Saturday, June 13, 2015

The 1930s in Lilac

I think it's time to bring back bedjackets. They not only keep your shoulders warm when you are hanging out on the couch watching TV in your PJs or sitting in bed reading, they make you feel elegant while doing it! I've been collecting vintage bedjacket patterns, and I just finished my first one. This design is from the 1930s and features great '30s style with lace trimed in (synthetic) fur. I knitted this in cotton with the furry trim created with crochet. The ribbon is vintage from the 1940s.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Spring Flowers

This is the last month of spring! Spring is a great time to see the Netherlands and experience everything in bloom. Here are some photos from spring, starting from the first crocuses at the end of winter...

...and then the daffodils and narcissus.

From there it's a progressions of bulbs, shrubs, and trees in bright colors and sweet aromas.

 Don't forget to look up!

Finally, the roses make their appearance.

I seem to have forgotten something...

Can't leave out tulips!