Black and white blanket to knit, DIY

Plaid over office chair, free pattern on Goodlives.nl

Knitting and crocheting a blanket, but also making it from fabrics, I Love it! I have no idea what I will do with al the plaids that I make, but for now they are fun to use in my photos. And they look cosy in the house and they can of course keep us warm on cold days. This Black and white blanket was in my head for some time. So a couple of months ago I started this project. But as usual I started a new one when I was halfway and after that another one. And I was already working on two others…. So finally I decided that could only start with a new one, after I finish one from the todo list. By the way it’s not that I never work on a partly finished plaid. I try to knit or crochet some rows of all the plaids every week, except when it’s too hot. Then I skip the winter plaids. So because I wanted to start with a new summer plaid with cotton, I had to work hard the past few weeks to finish this Black and White one;-) Do you also want to make this Black and White plaid? Read further to read How to do it. Continue reading “Black and white blanket to knit, DIY”

DIY: Copper colored mason jars and weck jars

Mason jars three sizes, DIY on Goodlives.nl

Last year I wrote for my Blog Cakesandpumps.com already a post about this nice DIY to paint spray Mason Jars or Weck pots and to use them as pots for pencils and other office stuff. Or for cooking stuff. in the mean time my atelier is a little bit more finished and I could definitely use some new pots for my pencils and scissors. I like it a lot, since my desk is always full with stuff like pencils and markers that I should really put into a jar or something. So to keep it a little bit more clean I could really use this to clean my desk a little bit. Haha does that sound familiar to you too, then you should try this DIY. It’s an easy thing to do, the waiting for the paint to dry takes much more time than the DIY itself. Continue reading “DIY: Copper colored mason jars and weck jars”

Teapot Theo from Stelton

Teapot Theo with two mugs from Stelton, Goodlives.nl
A couple of weeks ago I bought this beautiful teapot Theo from Stelton. A real beauty and it was on my wishlist for some time now;-)
The teapot is black, altough it looks a little bit more like dark grey. On the inside the teapot is made of ceramics and on the outside is a layer of cast-iron finish. Continue reading “Teapot Theo from Stelton”

FoekjeFleur: Bottle vases that look like cleaning bottles

bottle vases FoekjeFleur before old doors on Goodlives.nl
For a while the Bottle Vases from FoekjeFleur are on my wishlist. Lately you see these vases more and more on Instagram, what made me even more enthousiast about the Bottle Vases. So two weeks ago I thought it was time to finally order a Bottle Vase at FoekjeFleur. Continue reading “FoekjeFleur: Bottle vases that look like cleaning bottles”

DIY: Easy cream colored crocheted blanket to make

crèmekleurig gehaakt kleed over stoel
Last week I finished another plaid, this time a cream colored crocheted blanket. I’m very happy with the result and it fits on a lot of places in my house. Maybe you also want to make a blanket like this yourself, it’s not difficult to make at all. Continue reading “DIY: Easy cream colored crocheted blanket to make”