Saturday, July 15, 2017
The harlequin herringbone pattern.
My two favorite patterns meet each other in this handmade rug, also to be used as a blanket.
You can find the harlequin herringbone pattern with a lot of detailed photo's, so you can make your own harlequin herringbone rug or -blanket. It's a very nice project to work on, because you can make a harlequin a day and finally all the small daily projects, will end up as a rug or blanket.
You can download the P A T T E R N in my Etsy shop.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Two handmade wood & wool stools in the S H O P.
Scrapwood stool legs with a cover of Moroccan wool!
One stool seat is covered in white yarn and the other one is covered with turquoise crochet.
Both handmade, summer style and unique.
Monday, July 10, 2017
Last week I went for a mini-trip to my friend Ank in Marrakech and stayed in her amazing green and relaxed oasis in the middle of the Medina.
A short work-holiday, just between the CC & GG workshops, to shoot the interior of the hotel for the new website of Chambres d'Amis, which will be updated soon.
Besides shooting, styling and a 'flowerday' for a few days, I enjoyed immensely to be together with my dear friend & partner in crime Ank in Marrakech. Love this place!
Here's a small preview. Once the website is updated, I will let you know ...
Saturday, July 1, 2017
You can download the crochet BIKINI TOP PATTERN in my Etsy shop.
It's not difficult at all and it takes just one day to make it.
You can find the step by step process with lots of detailed photos (18 pages) of this crochet bikini top.
The bikini top pattern is available in English and Dutch.
All you need is 50 grams of crochet cotton to make your summer bikini top! Choose your favorite colour and get started.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Photo report of last weekend in Eindhoven.
After our friends wedding party at Het Ketelhuis on Saturday night, we stayed in the Student Hotel, on the 19th floor.
The morning after, we had a 'hangover breakfast' at the Coffeelab next to the hotel.
In the afternoon we had lunch at area Strijp and visited Radio Royaal, such an inspiring place!
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Handira is a traditional Moroccan wedding blanket. In the Berber language this wedding blanket is called Tamizart. Ten years ago these beautiful blankets were unknown beyond Morocco and affordable.
Nowadays it’s a whole different thing. Internationally the typical Handira is very popular in interior decoration and the demand for the vintage wedding blankets enormous. Except for being hard to find, the real vintage blankets now cost a small fortune!
On one of my walks in de Medina in May, this Handira kaftan caught my eye.
The carpet salesman noticed my hearteyes and said, try it on...
It was pretty hot at that time and the dress felt quite thick, warm and heavy. So I didn't try it on. Besides, when would I ever wear such a heavy, shiny dress?
But the dress certainly had my full attention!
I thought, well?... as a matter of fact, the handira kaftan as an art object on the wall, could be cool. (and should the opportunity arise, you can always wear it...)
Monday, June 26, 2017
Some dresses you only wear on special occasions. The dress I wear every few years.
The silk Fornarina dress is a bit over the top, but above all very elegant and feminine. It's almost vintage, because I already have it for many years. It popped up from my wardrobe, to be the party dress for the wedding party part two of our friends Marleen and Mick last Saturday.
The last time I was wearing it before, was when we visited the Theatre-Museum Dalí in Fiqueres in July 2014.
And the previous occasion was in Paris, April 2009, see below the funny 'upskirt' picture, with mini Pippa in the background.