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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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Entries in crochet (230)

Monday
Nov182013

crocheted cake topper

My best weekends are the ones where I get to do what I want, at least on the Sunday (does that sound selfish or like the ultimate luxury?) And what I wanted this weekend was to play around with the look-and-feel of my blog and to crochet. That's why, on Sunday, I worked on my next project for Ideas Magazine's March 2013 issue: crocheted bunting of about 2 meters (6,5 feet) long in cream and white 100% cotton yarn. I really enjoyed designing the 3 motifs to make up the bunting and just for fun tried a mini-me version of the same motifs for the adorable little cake topper in the photo above. This is such a great way to 'dress up' a yummy cake or desert. I might just do one with little white crocheted snowflakes for Christmas lunch. C x

PS For those of you who regularly receive my blog as an email in your mail's inbox, PLEASE subscribe again (in the sidebar on the right). With all the changes I made to the blog, I lost all my lovely subscribers ...

Tuesday
Nov052013

it's in the detail

The edges in this blogpost is SO simple,

but makes such a difference...

(*dc=double crochet in American terms)

Neon pink is the perfect choice for this grey knitted skirt.

(*dc=double crochet, ch=chain in American terms)

I can think of at least 3 items in my cupboard that needs a simle neon edge, and you?

C x

Monday
Nov042013

crochet cake toppers

How delightful are these cake toppers from

Cherry Time

on Etsy?!!

Visit their shop to see more here.

C x

Saturday
Oct262013

have a good weekend!

Love,
C x
(image via tumblr.com)

Thursday
Oct242013

chanel spring 2014 pret-a-porter*

Hierdie was vir my die hoogtepunte van Karl Lagerfeld se nuutste reeks! As jy die HELE show wil kyk (bietjie meer as 15 minute), kliek hier. C x

*ready-to-wear (weet net nie waarheen nie...)

Monday
Oct212013

the white house

Hi vriendin

Het jy al ooit gewens jy kon in 'n huis bly met 'n wit interieur?

Dis natuurlik totaal en al onprakties as jy kinders en honde (en 'n man) het.

Ek kyk maar net verlangend na fotos op die internet waar als wit is.

Ek sê wit, maar daar's natuurlik baie skakerings ... antieke wit, spookwit, sneeu, magnolia, seeskulp, vanilla, beige en so aan.

Daar's 'n baie mooi versameling van als-wat-wit-is op tumblr (versameling van hoofsaaklik fotos) by la maison blanche.

Met baie dramatiese agtergrond musiek van Edit Piaf wat sing "No, je ne regrette rien!!!"

Is dit dalk 'n waarskuwing dat jy geen berou moet hê wanneer jy in 'n "wit" huis bly nie?

C x

 

Hi friend

Have you ever wished you could live in a house with a white interior?

Of course it's totally impractical if you have children and dogs (and a husband).

I just look longingly at photos with white interiors.

There are of course many shades  of white ... ancient white, ghost white, snow white, magnolia, seashell, vanilla, beige and  more.

There's a very nice collection of photos on tumblr at la maison blanche.

With very dramatic background music by Edith Piaf singing "No, je ne regrette rien!!!"

Is it perhaps a warning
that you should have no regrets when living in a "white" house?

Friday
Oct182013

7 brilliant ideas for your home from marie claire idees

Met die 31e Oktober net om die draai, is die pampoen-idee my no 1!

 

Hekel kom gewoonlik eerste, ek weet. Hoe slim is hierdie vir herwinning! En baie prakties.

Is jy soos ek? Ek gooi baie moeilik 'n mooi karton-sakkie weg. The Space se sakke is my gunsteling 'local'  met hulle "no one cares what you wore yesterday" en dan natuurlik Laduree (dis my gunsteling macaroon-winkel in Parys, Frankryk).

 

 Hierdie kan net so goed op 'n ou hemp ook werk...

 

 Al daardie spesiale koppies sonder pierings kom hier tot hulle reg. Ek's mal oor die verskeidenheid van kerse, blomme en 'nibbles' in die koppies.

 

Dis eintlik so eenvoudig: witgeverfde rakkies (koop dit by Lotter's Pine) met geskenk- of plakpapier agter-in om jou bont bekers en bakkies te komplimenteer.  

Dink flenterjies lap met spesiale betekenis, of geskenkpapier? Baie oulik.

Hoop jy's geïnspireer.

Lekker naweek,

Cornel x

Tuesday
Oct152013

wish list

Hierdie 3 items is DEFINITIEF op my wens-lysie!

Toppie is van Chicwish

Sneakers van Alouette in Italië

Handsak van Urban Heirloom op Etsy.

C x

Monday
Oct072013

wearable fibre art

is a wonderful way to describe the unique pieces designed and created by Elena Rosenberg!

C x

Wednesday
Oct022013

street art

Ek het dié stukkie kuns vanmiddag onder die jakarandaboom, oorkant die poskantoor, in 13de Straat Menlopark, gekoop by Gretha.

Sy maak vir my nog, sodat ek daarmee kan tafel dek.

Gretha doen borduurwerk, hardangerwerk en hekelwerk.

As jy haar wil kontak om haar te ondersteun, skakel haar by (072) 9554152.

Sy het dit nodig.

C x