It’s always sunny in Brussels

I have met Otilia many years ago. Back then, we were both living in a place where everybody knows each other. But I really met her when she moved to Brussels to study documentary filmmaking. She came like a ray of sunshine, bringing along warmth and a certain delicacy in her manner of speaking, looking, living the life. We…

Crochet – connecting people

Tapestry crochet was long on the list of my crochet projects. I have never tried it before, but I was certainly attracted by the mathematics behind it, since most things I have seen were quite geometrical 🙂 For years one of my friends wanted to have a bag crocheted by me. I think by now…

Color block crochet tote

Living in Belgium, you can never know how much real summer you would actually have 🙂 When you crochet something summery, you really want to finish it as early as possible, so that you manage to use it. Lucky us, we are having quite a lot of sun these days and the forecast still looks…

Little crochet purse & my first tutorial

I made this little purse for a lovely friend, a very strong and wise woman for her birthday. I know she has been waiting for it for a long time 🙂 This is also my first attempt to write down how I made it. I really hope it is clear and easy to follow. I would appreciate…

Twice cozy hot water bottles

It seems to me that crocheting hot water bottle coats might be a solution to long and rainy nights. First, you get very cozy finding the perfect wool, picking a pattern and finally crocheting the coat. Then, you get cozy every time again and again when they are softly keeping you warm. These two have…

Less is more zpagetti bag

Sometimes you don’t need a very elaborated pattern to crochet something cute. It was a present for a friend, and, yes, I’ve seen her wearing it 😀 This bag is crocheted around only with the single crochet stitch. It is a great project for beginners – it will get you hooked! 😉 I used my favorite Zpagetti…

Because a girl can’t have enough of them…

Bags, of course! This one is made of one my favorite yarns zpagetti, the same one I used for my rug. I guess one of the reasons is that it comes in a million of great colors and it works really really fast 🙂 It probably took me about an hour to crochet this bag….

Crochet lace for autumn

Last days of November… The winter temperatures are already here. The only thing reminding it is not yet winter are the leaves on the trees and the lacy scarves that one can still wear. Here is one I made for this autumn, surprisingly in time! So I managed to wear it 🙂 It is a…

Starry scarf

We have a surprisingly beautiful autumn in Brussels! The sun lets us enjoy the color change and the calmness of early mornings. Yet the mornings are getting chilly. Chilly enough to put on a warm scarf 😉 This one is a birthday present for my friend Maaike, for whom I made the rose earrings. I…

Last summer project

Only because the calendar says it is the last day of summer 🙂 As planned, in August I worked only with the materials I had at home. Here, I followed the lovely pattern designed by Sayjai of K and J Dolls, mostly because of the bobbles 🙂 My bag came out a bit different, because I used…