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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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

Tuesday
Jun102014

knitting super hero

 

 

 

 

 

My knitting superhero is definitely Stephen West!

Born in America and now living in Amsterdam, he teaches knitting workshops worldwide and publishes his knitting pattern collections himself.

Buy any one of his many amazing patterns on Ravelry.

This is knitting NOW!

C x

Monday
Jun092014

hello june

The photo I used for this month's desktop calendar was taken late Saturday afternoon on my parents' farm near Colesberg.

The plant is called Echeveria secunda var. glauca, or as it's also known, Glaucous Echeveria - one of my favourites.

C x

PS Click on the image for the 1200x780 pixel image