Friday, October 24, 2014

no more cold feet

wood & wool harlequin rug pattern

I've made this harlequin rug with homemade fabric yarn, using piles of old T-shirts of me and my family (with their approval). It's cheap, although I have to admit it's a lot of cutting.

It's a lovely do-it-yourself autumn project.

If you want to make this bedside rug for your home, all you need is a hook size 12 and a huge pile of old T-shirt or about 2000 grams of fabric yarn.

Eversince I made my first harlequin rug, I get lots of questions about the pattern, so the 10-page PATTERN of this harlequin rug is now available in my Etsy shop!

No more cold feet when you step out of bed.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

my farmer's bag

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Madly in love with My Farmer's Bag, [de]signed by Nathalie Lété.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

winterfair wood

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The Yvestown Winterfair is approaching!

Here's a new wood with x-mas trees, made with old wood.

An eco-friendly Christmas tree, it will last for years!

Hope to see you on Sunday the 30th of November in Yvestowns garden in Lommel, Belgium.

Save the date, I can promise you, it's definitely worth to drive across the border, because the market is full of interesting stalls and lovely folks.

Winterfair wood in my e t s y s h o p.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

nathalie lété at villa augustus

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When you are a fan of Nathalie Lété, you need to visit Gallery HERFST at Villa Augustus.

Gallery HERFST [AUTUMN] is a new initiative of Villa Augustus. Hotelroom 24, located at the garden of the hotel is occasionally transformed into a temporary gallery.

Nathalie Lété's work is currently exhibited in Gallery HERSFT.
The gallery is open from Thursday to Sunday from 13:00 - 17:00 PM.
The exhibition will last until the end of the year and in the market shop we sell a wide selection of her work throughout the week. Come and see!

Nathalie stayed at Villa Augustus for some days and has been signing piles and piles of her newest books in the market shop. She also made some beautiful drawings during her stay.

Yesterday I was at work in the market and asked Nathalie if she would sign her 'Farmer's bag' for me, instead of a book.
Sweet as she is, she signed the pears & birds bag and also made a few more drawings on the bag.

Je suis heureuse comme une poire!

Monday, October 20, 2014

autumnal amsterdam

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Early in the morning we took our son Minne to the airport and made a (Satur)day trip to Amsterdam.
We arrived quiet early and we couldn't even find a place to have a coffee at this early hour.
It was still chilly and we enjoyed the peaceful morning walk through the Westerpark.

At the time we arrived in the heart of the city, it was getting warmer every minute and turned into another Indian summer day.
We had lunch at Wagamama and strolled on the Noordermarkt.
It was extremely busy in town because of the Amsterdam Dance Event and the Amsterdam City Walk, so at the end of the afternoon we escaped the crowd and went home.

What a lovely Amsterdam-day! We had two seasons in a one day, autumnal & quiet but also summery & super busy.