Finishing loose ends. When you’ve already started with something new, your focus is usually with the new stuff, but if you want to end a previous project with a good feeling, you will have to finish these last ends. This is true for crafting projects, but also when you make video’s. And this was also the case for the video I released today 🙂 . You may have seen I’m busy with preparing a CAL, and that is so fun to do! An amazing lot of work, it really is, but so fun to do! But I told I would also do a video aboutRead More →

Video number 4 in the series about filet crochet with a large mesh is published today. I wanted to have a more steep border for the V-shaped neckline of my vest. And the slanted decrease of 1 hole of the mesh over 1 row, as I showed you in the previous video, was not suitable for it. So I figured this out myself also, because I really couldn’t find it on the internet. And this is also very simple! You only have to remember to distribute the decrease over 2 rows. You probably won’t forget very quickly when you’ve done the first part of theRead More →

Sorry guys! And girls 🙂  I planned to publish this last Saturday, but this Handwerkjuf/Craftsteacher is also a mum of 2 lovely daughters, and my eldest needed some help, and well, in that case the rest of the world just has to wait. And, although I’m not very superconsistent with it, I do try to keep the Sunday as a day of rest. For me this means going to church in the morning, listening to interesting speakers and singing for my God, and then the rest of the day for other activities.  Not that I’m not working on my crafts, that really is something thatRead More →

Today the 2nd video in a series about filet crochet with a large mesh is published. This is the video in which I show you how to decrease at the start and at the end of a row. Especially the decrease at the end of a row will be one you will remember the best 😀  😀  😀 , but decreasing at the start of a row, without cutting off your yarn, is a little bit less obvious. Very simple also, by the way! Of course I was a little bit pigheaded, and didn’t use this decrease in my vest. I cut off the yarnRead More →

Today is the day! The series of video’s about doing filet crochet with a mesh with large squares will be published these next days, starting today with how to crochet the base. In this series there will also be video’s how to do decreases, as well as straight up as slanted, in 2 different ways. The written tutorial is already finished entirely, so you can find that already by clicking here, but the accompanying video’s will be released these next days. I realized I totally forgot to think about doing increases, and that’s because I didn’t need that for the vest I was making. Ehm, yes,Read More →

Hi! The 2nd vlog and blog I made on my vacation address. I was in a village or little town, Montesquieu-Volvestre, where we often did our shopping for groceries, and on one of these trips we walked around a bit, and we passed a store where they sold all kinds of household stuff. In the window I saw several crafting supplies, and there I saw this mini weaving loom from Clover. Well, as a person that loves weaving a lot, I couldn’t resist to buy it, it just had to be added to my collection 🙂 . The next day I unpacked it at theRead More →

Well, to be honest, I’m back home again. About 3 weeks ago I was on vacation at the south of France for 2 weeks at a beautiful resort: Chateau Cazalères at Daumazan sur Arize. So that’s why it has been a bit quiet here. And I don’t want to give it a loud shout out on the internet when leaving my home for some time, so I didn’t announce it beforehand. Hope you didn’t miss me too much 🙂 . I took ‘some’ crafting stuff along with me as you can see. Well, you should have seen our car, totally filled up 🙂 🙂 🙂Read More →

Here it is: The Freedom, not Perfection shawl! I am so pleased with this shawl, how it turned out! The colors, the drape, I just love everything about it! And so far I’ve heard only very enthusiastic responses on it. Sounds a bit, ehm, well, you know, not so very humble, but I would lie if I would say I’m not proud of it. I will not do very much talking about it on this blog post, because I wrote  all I wanted to share about it on the page here, or look for it in the crochet patterns menu. So go there, you will findRead More →

This is part 2 about surface crochet. In my previous post, with the accompanying video, I showed how to do straight lines and which options you have doing that. You can also work in diagonal lines. That’s just a straight line too of course, but slanted 🙂 , so it probably won’t suprise you that this works much the same as what you saw me do in the previous video 🙂 . I do pay a bit more attention in this video on how to exactly count your stitches.  You could use that for the straight lines also, by the way. I also show howRead More →

In my previous post I showed a traingular shawl in filet crochet. I will reveal a little bit: I embellished it with surface crochet. I will keep it a secret for a short while how it looks 🙂 , because I have to make some video’s about that. So please be patient for a little while, they will come soon! But I do have a video for you about how to do surface crochet on an open background in straight lines. You have several possibilities how to do that. And that is what I will show you in the video I published today. Anchored toRead More →