This little blanket was made for a beautiful new little bundle that isn't very new or little anymore, but definitely still beautiful! I do love a good zig zag crochet blanket, I still use my favourite one from my childhood.
This is the final piece in my 'seasons' collection of crochet art. This one is titled 'Spring Bulbs' and is inspired by the rows of tulips at the Tesselaar Tulip farm. I remember as a child, my mum pouring over the bulb catalogues when they came out each season, trying to pick the additions for that year. With my children being half Dutch, it's only fitting that one of my favourite flowers is now the tulip.
'Spring Bulbs' represents those happy rows of brightly coloured tulips against the clear crisp Spring sky.
I'm a bit of a fan girl when it comes to the bees. Let's face it without them we are just a bit screwed. Pesticides, and the far too common use of pesticides and insecticides irritate me, considerably. Sign any petition you can encouraging the banning of harmful pesticides and let's "save the bees" together!
I have a new project - creating designs for people in my life. These are how I see their personality combined with their own tastes (it would be preferable that they enjoy the design!) A part of me wishes my brain wouldn't conceive ideas like this because I can never see the end, and never reach completion. Regardless, this one is for my sis. Alle xx
'Summer Ocean' and 'Autumn Leaves' are hanging with 'Winter Fireplace' now.
This is the third of this series of four. Each season has it's own special joy for me, these works are representations of those joys.
My favourite fireplace was the open fireplace at my childhood holiday home, so many special memories with so many people. Hours of fast scrabble and looking though old Country Life and Boating magazines whilst watching the sea roll in. This fireplace would 'pop' and crackle regularly and the woollen rug would often smoulder from the embers. These works remind me of that old shag pile rug.
I was quite excited to be approached by this new company to create an identity that represents them.
They are a group of professionals (photographers, graphic designers, web designers, copy writers, etc), brought together under one name to help provide a complete service for social media and media needs.
I've been playing with patterns again, surprise surprise they are circle based (circles are my favourite shape). I have put these ones up on my websites available to purchase as scarves, bedding, all over tee prints and more.
Every year as the cold settles in I get the urge to start crocheting again. This year I felt the desire to go larger. I thought "ah ha! I'm going to make art", probably not the smartest decision for me as I tend to tire easily with crochet. Regardless, this is the first of four in this series. I am going to create the four seasons, this one in autumn. Autumn is particularly special to me, not because it's my favourite season, but because it is my sisters favourite season. We live in different states and there are times I miss her so much it aches. These are her colours. So until it finds a new home, it is sitting in my bedroom and...