this week’s awesome finds

Per­fect bun­ny hat for a spring tea par­ty :3 From Mam­ma in a Stitch.

Such impres­sive-look­ing soap — makes impres­sive-look­ing gifts :) From Fall for DIY.

These from fish­ing lures, super fun! From The Trag­ic Whale.

So very pret­ty for spring­time. From Red Heart Yarn.

Best mitts to show off gor­geous hand-dyed var­ie­gat­ed yarns! From Knit­ting and so on.

I always find pineap­ples real­ly cheer­ful, and these are just the most cheer­ful par­ty favour bags ever. From The House the Lars Built.

Wish I had come across this tuto­r­i­al before scour­ing for a bracelet to wear with my very plain black dress to a wed­ding this week­end… but it’s not too late, I’d still like to make one one day! I love the sim­plic­i­ty of the design, per­fect for show­cas­ing spe­cial stones. From The Clum­sy Crafter.

Have an awe­some week, every­one! :D

ode to luna

rad raddish

I like Luna Love­g­ood, and her radish ear­rings (though appar­ent­ly they’re sup­posed to be diri­gi­ble plums). I made a pair when I was try­ing to come up with cool ideas for ear­rings to put in the shop, so I thought I’d share the pat­tern too because I think radish ear­rings are also pret­ty awe­some for spring.

I used:

Deep pink, dark green and white yarn in sport or DK weight

3mm and 1.5mm hooks

Yarn ends for stuffing

Ear­ring hooks

Jump rings

Jew­el­ry pliers

Nee­dle for sewing

Fab­ric glue (or white glue, but prefer­ably fab­ric glue because it’s waterproof)


The radish is worked from top down. Do not join at end of round.

Rnd 1: With pink and larg­er hook, 10 sc in mag­ic ring.

Rnd 2: sc in each sc around (10 sc), switch to white, fas­ten off pink.

Rnd 3: [2 sc tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc] two times, 2 sc tog over next 2 sc.

Rnd 4: [2 sc tog over next 2 sc] two times, leav­ing a long tail, fas­ten off. Stuff radish.

Weave yarn tail through the remain­ing 5 stitch­es at open­ing, pull tight. With 1.5mm hook and the yarn tail, ch 3, fas­ten off. Put a small dab of fab­ric glue on the yarn end to shape it to a point.

The leaves are worked con­tin­u­ous­ly, there’s no fas­ten­ing off in between, but I’ve bro­ken up the instruc­tion so it’s eas­i­er to read.

With green and larg­er hook, ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, sl st in next 2 ch,

ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sl st in next 2 ch, sl st in the very first ch,

ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sl st in next 3 ch, sl st in very first ch, leav­ing a long tail for sewing, fas­ten off.


Roll up the base of the leaves, using the yarn tail, sew a few stitch­es at the base of the leaves to tight­en and secure. Sew base of the leave to the top of the radish.

Repeat for the oth­er radish.

Attach jump ring to the base of the leaves of the radish. Attach ear­ring hook to the jump ring.


Hope you’re enjoy­ing the spring sunshine!


hagelslag :D

Sprin­kles are one of Mike’s very favourite things.

One day he came across this video about break­fasts from dif­fer­ent parts of the world, and when it got to the part about the Nether­lands, he thought, “I’ve got to get some of that!”

So with a lit­tle research he found out that hagel­slag is sold at Dutch Dreams, our local ice cream shop (and favourite place in the sum­mer :D).

They came in a vari­ety pack with (very cute) small box­es that looked like mini cere­al boxes.


So we got our toasts but­tered and ready. Mike tried the reg­u­lar choco­late one.

milk chocolate

And I tried the fruit vari­ety, vrucht­en­hagel, which I think means “fruit hail”.

fruit hail
It turned out to be a bit sweet­er than I would like, but I do enjoy how, unlike the sprin­kles we get on cup­cakes and such, these melt in the mouth! Com­bined with the but­tery bread it reminds me of the dessert buns (i.e. pineap­ple buns or cus­tard buns) at the Chi­nese bakery.

I think my favourite is the choco­late shav­ings variety.

shaved milk chocolate

Hope your week is filled with small things that make you smile :)