13.7.15

This & That

Thanks for your kind comments on my previous post! I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. The sight of my crochet hooks is tempting me to start new projects, but I'm still working on a couple of big projects I need to finish first.
(Q: Is that your entire collection of crochet hooks? A: Nope, not by far...)

ByHaafner, crochet, crochet hooks, vintage yarn












'Cause I can't you show you my works in progress yet, I'll make do with other, recent pictures that I didn't share here before.

I really like the fabric below. I'd l o v e to make a skirt out of it. Pity I don't know how to sew - yet. It's still on my to learn list. (Like proper knitting. The advantage of knitting over sewing being that knitting needle don't make as much sound as a sewing maching. Or are modern sewing machines less noisy than the old ones? (#dta!)

byHaafner, crochet, granny square, pink, flower fabric






























If you follow me on Instagram you've seen these beads already. I'm so very much in love with the colour. I think they'll make a gorgeous necklace. Come to think of it, I should really make one soon. It would be perfect for the summer. Do you use beads in your work?

byHaafner, beads, pastel, mint, turquoise





























I'm a bit restless at the moment and would love to travel somewhere soon but alas, obligations of daily life make me stay put for at least a while. Although I have to say I can miss my little studio when away. Because more often than not I suddenly crave to work with that hook, or that yarn, which obviously is still at home and I'm not. ;-) 

byHaafner, crochet, yarn, flowers






















Do you have any travel plans in the near future? Or maybe you're currently exploring new horizons? Which ever it is: I thank you for your visit and wish you a lovely week ahead!

25 comments:

  1. modern sewing machines are definitely quieter than old ones, though still not particularly quiet... But the main advantage to modern sewing machines is how much LIGHTER they are!! i love those beads, such a stunning colour

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment! And you're right: that IS a big advantage! Good point, thanks for sharing!

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  2. Hi there! It might be true that new sewing machines are quieter than old ones. I have a very old one in my studio, a Singer with foot pedal. I cannot really say that this one it particularly loud, but definitely much more fun than my new(er) machine (got that one on my 21st birthday - and that is ages ago). I think it actually depends what table or workbench you put your sewing machine on. Fact is: you can simply take your hooks and yarn along, wherever you go, but that might not quite work out the same way with a sewing machine though...

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    1. Hello Marjan, Thanks for your comment. And I can't help noticing your surname is the same name as a sewing machine brand, that's really appropriate! Thanks for your advise re. the workbench, good point, I suppose that matters a lot. When I was younger I also had one of those Singers! (Never used it though, and I gave it away ages ago, which I do regret a bit...)

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  3. Like you I wish I could travel right now but need to stay home for the moment. Those beads are a lovely colour, the sight of all your hooks have got me reaching for mine. Have a lovely week. Hx

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    1. Many thanks for your lovely comment, much appreciated! I hope you have a good time at home.

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  5. Lovely to see a little bit of your crochet hooks, table, grey wall...
    We've just been away travelling these last 2 weeks.
    Feels good to be back home.
    I need to finish up my travelling journal I started for this trip.
    Have a great week!
    C x

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    1. I saw the pic on IG of your travels, looked very impressive! Thanks for your kind comment and have a lovely weekend!

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  6. A mi también me gustó el estampado de la tela, seguro una falda te quedaría muy bonita. El color de las cuentas es muy bonito, un collar con su pulsera estaría perfecto para esa falda :)
    Espero que tengas muy buen inicio de semana ^u^

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  7. Hoi Haafner,

    Een prachtige post in de zo voor jouw kenmerkende kleurtjes. Is altijd weer genieten. Het stofje is prachtig. Ik heb ook een zwak voor dat soort bloemenpatroontjes. Ik heb hier nog een aantal gordijnen liggen waar ik iets mee wil, maar de tijd ontbreekt mij tot nu toe. Wie weet misschien lukt het deze zomer wel er iets mee te doen :-)

    Ik reis binnenkort af naar Engeland, mijn favoriete vakantiebestemming. Ik hoop dat jij ook gauw een mooie bestemming tegenkomt!

    Fijne week!

    Madelief x

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    1. Oh, wat lief, dank je wel.. Engeland is inderdaad een geweldige land! Heb er ook een zwak voor. :-) Fijne tijd alvast gewenst daar ~ have fun my dear! xh

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  8. Dank je wel trouwens voor je lieve mailtje. Ik realiseerde mij deze week dat ik nog niet had gereageerd. Excuses! Wanneer ik een keer in Haarlem ben laat ik het zeker even weten. Het lijkt mij erg gezellig om een kopje thee of koffie ergens te drinken! In ieder geval tot in augustus! x

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    1. Ja, leuk, laat het weten als je in de buurt bent!

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  9. De naaimachine maakt inderdaad meer lawaai dan breinaalden, maar heeft als belangrijkste nadeel dat je hem niet makkelijk meeneemt en een haak- of breinaald wel. Het voordeel is echter dat je er zoveel leuke dingen mee kan maken, dat je daarvoor graag thuis blijft :-)

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    1. Goeie punten! ;-) Dank je wel voor je reactie en een hele fijne dag gewenst!

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  10. Pretty photographs! I do love to sew, though there are definite knitting advantages - it is portable, far more sociable and great for doing when watching television!

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    1. Good points! I should really just give the sewing a go... Lovely day to you!

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  11. We are off to Cornwall for our family holiday in a few weeks, a lovely part of England indeed but I'm really tempted to book a short trip to Barcelona, for me and my daughter. Lovely pictures, and that fabric is gorgeous x

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    1. Oh, Cornwall! (I'd l o v e to go there, have been till Devon, but no further in that direction alas.) A mother-daughter trip to Barcelona sounds like much fun!
      Wishing you a great time in Cornwall, xh

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  12. Amei conhecer o seu blog, já fiquei por aqui!!!Achei maravilhoso!!!
    Visite-me:http://algodaotaodoce.blogspot.com.br/
    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!

    Obrigada.

    Beijos Marie.

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    1. Thank you so much, obrigada! I will visit your blog soon. Have a lovely day! xh

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  13. It's always been on my list to learn to sew. I have about 4 things that i'd love to be able to make to wear. It's just finding the time......sigh.

    And...ohhhh......the shade of those beads........so so pretty. I love that shade. I love playing about with beads. It's a long time since I have. I have boxes and boxes of gorgeous beads, as I used to love making jewellery, but alas, they are all boxed away for the time being. Space is limited for me and crochet and yarn takes up a fair bit! ha ha!

    Hope you are well my lovely xxxx

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    1. You know... I wished we lived closer so we could tackle this whole sewing-thing together...

      And as for your jewelry: I can only imagine how pretty it is, I'd love to see it actually. ;-)

      As always thanks for your kind words and wishing you a lovely weekend already. xh

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