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Follow-up Friday …… on a Saturday

maRRose - CCC --- Baby Mobile Marijn-03It has happened before: a “Follow-up Friday” on a Saturday 🙂
One can try to meticulously plan things, but it just doesn’t always work out that way – which is fine too, and I’m sure it happens to all of us every now and then!

Other than rather full, my week was a good one. Monday was a bank holiday, and we all enjoyed this extra day off. Tuesday my parents and I visited the Amsterdam “Rijksmuseum”. My mom and I specifically wanted to see “Catwalk”, an exhibition dedicated to fashion in The Netherlands from 1625 to 1960. The exhibit is designed by world-renowned Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf, whose work I greatly admire, so a win-win.
My dad happily tagged along ….

The exhibit itself was as good as we had hoped it would be, too bad it’s only running until May 22.
Aren’t these light fixtures at the start of the expo wonderful?

maRRose - Rijksmuseum - Catwalk 04 maRRose - CCC --- Rijksmuseum - Catwalk Expositie 01I absolutely loved the last room, that – naturally – had the “piece de résistance”: the glorious “dress with train”, that Helena Slicher wore on her wedding day in 1759. Mind you, the skirt is two metres wide! The embroidered flowers on this dress are copied onto the wallpaper that the room is decorated with: simply amazing!
maRRose - CCC --- Rijksmuseum - Catwalk-02Wednesday was another exciting day. The CraftKitchen blogger-team had a meeting at CraftKitchen-headquarters, the premises of G. Brouwer&Zn. We all brought the things we’ve created for CK so far: one big, fun show&tell.maRRose - CCC --- CraftKitchen show and tell-01New and exciting plans were made, after which we were treated to a tour of the warehouse (wow! a true paradise for any creative person).

The CK-marketing&communications manager is pregnant, and all 5 of us surprised her with (handmade, of course) baby gifts.
maRRose - CCC --- Baby Mobile CollageI made this baby mobile, and I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. Knowing it’s going to be a boy, I had to restrain myself to not add too many girly things, like hearts and flowers. Loving the quote “shoot for the moon – even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars”, I made a string with lots-and-lots of tiny stars…….
The lovely pattern I used for the bunnies, is a free Ravelry-download, and can be found here; the cat, dog and bear were freestyled.maRRose - CCC --- Baby Mobile Marijn-07

And then last Thursday, Mila the Wonderdog had an appointment at the vet’s. Not foreseeing any puppies in her future, we decided to have her spayed, and this seemed the right time. I’m relieved to report she’s doing a bit better today, but she was quite the sick puppy ……maRRose - CCC - Mila the Wonderdog-54 Feeling the need to keep an eye on Mila, I was able to crochet a lot of “Rustic Lace Squares”: I’m up to 110 squares right now, and I think only one more row of 11 is needed. I can’t believe I’m actually almost there! Time to start thinking about a border….. woohoo!maRRose - CCC - Rustic Lace Squares-34 maRRose - CCC - Rustic Lace Squares-35I hope your weekend is good so far, and will continue to be a great one. I’m off to work on yet another little gift (more on that later next week), and the last of my “Rustic Lace Squares”!

Marianne xx

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2 thoughts on “Follow-up Friday …… on a Saturday”

    • Hahaha! Onvermoede talenten, Sas ;)! Ja, hij’s leuk geworden, hè, dankjewel!
      Ik heb al wel vaker poppen gemaakt – en met veel plezier – maar daar zou ik inderdaad geen dagtaak van willen maken. Eigenlijk vind ik geloof ik niks niet leuk als het op haken aankomt ….. Liefs, Mar xx

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