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Tammy

A Canadian girl living in the Netherlands with her Dutch hubby. A total TV and movie junkie who enjoys crafting, nail art, cuddling her dogs and general geekery. Otherwise just working on getting by and making a life for herself in her 'new' country.

Revisited: The Art of Andre Debru

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Do you remember last year when we were in the south of France and I happened upon the work of an artist named Andre Debru?   He had the coolest art made of different bits of scrap metal and I was so taken by his installment in the roundabout in Roquefort ...

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Mediterranean Cruise Day 1: Venice, Italy

Venice

We have been home from our cruise for two weeks and I can’t speak for Xander, but I want nothing more than to click my heels, go back in time and do it all over again!  It was wonderful and far surpassed even my wildest expectations.  I was so worried ...

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One (Last?) Visit to Keukenhof

Keukenhof 2015

This weekend Xander and I decided to visit Keukenhof. We both really wanted to make sure that we see it one last time before we leave the Netherlands, and since it’s only open for a few weeks a year, this was possibly our last chance. The only time we were ...

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My New Spinning Obsession

Spinning

Last year when I went to Breidag (craft fair) with some friends, I saw a lot of women spinning on drop spindles and spinning wheels and became intrigued.  I also saw a lot of really beautiful spinning fiber that was waiting to be made into yarn.  At that time I had ...

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Stone Washed Sylvi is Finished!

Stone Washed Sylvi

So, my Sylvi is finished!  I think this was my longest planned, most put off, hardest worked on, most sworn at and awesome project yet! I was was first asked to make this jacket back in August 2014, but between other projects and orders that came along, I just kept pushing it off.  I ...

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Spring Sundry Shawl (WIP)

Spring Sundry Shawl

In my previous post about my Squishy Soft Fun Denim Shawl I had mentioned that I went for colors that are not really my norm this time around.  I wasn’t sure why, but I just really wanted to do something in pink. The other day it dawned on me where that inspiration ...

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Squishy Soft Fun Denim Shawl

Scheepjes Soft Fun Denim

A few weeks ago I received a package with some new yarn from Scheepjes. It’s an addition to their Soft Fun line, called Soft Fun Denim and it comes in the following colors: When it arrived, I pretty much ransacked the box.  Taking photos of the balls of yarn still pretty ...

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Lock of Love Five Years Later

Lock of Love Rotterdam

Five years ago my husband and I visited the Lock of Love art installation that was put up on Valentine’s Day of that year (photo from 2010 above).  We bought a lock and had it engraved so that we could put it on there and throw away the key, thus cementing ...

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ALL ABOARD! We’re going on a Cruise y’all!

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Big news!  We’re going across the water!! Wait, no… not that water.  Before you get excited and think our visas finally came through and we are finally off to Pittsburgh, that isn’t happening yet. We’re going on a cruise!! What better way to make use of our time still in ...

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Finish Friday: Make Believe Socks

Make Believe Socks

When I found out we were going to be visiting Pittsburgh, I had the most brilliant idea (if I do say so myself!).  I decided to order some yarns from KnitPicks.com and finally get to check some of them out! They don’t deliver to the Netherlands (BOO!!!) so I’ve not had ...

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Friday the 13th Strikes Again!

Friday the 13th Pizza

When I looked at my calendar this morning, I shuddered – It’s Friday the 13th, agh!  All it takes is things going horribly wrong on one of those days and you fear them forever.  Even if you aren’t that superstitious, there’s still that niggly little feeling in the back of ...

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