Work in progress.

I've been knitting a lot in the studio. Testing out and knitting many many samples. It's a long and (sometimes) frustrating job with lot's of unraveling and starting over. Winding up yarn, knitting, washing, sewing, testing, unraveling, repeat. Over and over again. Taking tiny steps each time and getting closer to a real knitwear collection.

Not in pictures: preparing my square foot garden and sowing seeds / visiting the flowermarket each Sunday / enjoying the first signs of spring.

Looking forward to taking a small break and spending a week at my parents.

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Still a little bit speechless by this exhibition, but in a good way. (For the faint of hart, these art pieces are made out of wax and wood)

Not in pictures:
• Looking forward to listen to many great bands at this place.
• Thinking about traveling and Summer.
• Almost finnished with the renovations of our bedroom.
• Buying flowers and pretend it is already Spring.

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Good intentions.

Happy 2015! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. It took me longer then expected to get back to this place, but some things took all my attention. After the busy holiday season we started right away with finnishing our first room in the house. I'm a little bit out of breath and very tired, hence the lack of motivation to keep blogging on regular basis. Guess there will come an end to all this renovation madness. I will talk some more in the next posts about that and all my new year resolutions. Our windows are still covered with plastic so these are some familiar pictures from instagram.

Since a few weeks I'm the proud owner of a shiny new knittingmachine which I'm learning to use. I think it's finally time for a real collection of knitted goods next winter. I know that is something I say each year but this time I mean it. Already knitted some first swatched. I really like that stitch. I'm also knitting new Dots
| Stripes toques in new colors.

PS Some scarfs are for sale in the shop and two new apple cushions in size big, they are a limited edition and only 5 of each color are available!

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DIY Christmas garland

Lots of wintery projects have been going on in our house so far, so I'm very excited to share with you my first ever DIY. This idea popped in my head a couple of days ago when I was thinking about how to decorate our home for Christmas. It's also the first time I really have the chance to decorate. Last year we where still heavy renovating and lived downstairs, before we lived in a tiny rented studio so there was no point in real decorations, a tree,...

I really love seeing those paper stars and cut-out decorations that you see everywhere but think it's a shame cutting into paper that probably won't be used the next year. So I used unbleached cotton. No waste and you can use it for whatever you like!

materials: unbleached cotton, a very sharp pair of fabric siccors, cotton rope, darning needle, sewing machine, iron and a little bit of imagination

Start with cutting squares of fabric in a size of your choice (mine are approx 10x15cm). Don't forget you have to include a seam on one side. Fold them like you would with paper, this can be like a square, triangle or rectangle. Each shape wil give you an other kind of pattern.
Now the fun part, start cutting! When you have enough, sew a seam on top of the piece of fabric, iron everything and with a darning needle pull a rope from one flag to the other. All done!

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