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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Mini's giraffe

Combining the learning towel with a little animal.

Pattern of the giraffe by Maja Hansen. 

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Newborn babies

We are really bad in sending cards... So everytime we should be sending a card, we realise that usually shortly after the deadline. Great thing about the internet, it is delivered as soon as it is send. However, sending an email just doesn't always cut it. So especially when a newborn baby arrives, we tend to forget, but feel kind of guilty about that. We also don't have a clue about when it is time for friends to visit babies, so we usually wait way too long before we actually contact the parents.
Now that we have moved to another country and visiting is largely out of the question, we were thinking about an alternative solution. Another reason why we don't send cards, is that we don't like most of them. They are all annoyingly alike and extremely mawkish. I do agree thay it is something to celebrate, but most of these cards are just a bit too much. There are some that we might like, but they are for special friends thay won't be offended by our kind of humour... So we needed something different. You can make your own card, but you'd still have the problem of people not getting your jokes. I did yet into trouble one day by saying that a fetus is a sexually transmitted parasite...
So we are trying to mail out these little towels. It might be a bit late and we probably will forget the next 10 birthdays, but we're hoping to make up for that by sending a handmade gift that the kids will hopefully use a lot and love. Cause that's the point, we might not pay a lot of attention to birthdays, cards or even the calender, but that doesn't mean we're not happy for them!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Faster than I expected...

But still... About 8 meters and 400 sequins... I might feel a bit of muscle ache in my arms and hands!

Tuesday, 12 March 2013


Work-in-progress... For a very long time I'm afraid... And it needs to be finished before Saturday 23rd!

Hopefully I'll get the fabrics tomorrow and I can start on the actual dress, so this won't be all I'm covered in! :-D

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Organiser for my crochet hooks

Like I said, I make lots of things from that fabric. Too bad my Addi-swing crochet hooks don't fit in there!

Last weeks work

Since we moved to this tiny appartment in London, we were having a bit of a problem with our shoes. In Leiden we also didn't have a good spot to put them, but at least they didn't have to be exacly behind the door. And behind the door does indeed make it no longer possible to open it... So last week, when we were cleaning the house, I decided to do something about it. Permanently.

I wasn't able to bring every fabric I had to the UK, but fortunately I brought my big practise piece. I bougth it a few years ago for a very small price and have been making all kinds of stuff with it. Hats, bags, organisers. It's not a particularly beautiful fabric, but it is sturdy and works for many things, so I'm happy to use it! Especially if it should be useful and not necessarily pretty.

So this is wat I made out of it, our shoes have their own place and we can open our front door again!