Sunday, July 24, 2016

crochet bikini top pattern

wood & wool bikini top pattern

You can download the crochet BIKINI TOP PATTERN in my Etsy shop.

The wood & wool bikini top I posted recently was made with 3 colours and wooden rings. I received a lot of questions about the pattern. I've made it years ago without a pattern. I've worked out the step by step process with lots of detailed photos (18 pages) of this new crochet bikini top. Last week I've made this bikini top with organic hand dyed cotton from South Africa. Could not find the wooden rings anywhere, so I made this one without. In the pattern you can find how to make it with or without wooden rings.

All you need is 50 grams of crochet cotton to make your summer bikini top! Choose your favorite colour and get started.

It's not difficult at all and it takes just one day to make it.

Summer has only just begun...

Friday, July 22, 2016

no frame no fame

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Tonight we went to Rotterdam to pick up our new (sun)glasses at Ace & Tate.
I like the dark green frame of my sunglasses and what about the name; Ivy Cactus?! (and Henk's glasses too, but wasn't allowed to take his picture).
It was a wonderful summer evening and we had an Italian dinner at Mangiare on the terrace.
Good start of the weekend.

Wishing you all a great time for the coming days :-)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

summer vibes

summer vibes

One of my favorite summer pictures from 2011 in Vejer de la Frontera, Costa de la Luz.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

first beach day of 2016

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Yesterday we went for a long beach day to Zeeland.
It was the very first day on the beach this year. We stayed until sunset.
I'm wearing my knitted Bossa Nova sweater.
Finished this knitting project last week and the sweater was perfect for a summer evening on the beach. I love the color and soft cotton.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

summer evenings

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The sun shows up at the end of the afternoon for the last couple of days.
Most days start cloudy and don't feel like summerdays at all. So when the sun arrives at the end of the day, we setlle in the backyard and enjoy the sunshine until sunset.

Today I bought some new interior and garden magazines and love the small and simple summer houses in the newest Home & Garden issue.
We were talking about making a kind of tiny greenhouse in our backyard. It's a recurring theme, but the thing is, we don't know where to build it in our not too large backyard.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

picknick in the polder

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Best things in life are (almost) free.

Monday, July 11, 2016

sailing into a new week

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Sailing into a new week. Have a great monday and lots of fun, for everyone who's going on holiday!