Wednesday, 26 June 2013


Blocking this shawl was a lot of work especially because I couldn't do the whole shawl at once.
It's almost 2 meters wide and 81 cm high. I left out some rows otherwise it would have been even larger which is way to large for me as I am only a short lady. It weighs 608 grams and that is one of the reasons why I might be tempted to be another version in lightweight wool. Hopefully next time I can keep gauge and proprotions in check.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Art Deco Necklace

I bought this art deco necklace with glass faceted beads a little while ago on Etsy with the intention of reusing the beads for a project. But when it came in today I like it so much that I kept the original design and only restrung it.

 I love the simple and elegant look.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Edwardian Shawl finished!

My Edwardian Shawl is finished and ready to be blocked! I was off gauge and made a mistake in the beginning which caused it to not be real triangular shape but I am proud nevertheless as this was my first big and more complicated project.

I would like to give this pattern another try in a lighter woollen yarn appropriate for the gauge in the pattern. To make a lighter and smaller version, true to the pattern. It would make a nice project to work on during the Anton Pieck Parade in December.

Prehistorisch Waterkamp 2013

Here's  an impression of the prehistoric water camp we had on the 23th of June.

It was kinda strange to see ourselves on this banner

You can find more pictures on our website Muninn & Huginn , just go to the fotoboek (picture gallery) tab and 2013. Also don't forget to watch the video impression on youtube (top of post) to see us and a lot of our friends live in action. 

Thursday, 20 June 2013

On a Diet

To aid in the battle of my son his Lyme disease and my health issues, we are on a diet perscribed by a homeopathic doctor. We are not allowed to eat or drink anything with sugar, yeast, dairy produce with cow's milk or wheat. As a result I spend a lot of time in the kitchen and a lot less time behind the sewing machine. It makes me frustrated and sad, but our first priority is getting our son and me back to health.

Now I spend my days baking sourdough speltbread,

yeast free speltpizza

carrot apple juice

puff peastry apple pie

strawberry sorbet ice

summerfruit frozen yoghurt and

herbal ice tea

As my husband recently lost his job we are also on a budget which makes this diet even harder and more time consuming. But I must admit I also get a kick of feeding my family really healthy food so I hope I can keep it up as it is quite expensive....

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Ageing gracefully

Growing older I find it hard to find a rolemodel on how to grow old gracefully. There are ofcourse a great number of good looking older actresses and musicians out there but many of them have had work done or are frantically trying to stay young.

I always loved the look of graceful and serene look of Audrey Hepburn, but for me a curvy little girl with a big mouth, it seemed unattainable. It was clear to me that I'd never be that thin or senere for that matter.

Although I'd never be as beautiful and sexy my other inspiration seemed more my type. I fell in love with Marilyn Monroe when I was about nine or so. Not by seeing one of here movies but by seeing a documentary about her death.

Marilyn never got the chance to grow old and now that I am getting older older. I have outlived her by several years now, I start looking for inspiration in other women. And I find myself looking at pictures of Audrey more often again.

It helps me to accept that there is a way to grow old without nips and tucks. Her beauty comes from within and it shows.