about me

 

Hello! I’m Cornel and I blog about things that inspire me, things I’ve made and Craft Share, the craft group I started in 2009.

You'll find lots of crochet on my blog, as well as my crochet and sewing projects for Ideas Magazine, since September 2011.

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Sunday
Aug242014

goodbye pom-poms

CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO BE REDIRECTED TO MY NEW BLOG, THANK YOU

Monday
Aug042014

yarn indaba, voortrekker monument, pretoria and other big news

Today is the day! 

I’m so thrilled to finally be able to share the big news with you.

Well, lots of big news, actually. 

Click on the blankets in the image above to continue reading this blog post ...

Tuesday
Jul292014

rodarte ready-t-wear a/w 2015

Just 4 words:
CROCHET IS IN FASHION
Cornel x
Thursday
Jul242014

Wisdom

 

Sunday
Jul202014

just about colour

I'm in love with colour and my board, just about colour, on Pinterest is evidence of it.
C X
Friday
Jul112014

reflecting

My 3 gorgeous kids are on holiday and we're spending some quality time together.
I'm also thinking about a new venture with friends
and planning for changes I'd like to implement at the end of this month.
So, if I'm not here that often, follow me on Instagram or Pinterest.
And don't forget to look out for Crochet Ideas, on sale from August 4. 
You can pre-order a copy from Ideas Magazine.
Just send an email to julian.padua@media24.com
C x
PS The photo was taken of a lovely new coffee roastery and restaurant in Graaff-Reinet, Maria's, right next to Polka, in Somerset street. 
Wednesday
Jul022014

one scarf, two ways

 

One scarf and 2 ways to wear it.

After more than 3 months of creating, crocheting and writing paterns for 20 unique items,

 

 

I'm done.

Keep a lookout for Crochet Ideas (and the Afrikaans version, Hekel Idees) on sale from 4 August.

C x

PS The pattern for my "fly home scarf" will be in the book.

Thursday
Jun262014

anna sui fall 2014

 

Anna says: "You have to focus on your dreams, even if they go beyond common sense"

I find the crocheted jacket in her Fall 2014 runway show beyond beautiful.

Although there are a number of knitted pieces, the jacket above is the ONLY crocheted piece in this collection.

The technique used to create the colour blocking is called intarsia crochet.

As far as I know there are no machines that can duplicate crochet work,

so crocheted items (unlike lace items) are

ALWAYS

hand made.

C x

Wednesday
Jun252014

flowers for you

More flowers on Pinterest ... especially now that there's almost nothing left of my garden.

Don't you think that the colours in this pic is just SOOO inspiring for a crocheted blanket?!!

Wednesday
Jun182014

these stamps make me happy

Handmade in Japan by Riyo and sold on Etsy.

C x