Yesterday my friend Carolien and I visited the Weversmarkt in Hoorn and I bought a lot of nice things. While I was collecting the coins to buy the two largest books (they were really cheap second hand books :-)), the stall holder who sold the books to me put them in the bag that you see in the third photo. She told me that she had made the bag herself, specifically for the Weversmarkt, and that the bag was free, it was a gift. I was so amazed! It's a really nice bag, and it's fully lined at the inside. It even has an extra pocket inside, with a zip. It makes me very happy every time I look at it and I so appreciate this gift. I think that I will use it as a project bag (as you can see I've definitely bought enough materials to start a new project or two :-)
zondag 10 juli 2016
Lately my youngest daughter and I have been watching a lot of Doctor Who on Netflix. We both enjoy it a lot, so I wanted to see if I could find any Doctor Who cross stitch patterns. Actually there appear to be lots of them. This is one of the patterns that I liked best, so I decided to start by cross stitching this one. It's by the Fig Tree Studio and I bought the pattern from her Etsy shop.
zaterdag 9 juli 2016
Yesterday Jessica and I visited the Bas Kosters 'I want it to be soft' exhibition at the Museum Arnhem (and of course we also made new 'good people' to add to the collection).
zondag 3 juli 2016
maandag 20 juni 2016
zondag 19 juni 2016
A while ago I made this Happy Memories Shawlette for myself. First I crocheted the shawlette, and after that I added charms and other little items to it that remind me of happy times. There is plenty of space left for adding new happy memories charms to my shawlette, so recently I added these 4 new charms. I love my Happy Memories shawlette and I love being able to add new charms/memories to it!
vrijdag 20 mei 2016
vrijdag 29 april 2016
This afternoon my friend Marjon and I visited the Frans Halsmuseum in Haarlem to see the doll's house of Sara Rothé (1699-1751) and an exhibition about this doll's house. If you looked close enough there was also some miniature knitting, lace and crochet to be seen. Of course there were many other things to admire in the museum too, such as embroidered 17th century bed curtains. The knitwear you see in the last picture is from galerie Gemund (I happened to walk past it on my way back to the bus station).