Wednesday, 5 April 2023

Let's put up a Blog Update....

 Hello again, still alive, and time for a new blog. Time flies, I've mentioned it before...

I'm in the last weeks of recovering from hip replacement surgery, before I have to go and start my day job again.

All is going well, and I have had time enough to crochet and fill up my webshop(s).

 Predominately Blythe Doll related...all designed and handmade by me....

So here are a a few pictures. For more you can see what I have for sale ; 

For orders within the Netherlands go to; 

For orders anywhere else go to; 

You can also follow me on Instagram;



Nostalgic Beachwear


Sleep Masks

                                                      Cosy Little Rugs

                                                          Festive Bunting

Friday, 19 March 2021

I would love..... try and post more regularly, but I never do.

I saw another Blog and was inspired again...

Here in the Netherlands the weather right now is sunny....the crocuses have dissapeared and I have a very solitairy daffodil in my front garden. 

Luckally my Viburnum has exploded with flowers, which are happily been visited by many bees.

I am crocheting on various projects....

 Bru Island Doll Outfit Easter


 Bru Island Doll Outfit Spring

and just send an order to the US. 

Hat for Middie Blythe

It has been a while, regarding orders from my webshop (  ). I think it is due to the (very expensive) shipping costs and safety regulations. It used to be so easy and cheaper, because everything was send flat, like a letter in an envelope. Now it is regarded as a parcel.

Luckally people understand and orders are starting to come in again.

And this motivate me to make more lovely things....

    Striking a pose....
 (outfit is included in  Bru sland Doll Outfit easter)

What else? Working on a baret for Blythe...

And , not creativally related; 199 colleagues and I demonstrated, on the 5th of March, 
against cuts in people at my job. Several Unions were there, as well a political representatives.
The plans are to close Ticket/Information counters at many railwaystations and reduce, drastically,
the Service Employees.   

On our way to the designated demonstration area near the Central Railway Station in  Utrecht....
All Covid -19 regulations were respected.

It felt quite impressive....

Friday, 5 June 2020

Hi, I'm back!!!

OOOOPsssss! I'm back

Love to have been blogging more frequently, but I see my last post was in 2015!!!  Shame on me.
I just didn't use it that often, and after some time, I just forgot.
Making a new start (I hope)
Life and work take over sometimes.

I still work for the Dutch Railways, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Railwaycompany in the Netherlands)
And I still create chrocheted things. In the first place for Blythe dolls, and BJD.

Here are some of my recent creations …..(most of them are sold, but please visit my webshop on Etsy;   )

  A Collection for RealFee

                                           But also for (vintage) Strawberry Shortcake

                                     And I was tempted to purchase a Bru Island Doll

And for myself (so not for sale)  I made a new cover for an old piano stool...

That is it for now, new things and information coming soon...

Monday, 14 December 2015

Just pictures....

Pictures .....I would love to post more often, but I the fact is I don't have time, or just forget.
Still I would love you to see a glimpse of my last year in pictures.

In May my sister and I went to Rimini, Italy. Where we went for holiday when we were children and later when we were young adults. It had been 27 years when we were there the last time.

The street where we stayed the very first time in 1974

Market in Rimini City

Then in July I had my front and backgarden renovated

Carved a lovely Jack o' Lantern for Halloween

Took a moment (as did the whole world) to remember the people who died from the terrorist attacs in Paris
Three lighted yars in my front garden.
Liberte, Fraternite, Egalite

A few days later there was a National minute of silence as well.
The advertising screens at work showed a burning candle.

And now I'm all ready for Christmas. I have time of work for 2 and a half weeks. Bliss!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!!!