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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 inside our house (34)

Thursday
Mar172011

progress is "sew good", but ...

... my dinigroom is a mess. A friend and I started a small jewellery business late last year and at the moment, we're making stock for a market at the end of the month. I'm desparate to move this mess out to my studio, which is getting a make-over at present.

SEW GOOD JEWELLERY

SEW GOOD on facebook

Tuesday
Mar082011

house and leisure (jan/feb 2011)

At last! Here is the article of our house that was featured in House&Leisure Jan/Feb 2011. C x

ps Watch Top Billing on SABC 3 Thursday 10 March at 8pm for more. x

Tuesday
Mar082011

a penny ...

... for your thoughts my dear?

Wednesday
Dec012010

earlier today

Cat tried to merge with a feather-and-down seat cushion in my bedroom.

Sunday
Sep262010

inside our house

Wednesday
Sep222010

appreciation for ...

... a photoshoot that went REALLY well yesterday (our house will be featured in the December 2010 issue of House&Leisure magazine)

... my mother (I'm so lucky to have you, Mom!)

... living in a beautiful, comfortable, one-of-a-kind house

... with the people I LOVE!

Tuesday
Sep142010

spot the difference

This week, every day is D-day. The date for the House&Leisure photoshoot of our house was confirmed yesterday for Tuesday next week. I've known about their intentions (they want to feature it as a summer house in the November 2010 issue) for 2 months, but haven't felt any pressure to deal with the unfinished business in almost every room!  Now, I'm afraid, I have more plans than time.

O what the heck! Will just see how much I can do before then.

I plan on putting up some wallpaper today with my mother's much needed help. C x

Monday
Mar292010

19th century schnauzer oil painting

Couldn't help smiling when I found this image in the March 2010 edition of LivingEtc magazine yesterday.

I have a candidate at home who wouldn't mind to sit for his portrait (in oil please)!

Just call him King George. 

Tuesday
Feb022010

in our house

 

  

WHAT, WHERE, WHY (from bottom to top): Before you walk into our house, you'll find two stone Whippets "guarding"; their real life counterparts Tippy and Chloe are either sleeping somewhere in the house or chasing the wild rabbits on our property. I love the combination of ochre-on-linen mommy birds feeding their young and brown and cream ticking on the 2 blinds in our entrance; I often experiment with new ways of trimming or manufacturing curtains and blinds. Once a client couldn't pay me in full and gave me 4 pieces of furniture as part of the payment; not such a bad idea as this bench in our entrance was one of the pieces. My favourite item in the entrance has to be this oil painting called The Virgin; I saw my own 3 kids (now aged 14, 7 and almost 5) in it when we bought it; the oversized basket holds the boys' sports stuff.

Tuesday
Jan262010

in our house

WHERE: We're still in my kitchen/diningroom

WHAT AND WHY: The white cupboard keeps our glasses and mugs; I'm a bit of a hoarder/collector when it comes to white 'everything' in the kitchen; I love the little piglet that holds my tea towels; Aloe Suprafoliata in my favourite 'colours'