Thursday, November 27, 2014

Color 'n Cream Crochet 2014


I've been off the radar again... Sadly my health wasn't what I expected it to be yet, so I had (and still have) to take it easy. Because I'm not sure what the last month of this year will bring me, I wanted to take some time to look back at my great year of 2014 already. Oh, what a lovely year it was!!!


I have only warm memories of all the nice people I met, though my blog and my visit to Sweden. All of you who left me those nice comments to make me feel better and inspired. I really LOVE this place! THANK YOU for giving me so much good vibrations! I appreciate it very much!


I hope to have brought some happy moments to you with my colorful happy work and I wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and an even HAPPIER 2015! (I know it's early, but because I'm not sure if I am able to post before the end of the year, I just wanted to have said it!)




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Monday, November 3, 2014

Crochet Cushion Color Bomb


First of all, Thanks to you all for all the nice and caring comments on my last post. I really appreciate it!

Before I got sick, I was working on some very happy Color Bomb Projects. This is one of them. And how happy it turned out!!


As you all know, I love to work with many colors. I love to make them work together. I really love the results of this effort. I used my own Circle In Square Pattern (free tutorial).


The front crochet panel is sewn onto a fabric base cushion cover with zipper. Son't you love the fabric of the back? It's so fresh and lovely.


I like the edging too. It's very simple, like most of the edgings I use. But it makes the colors pop and it compliments the cushion.


This Colorful Crochet Cushion Cover  is for sale in the Color 'n Cream Shop. I wish you all a very happy monday!


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Friday, October 31, 2014

Hello Again


Hello, my dear readers. I'm back! As you might have noticed, I've been absent these last few weeks. Not because of a holiday (sadly) but because I had a nervous breakdown 3 weeks ago and was lying in bed all this time, trying to relax as much as possible...


I have ME and although I have been doing really well the last year, I wasn't careful enough about my diet and so I kind of relapsed. Luckily, I have a very helpful and caring man, who is very capable of taking over everything when this happens and our parents (in law) are always happy to take care of the kids. Everybody was very willing to pitch in and that made me realize how lucky we are.


So, I'm taking it SLOW, at least as slow as I allow myself to go. I need to take better care of myself and that will have consequences for Color 'n Cream. I will be making less tutorials for now and probably post a little less frequent than I used to.


This is our dog, Billy, by the way. Ain't she sweet when she's relaxing??!! A lot of us could learn from her. I guess I'm not the only one always running and stressing about unimportant stuff... Or am I??


The pictures show you our living room. I've been thrifting a lot lately, sometimes with my new friend Miranda (MierPapier). I actually went to visit her yesterday and it gave me soo much energy. It's so nice to find someone you can relate to so easily. And I got a preview of some of her new designs... They are wonderful!


Anywho, next week I'm going to the KreaDoe Beurs with my mom. Looking forward to that. It's kind of our annual field trip.



The stars in the picture are a new project. I will be sharing it with you later on. It's a real nice christmas project. And I'm actually learning the technique of stiffening my crochet. I will explain it in a later post.


And this is something I'm working on now. It's going to be a garland. Don't you just love all the colorful flowers? They tend to get me through the day and keep me busy while I'm relaxing...


Have a lovely weekend!





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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Color Love


Because of the new Color Bombs I'm working on, I had a lot of fun experimenting with colors. I made some new combinations while working on the hexagon project and this combination feels suitable for the weather and season at the moment...



It's cold and windy in Holland at the moment, and I'm loving it! Time to stay inside, put on a warm sweater and some slippers, make some tea and just start crafting!





Especially since my craft room is starting to look more and more exactly the way I like it! I will be making some pic's soon. I've decided to start sharing some more interior pictures of my house (and of Miranda's house from MierPapier). I'm getting better and better at the styling and my house is starting to feel like the kind of home I've always wanted.


I wish you all a cozy windy day!




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Monday, October 6, 2014

Book of Inspiration


As some of you know, I have a book of inspiration. It's starting to become quite full...


Interior styling is a big passion of mine and I love to go through my old magazines and cut everything lovely out and put it in my book of love...


And then, every time I get stuck or feel unhappy I just get my book and go through it from the first to the last page. As you can see, the colors would make anybody happy. And I get filled with inspiration to make new things.







I encourage you all to make your own book of Inspiration, for it's a real happy maker and it's a nice way of taking some time to yourself. Have fun!!




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