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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Entries in crochet (230)


hopping mad

Here's a lovely selection of the most adorable bunnies sewed, knitted and crocheted!

I'm already considering making at least one of these as a Christmas gift for a friend.

What are you planning to give?

Or is it too early?

Cornel x


why i love pinterest

because of people like Grazia Caruso, that carefully pins some of the best ideas here!

C x



ideas magazine october 2013

I am over the moon with my crocheted handbag in Ideas Magazine. This is such a nice gift to give to anyone you really care about. And if you take the little extra time to double-line the bag (I know!!!) you'll be SO glad, because it makes such a difference. If you try this bag, please send me a picture to cstrydom@mweb.co.za. I would love to see it, especially the colors you use. Cornel x


doily ideas



the humble carnival



Just some of the amazing work done by

Jen Williams, who lives in New York,

and says that she's been sewing and crafting

all her life.

I love her view of things as on her blog,

the humble carnival.

Jen sells her makes and plushies

in her etsy shop, The Humble Carnival

and she has the cutest Boston Terrier called Dee.

C x


craft share on friday 6 september

This is my favourite from last Friday's Craft Share -

Delia Swanepoel with her own lampshade creation.

I feel really lucky to crochet with such talented friends...

Look at our whole album on Facebook here,

and feel free to comment.

C x


crocheted handbag for ideas magazine

Die vreugde (en partykeer verligting)
as mens iets kreatiefs doen of maak
en jy's regtig egtig tevrede daarmee.
Dis hoe ek voel oor hierdie gehekelde handsak
vir Idees Tydskrif se Oktober uitgawe.
Die patroon sal in Afrikaans en Engels beskikbaar wees.
Christi, my 17 jaar oud dogter, het klaar een bestel.
Sy moet net besluit in watter kleur.
Enetjie vir myself sal ook welkom wees.
Ek dink aan pampoenkleur met swart 'linte'
indigo met donker grys detail...
Watter kleure sal JY hom in hekel?
C x


spell and the gypsie collective ...

... se klere is MAGIC!

Ek verstaan net nie die bruin handsak nie.

Kliek hier as jy na hulle website toe wil gaan.

C x


i love this

My lacy border for a very square Babette blanket.
I love it!
C x


crochet bunny finger puppet

This little bunny dreams of being famous...

She has to wait 'till September.

Pattern available in the September issue of

Ideas Magazine.

C x

PS Elsbeth crocheted her first.

Have a look here.