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 shops (7)


crochet cake toppers

How delightful are these cake toppers from

Cherry Time

on Etsy?!!

Visit their shop to see more here.

C x



Daar's 'n paar soorte winkels wat ek nie kan weerstaan nie:

1. wolwinkels

2. materiaalwinkels

3. boekwinkels

4. papier-/geskenk winkels (stationery shops)

Soos die res van die wêreld

(Typo is oorspronklik uit Australië en 'n susterwinkel van Cotton On)

het Pretoria-Oos ook nou sy eie Typo

by Atterbury Value Mart.

Helfte van die winkel is op "sale",

met tot 50% afslag op alles wat oulik is...

Mens moet jouself behoorlik inhou.

Ek kon net glad nie hierdie iPad-sakkie

met gingham check en kruisiesteek

weerstaan nie.

C x


maryna's happy life

Dis waar ek my Vinnis koop.

By Maryna Fouchè.

Kontak haar op (082)371 2705


loer in by haar wol-winkeltjie in Monumentpark.

Sy hou Nikkim (100% organiese katoen),

Bambi (70% organiese katoen 30% bamboes) en

Serina (100% bamboes) aan...

C x


life unplugged, parkhurst

A must visit at 22B 4th Avenue Parkhurst.

Francois is a curator of cool and crazy homewear.

C x


knuffels à la carte

Knuffels à la carte se website laat my dink aan 'n tombola tafel by 'n kerk bazaar. Ontmoet vir Clio, Suzy, Lilly en Lucy (hierbo). C x


... something from fient 

Cecily (or 'Fient' to family) is the owner and curator at Fient Lifestyle Gallery. Her shop is at Duncan Yard, Hatfield Pretoria and filled with objet, clothing, accessories and her own 'inventions'. I, on the other hand, am now the owner of a whimsical wire birdcage and 4 occupants. C x

(Contact Cecily on 082 8261298)


day 1 (london)

I got excited about my trip right about here. We were on a connecting flight between Frankfurt and Heathrow airports.

After booking into the delighfully contemporary my hotel chelsea, I took to the streets. This pic was taken one block from the hotel, on the way to the South Kensington tube station.

First stop Picadilly Circus. I couldn't understand why there were no birds (maybe the freezing cold?), only to realize that this was not Trafalgar square! Anyway.

After spending 2 hours at Covent Garden (Cath Kidston, Wittard's Tea Shop, David & Goliath, The Tintin Shop, the Apple i-Store!), I focused on what I really wanted to do:

 Find Loop! Which I did at No 15 Camden Passage, Islington (near the Angel tube station).

I could easily have spent the next 2 days here. So much to see and feel...

The super-friendly staff didn't mind that I took photographs of everything.

They even stock "Be Sweet" yarns (fancy and mohair) from South Africa.  And what is a yarn shop without a "Wave" blanket. 

   Then I found this treasure in knitted lace patchwork.

I had just enough time to rush back to Chelsea and The Conran Shop.

And to snap the finish on this sofa in B&B Italia's shop, which was closed by then.

There was barely enough time left to have a lovely dinner at Gaucho's, Sloane Street, with my husband and a colleague, who'd spent the whole day working in Manchester. So glad it wasn't me!