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 sewing (32)


april desktop calendar


There is a story behind the little bird's nest on my April desktop calendar.

(just click on the image for the 1200 x 800 pixel desktop calendar)

Two weeks ago I trimmed some trees on our property.

Unfortunately the little nest, no bigger than the palm of my hand, was on one of the branches I cut off.

I had a closer look, and that's when I saw it:



A discarded loose end of overlocked cotton thread, that should have found it's way into the dustbin, was used by a bird to make his nest a little cozier. My only consolation after removing the nest is that it's autumn in South Africa and that the little chicks that might have been raised in this nest, are big enough to build their own nests for winter and raise their young when spring arrives in September ...

C x


cute sewing kits


bazar de roulottes

Hierdie "petit panier des bois"* lyk dalk so bietjie OTT**,

maar dit wys jou wat jy met lap en lint kan regkry!

Dis van die blog bazar de roulottes -

jy kan selfs die 'kit' bestel om dit self te maak...

C x

(*klein houtmandjie, **te erg?)


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



some insta-love on sewing

All images found on Instagram.

C x


ideas magazine november '12

Ek is seker jy sal dit ook geniet

om hierdie gehekelde

fotoraampies te maak...


Of 'n toiletsakkie

vir 'n spesiale seuntjie in jou lewe.

Ek het!

Cornel x



Ek hoop jy kry hierdie naweek tyd vir handwerk...

Cornel x

(foto via sew a little love op flickr)


did you know

That the National Button Society (US) was established in 1938, the NBS has about 3000 members and they hold annual button conventions? C x


abigail brown

"'My grandma had a beautiful patchwork bag she kept all her fabric scraps in, ‘ the raggy bag’, and when I was old enough to display my feelings of desire for this magical object full of wondrous bits of colour, pattern and texture, she made me my very own, much littler version." - Abigail Brown's website