Author: Marianne Dekkers-Roos

The Lovebomb Christmas Ornament

The Lovebomb Christmas Ornament

One of the people I’ve loved meeting in the online world is my sweet & brave friend Jane, aka Queen Babs, from Sydney/Australia. Sweet, because she is one of the most caring, fun, thoughtful persons I know – brave, because she suffers not from one,… read more

“Little Lenny” Cushion

“Little Lenny” Cushion

It’s safe to state I’m a bit on a roll when it comes to finishing projects, and boy-oh-boy does that feel good. Especially since I’ve accumulated quite the list of free patterns over the past year (the bookmaking year ;-)), that I – of course… read more

Tunisian Cushion – ‘t Voorpand

Tunisian Cushion – ‘t Voorpand

The best thing about working on projects behind the scenes – if you ask me – is the moment when I can share them here with you. And when I’m able to not only present the secret project itself, but a rather wonderful giveaway as… read more

Studio Hip & Stip – giveaway

Studio Hip & Stip – giveaway

Hello from my little corner of the world! I hope you all are well. I’m quickly popping in to tell – and show – what a fabulous book launch party I went to last Saturday. PLUS: at the end of this post there’s a chance… read more

Home Decoration in Crochet

Home Decoration in Crochet

Gosh, I love crochet books! Especially when they’re as pretty, colorful, and happy as the one Tanya Eberhardt / “Little Things Blogged” just published! I was one of the lucky ducks to receive an advanced copy of her book, AND was asked to be part… read more

Mahoosive Wool

Mahoosive Wool

You might remember this blog post, when I reviewed Sarah‘s cool crochet book “Supersize Crochet”, and the shoulder bag I made from it. As the title of Sarah’s book very clearly indicates, all of the projects in this book require chunky yarn. It was around… read more

“LANGetantjesetjesjaal”

“LANGetantjesetjesjaal”

The designer of this lovely scarf, one of the infamous “Borgo Babes” and a very sweet crafty friend, Lisette – aka “Tante Setje” / “Little auntie Set” in English – allowed me to translate the pattern for you in English and publish it here on… read more

KreaDoe and a giveaway

KreaDoe and a giveaway

When you’re a yarn lover, and live in The Netherlands, you have every reason to feel fortunate. This tiny country has so many beautiful yarn stores and talented designers. And how about all those lovely craft dates with like-minded people, or – especially at this time… read more

“Selden sá” and a trip down memory lane …

“Selden sá” and a trip down memory lane …

Oh, you guys … I had such a delightful day last Sunday! As I told you before, I was scheduled for an “Eindeloos Haken”-meet & greet in Franeker in – what I now know – is a true gem of a yarn store, “Selden sá”,… read more

Crochet Necklace

(for the Dutch version of this free pattern, click here) This idea has been sitting at the back of my head for a long, long time. When the “CraftKitcheners” and I were introduced to these fabulous little yarn-balls of Durable-happines, it was very quickly decided… read more