Friday, March 2, 2012

Almost Weekend

regarding the previous post

thank you all for the warm welcome to the Miami Beach blanket!

to answer your questions:
* yes, it works for me to draw a design first, 
to get an idea of where I am going and see if I have enough yarn in stock, nothing more frustrating to me than working on a crochet or knit project and realize halfway that I don't have enough yarn to finish it
* no, I don't use a crochet book to try out new stitches, I am still satisfied with single, double and treble crochet and the possibility those stitches give me. I do have some new stitches in my Pinterest Board
* those are indeed Sharpies, I got myself a set in the USA and I love to use them for my designs, 
because their colors match the intensity of the cotton yarn I use


it is Friday

almost weekend

and I am playing around with tape, cups and yarn

this home is still becoming more our home every day

and I love to see the progress

over time I have ordered quite a few Farrow and Ball wallpaper samples

they are perfect for little craft projects

and match my currently favorite cups

these three are almost a perfect set

except the yellow cup is missing a yellow saucer

but I love perfection in imperfection

so yummy these colors

my kind of eye candy

and a hint of spring and Easter too

I am looking forward to a nice weekend

of course I will add some lines to the Miami Beach blanket

we have a sweet boy's birthday party and a dinner on Saturday with good friends

and a big new addition comes to our home on Monday... I almost can not wait to tell you... pure joy for me


wishing you a great weekend too!


  1. These cups are simply beautiful!

    Happy spring to you :)


  2. beautiful colours, those tea cups are just lovely!
    have a great weekend :)

  3. Oh my.... die kop en schotels zijn om op te eten!!!

    Geniet van je weekend! Fijne vooruitzichten!

    Groetjes, Heidi

  4. Such a beautiful post, the spring colors are just so sweet.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Karen x

  5. The colours of your post reflect the fact that spring most be just around the corner, I especially like your cups and saucers so pretty.
    have a lovely weekend.

  6. Ahh, these pictures are just so beautiful, a fresh breath of spring! Love the Miami blanket, you are very creative with just three stitches! And the colour combination is just spot on. Love your idea of the wallpaper samples - very clever way to get some lovely papers for little creations. Can't wait to see what you do with them!

  7. Beautiful spring post Maaike. Your tea cups are so pretty. Have a lovely weekend.
    Carole :-)

  8. Thanks for coming over to my blog and leaving a lovely comment the other day! You have some lovely things going on here, how come I'm not following you already?! I'm off the look around :)

    S x

  9. Oh you my friend are so adjusting well to this Canadian way of life.YOur home must be so beautiful! Happy dance!
    Have a grand weekend and I just can't wait to see what your new addition might be.

  10. Love visiting at your place. I know what you mean about seeing house become more your home every day. I recently married this past July and even though the house is well on its way after 8 months, there are still many little happy touches yet to be added. I love nesting!

  11. Wat een geweldige kop en schotels!!!

  12. Beautiful spring post Maaike.

  13. This is a french TAG for Crejjtion!
    It's here:
    Come and play with us!
    For a translation , I think Google traduction will be good for that!
    And have a nice sunday!


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