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A SIMPLE, DOWN TO EARTH, HANDS-ON, SELF-RELIANT LIFE #ONTHEMOUNTAIN

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Frugal gardening: how to make an easy recycled mini greenhouse
6 months ago

Frugal gardening: how to make an easy recycled mini greenhouse

By  •  make, garden

In this post I will give you a simple DIY solution for repurposing your broken or ripped plastic greenhouse into small mini greenhouses on top of old plastic crates. These …
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Making simple DIY face masks to help your community
7 months ago

Making simple DIY face masks to help your community

By  •  make, sewing

If you have been following me on Instagram, you will have seen that I have been making DIY face masks for our community the last few days. During the weekend …
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Frugal gardening DIY origami seed exchange envelopes
10 months ago

Frugal gardening DIY origami seed exchange envelopes

By  •  make, paper

I like to contribute to vegetable and flower seed libraries in my local community. I also love exchanging seeds with people all over the world. For this I need, next …
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Testing the STEREO sweater by Misusu
11 months ago

Testing the STEREO sweater by Misusu

By  •  make, sewing

This past few weeks I was able to join another test group for an adult size pattern by the talented Elles of Misusu. In a previous post I wrote a bit …
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Testing the DIA sweater by Misusu
2 years ago

Testing the DIA sweater by Misusu

By  •  make, sewing

I’m wondering how to tell you the story about the handful of DIA sweaters that I made this October. Do I just shout out immediately that you HAVE TO BUY …
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Painting classes in Grenoble at L’atelier le Temps des Couleurs

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Being an expat or a short-term migrant in a new country is not always easy. One of the things that I find very difficult to cope with, is not being …
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Knit 3h baby vest

I love to knit, it keeps me physically occupied while I’m doing something that only requires (some) mental work. Or when I’m stuck somewhere where I can’t do anything else but knit, like in a car for example (when I’m not driving). I’ve been knitting as long as I can remember, and before that my mother and grandmother knitted from the beginning of history, my history at least. So it must be part of my nature. If not, then it must be nurture. Read More

Last bits and pieces of the new collection

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I’ve been knitting macbook sleeves for a while now and I still enjoy it a lot. It’s a perfect way for me to relax and get my hands off the computer. But about 250 sleeves down the road a few months ago I did decide that I have to reshuffle the way I work, in producing – but mostly in how I push these sleeves into the world. Read More

DIY gardening apron
7 years ago

DIY gardening apron

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Where aprons in the Netherlands are currently described as the most fetish style icons of all times, I was just trying to find a good and functional apron to wear in the …
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