“Volksverhuizing…”

I’m really sorry, but there’s only one way I can describe the past two weeks. “Volksverhuizing” means “mass migration”. When a large number of people move to another place to settle. I’m just one person, but I have enough stuff to earn the title. I have proof!

So this (rather dark picture) shows the area. The studio is owned by a painter and I’m renting a part of his space. He’s incredibly talented and I’m really happy to be able to work there (even though I’ve only really worked there for one day). But anyway, back to the story. He is kind enough to let me use one of his huge tables for my sewing so I’m very happy!

Here’s a better picture. The room is incredibly well lit, but during the day it’s absolutely amazing!

The move itself wasn’t that horrible, but the packing before the move was intense. I had a ‘working space’ in the house, but we had placed a lot of other things in front of all my stuff, so I couldn’t reach it. Clearing out that room was really intense. I’m so glad that’s over. I can finally find my stuff again now that it’s completely reorganized. So this is part of how we moved, and I’m very grateful for these shopping carts! Otherwise it would’ve taken forever!

I still don’t understand why Ikea discontinued the Expedit 5×5. In my opinion it’s one of the BEST things they ever made! I can’t believe the amount of stuff I can put in this thing. Building it up was also very easy (probably because it was the second time)

I know, it doesn’t look like much when there’s nothing in it. Just wait for the next picture πŸ™‚

Tadaahh! And guess what… really need replace those ’empty’ shelves with boxes. I can still put 5 50L boxes in this thing. I’m not even done yet though… I still have stuff in my basement, but that will have to wait for a while.

I love this table! There’s so much space to work on awesome new projects! I’m REALLY excited about this studio!

I got so excited that I decided I had to start working on something. So I made felted booties. Aren’t they adorable? πŸ™‚ I’m trying out some new patterns and working on some new designs.

I made a furry one as well! This one has a little surprise on the bottom πŸ™‚

I’m not a big fan of lots of explosive colors used together, but I like how the soles are rainbow-ish and the rest is simple and plain πŸ™‚

Anyway, I’m really excited and I’m hoping to work there a lot more from now on! All that remains is clearing out the rest of the clutter in the house and make it an actual home again πŸ™‚

I normally don’t bother, and I’m not sure if this one actually counts or not, but I have a new years resolution! I’m going to do something new with my hair everyday. And so far I have really tried! Well, not something new every single day, because sometimes it’s very hard to find a new hairstyle. But I’ll try to at least do something with it.

So let me say threeΒ things about this picture. 1. My hair has become very dry because of the bleaching. I’m working on it and it’s gotten MUCH better over the past few days. 2. I obviously can’t bleach my hair anymore and this is one of the reasons I needed to do something, because it’s starting to look bad if it just hangs around my face… 3. Please don’t mind the mess, these pictures were taken in the middle of the packing and moving.

So anyway, my first attempt didn’t really work out so well. My hair is still a bit too short on top, so I couldn’t get the bun working. I also (seriously) forgot how to braid my own hair. This really took me way too long. I used to braid my hair a lot when I was a kid, but I haven’t done that for at least 15 years. I’m relearning…

Here’s another hairstyle. I wanted a ‘headband braid’, but you can’t really see the braid because half of it is black and the other half is blonde. So it looks very narrow on the top and wider on the bottom. I kind of like it I guess. The bun worked out much better so there’s that! I also noticed that I braid my hair a bit too loose, but I guess that’s not really a big deal.

Third style. I was going for a very loose French braid, but I didn’t divide my hair equally and one of the strands became very thin. Not really a big deal, because I still like it, but this is exactly what I mean with relearning the braiding πŸ˜›

The same hairstyle from the side. I really like the way the braid is affected by the colors πŸ™‚

Today’s hairstyle is a Dutch braid rolled up in a bun. I usually braid my hair French style, so it really took me a few attempts to work out the Dutch braid style. I know how to do it, but my hands automatically went for the French style so I kept messing it up. The balance is much better though, so I’m actually really pleased.

I put my hair through some heavy pampering mask sessions and now the tips are much better. In case you’re wondering about my super mask: two eggs + 2 tbls of olive oil. Mix well and put in your (unwashed) hair. Let it sit there for 20 minutes and wash your hair with COLD water! (please use cold waterΒ unless you like hair omelette). If your hair is badly damaged like my hair you can repeat this step 2 or 3 and it should feel much nicer πŸ™‚ (also: real mayonaise also works, but I’m a snob)

thank you for reading! πŸ™‚

Super serial

I’d like this post off by wishing you all a happy new year! I hope you’ll have a wonderful year with lots of love and happiness! The last few months have been a bit hectic in my ‘real’ life and I haven’t been able to post as much as I really wanted to. So here’s a post for catching up πŸ™‚ (Sorry for the lack of pictures!)

1. I’m pregnant!

I didn’t want to write a list, but I’m really bad at saying things in a ‘nice’ way I guess. Yay! We’re so excited! The side effect (unfortunately) is that I haven’t been knitting for the past three months. I haven’t had the energy to do anything craft related to be honest, butΒ I’m getting a bit better and my energy levels are rising a bit. I’m so happy I can finally share the news with every one, it’s such a hard secret to keep πŸ˜› I just entered my second trimester so I’m hoping what they say about the energy boost is real and I get to become superwoman and knitting projects will come flying off my needles! Of course, I didn’t mean to make my little bun the excuse for not blogging for so long, but in all honesty, he/she is to blame (no we don’t know yet), so there’s that πŸ˜€

2. I got a working space!

This one was more unexpected than the bun to be honest. I’ve always worked from home and the SO has always worked somewhere else, and now we’re switching it up. I’m getting tired of staying at home all the time, and he’s gotten tired of driving to work all the time. In our case it’s possible to just switch, but it’s not possible to share working space AND living space. Not because we don’t like each other, but because we only have one workspace and I have a LOT of stuff. Also, having a baby means that there’s really not enough space for all of us in this house, so we decided that I should move out my work related stuff and get a working space πŸ™‚ I now get to separate work knitting and hobby knitting again! yay!

3. There’s actually nothing else..

teehee, I felt I couldn’t just write a big one and a two without something to follow up (at least for the looks hehe). The problem with my life is that I have so many things that I want to do, but I can’t get them organized in this house. A house needs to be a home and a working space should be a place where I can make a mess without having to wade through it to get to the kitchen (just an example). I also need a place to work without cats or rabbits.

At the moment I don’t have enough space to set up my sewing machine or serger because the desk in the working room is too narrow and I can’t get the bunnies away from the cables and the pedals. So I resigned to not sewing for a while (which sucks). This also counts for airbrush related things because I need a vented area to be able to use the airbrush (which means I need to work in the living room and can’t because of the cables and the bunnies).

I’m packing my things and hope to be settled by the beginning of next week. This means that I’m probably not going to blog until I have some nice pictures to show πŸ™‚ (I really don’t like picture less posts)

There’s a loooong looong list of patterns I’m working on right now, starting off with the lightweight version of the Khajiit cowl.. remember when I was going to do that last year.. yeah.. well.. I guess I should’ve found a working space a lot sooner than this, but I guess late is still better than never πŸ˜‰

Thank you for being patient with me! I haven’t been a good blogger really, but I’m trying to better my life πŸ™‚

 

love πŸ™‚