vrijdag 29 juni 2012

Flower explosion!

I have been working with this colour combination for quite some time now (working on a big Granny Square blanket for a dear friend) and it's still inspiring. So every once in a while I come up with something else to do with these colours and immediately have to give in to that inspiration.... So I put aside the Granny's for a bit and started to crochet flowers, hooked them together with a simple crocheted strand et voila:
Bunting in sea colours...quite refreshing when you have to deal with 40 degrees C, coming over us through a very hot wind...

Hasta luego!

Barefoot sandals

Living in a warm climate means walking around barefoot a lot and I love that! But when I came across this pattern, I knew walking around barefoot could be done in a much more stylish way:
I'ts a really easy to follow pattern by Julie. You can find the pattern here. This one is for free, but in her Ravelry store you can find a lot of wonderful barefoot sandal patterns too...

Hasta luego!

woensdag 20 juni 2012

Spanish style crochet

We have just moved to another location with lots of new possibilities for our work. Apart from renting out a Landrover Defender with roofshelter, we also have a small campsite now. On it is a large caravan (sleeps 4) which I have pimped Spanish style. Of course I wanted to crochet something for it. I came up with a pillow, a tissuebox cover and a clothes hanger. I designed them all myself. 

The dots are very easy to make. All the stiches are double crochets, the dots are 4 double crochets made in one. Like this: yarn over hook, insert into stitch, yarn over hook, pull through stitch, yarn over hook, pull through 2 loops. Repeat until you have 5 loops on your hook (4 double crochets made halfway), yarn over hook and then pull through all 5 loops.

The lovely Spanish Dachshunds, Pablo & Juanita, are made by my dear friend Erica, a.k.a mrs. Felt...

Just to get an impression of the Spanish caravan, this is one of the beds:

Hasta luego!

dinsdag 12 juni 2012

Cupcake time!

This cute cupcake was waiting for quite some time now, for me to embroider de seeds on the strawberry and then assemble all the pieces...a forgotten w.i.p...... I'm really happy to have finally finished it! I'm very much short of crochet time at the moment, so this was a very good way to have a 'new' piece in the house in no time...
I did make some time to make these special little cupcake keychains though. They are for the 'Make it for Maud' cause I'm happy to contribute to. Little 2-year old Maud is fighting cancer. She can go to the United States for a special treatment and creative people can donate something handmade, which will be sold to contribute to the costs of the stay of Maud's family during her treatment.
If you want to contribute too (before the 1st of july), you can find more information on Lotte's blog.

Hasta luego!

vrijdag 8 juni 2012

Isn't she lovely?

I can't help, but feeling very proud.....I got this beautiful postcard, sort of, named after me! It is designed by Kris. I love her work and have bought many of her postcards already. Then we started e-mailing about a Spanish design and look what Kris came up with:

You can buy this card from her wonderful shop By Kris and there is also an applique with the same design. And if you happen to be in the south of Spain this summer, maybe even for a stop on my little campsite or a trip in my Landrovers...you can soon buy them in my souvenirshop too!
Hasta luego!

maandag 4 juni 2012

Maak het voor Maud

Deze prachtige actie kwam ik tegen in blogland.De aanleiding is helaas dramatisch, een klein meisje heeft een agressieve vorm van kanker en kan voor een behandeling die haar overlevingskans aanzienlijk vergroot naar Amerika. Lot van het blog Door Lotjes roze bril vraagt creatievelingen om een eigen creatie te doneren die Lot dan kan verkopen op een braderie. De opbrengst daarvan gaat naar de Stichting Maud voor leven, die geld inzamelt voor de verblijfskosten tijdens deze behandeling. Doen jullie mee?

Hasta luego!