Painted plates

So my best friend and I decided to paint us some plates! She took hers home, so I can’t take pictures of that, but I do have my own to show.

This was my first try. I had no idea how the markers would hold up. But I’m rather pleased with the result! It’s really very addictive to do.

We used Edding porcelain markers. After drawing you have to bake the pottery in the oven for 25 minutes to set the paint. Worked like a charm! I think the paint may look a bit nicer if you use a brush, but it’s infinitely easier to work with a marker…

The husband requested a tree… and he got one.

And I decorated a bowl… quite pleased with this one as well.

Now what else to decorate… *plots*


Hippie kussensloop: the end

It’s finished! The colours still make me really happy. So nice and summery.

The back side is a bit more seventies…

  I kept the edging really basic because the granny square is already quite colorful. I guess it’s a simple shell edging? Didn’t use a pattern, just made something up.

And guess who’s using it now?

I’m also planning a fly blind. But which colours to use? *ponder*
I managed to get my hands on some nice and colourful acrylics for a very good price, so I restacked my acrylics drawer. Such pretty colours!

I wish I had a cupboard for all of my yarn. Don’t think the husband would appreciate it if I claimed this entire cupboard though.


Hippie kussensloop: to be continued

As always, darning in the ends is a lot of work. I managed though!

Still liking the colours, especially in the granny square.


I crocheted the triangles together. Worked fine by itself, but I’m not completely pleased with it. Because I made dc’s the seam looks more irregular than I’d like. Next time I think I’ll opt for sewing it together. Though that, too, seems a bit troublesome with dc’s. Perhaps for solid triangles (or squares) it’s wiser to use sc’s all the way through, to make sure you can join them neatly? What are your thoughts/experiences on this?

I’ve never made such a big granny square before and for some reason it did end up a bit twirly. I should probably try these tips the next time I make a big one… never realised I ran any risk of wonky grannies, though!


I’m pretty sure the wonkiness will sort itself out when I’m crocheting the entire thing together, though. Pictures of the finished product are coming up! Need some sunshine for that.

Spring in Doorwerth! (Yeah, we need a spring photo every update).

Hippie kussensloop

The flowers in my house are inspiring me to do a flower-themed pillow case. I’ve looked around for inspiration, but for some reason I really wanted to do a granny square cushion… I don’t know, it just looks so.. happy! Don’t you think?

  The other side is going to be geometrical: just triangles. The husband says it’s very seventies. You’ll have to decide for yourself. Will take pictures when it’s finished!

More spring flowers… isn’t the hawthorn absolutely gorgeous right now?

And lo and behold, the first dandelions are poking their heads out of the soil!
This was the actual first one I saw this spring. Gorgeous.