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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 press (11)





I love our home!

And at the moment I'm especially proud of how it feels and looks.

A huge "THANK YOU!" to Sarah Buitendag (lifestyle editor), Tiaan Nagel (production), Sarah de Pina (photographer) and Tessa Passmore (text) for the lovely article in last Sunday's Sunday Times Lifestyle Magazine Home Weekly.

Cornel x


sarie woon 2013

Thanks to Lounette and Anita for a lovely feature on our home. C x

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craft share on friday 14 june

Again, a lovely morning

spent with old and new friends...

Our album is, as always,

on Craft Share (crochet/knit/sew)'s Facebook page.

Click HERE.

Be sure to buy the 2013 edition of

Sarie Kreatief

for an article on Craft Share.

C x

PS Thanks to Christelle

from Haak-en-stekie blog

and Ons Hekel on Facebook

for her lovely blogpost on Craft Share.

Mwah! Christellie!


ideas for october

Delivered the next "batch" of goodies for the October issue of Ideas magazine today. I LOVE doing work for them and can't wait to see these cushions on their pages. With the August issue that's on sale at the moment, they inspire me to yarn bomb a chair (page 6), wear turquoise and red (page 21), knit fingerless gloves (page 66) and buy the September issue (page 131) with the deck chair cover and round cushion I made for them a month ago.

5221 people "like" them on Facebook. Follow this link to see why!


house & leisure July 2011



Delivered a crocheted deck chair cover and round cushion today. It will be featured in the Spring issue of Ideas magazine, with the patterns that I designed.

It was a treat to meet Dala Watts (creative editor) and Lynnae Endersby (photo editor and stylist) at Voila! restaurant at the Cape Quarters shopping centre in Cape Town. Dala oozes creative energy and I think she and her team does a wonderful job to present crafting in such a deliciously contemporary way as they do in the mag.

Amazing to know that Ideas magazine sells 85000 copies each month. I'm definitely 'liking' it on facebook!

Here's a link to a crocheted scatter cushion done in a granny square pattern (on their website). C x


house and leisure june 2011

I'm very happy to show off some of my work in the June issue of House and Leisure magazine (voted the best decor & home magazine in SA). It's on sale now! C x

PS Hope you find a cozy spot to snuggle up in this weekend.

See close-ups of the patchwork sofa over here.


top billing 10 march 2011

Phew! What a hectic and exciting week. Our house was the location from where last night's show of Top Billing (SABC 3) was presented. Have to say, I'm more comfortable behind a DSLR than in front of a TV camera. Fortunately cameraman Pierre did an amazing job and whoever was in charge of editing wove a brilliant visual patchwork. Only very close friends could spot my nerves! This is a little snippet (could only find 1:09 minutes of our feature on Top Billing's website) instead of the 6 minutes that was aired. Glad we did it. What an experience.



This ad features in the December 2010 issue of House & Leisure.

It took me 2 hours to cut up 12 one meter pieces of fabric from The Fabric Library's Stripe Tease Collection.

It took Maria, Sinah and Molly 2 days to sew it back together.


it's so nice

... when my company's work is featured in a magazine! (Conde Nast House & Garden September 2010)

It's not so nice when no one knows that Good Things Interiors made these scatter cushions. That needs to change. See more beautiful interiors (we did all the cushions and throws) at AtholPlace Boutique Hotel.