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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Oh chrismas tree

Like all of you out there I'm very excited for this holiday season. Not only because it gives me the excuse to curl up on the couche to knit a lot but also because it's the first time I have a reason to really decorate our home.

*No real fir tree since the cat would have a blast, we don't have a yard to re-plant it and no vacuuming afterwords but we do have a real bastisRike-print to replace it. I'm so in love with this print and it blends perfectly in with all the greens.  (Thank you Rike!) *The eucalyptus wreaths I made some weeks ago. They are now completely dried and smelled amazing at the beginning. *I covered the table with doilys my grandmother made. *A garland I made to hang in front of the windows. I actually made a DIY (my very first one, hooray!) that will be posted tomorrow so you can make one too.

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