Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther (48 years old in 2020) and my passion is crafting. I love crochet, knitting, embroidery, crosstitch, painting, making jewelry and all kinds of diy projects. I also read a lot (mostly historical romans) and I am very interested in other cultures and countries. I love languages and besides Dutch, I speak (less or more) and read English, German, French and Spanish. I live in a small town in the middle of the Netherlands with my husband, daughter, son and our dog.
My grandmother and grandfather on my mother’s side of the family were very creative and my mother is a creative person too. When I was a child she was always knitting and she knitted lots of sweaters for me! I was never interested in making things with yarn as a child or in my youth. I was too busy with my horse, dog and studied a lot.
I started crocheting in 2010 because my daughter received a diy crochet package to make an amigurumi. She asked me if I could make it and I said no, because I never learned how to crochet. I started to look You tube videos and that’s how I learned. I never thought it would become such a big passion. I started with amigurumi and made lots of amigurumis for my kids and friends. After a while I started making projects like cushions, shawls and bags. The thing I love most at the moment is designing my own crochet patterns. I find my inspiration everywhere but I am a person who likes to work with themes like the festive days and current events.
These are some of my patterns. In the menu you can find all patterns.
I started this blog to inspire others who like to crochet and craft. You can read on this blog about my projects and find free crochet and knit patterns. Hope you enjoy reading!