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
Mar022014

march desktop calendar

Hello March!

Click on the image above for the 1280x800 pixel desktop calendar.

(OF HIER VIR DIE TWEETALIGE WEERGAWE)

I've hidden 2 doilies in the image.

Can you see them?

C x

Friday
Feb282014

for today

may your home
be
filled with joy
days of happiness
and love

Wednesday
Feb262014

crochet bunting free pattern

My latest pattern for Ideas Magazine is available free online HERE.

It is written in English crochet terms.

The mini bunting, using the same pattern, but no 30 crochet cotton and a 1,75mm hook, can be seen HERE.

 

Die Afrikaanse weergawe van my gehekelde vlagversiering vir Idees Tydskrif is HIER beskikbaar.

Daar het ook 'n mini weergawe van die vlaggies verskyn in die Februarie uitgawe van Idees.

Al verskil is dat jy no 30 hekelgaring met 'n 1,75mm hekelpen moet gebruik!

Ek hou dit HIER vas, net voor ek die vlaggies vir Dala Watts by Idees in Kaapstad gestuur het.

C x

Tuesday
Feb252014

painting a sofa

In celebration of Jessica Zoob's beautiful fabrics and wallcoverings for Black Edition, clients helped paint a sofa at Romo South Africa's launch party last night. C x

(watch this video where Jessica talks about her creative process in creating her collection)

Monday
Feb242014

romo south africa launches jessica zoob and other

Since first setting my eyes on impressionist artist Jessica Zoob's work, I've fallen in love with it.

In collaboration with Romo's Black Edition, her artworks were turned into fabric and wallcoverings.

Romo South Africa launches Jessica's beautiful Desire range this week in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town to interior designers, decorators, furniture manufacturers and the press.

See also new ranges from Zinc Textiles and Mark Alexander, all exclusively distributed by Romo South Africa.

What a feast for the senses!

C x

Friday
Feb212014

hybrid scrapbooking

 

"Hybrid Scrapbooking can be defined as mixing digital elements with physical elements to create something handmade. This includes downloading and printing elements with a home based ink jet printer and mixing it with regular scrapbook materials to create a card, layout or any other handmade item. This also includes photo editing, adding elements to photos before having them printed and more!  If you are using any form of technology to add details to your craft projects that is often considered hybrid scrapbooking or hybrid crafting."

(according to pinkpaislee)

My uitleg was totaal en al onbeplan en het (spontaan) gebeur omdat daar 'n foto, hartjies, raampie en pienk papierpyle oorgebly het van Valentynsdag.

C x

Thursday
Feb202014

i'm in two minds about crochet

Party mense sal sê ek weet nie wat ek wil hê nie, ek dink weer ek weet presies wat ek wil hê.

Dis hoekom ek TWEE borde op Pinterest het as dit by hekel kom.

My eerste bord, hooked, is vir die items op Pinterest wat ekself baie graag (eendag) sal wil hekel,

ook die sexy kant van hekel, neutraal of room of beperk by twee kleure soos grys en swart in een kombers.

Jy kan maar sê dit weerspieël my ernstige kant as dit by hekel kom.

 

 

Dan is daar my bord hooked too.

Dit weerspieël my speelse, pret, bont smaak van hekel.

Dis die items wat ek nie noodwendig self sal wil hekel nie,

maar wat ek absoluut bewonder en geniet.

Het jy ook twee (of meer) kante as dit by hekel kom?

Of hou jy van een tipe hekelwerk?

Ek sal graag wil weet.

Cornel x

Wednesday
Feb192014

crochet detail at afro-boer

hoek van lynnwoodweg en merlot, wapadrand

kry 'n soortgelyke patroon vir die hexagon hier

Tuesday
Feb182014

crochet heart necklace

 

Met die hekel-diagram en patroon hier: 

 

 

 

G'n wonder mens sukkel partykeer so met hekelpatrone lees nie!

Sonder die diagram sou ekself ook gewonder het oor

ry 2 se laaste 'opdrag': 2 lb in 4e ks van begin-ketting.

Knoop net die los draad van die 100 ks-ketting vas aan die plek waar jy die ketting begin het.

O ja, hy's gehekel met dun hekelgaring (dink dis no 30) en 'n geleende 3mm hekelpen.

Ek so lyk hy om my nek,

gemeng met ietsie ouds en ietsie antieks ...

 

Monday
Feb172014

every day is a good day

 

And Valentine's day was an especially good day.

Our album is on Facebook.

Just click here to have a look.

C x