Thursday, July 30, 2015

attractive things

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The daybed is getting more attractive by the day.
Some extra pillows and a cotton throw blanket* from India feel at ease on the sofa.

Our newest green inmate is a gift from Pippa, because it looks like a pineapple on a stalk. It's living in a Moroccan bread basket and is called Eucomis.
Pippa told me it's a garden plant (and it smells), so Eucomis will move to the backyard within a few days.

(* good find Rosa... i love dots!)

Monday, July 27, 2015

what's for dinner?


I don't allow myself to buy another cookbook for the time being.
As long as there are at least four cookbooks on the cart, from which we have not tried a single recipe yet...
We have so many wonderful cookbooks and yet I do not know what to make for dinner tonight?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

piña colada smoothie

pina colada

Piña colada smoothie. Super easy summer drink.

Ingredients: frozen pineapple chunks and coconut milk.

Mix in a blender until smooth. If you use fresh pineapple instead of frozen, be sure to add some ice to the mixture.


Suddenly the Pina Colada song popped up in my head [If you like piña colada's...]

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

pillow sale

wood & wool harlequin pillow wood & wool harlequin pillow

One pillow, two faces!

I love to make 'fabric' with wool. All colors can be combined! The trick is how to make them work.

This harlequin pillow is now for sale in my Etsy shop ♦ 50% off ♦

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

world & wool cupboard

world & wool cupboard

In October I'm going to run the second workshop of this year and I'm already looking forward to returning to Marrakech.
At the moment I'm working on a new project for the cool crochet workshop.
I will use the wool I brought back from Marrakech last April. I wanted to make a woven wall hanging with it actually, but now I have a new colorful crochet project in mind...

Sunday, July 19, 2015

bamboo beauty


Our 'new' daybed is the favorite piece of furniture in tha house. A summer afternoon daybed nap is so relaxing.

We found the vintage daybed at Arterior, an interior concept store in Breda and fell instantly in love with this bamboo beauty!

The pineapple pillow* feels completely at ease on the vintage sofa. *you can find the pattern h e r e

I will make another fabric daybed cover to vary the natural linen cover (a tropical leaf fabric or stipes of hand dyed fabric) ... and of course I need to make more daybed pillows...

fatima hand

fatima hand

Souvenirs in Pippa's bedroom.
A fatima hand, carved out of a moroccan tile and underneath a necklace of silk buttons.