Creative children’s birthday party

Handlettering workshop

Recently I gave a handlettering workshop at a children’s party.

During the handlettering workshop at the ladiesfair there were a lot of kids that enjoyed handlettering.

One girl liked it so much that she asked me if I would host het children’s party. Sure! I would like that!

Children’s party

At the end of last month it was party time: Astrid’s birthday party. And it was a lot of fun!

Together with Astrid and her mom we decided to give a creative party with Handlettering and Slime making.

In the handlettering workshop we practised letters, and made a bunch of lettering creativeness, and after that we played with gooey gooey slime!

As you might know, slime making is huge nowadays, and the internet is full of slime making recipies.

The party was a lot of fun. The children also liked it, next saturday I’m giving another creative birthday party for a girl who was on Astrid’s party. I’m excited!



Suncatcher, mandala, dreamcatcher..?

In my crochet supplies I found a project that I hadn’t started yet (does that ever happen to you? That you buy a happy project and than leave it for later..?)

I bought it on the Handwerkbeurs in Zwolle, a creative market. That was in february, so this crochet project was waiting it’s turn for some time! The project is a set of rings and a booklet to make suncathers, I bought it from De Kettingkast.


They are present on many creative markets in The Netherlands, and their stand is always very colorfull with lots of suncatchers, mandala’s and dreamcathers. I couldn’t walk by without buying a project.

When do you use which word by the way? When is it a suncather, a dreamcatcher or a mandala? Does anyone know? Or are all names allowed? Really, I have no idea.

Since this was my first attempt to crochet with a metal ring, I started with the smallest one. I chose yarn in blue tones.

Here is the result, my suncatcher (mandala, dreamcather, or something):

suncatcher suncatcher

I’m very pleased with the result, it hangs in front of my window now.

I liked this project very much, so now I started with another ring, this time the biggest one! That one will have different colors. Which ones you ask? That is a surprise 🙂



king's day

King’s Day: free crown crochet pattern!

It’s King’s Day this week in the Netherlands, and for that occasion I designed a crown!

king's day koningsdag

The crown is made up of two parts, and you can crochet the crown in any color you want!

For King’s Day I made the crown in orange, and red-white-and-blue, our National colors. Isn’t it gorgeous?!

My doughter loves it, she wears it every day 🙂

For the pattern description I made the crown again, and this time in yellow-red. Also very Regal colors! The beads makes it look all pretty.


Do you want to make this crown?

Here’s the link to the UK pattern:

Haakpatroon Kroon UK (119 downloads)

And here’s the link to the USA pattern:

haakpatroon kroon USA (132 downloads)

The pattern is also available in Dutch, via THIS LINK.

Have fun!