Friday, March 16, 2018
Palmtree travel shoebag.
From one of the tryouts of the upcoming cool crochet workshop projects, I've made a matching travel shoe bag for my golden palm tree slingback pumps.
I attached one of the tiny CC palm projects to a linen shoe bag.
Those small bags are ideal for traveling; you can put in your lingerie, shoes, toiletries and loose parts in your suitcase, which makes it easier to pack and organize your travel luggage.
The bag completely fits into my 'golden palm phase'...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
How about a spring break in Marrakech?
Join us and spoil yourself with a green boost!
We only have one twin bedroom available for the upcoming Green Gardens workshop in April in hotel Chambres d'Amis, green oasis in the Medina.
In the past years I've visited quite some stunning gardens and oases in the medina and I fell in love with the amazing green gardens of Marrakech. For those out there, who can't or rather don't want to crochet, we will arrange an opportunity to discover Marrakech in an alternative way.
It's a great way to explore Marrakech and surroundings in a very authentic atmosphere!
The program of the new Green Gardens workshop is full of surprises.
Below just a small list of what you might expect in and around Marrakech;
- discover the hidden and secret gardens in the medina
- bike tour through the huge palmtree grove of Marrakech
- cook your own moroccan dishes under the banana trees in the veggie cooking workshop
- roadtrip to the high atlasmountains
- botanical garden picknick
- green, blue and yellow adventures at Jardin Majorelle
- chill 'french chic' between ancient olive trees
- collect green memories in a personal herbarium
...and many more green surprises!
GREEN GARDENS WORKSHOP Six days in Marrakech! Green is the theme. Price € 725,00 per person. The price is based on a shared twin bedroom and excluding flight ticket. It's not possible to book a single room. It's always possible to book extra nights, before or after the workshop (email@example.com)
- transfer from airport Marrakech to Riad Chambres d'amis (v.v.) - shared twin bedroom (5 nights) including breakfast in Chambres d'Amis. (no single rooms available) - 3 dinners & 4 lunches (drinks not included) - veggie cooking workshop - collecting green memories in a herbarium - all excursions in and around Marrakech
During the workshop we will visit and explore all kinds of gardens in and around Marrakech; An Arabic garden, a rose garden, botanical gardens, secret city gardens, city parks, hidden courtyards, an art garden, museum gardens and vegetable- and herb gardens.
To make the green theme complete, we will also organize a veggie cooking workshop under the banana trees (including vegetables & herbes shopping in de souk). We will make an adventurous bike ride to the gigantic palm grove and a roadtrip to the Atlas Mountains. All the participants will get an herbarium notebook, in which they can make daily sketches and collect green memories, such as leaves and seeds.
You will be surprised how green the Red City actually is. Urban jungle adventures with guided tours and delicious moroccan food, make this green travel-workshop unforgettable!
SPRING GREEN GARDENS WORKSHOP
arrival: Thursday 19th of April 2018 - leaving: Tuesday 24th of April 2018
AUTUMN GREEN GARDENS WORKSHOP
arrival: Thursday 11th of October 2018 - leaving: Tuesday 16th of October 2018
This workshop is a real treat for nature-loving enthusiasts. An adventurous journey to Marrakech, you can make on your own, while you will be 'pampered' and only have to enjoy and relax.
Come to where the green is greener! If you want to join us, just send me an e-mail... (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Monday, March 12, 2018
Happy Monday, friends!
How was your weekend?
On Friday we went to Rotterdam and started with coffee at By Jarmusch, the newest 'breakfast' spot in town.
We took a seat at the counter, where coffee is always brewed fresh and poured at your table by a waitress, dressed in an old style dinner lady uniform.
We already had breakfast at home, but if breakfast is your most important meal of the day, you can have it exactly the way you want it overthere.
Next we went to Ace & Tate to adjust my new frame, because the nose bridge of my new sunglasses was annoyingly uncomfortable. It was a piece of cake for the optician to adjust the shape and now it fits perfectly.
I am ready for sunshine and Marrakech-proof! (only 4 weeks to go...) Soon I'll be standing beside real palm trees again instead of street art palm trees.
I love this time of year, because everything comes alive and you know that within some weeks it's spring again!
Sure, the winter months were cold but now we’ve turned the corner into spring and the days are longer, warmer and brighter.
Have a great week!
'Palmtree' streetart by Gino Bud Hoiting.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Herringbone & Harlequin.
Two of my favorite patterns.
I've made two matching pillows in matching patterns recently.
And they look so good together.
Now they are both for sale in my ETSY SHOP.
The front side is handmade crochet fabric, the backside is made of offwhite linen and the inner pillow is included.
Friday, March 9, 2018
A perfect way to start the weekend.
Coffee with moroccan pasties.
Last night some friends came over for dinner and brought my favorite cookies for dessert. A box full of moroccan pastries, so enough for the whole weekend.
The delicious gazelle horns (at the top) are the best!
Welcome to the weekend!
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Unpacking the dishwasher.
Open the kitchen cupboard doors and put everything back in place.
Nothing special, a daily recurring activity.
Yet I can see the 'fun' of this daily routine.
All the personal things, the mix of colors, the collections...
and when everything is back in place, close the doors again, because I'm allergic to open doors.
Monday, March 5, 2018
First Monday morning in March and I'm in the middle of all kinds of preparations for next month's workshops in Marrakech.
I am working on another new design for a daily cool crochet project.
Spring sun is on turn now (after a harsh winter week) and as soon as I open the wool locker, inspiration comes naturally.