Babyblanket

With the due-date fast approaching (as in: tomorrow) it was time to make at least one thing especially for Baby #2. Otherwise I’ll have to hear the rest of our life how un-special number 2 must be to us because mummy didn’t make anything especially for him/her, and we wouldn’t want that!

So I made him/her a blanket from four linnen tea-towels illustrated by Femke Veltkamp. I bought these a while ago and added some very soft green fleece to it. I hope it’ll keep him/her warm for many years to come!

(And no, I couldn’t be bothered to do some proper ironing for the photo…)

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Handmade bag

Remember the workshop where I learned the Sashiko technique? I continued working on that fabric I started during the workshop and turned it into a bag. A very unique bag if you don’t mind me saying so, there definitely isn’t a second one like this! I love the technique, it’s so addictive perhaps because it’s such a meditative thing to do. I can sit still and do Sashiko for hours, no kidding!

Alice in Wonderland

Moleskine has a new limited edition journal out, with a lovely Alice in Wonderland theme. Adorable! What I like about the Moleskine community is that they occasionally host creativity challenges, which are fun to participate in. I just submitted my work for this new challenge about your own Wonderland. It was a mixed media diorama I made a while ago, but fit this theme perfectly. If you like, you can vote for my work here, and if I win, I get some lovely Moleskine goodies. Which would be pretty nice of course…

Alice in Wonderland diorama

Teaching

It’s been a bit quiet on this blog. I try to spend more time offline and in my offline world there’s enough to keep me busy! I’ve been writing again (if you understand Dutch, you can read my stuff here) and I’m teaching some creative workshops at my favorite local yarn store, Ja Wol. The first one that’s coming up is weaving, on March 14th. I’ll show you how to make a little something you can put up on your wall, it’s so much fun! Other workshops I teach there are embroidery, needlebinding and woolspinning. There’s also plenty of other awesome workshops in the knitting department for you to take, if you fancy learning some new skills. I hope to see you there sometime soon!

Weaving