Friday, June 20, 2014

Busy like a bee... sometimes i feel like that. To much fun things to do... but not enough time to do it all next to household chores. And we've been away quite a lot, doing loads of fun things like familyday (a few years back we decided to stop visiting all the birthdays of nieces and nephews, and pick one day each year we organise something fun with my brothers sister parents and all the kids) with a BBQ and a BIG swimmingpool for the kids) and we stayed a few days at my parents.

But i did finish some crochet projects and started a new one ;)

my owly cushion cover, and a zig zag one. The brighten up our sofa :) also made a rainbow one, but that still needs to be finished..

And then i read something about the tour de france, and that made me think about the tour de fleece, an anual event on ravelry. It's a challenge to spin every day during the tour de france. There are all kind of groups one can join. I've been teamcaptain for the team malloit orange a few years. But now i'm just a participant.

But thinking about the tour de fleece, got the spinning bug active i guess, so i got some beautifull roving i bought at the breidagen (a wool/fiber/knitting kind of festival) it's from adrianart. It's a 50/50 blend merino tussah silk. I love those muted colors.

So i started spinning, aiming for a thin 3 ply navajo plied to keep the colors together. But suddenly i realised, i have a very boring spinning wheel. It's a Louet Julia, bought second hand. A wonderfull spinner, but i'm not that fond of the louet look i'm afraid.

But hey i can change that.... so i got some paint and brushes.. and i really like owls... soooo...

I'm soo happy how it turned out! Much more fun and happy. And it matches my owl cushion!! Now if i could only find the perfect big project bag with owls...

And i did finish my roving! 100 grams and 580 meters of 3 ply, nice and soft...

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

owls and other finds

I was browsing ravelry the other day and found a great design of an owl granny square!! And as it happens i love owls!! The design was with american definition fo the stitches, and i only know the english version. And yes i was to lazy to look up so i just tried to copy it. They are quite easy and soooo much fun to make :) I do have to make some more and then i will have enough for a cushion cover!

I also made some small turtles for my girls, easy and quick project.

We had a lovely time at the river bank enjoying a picknick, watching boats passing by, waving at them, and my oldest even made a drawing of a boat, offcoarse with her name on it! It was beautifull sunny weather, it almost felt like we were on a holiday, and that only 15 minutes by bike from our home!

Oh and i wanted to show you this find at our thrift store.. only 80 cents, a handpainted glass bowl with mushrooms on it. Isn't it cute :)

ceramics festival

Last friday we all went to the cermics festival here in our city, an annual event! With artists from all over Europe, showing their designs. We try to go every year.

here's a little impression

Our girls both tried it to, there was a place where to could play with self hardening clay and our oldest even tried a potter's wheel! She really really liked it!!

And offcourse we bought some items, i got a small ceramic flower, for in our happy tree. And we bought 2 beautifull plates, in amazing colors with a crystal glaze. Aren't they wonderfull!!!