Wednesday, September 29, 2010

September colors III

The last hollyhocks of this season, in shades of pale pink and green. I also love the little touches of yellow in the back ...

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Darks brown is one of my favorite colors, and of course, chocolate is always a good idea! Each week, when he comes back home from Brussels, my husband brings a different bar of Galler chocolate :-) Great with a cup of very strong Earl Grey tea!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Crocheted throw, work in progress

Now that I'm seeing my crocheted throw from a distance, I decided to change it a little: bright & colorful is good, but this is a bit too much for my daughter's room... I'm going to take some of the grannies apart, reshuffle them and make blocks of 4 by 4 grannies each. Then, I'll crochet these toghether with a band of soft pink yarn... That will probably tone it down a bit … :-)

I took these images at Herma's Garden and Nijendal Nature Reserve. I go there often with my husband and my daughter, both places are small, quiet and wonderful. If you happen to be in the neighborhood of Deventer and you're looking for some peace, go there, and afterwards, have a drink at Havezathe De Haere (that's what I did today :-).

Btw: I was inspired to try photocollages after seeing the collages by the lovely ladies of Thé Dansant. The collages are made with Big Huge Labs.

Monday, September 20, 2010

September colors II

These hydrangea flowers used to be white, but now they turn to a pinkish red. I love this color in combination with the pale green.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Early autumn comfy knitting

Craft-wise, I'm a bit of a multi-tasker, working on various projects at the same time... But this is my “priority project” for now: a woolen cable knit sweater for my daughter. I love cable knitting, and when I found a vintage Ariadne with a beautiful sweater, I knew I just had to make it! (I can't find it right now, I will give the reference later). I can really picture her wearing this when it's cold outside :-)

I also discovered that there are a lot of cable knitting video tutorials on youtube, for example this one. If you want to give it a try, just take a look!

Friday, September 10, 2010

September colors

I picked this rose from my garden this morning, and I just love the pinkish red spots :-)

Sunday, September 5, 2010


One of the things that really make me happy is working with sumptuous yarns in gorgeous colors: pink silk yarn and fabric, gold thread, a little white linen... These are the ingredients of my “girly” 14th century pouch. I've been working on it for quite some time now, and it's still not finished, but I'm enjoying every step on the way :-)

The embroidery pattern can be downloaded from Wymarc. If you like this type of embroidery, take a look at his site for more!