Thursday, November 19, 2015


Working on the European Bistro cross stitching project at the moment.  I do want to finish it sometime soon since my mum has moved home recently and is saving some space on her living room wall.  I've been working on it on and off for 2 or 3 years now and I came to realize last night that I won't have enough thread of a certain color.
I know Dimensions has their own threads, and color codes, and whatevers, so I've e-mailed them for some extra threads. I got a very nice e-mail back stating they're processing my request but it may take 2 to 3 weeks to get to me (in Belgium).  Well I hope I don't run out of thread before that :).

I'm glad they provide that service.  It wouldn't be the same if I tried to substitute the fibres with some other brand.  And I do intend this project to be perfect and flawless for a change ;). I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Yeay some crochet...

I've made this little birdies for a friend of my mother with Catania coton and Phildar Coton 3 and hook 2.5mm

pattern can be found here (Dutch)
I've finished the birth sampler as well now, I've added the name and the date.  Will drop it off at the framers on Monday :)

Friday, November 13, 2015

Somthing new

Oh no, I completely forgot to show you all a picture of my finished Santa so here it is :)
As fot the something new... I've thought myself the knitting basics... and knitted a cowl shawl.  I'm pretty happy with the result

Monday, November 9, 2015

Some WIP's

European Bistro - Dimension
available here
I'm making this one for my mother, I did switch the Aida fabric for linen, I don't like working on Aida fabric.
Some backstitching left on the left, and than it's time for the last quarter.

Thea Gouverneur kit
available here

Started working on this one about 10 years ago I think... Here's my progress so far :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


So I've finished this Birth Sampler, but the little baby boy is taking his time.  I think he was supposed to be born a couple of days ago so we're all waiting very (im)patiently.  Here is the sampler (minus the name that is)
This is a kit by DMC from the Lickle Ted series. No longer available in shops sadly.  I really loved these designs for new babies.  

So since I've cought the stitching bug, I tackled a long time wip, have no idea how long I've been working on this one :) Might be finished in time for Christmas. Just need to do the backstitching now.
This was a Dimensions Gold Petites kit.  Not sure if it's still available in shops. So maybe next week, I'll have another finish for you all. And who knows, maybe even some crochet :).

Monday, October 12, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Day

I'm a proud member of the Parent Committee at my little prince's school.  I think it's important to know what the school stands for and help where we can to make it a better place for all children.  
October, 5th is "Teacher Appreciation Day" and it's tradition for the Parent Committee to give a small gift to all teachers in the school.  This year I was responsable for wrapping the gifts.  So I made 35 of these:

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Cross Stitching update

Deadline is coming closer... baby is due in 3 weeks... I hope to have a finish to show next week :)

Pattern came from a DMC kit in the "My first Lickle Ted" series, no longer available for sale

Friday, September 25, 2015

Cross Stitching again...

I have 1 more crochet thingie to show :).  My son turned 3 last week and I made this stuffed "3" for him.
Pattern by Christel Krukkert (here)
Yarn: Scheepjes Stone Washed
hook: 3mm

I still need to convince him to pose for a picture with this for the Family album :).

And there is a new baby coming in the family.  I've been stitching for the little boy for the last week now... Here's the most recent update

Kit by DMC - My first Lickle Ted (no longer available)

So no crocheting untill this little cutie is finished.  And I've already added so many things to my "Want to make" list :).

Have a great weekend!

Monday, September 7, 2015

It's been a while...

I was looking back on my Facebook page in my "crochet" album and noticed I'm way behind on updating the blog. Shame on me :)

Sorry for the bad quality of this picture, took it with my phone
this was a request, didn't like the pattern at all
pattern can be found here
Catania Coton
hook 2.5mm

Lion "Lowie" by Stip en Haak
Pattern can be found here
Scheepjes Stone Washed, must check at home what I used for the "hairs"
hook: 3mm

Elephant "Otto" by Stip en Haak
Pattern can be found here
Phildar Coton 3
hook: 2.5mm 

Yarn: By Claire n2
hook: 9mm

Gnome hat for my little one's first day of school
Pattern for the hat can be found here
the strawberry motif was a figment of my imagination ;)
hook: 6mm
yarn: By Claire n2 and some leftover Phildar Coton 3

For a new baby girl
Pattern is from a kit that can be bought here
Yarn: Scheepjes Stone Washed
hook: 3mm

Pattern by Tessa van Riet-Ernst
I found it here
Yarn: Scheepjes Stone Washed 
hook: 3mm

Now I'm back at Cross Stitching for a new baby due in November.  Still got some (a lot) of work to do on that sampler.

Friday, July 24, 2015

some smalls

It's been a though few weeks, my grandmother passed away at the age of 80.  She wasn't ill or anything so it was a bit of a shock to the whole family.  Needless to say I haven 't been creating much... and I have some orders to finish, so I need to pull myself together soon.

Some small finishes from before...

Pattern here (in Dutch)
yarn: Phildar Coton 3
hook: 2.5mm
little flower pot: I got this one from hubby for mothers day, the plant that was in there didn't survive... the only plants I manage to keep alive are orchids... I went back to the flower shop for more little pots, but they didn't have any more

Pattern: the famous Vendula owl :)
I've just noticed I forgot to stitch a beak :p must add one...
yarn: Phildar Coton 3
hook: 2.5mm

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

2 finishes

I have 2 new finishes to show, both are for a new baby.

Snuf, pattern can be found here
hook: 2.5mm
yarn: Phildar Coton 3

Spring bunny, pattern can be found here
hook 2.5mm
yarn: Phildar Coton 3

The green elephant from my previous post is feeling very much at ease in his new home, the new owners were so kind to send me a picture.  Since there are 3 small children in the photo I won't post it here.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Long overdue!

Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging, of crocheting,... it's been a while since I've been here.  I've been on a 2 week holiday in May, and didn't really feel like creating stuff.  But I had an order to fill so now I'm back on track :).

This one came on holiday with us, there was a little girl waiting for this cute little donkey :)

pattern can be found here
hook: 2,5mm
yarn: Phildar Coton 3

 Always looking for new patterns. I was sold to this little "dude" straight away :) Reminded me of one of my favourite Disney movies, "Finding Nemo"

Pattern can be found here 
hook: 2,5mm
yarn: Phildar Coton 3

Another new baby at DH's work, this tough lion is moving to Turkey.  The pattern is called "Leeuw Lowie".  My son's name is also Lowie, I'm going to make this one for his bedroom as well :).
Pattern can be found here
hook: 2,5mm
yarn: Phildar Coton 3

And this is the one that made me pick up my hooks and yarn again :) Also for a new baby. This is my 3rd Otto Elephant, I think I like this color combo best.  Someone already asked me for another green Otto, I guess I will be busy in the next couple of weeks :).

Pattern can be found here
hook: 2,5mm
yarn: Phildar Coton 3

Monday, April 27, 2015

small update

It's been busy the last couple of weeks, I haven't been crocheting that much.  My little boy went to school for the first time, proud mummy moment :)

I've also been Cross-Stitching for a new baby arriving in the family in November.  

There was also a B-day present for my Step Sister
Pattern can be found here
hook: 2,5
yarn: Catania
And Bas the Easter Bunny
Pattern can be found here
hook: 2.5
yarn: Catania

Friday, April 10, 2015

Enjoy your weekend!

So I have another small update

Pattern can be found here 
Made with hook 2,5 and Phildar Coton 3 and Catania
I made these for the 4 ladies that work in my son's Daycare.  He is starting his last week next week, and then it's off to school

Latest addition to the Nativity scene

Monday, March 30, 2015

I'm so ready for Spring

But Spring seems to be not so ready for us...

Some new finishes
Pattern for the flower (tulip) border can be found here
hook: 2,5
yarn: Catania 222, 105 and Phildar Coton 3 Pistache

Pattern can be found here
hook: 2,5
yarn: Catania 106, 222

Pattern can be found here
hook: 3
yarn: Scheepjes Stone Washed

The mouse and bear were requests from family members.  The mouse already left for her new home, the bear will stay with us 'till Sunday.  The candle holders will stay with us, love them too much :).

Monday, March 23, 2015

some repeats and some new ones...

made for BIL's girlfriend (see post below for details)

I started this one first on Phildar Coton 3 but it turned out too small, then I made the one in the previous post with Aviso.  That one went to a new home en I finished the Coton 3 one over the weekend :)
Phildar Coton 3 Rouge and hook 2,5
for pattern see previous post.

Pattern from Christel Krukkert
Made with Phildar Coton 3 and hook 2.5

A little extra friend for Pip, they will both travel deep into the African Continent soon

Made with Catania Color, hook 3, pattern from the latest "Simply Crochet" mag

Free pattern can be found here
made with hook 2,5mm and Catania coton

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hello spring!

Pattern can be found here
Made with Phildar Aviso Rouge and hook 4
I tried to make this one with Coton 3 but it was too small :) 

Pattern by Christel Krukkert
Made with Scheepjes Stone Washed
came as a kit, can be bought here, Dutch only

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Where did February go?

Pattern (free) can be found here
made with Catania coton and hook 2.5

This is a combination of 2 patterns, the bird is from the book "Amigurumi & More" by Tessa van Riet-Ernst, the hanger is a free pattern I found here
I made this with Catania coton.  The hanger with hook 3 and the bird with 2.5

My stepsister wanted a second Unicorn, so here's number 2 ;)
With Catania coton and hook 2,5

Pattern from Christel Krukkert
Made with Phildar Coton 3 and hook 2.5