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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Beyond the Square

A much anticipated package got delivered today...

Beyond the Square #1

Beyond the Square – Crochet Motifs by Edie Eckman!!

I’ve never been a huge fan of granny squares before, but since it’s something every ‘hooker’ out there seems to love, I figured I should give it a try.

And I have to say: if you’re looking for a book filled with useful information on crochet, happy colours and 144 inspiring patterns of granny squares, circles, hexagons and more, this is the book for you!!

Beyond the Square #2

Not only are there many, MANY great patterns in this book, Edie Eckman also filled the pages with detailed descriptions of numerous stitches, useful information on reading crochet charts, invisible ways to join rounds, crocheting motifs together and the basic principles of making motifs (in case you want to design some yourself)!!!

Beyond the Square #3

It didn't take long before these motifs were growing on me. In fact: I might actually LIKE making them :)

Beyond the Square #4

I will need to practice though... A LOT ;)

Beyond the Square #5

How I would love to make a Granny Square-blanket one day! Hell, I might even make a fancy edging while I’m at it ;)

Harry Potter 7 trailer!

This is just so deliciously over the top and DRAMATIC!

Me like. Me like A LOT ;)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Memory Lane

I took a trip down Memory Lane this weekend when I was in my parent’s attic...

... and found my old treasure chest!!! This little wooden chest was much loved and – indeed – treasured in my early days.

It contained Pretty Things, like a bracelet I wore as a baby…

Memory Lane #1

… and little tins containing even more treasure!

Memory Lane #3

Memory Lane #2

Much got lost over the years, but I figured I should treasure what’s left... and take it home with me!

Friday, June 25, 2010

5 things on Friday

#1: Strawberries for breakfast!

#2: A bit of work

#3: World Cup merchandise

#4: A magazine

#5: Summer!!!

Have a good weekend everyone! :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Listening to: The Jezabels

LOVE this song!!!

(Also: you know you're addicted to photography when you check out a music video and think...

... 'that's bokehlicious!!!')


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

And talking about FANTASTIC...

... I am seriously looking forward to this :)

Last seen: Fantastic Mr. Fox

It really is fantastic :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Return of the Little Felt Owl!

The Owl...

Another Felt Owl (1)

... is BACK! :) And it's brown this time (instead of pink).

Another Felt Owl (2)

My name is Jenny, and I'm an Owlcoholic.

Fo shizzle!!! :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

I ♥ Notebooks

Apart from baskets, I also ♥ notebooks :) Whenever I’m in a store that sells them, I just have to take a look. Hold them. Let my fingers run through the pages. I’ve had to create a rule for myself saying I cannot buy a new notebook before the present one is completed. (Otherwise I would end up with hundreds of them!)

Notebooks (1)

To me, finding the right notebook is very, very important. Sure, I could just grab the first one I see and start writing, but I like to make a process out of it. And my process of writing starts with finding the right notebook.

I’ve had small ones from Paperblanks…

My Notebooks (1)

Large ones from Paperblanks…

My Notebooks (3)
My Notebooks (2)

Happy ones from teNeues…

Pink ones…

And my latest? This beautiful Peter Pauper Press Birdhouse Journal!

I must say: I LOVE Peter Pauper Press. Check out their other gorgeous journals here! Aren’t they amazing??? *drool* They didn’t have the Owls Journal in my local bookstore, but I almost bought the Fresh Kicks AND Birdhouse Journal right then and there!!! Unfortunately that would’ve been against my rule of buying one notebook at a time, so I had to choose :(

The good news is: PPP also makes journals! Like my pretty, pink cats-in-dresses journal of 2010!

Which means I can buy another journal for 2011 soon...

My Notebooks (4)

... without breaking any rules!!! :)

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

I ♥ basket :)

I love buying new things. And sometimes, I love buying old things as well!

This was the paper bag my yarn was living in:

When you can see yarn through the bottom of a bag, it’s time for replacement ;)

So I looked around a little on the world wide web and lo and behold…


But not just a basket. The cutest basket EVER!

*Sigh* Never knew I could actually ♥ a basket.

(But I do :)

Guess what?

My computer...

... IS ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Me + my not-so-dead-computer =

Yes. A happy moment indeed :)

Wednesday, June 09, 2010


My computer died yesterday, which provoked the following reaction:

Remind me why I didn't make back ups........?!

To be continued... :(

Sunday, June 06, 2010

If summer was a colour...

This morning, while J was busy sleeping in, I had myself a little breakfast-picknick in the Great Outdoors.

Beneath a beautiful blue sky...

... sitting in the high grass...

... enjoying the small things of life :)

Ooh - how I love the small things!!!

Beautiful shapes and beautiful colours. How about these gorgeous yellow flowers?? They truly made my heart skip!!

If summer was a colour, this would be it! And you know what the best thing is?...

... I just got these fabrics in exactly the same shade!!!

I can't wait to make my own little pieces of summer!


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Saturday, June 05, 2010

Garden time!

J & I started our day with a little gardening.

In our little world this means J started hacking away at everything with a gigantic cutter...

... and I saved snails.

Let's just say we complete each other... ;)

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Listening to: The Temper Trap...

... as loud as I can handle! :)