Saturday, October 4, 2014

Tassel thread


On my trip to the Provence I found a bobin of tassel thread in shades of raspberry.  I wanted to make a necklace entirely crocheted with this yarn.  The bobin was composed of 4 threads, so I made the base with a 2.50 crochetneedle and added extra color to the edges by crocheting them with Gütermann sewingyarn in matching colors.  Can be worn single = long, 
or double = short. 
It took me about 16 hours to finish it!
On sale in my shop.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Review and surprise

Reading this nice review about my crochetwork made me smile:

love it. Simple, natural materials but when i wear it, the feeling is as i wear a precious golden necklace. Very nice work. Thanks. 

A few days later I received a package in my mailbox and was surprised to find an illustration made by the lady that wrote the nice review.  

Written by: Nina Mav Horvat
Tittle: The Mouse That Gathered Courage (O miški, ki je zbirala pogum)
Illustration:Ana Zavadlav
Publisher: Mladinska knjiga, Ljubljana, 2013

Interested in this book or her next one? You can contact Ana here.


Monday, September 29, 2014

September in the kitchen garden

 what a pleasure to go 'shopping' in your own garden instead of driving to the supermarket

 the way to the garden is a real delight to walk

pumpkin season has started - we tried several varieties this year

Saturday, September 27, 2014

September in the Provence in a few pics

 le marché Provençal a Coustellet.


  Isle sur la Sorgue

  Oppède marché brocante

 musquée de Provence pumpkins

 vintage find on the 'vide-grenier' at Isle sur la Sorgue: a bobin of fine thread to make curtain tassels.

the road to St Remy de Provence

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Porcelain and clay

 A while ago I followed a free class at the ceramic gallery Tussenin.  I made some beads in clay and porcelain.

 Combined them with some crochet and leather.

Thursday, August 14, 2014