few years ago I got some felt from Lise but never found a project which I really wanted to make. The sewing seemed such a big effort. I promised my son to make a bunny, so I designed something but never really finished it. Last week I was at Lise…

Monkey snuggle baby blanket – Crochet pattern review

*Nederlands zie hieronder It’s been a bit silent from my side lately because I’ve been very busy working on the Ph.D. It almost feels like a never-ending story, but the ending of it is actually very close. I promise you to post as frequently as I can, but fortunately, Elseline is filling in the gaps…

Calendula Kids Sweater – knitting pattern review

*Nederlands zie hieronder During my camping trip with my best friend and our kids we both wanted to start a new project. This way we could help eachother when we had questions about the pattern. Like a small knit along. We decided to make the ‘Calendula Kids Sweater’. You can find the pattern here. The…

Tie dye – product review

*Nederlands zie hieronder This will be my last post about a summer project! Fall is kicking in and summer days are really over, although it has been really nice weather this weekend. With my son I wanted to tie dye some shirts. We tried it with curcuma powder, but after several times in the washing…

Trying out my new circular knitting needles

*Nederlands zie hieronder Recently, I bought my first set of circular knitting needles and I was super excited to try them out for the first time. Of course, I had to decide upon a project first and since my husband had been very patient with his requested jumper, I decided that was the project I…

Presents ‘juffendag’ – crochet gift idea

*Nederlands zie hieronder Before summer started my son had to say goodbye to his class, because after the holidays he would go to a different school. We wanted to give something to the teachers of his school. The year before we also made some gifts for his teachers, these bags. But I wasn’t in for…

Sewing a simple leather pouch

Nederlands zie hieronder* Last Sunday Elseline came to visit me and she brought a whole pile of leather samples from a couch shop, which she got from a friend. I had never seen so many leather samples! Of course, we wanted to make something immediately:) To practice working with leather, we decided to go for…