Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
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
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
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
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
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
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.