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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.

BlueSand Stone Washed Cardigan (WIP)

Stone Washed Cardi

This is what I’ve been working on using my recent yarn delivery, a BlueSand Cardigan! You can find the details on the yarn and pattern at the end of this post, but here is what the cardigan looks like finished: It’s a project that I have had saved for about a year and ...

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Stone Washed Delivery!

Scheepjes Stone Washed

Look what arrived at my house not too long ago… Aren’t the colors great together?  While browsing Ravelry a while back I came across a project I really loved.  I stuck it in my favorites so I wouldn’t forget about it and went on to work my way through my long, loooong, list ...

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Revisited: The Art of Andre Debru

rockyfeat

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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