Friday, 31 August 2012

Here comes the rain...

After posting some summer pictures full of sunshine the rain has come in Holland. 

It made me feel a bit sad, summer over already? No more chances to put on a lovely light summer dress and slippers, back to long sleeves and boots. 

But fortunately one of my dear friends stopped by yesterday and she was delighted to see the nights get longer and the temperatures dropping.

According to her, it's time to get cozy, visit friends, drink a hot cup of tea and eat lots of brownies. 

She is so right, it made me feel all ready for colder times. But my house isn't ready yet, so it is time to get this   crib autumn proof!

So I bought some scented candles, like this cinnamon one.

And I received the IKEA catalogue.

I'm a big fan of IKEA and around 80 % of the furniture we own is by IKEA. Not very unique, but it is perfect for a small apartment like ours. 

For me autumn is also the time to browse through all my pictures taken in summer to remember all those special moments. I take lots of pictures as do most bloggers, but they often stay digital. I thought it was time to make them tangible. 

So I made an album, which gets me to my Finished Object for this week. 

I crochet the cover...

...Lined with some fabric and a blanket stitch. 

I just made a piece of fabric big enough for the outside of the cover using the stitch from this pattern with some scrap cotton yarn. 

It felt so good to crochet again. I hope to do some more when I find the time to order some new yarn (new heart just skipped a beat). 

I still have to embellish the cover a bit, don't you think? Do you have any suggestions? 

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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Catching up...

15 July was my last post

For more than a month you haven't heard of me. 

But I think you all figured it out, didn't you? 

We made a little trip...

...It even included some knitting on the go... 

...And some amazing views. 

Enjoying the clear gentle sea...

...Some refreshing beverages....

...Some delicious food...

We even made some new friends...

I had a wonderful time in Croatia but of course I missed out on all the fun in blogland. So I'll try to catch up with you all via the One-a-day post on the Gingerbread girl blog. Because I took some yarn with me and got some hexies done. It wasn't much, but at least I was able to do some. Can't wait to get my needles clicking again! 

Lot's of love,