Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday Inspiration #14

Little Z, handmade with love.
She is a member of the Eline's Design Team
and Lisette has her own shop on Dawanda.
Lisette designs and create stampsstationery
and accessories of felt, paper and fabric.  
Her style is hip and fresh, with plenty sweet characters 
and surprising color combinations.
Anyone who is creative can get to work with 
her patterns with hip designs in felt.
Lisette calls herself a dreamer;
fond of everything involving fairy tales, myths 
and everything else mysterious and different.
On her blog she writes about almost
everything handmade, cute and vintage.
Her life, love, handcraft and shop.
She makes awesome photographs of everything,
cute, handmade and adorable goodies. 
She inspires me with her lovely pictures
and handmade accessories and 
the energy she puts in her designs.
On her blog are free patterns and you find enough 
to keep you crafting throughout the year!
Go check it out, and let me know what you think of it.

 I hope you find it as inspiring as I do.
Have a good day!
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Friday, June 24, 2011

DWZI / TWIS #12

This week I saw...

New ideas for crochet accessories.

More than 7000 unique page views,
I'm so honored that you all like my little blog :)
A lot of yarn, spun on my spinningwheel,
Merino wool, in different colors.
I just love to spin, it's so relaxing...




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This week I saw.
Is an initiative from Roos en Daan,
there you can also see who else participates.
Inspired on Jill's Today  I Saw.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Painting owl

Good afternoon people.
Very nice to see you, and we have new followers,
a special warm welcome to you all!
A few weeks ago there was a give away contest on Birds World.
I send an e-mail mentioned what bird I loved the most,
I love birds in general but most of all  I love the owl,
because that also stands for the night part  
in my nickname NightEssie.

Guess what, I won it!
It as a bit overwhelming, never thought I would win.
But I did, thank you so much Bertine,
for making me this lovely painting.

Today the package arrived,  and the painting is now hanging
above my working place.
Isn't it just the most lovely painting?

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday Inspiration #13

 This week I want to share another blog.
A blog from a very nice and kind person,
who inspires me with her adorable, colorful crochet works.
 Karin has an amazing blog, with lots of tutorials, 
 lovely photo's and lots of interesting crochet works.
In the 70's she started crocheting 
and after a while she quit with that.
Since early August 2009 she has started crocheting again. 
She made / started with white crocheted curtains and rugs. 
Now she is in love with color, lots of color.  
And with all these beautiful, brightly colored wool and cotton she tries all sorts of stitches and patterns, and shares that with us.
She has made some awesome blankets and accessories.
And on top of that she has a page with free patters on her blog.
Karin gave new life into a great joyful hobby, 
bursting with possibilities, and to see that makes me
want to crochet even more myself.  
 I hope you find it as inspiring as I do.
Have a good day!
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Friday, June 17, 2011

DWZI / TWIS #11

This week I saw...

Here we have White Sunday and the Monday after,
we have a free day.
This Monday we went to see a market place,
drink some nice coffee with my parents and we
took the kids to an indoor playground.
They loved it!
And ofcourse I forgot to took pictures of everything,
glad my husband thought about it and took some of our kids ;)

My kids having fun in a indoor playground.


And this week I stared to spin on a spindle.
See this post
And It went very well.
So my husband decided that I needed a spinning wheel,
haha not really, he thought it was a good idea,
because it goes quicker. And it was a good idea.
I love it, it is addictive and now I have a new hobby.
It's a good thing it all goes well together.
Now I can spin my own yarn and make something nice from it :)
The spinning wheel it self has a nice story.
I bought it on a on-line marketplace
from a old couple not far away from me.
She spun her yarn to make clothes for her 7! children,
while her husband was a sheep shearer in the spring,
to make a bit a extra money to feed all those mouths.
She begun to spin on a spindle and knit the yarn,
it was a lot of work, so her husband
had made her this spinning wheel.
A friend of the family made it who worked in a factory with wood.
I asked her if she would mind letting it go,
she said no, she had make good use of it,
and it was time to get it out of the house.
But she was happy to see
that I wanted to make really use of it,
and not just put it in  a room as decoration.
I told her I take care of it,
and she gave me tips to maintain the spinning wheel.
We both were happy :)
 
My spinning wheel.


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This week I saw.
Is an initiative from Roos en Daan,
there you can also see who else participates.
Inspired on Jill's Today  I Saw.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Spindle spinning

I got my first meters on the spindle spun, and that went pretty well.
It is a bit on the thick side, but I got the hang of it now.

There are thinner and thicker parts in the yarn, but it does have a nice flow. 
I'm now knitting a hat on needle 5,5 mm. 
It's a bit over 90 meters and after twisting it is 41,5 meters of yarn,
it's natural wool yarn, I think of a Scottish sheep.
I even bought an old spinning wheel today, tomorrow I can pick it up.

I'm very existed how it feels to spin on a spinning wheel.  
It seems so
satisfactory with my own spun yarn to make something beautiful.
Then you cover the whole progress, except shaving the sheep ;)

My new Spindle. 

The carded wool.
 Spun yarn, need to be twisted.
Voilà the hand spun yarn. 


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Friday, June 10, 2011

DWZI / TWIS #10

This week I saw 33 ways to stay creative.
I found it on blog here 
posted on twitter by @Etsy
I have no idea who the author is.

The original post doesn't know either, could be anyone.
This list is really helpful when your stuck on ideas,
or don't have any anymore.
I hope you find it as helpful as me.
Have a nice weekend!

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This week I saw.
Is an initiative from Roos en Daan,
there you can also see who else participates.
Inspired on Jill's Today  I Saw.


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Thursday, June 9, 2011

working on projects


I've been working on several projects lately.
Trying to make some nice knitted and crochet goodies
and accessories without patterns.
Designing is a big word, but I want to make it from me.
I made some sketches of cuffs and bracelets
that popped in my head.

After I took a better look on Etsy to see
what was on, it was very difficult to be original.
And I wanted something made by me,
but with a craft like knitting and crochet it´s
almost impossible to be one of a kind ;)

I don´t want to copy anyone,
but if I take a look at my sketches,
there somewhat the same as already 
made by different persons.

A bit of a dilemma for me, what to do?
As my dad would say,
there is noting new under the sun.
Maybe I should stick with that and go
with what my I thought was nice to see and do.
I suppose there is a little line between unique,
original and copying something that almost looks alike.

Well anyway here are some pictures.

This is a modified pattern, made it for myself. 
I found the pattern on www.freubelweb.com

This is a bracelet I thought looked nice with the necklace,
I just made it without a pattern.

This is a cuff in progress.

Finished lacy, ruffled cuff, designed by me, for sale :))

Here is the thing.
The purple bracelets looks a bit like the bracelet
a blogfriend (ROEST) made and sells.
I saw that after I made it, and post a picture from it. (oops) 
I send here a email about it,
and it turned out she uses other stitches and materials.
She has no problem with it if I would sell it,
if I just don't use the same as she does.
Now comes my conscience, should I do it or not,
probably I'm gonna modify it,
to make my conscience silence.
Major dilemma's...
But I'm really happy with my sketches,
and I'm gonna post pictures after I finished somewhat of them :)

Have a lovely day!

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday Inspiration #12



This week I want to share a blog.
A blog from a very generous, lovely
and kind blogfriend Nikki.
This blog actually got an award from me,
  because it is so nice, lovely and inspiring.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ygUa8p69Z4E/TdUpcgJCd7I/AAAAAAAACZ4/h-_Abf2f3l8/s1600/liefgevalhead.png
Her blog is Liefgeval.
She has an amazing blog, with mixed styles,
Vintage, retro, romantic and sweet, which is a super lovely combination of styles.
And loads of adorable pictures from her home 
and the lovely deer she collects.
The rest of her collections she shares 
can be marked as super cute and vintage.
She makes awesome Lomography photo's 
she posts on her blog under Lomo Saturday,
with some other participants, 
you really need to check it out.
Also she has a beautiful dress style, 
you can read everything about her lovely dresses
on her blog under the dress up tags. 
The pictures are amazing!
I love her enthusiasm to make life prettier 
with her blog and goodies.
She also has the most wonderful online shop.
Where Nikki sells pretty vintage finds and homemade cuteness:
http://www.liefgeval.nl

I hope you find it as lovely as I do.
Have a good day!
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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hip & handgemaakt markt

Today I went to the Hip & Handgemaaktmarkt
what means so much as
Hip & Handmade market.
The weather turned out to be lovely after the rain this morning,
and later today we had some sunshine too :)
I took my son with me he is 3 years, 
but he is still a bit to young for that, 
next time without kids...Mommy time...
I met some wonderful nice people and 
the goodies they make are just adorable.
It was very inspiring to see, and talk to the exhibitors,
hear the stories behind the products. 
I was so busy talking to people and looking around 
that I forgot to take some pictures.
Next time I try to remember to take them.
 And least but not least I met Loes
from freubelweb.nl
She was the winner from the Give-Away! 
We had a little meetup so I could give her the shawl in real life.
She was very happy with it,
that makes it so rewarding to do.
And this time I did took a picture :)


I hope you all have a lovely day!
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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Winner give-away pink shawl


Thank you so much for participating in my first Give-Away.
 Now there is a WINNER.

Drums please...
 
Congratulations to:
 
My oldest son was the lucky one to pick a winner.
He had to do it blind, and he did!
He absolutely did not understand what I was expecting from him,
but he grabbed a paper from a bowl and run outside with it.
After chasing him down our garden he put the paper in front of his eye's
(I said put the paper up so mommy can make a picture from it)
and finely  I could see who's name was one the paper.
 

Loes, congratulations with the shawl!
Can you please send me your address 
to e.perfors[at]gmail.com
then I make sure you get it.
 
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Friday, June 3, 2011

TWIS #9

This week I saw,
Strawberry's,
Blackberry blossoms,
a new pair of chairs,
and new bracelets for the shop.
And much more but I have no pictures taken,
and I can not draw very good (hihi)









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This week I saw.
Is an initiative from Roos en Daan,
there you can also see who else participates.
Inspired on Jill's Today  I Saw.


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