wooden beads from Surinam

dinsdag 20 september 2011

Knitting or crocheting?

Some people absolutely love knitting, and even dedicated a whole site to that subject, like allesoverbreien.nl but I'll stick to giving my crocheting classes, for the time being, at least!

donderdag 21 april 2011

A great Etsy Team!

Isn't it great to see how virtual communities work? And make you feel really at home in this huge world?

On Etsy, you can become a member of a team, or of several teams, and share ideas and experiences. I've become a member of three of those teams, and one of those teams is the European Streetteam.

One of the members of that team came up with a great plan: the Spring Fairy Swap. To cut a long story short, this package arrived from Mallorca, Spain!

And it contained several surprises:

And I sent something to a teammember in Belgium:

In grey and pink, because I'd been told those are colours she likes.
So we were all surprised by Santa Claus, sorry, the Spring Fairy!

zondag 27 maart 2011


For a change, Tscarf took up a culinary project, the upcycling of a cake. The only difference is that the outcome disappears fairly quickly, at least in my family, haha.

First we had this big chunk of home baked cake:

Which was then crumbled in a bowl:

Some red icing was called for:

The icing and the crumbs were mixed and rolled into balls:
These balls were given a stick, so that they started to look like lolliepops:
 And then dipped in chocolate, and..... eaten!

zaterdag 5 maart 2011


So happy that the sun is shining today, that you get a 15% discount at Etsy! Use the code SUNNYSUNDAY here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Tscarf

woensdag 2 maart 2011

Ten cheers for our local goodwill store!!

Waking up feeling happy because it's Wednesday, which means that the Goodwill Store (aka KOOK Alkmaar) is open.

Finding time and excuses to actually go there, to see if there are any woollen sweaters to be found, as I've just discovered the joy of upcycling sweaters, for a change.

Being lucky and finding two, racing home on my bike to actually put them in the washing machine.

After much thinking, finding out that part of an arm can be turned into a little bag, pouch, purse, whatever you may want to call it, to be used for your public transport card! And with the help of a red T-shirt (well, a tiny part, also found at the KOOK), a ring from a brochure and a button from, again, this great KOOK, it all became this: