Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Continuing my exploration of the color green :-) This inspiration board is quite dark, maybe not very suitable for spring, but I do love the green+blue color combination.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Work in progress, a flower garland

The first crocheted flowers of a garland for my daughter. The patterns are taken from the Dutch translation of Lesly Stanfields "100 Flowers to knit and crochet" : "100 Bloemen om te haken of te breien", Librero, 2009.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Historical embroidery patterns in the New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Essuie-mains brodés. Digital ID: 1555900. New York Public Library

Design in crewel embroidery fo... Digital ID: 820474. New York Public Library

I found these lovely (spring inspired!) embroidery patterns while browsing the New York Public Library Digital Gallery (after reading a post on Design*Sponge about this gallery). Click on the images to see the details. There's much more, so it's really worth a visit!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Celadon, cream, pink

It must be spring, because I see the color green everywhere. I've collected a big pile of green images: postcards, leaflets, magazine tears ... And somehow, when I try to make a green inspiration board, my all-time favorites (hot) pink, cream and chocolate want to join the party too. That's probably why my first green collage is still not so very green :-)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Crocheted throw

My mother made this cotton throw 15 years ago. I love it! It keeps us warm during the winter, and during our cold but sunny March.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Knitted silk scarf finished

The empty feeling when a project you really loved is finished... I really enjoyed knitted this scarf with one of my favorite yarns ever: Aurora Silk Tussah 2-ply natural. The cable & lace pattern is taken from pattern taken from " The good housekeeping step-by-step encyclopaedia of needlecraft" (1979, Dorling Kindersley Ltd)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Antique linen towel

This is the border of an antique linen towel I bought at the Apeldoorn Antiques Fair last year. I tried to take a picture of it, because I really love the flower pattern! It is embroidered by someone called "M... F..." . I wonder who that might have been and if she loved this pattern as much as I do.