Tuesday, May 5, 2015

amazing antwerp


Tuesday in Antwerp.
Rain, storm and finally lots of sunshine.
Antwerp is always amazing!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

cover star

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What a cool cover publication on Ireland's best-selling interior magazine House and Home!

Cover Star

'Ingrid Jansen is the Dutch designer whose sitting room graces the cover of this issue of House and Home. Inspired to create a cover for a seat she fashioned with legs of scrap wood, her blog WOODWOOLSTOOL (woodwoolstool.blogspot.com) was born in 2009 and just proves that crochet has been having a major revival. Beautiful photography and interesting DIY ideas are bursting at this blog seams. By now, extremely talented in the art of crochet, her wool covered stools, along with a selection of rugs and throws are available on her Etsy shop WOODWOOLSTOOL etsy.com/shop/woodwoolstool'

Would you like to win an issue of the House and Home magazine?

Please tell me your favorite interior magazine and I will pick a winner of this give away next Sunday!

Saturday, May 2, 2015



This delightful djellaba I found the last day in the souk.

Friday, May 1, 2015

patchwork pillow pattern

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The patchwork pillow p a t t e r n is now available in the shop.

A fun way to use your yarn leftovers is to make a cool loopy pillow.
In different hues of green (or any other color) or a multicolored version.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

moroccan manner beanie

moroccan manner beanie

Nowadays i'm making moroccan manner beanies for the upcoming Sunday Market De Fabriek Op Zondag on Sunday the 31st of May at Piet Hein Eek in Eindhoven.

Working with Moroccan wool & hook is a wonderful way to swoon over the cool crochet adventures. It's an entirely different way of crochet, we have learned from Aisha on the Place des Epices.

I will bring the beanies to Eindhoven next month and hope to meet you over there!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

publication home & garden

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Recently I was contacted by creative editor Mirjam Roskamp for a portrait in the renewed Home & Garden magazine.

Chief editor Makkie Mulder has made a beautiful fresh magazine with her team. As she puts it; 'a fresh Home & Garden. Thicker, different paper, richer filled. A treat for all your senses.'

The portrait is about my work as a 'flower girl' at Villa Augustus and together with Saskia de Valk (Vlinder & Vogel) and Anton van Duijn (Bloomon), we were interviewed by Liddie Austin and photographed by Tjitske van Leeuwen.

The renewed Home & Garden is a verdurous magazine packed with lots of 'green' inspiration. Love it!

Monday, April 27, 2015

princes bouquet by pippa

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Pippa made one of the princes bouquets for Kingsday yesterday evening.

She is following an internship for her study 'flower & design' at the local flowershop Erica.
Pippa's boss Armand asked all employees to make a bouquet and made Máxima's bouquet himself. What a super nice job!

Today we are watching the live Kingsday TV report in our hometown Dordrecht.
King Willem Alexander van Oranje Nassau is celebrating his 48th birthday with his family in Dordrecht today.
This morning when the Royal Family arrived by boat some children offered the bouquet to the Princesses and the 3 daughter of Willem Alexander and Maxima, were given bracelets with flowers.
Princes Annette is walking around with Pippa's bouquet today.

I'm super proud of my flowergirl Pippa. XX

Happy Kingsday!