Dec 10, 2011

Fuel that happiness!

When browsing (maybe more shopping ^^) two days ago, I found this welcome mat which I thought had a great quote:

I thought: what a nice thing to do for yourself if you buy a welcome mat like that! But since I already have a welcome mat, I thought: hmmm can I come up with something else.. Maybe I can... .... ....

Nov 20, 2011

Wishes for our beloved

It's still November but I like to send my christmas cards before the "busy period", especially when I'm sending internationally. This year I've decided to send something a bit different.

I found this lovely quote via Pinterest, and I love it so much I've decided to share it with my family overseas.

Since it would be to heavy to send a block of wood/stone, I've re-made the quote on my computer and used one of my old picture frames so they can easily put it on their fireplace or another place in their home. Little will they know that they're a picture of me and my beloved inside! (hopefully they will one day open that picture frame!)

Here's a free printable of the template I used (just save and print!) (:

Nov 13, 2011


Hi everybody!!!!
I'm back from my break and it's good to be home!
Though I cannot believe it's already mid-November and winter is kicking in! It's brrrrr cold!

But it's all good! I love to light up candles when it gets dark at night, and to curl up under the blanket and watch a movie while sipping on a hot drink! And of course it's another excuse to crochet more scarves, cowls and hats!

Oct 21, 2011

Taking a Break

Just wanted to let you all know that I'll be on holiday and I'll be back by early November!

Can't wait to see your projects and craftiness when I come back!

Happy Crafting! Lily

Oct 19, 2011

Crocheting and Cleaning

Hello again! I had such a busy but great weekend! I didn't have any time to blog! We cleaned out our attic and made a little space where I can make a craft corner! How excited am I ?!? It's very empty right now, there aren't even curtains! But that's one thing I love about it! It's like a blank canvas! Last couple of days I've just been dreaming of how I'm going to set it up and decorate it.. Oh what a wonderful life! ^_^

Oct 14, 2011

Making a Button Tree!

One of my favourite to-do's on my fall bucket list is "decorating the living room" for fall, because it's something that can be a continuous activity throughout fall! And that of course gives me time and options to play creative!

Oct 9, 2011

Two FO's and a Smile

Happy Sunday everyone!

One of the 2 WIPs I talked about last Wednesday is done! It's my Longing for Autumn jacket and I'm wearing it as I'm typing this post! ^-^

Oct 5, 2011

WIP Wednesday!

Happy WIP Wednesday everyone! We had some kind of heatwave last weekend - which was really weird for October but nice though! we're back to our typical fall weather. But this year I try to be inspired by it instead of being frustrated. So next to my other fall craftiness I have two crocheting projects dedicated to fall, and they're really coming along nicely!

Oct 3, 2011

Christmas presents!

Fall has arrived and it's the perfect time to see how far along I am with my christmas presents!

The first present I made is the Comfy Grey Canada Cowl which is supposed to be sent to my aunt in Canada. Simple, but warm and comfy!

The second is one of my favourites, my Bohemian Bobble Cowl which is so soft and so versatile to wear!

Sep 27, 2011

I have been bad!

Somehow I have managed to not work on my YoP projects for weeks! I had planned to finish some of my WIP's and then start on some new projects. This resulted in exactly not that. Bad. Bad, bad, bad me!

So what have I been doing? Well... other things! I tested this scarf crochet pattern. I made two fall wreaths and a fall bucket list...

Sep 23, 2011

Fall's here!

Today it's officially fall! The trees are already changing colors and leaves are starting to fall down. And have you already made a to-do-list for this year's fall? I have!

Sep 20, 2011

Bobble diamonds and posts scarf - Pattern test

For the first time I was a "pattern tester" for a crochet pattern! It was such a different experience than just crocheting for yourself! The pattern test came from Marie Segares a.k.a. Underground Crafter and the pattern was called bobble diamonds and posts scarf.

Here's the final result!

Sep 17, 2011

Blogger's Blues? I'm back!

Hi everybody!! Long time no see!
I've been on a holiday for one week in August and after that I somehow really didn't feel like blogging untill today! Could I have had the blogger blues?

Anyway, I'm still very alive and I missed being in the blogosphere! My blogger blues are over :) and since fall is coming so soon, I'd thought I'd share 4 DIY projects to keep being crafty on those cold & rainy days! Hope it inspires you!

1) Make a fall wreath
What better way to to welcome and celebrate fall: a fall wreath!
On a_pretty_life_in_the_suburbs_blog is a great tutorial on how to make a wreath like the one below:

Aug 25, 2011

For the ladies that don't like to sew!

Hello Ladies!
You'd love to recycle but don't love sewing?
Here's an original idea how to use an old shirt and turn it into a fun new outfit!

No cutting, No glueing and No Sewing!

Interested? Click here!

I'm definitely going to try this out myself!

Aug 23, 2011

A present pour moi!

Hello lovelies! I´ve been taking a bit of a detour from my YoP list with the whole Etsy adventure! Putting those two scarves up for sale got me all nervous whether I´d get any takers! So I decided togive myself a present, and this is me wearing it!


Aug 22, 2011

Lily Razz Etsy Shop!

I'm proud to say I managed to open my own Etsy Shop! It's very small right now, but it's there and up and running! For now there are only two items for sale, but hopefully the shop will grow eventually!

Aug 17, 2011

Aug 16, 2011

Money Tree

It's holiday season, peole are taking a break and coming back relaxed and rejuvenated.... And I wonder how many people return from their holidays with change in their pockets from other currencies. We always try to put the coins and papers into those charity-buckets on the airport but lately I found we still had a small collection of foreign coins somewhere.. So I decided to make it into a tree!

Aug 15, 2011

My Name! (is it?)

Hope everybody had a lovely weekend~!~

We went to Antwerp today, and there was a street artist that would write down your name on a piece of paper. You had to spell your name, as well as pronounce it, and he'd draw it for you!

Here's the result!

Aug 14, 2011

It's a YoP Update!

Lovely Sunday everyone!

We finally have some sun over here in Dutchylandcity (aka Amsterdam) so I'm keeping my fingers crossed it stays that way at least for a couple of days! It's getting me all happy! I feel like going on a trip somewhere nice and enjoy the sunshine!

I haven't finished any of my WIP's except my French Kiss Scarf! After I finished my Blue Kisses Scarf, I got excited and finished the French Kiss in no time!

Am I dancing? Yes!

Aug 13, 2011

FO Saturday!

What a lovely Friday! Yesterday was so busy for me, that I wasn't able to post this message on time! But I do have an FO to show you guys!

Aug 9, 2011

Let's go green!

Hello... How are all my bloggy friends today? I hope you are all well and continuing to be happily creative!

RecycleCindy from myrecycledbags has a great green & eco-friendly site that's dedicated to recycling and crafting and I just love her blog!

Aug 6, 2011

Gaypride. Yes.

Proud to live in Amsterdam and enjoying the party!

Aug 5, 2011

My Pinnies

Lately I've been searching online for inspiration. Inspiration for crafts, decorating my house etc.
And there... was...  Pinterest!

Aug 4, 2011

Aug 3, 2011

WIP Wednesday ~ Purple Theme

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

I'd thought I'd share an update on some of my WIP's today! Today is purple themed!

Jul 27, 2011

Fatboy and Me

I have a two favourite places to crochet:

#1 My comfy couch
#2 On my beach-chair on my balcony

But I discovered one other great place, it might even bump #2 of it's place! My fatboy beanbag!

Jul 24, 2011

Oh No You Didn't!

Had a bit of a rough patch this week. First of all when I was working on my cherry swirl bag, my crochet hook broke! I couldn't believe it! It just broke in half and before I knew it I was screaming to the broken pieces in my hands going: "Oh No You Didn't!"

Jul 23, 2011

TiraMi~LoveS~U Recipe!

Here's a recipe I want to share with you! I was on the hunt for the perfect tiramisu recipe and then stumbled upon this non-chocolate tiramisu with strawberries and rasberries! (below the recipe in Dutch for my lovely Dutch readers!)

Makes 8 servings
25min to make + 2hours to chill

Jul 21, 2011

A Night In Amsterdam ~ Part2

While posting my first black&white pictures of my Night in Amsterdam, I fell so in love with the black&white theme that I didn't notice how you couldn't see the lovely sunset! So I'm doing a try-over.. Here are some pictures of the same night but in colour! Here we go!

Lovely tourists climbing the I amsterdam statue on Museumplein to take a picture..

Jul 20, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Wednesday already.. Time flies when you're having fun.

I thought I'd make a birdy button since one of my WIP's is lovebirds..
And once I got started, I also made one for FO Friday!
They're available in my left sidebar if you'd like to use them.

Okay, now for an update on WIP's. Here we go!

Jul 19, 2011

A big smile ~ even when it rains..

Rain, wind, darkness and horror is all we got for the last couple of weeks. Okay the horror part I just added, but still!
I had written down this lovely message in my hallway months ago, and decided it was time for a new message! Inspired by my outfit, I erased the old message and started chalking. Here's the result:

Jul 18, 2011

Inspiring start of the week..

Thank you all for voting on my poll `Your favourite creativity´!
Crochet and Knitting were the winners, but Amigurumi and Sewing rocked 3rd place together!

So I thought I´d share this video with you lovelies, as an in inspiring start of the week!

Jul 17, 2011

Year Of Projects Update!

My very first Year of Projects Progress Update Post! Hooray!!

. . . I think I might be handling this the wrong way. I made my list, everything fine so far. . . And then I totally went and started on some projects not on the list. Bananas, right?

Kitty Photoshoot!!

These kitties are not mine ~ but they occasionally drop by from our neighbours' home and I get so happy when they're here! They are so naughty though! I just wanted to share some pictures with you guys!

"I know I'm naugthy sitting on your table but don't I look cute next to the roses?"

Jul 14, 2011

Hairpin Lace Crochet!

Together with Fairyhedgehog from Ravelry, I did a crochet lace-along!
We chose this pattern to make our first hairpin lace crochet project!

Here are some pictures of the work in progress:

Jul 13, 2011

A Night in Amsterdam

Last Saturday evening I felt like doing stuff! So BF and I hopped onto our scooter and drove to the centre of our town, Amsterdam! I got my camera to get some shots of the city during sunset!

Het Spui, famous street in Amsterdam shopping centre.. (although I always forget where it is, I only know shops!)

Jul 12, 2011

Little baby Uglee

When I first saw Baby Uglee I thought OMG how cute!!!
And because the pattern was available, I thought "I wanna make one myself!"

Here's my "Cheeky Baby Uglee":

I wanna make some more!!!

A Year Of Projects!

I'm taking part in A Year Of Projects! This YOP was put in motion by some lovely people over at Ravelry. 

Jul 11, 2011

Give Away Winner!

Jul 9, 2011

The Silhouettes

This is such a beautiful concept with a beautiful story.. I love it!!!

I think it's amazing..

Jul 7, 2011

Irrisistibly Sweeeet Award!

Yaaaay!! More celebration!!! If I wasn't already having a give away I would definitely start one right now just out of excitement!!

I won the Irrisistibly Sweet Blog Award! I'm still such a newbie-blogger, who would have thought that Crafty-Laura aka Chaucer's Aunty would be so sweet to give me that award?!?!? Of course this is my first blog award and I'm doing a happy dance on my table!! Thank you Laura!!! I'm giving you a big virtual hug!!

As part of the award you have to give 7 random facts about yourself... here goes! :) ...

Jul 5, 2011

Holiday Ankle Bracelet Pattern

With this pattern you can make a custom fit ankle bracelet with any bead or button you like!

Jul 3, 2011


Lately I've been tearing pages out of magazines - it's a long story and I won't bore you with it... But I didn't know what to do with these loose pages.. So yesterday I thought of making some kind of scrapbook.

I've never made anything like before, but it was fun! Here's the result!

Jun 30, 2011

Mollie & Wuppie!

Well, I finished the 2nd kitty.. So now they can play together!

They make me smile, the little rascals!

Pattern available here!

"I’m cute, and I’m gonna get ya!"

That's what somebody said when she saw my first finished kitty:

I'm making two of these, one lighter pink and one darker pink. And I named them after the cats of my boyfriend (R.I.P) Mollie and Wuppie.. And this is Mollie..

Hope her sis will be just as sweet!

Jun 26, 2011

I'm having a Give Away!

It's time to celebrate! Why?
1) I moved my blog to blogger successfully!
2) I entered a swap and my offer got claimed (not the 1st, but the 2nd!)
3) I like to celebrate even the smallest things that make me happy!

Jun 25, 2011

Got my Swap On!

I've already posted about my first swap offer, but I didn't post a picture of what I've got in return!!

It's lovely! I'm so excited! It's two chocolatebrown-colored feathers and a whole bunch of beads (wooden, glass and pearly-something) and I love it!!!

Can't wait to make something out of it, but I'm not sure what I'll make yet! But I'm so excited!!!!! ^_^

Jun 22, 2011

I'm a little nutty!

My first swap package unfortunately did not get a claim, so I had to come up with another offer..

So I made this "Im a little nutty-project bag"!

And it got claimed! Hooray!

You can make one yourself if you like to crochet, find the pattern here!

Jun 20, 2011

June Yarn Bomb - Rainbow Bench~!

"How totally AWESOME!!" is what I thought when I saw this Rainbow Bench from Knitourious M.E.G.:

Jun 18, 2011

So Fluffy I'm gonna die!!

When I posted the pictures of the baby kitty on my other blog, I felt like Agnes from "Despicable Me":

So fluffy I'm gonna die!!!

Jun 17, 2011

There's another bunny!

Long time since I made one of these, but there's another bunny! It's alive and kicking (well, not literally) I've rekindled my love for sewing these lovelies together! Not sure what makes me love them though..


Jun 15, 2011

My first crocheted vest!

Last week I finished my first crocheted vest, and I'm thrilled with it! Here are some pics:

Drape-front-gilet lily8

Jun 12, 2011

Oversized beanie or a slouchy hat?

Is it an oversized beanie or a slouchy hat? Anyway.. yesterday I finished my first one and I have to say..  I'm kind of proud! I never imagined myself crocheting a hat, and even one that would fit my head! All it took was some yarn, a hook, some creativity & some curse words and voila!


Jun 11, 2011

More Painting!

Last time I posted my half-finished "Rekindled Shirt", where I painted some text on with special tulip paint.

Tulip paints

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