A while ago I learned myself how to make granny squares. I watched one tutorial and started making my own granny's in 3 different colors and white borders. I used my grandmothers light red yarn, and had to stop with making more grey and dark red ones when I ran out of my granny's yarn. The size as it is now is perfect for me :). I will post one new photo when I have the time!
Chef helped me a lot by arranging the squares... sort of (:
I went with my fathers side of the family, the Monsters , to Disneyland Paris! My grandparents only have 6 granddaughters and no grandsons except my lovely boyfriend ofcourse! I really fell in love again with the themes everywhere in the 2 parcs!
I enjoyed this one :)
Spot my self made scarf ! I also have a headband from the same colors...
Started a while ago, as in 4 months or so, with an huge corchet project! Planned to make one blanket for over my bed, like 2,50m x 2,50 m.. Started at the bottom of it with 2,50m but then the blanket soon began to grew in all directions :P Because it's a heavy one its now like 4 meters wide! I already solved the problem by folding it in half, now it's a very cosy and warm one :)
Last week I finished the last rows, and yesterday I finally made a pic of it.
Detail of the colors
Sort of explanaition:
I used different colors and wanted to make them overlap a little.
I used 2 yarns at one time in 3 different colors : Dark grey , Grey and white.
To make them overlap I mixed the colors like for example :
first 20(fill in yourself) rows : 2 yarns of dark gey
next 20 rows : 1 yarn of dark grey with 1 yarn of grey
next 20 rows : 2 yarns of grey
next 20 rows : 1 yarn of grey with 1 yarn of white fabric
last rows : 2 yarns of white fabric.
Since I'm a beginner I did not knew which method of crochet I used, but I believe is a double stich and I mixed it up every 5 rows, so you eventually get a pattern on the plaid :)
colors don't match with reality :) But I think Chef loves it too
One of my favorite places to score new or old stuff for decoration :)
I dont have my own place yet but still I have to buy things for in my future home!
Loods 5 is a huge store in an older IKEA building. the last time I went there, like a month ago, they didn't have this new department with vintage! I really love vintage, especially wooden items in white or pastels. The only thing i was a little bit scared of were the pictures of people of 50+ years ago. They scared the ..... out of me. Those people actually lived and I think they passed away now. Why in the world do you want to buy some one else's pictures.... creepy... Prices of items vary a lot. It looks like the price tags are random placed.
Here's a little impression of the Vintage department at Loods 5 in Sliedrecht. just 10 minutes away from my house :)
with my mum <3
Have to save some money when I got my own place! I would buy so many cute things :)
Eventhough it's still summer in our little country, the temperatures tell me something else. One of my favorite moments of the year : Fall temperatures without rain! Oh I love these chilly days. With temperatures as these ( 15 degrees ) I like to wear different layers of my favorite colors. because you wear layers you can mix as many as you want! Mostly I match little things like tops and shoes, or bag with vest or gilet etc :)
Here are a few of my fav outfits of these weeks
Also wore my self made top ^_^
My hair color is changing again, due to the weather and lack of sunshine in Holland my hair is getting darker at the roots; the rest has seen some more sun so is lighter. now i have some contrast in my hair; I do like it :)
Yesterday I went to Brielle with my mum, it's not that far away but with a closed highway you have to improvise :) The weather was great, also for taking pics, so here are some of them. Really love the green / grey pumpkins! At the fair were also some Alpaca's. A few years ago ( like in 5 years ) I never saw these before in the Netherlands. I knew them from vetenarian television programmes from New Sea-land.. But here they are and their wool is also welcome :)