Spikes "au naturel"

25 07 2012 DIY

What about this spike-hype?

Are you liking it?

Everywhere I look these days I see those protruding little hazards.

On jewlery, clothes ... even on shoes!

Always made of metal - always a bit threatening - always a teeny tiny bit funny.  

To help with this kind of imbalance between danger and fun I thought I want to come up with my own version of this matter:

Voilá - Spikes au naturel!!!

Or in my husbands words: "Waldorfschool-Spikes" :)

I found this really cool fabric yarn and the bracelet tutorial (without spikes!!!) at Wollfactory. Just look at these fantastic available colors! Or those mottled ones! LOVE them all!

The little wooden cones came from my local crafts store. I just drilled two holes in each of them.

I followed the tutorial for the bracelet but changed the 3rd row where I crocheted evenly 5 holes over the length of the row to later tie the cones into these spaces. And then I added an additional 4th row. If you are a little bit familiar with crocheting you will figure it out even without the tutorial. It is really easy and simple.


What do you think???? 


Hm - I like the 'without'- bracelets very much...

But the spiky one IS fun, right??? 

XOXO, Anette 

You can find my jewelry on Etsy

Simply Summer - Summer Simply

23 07 2012 Market day

We live close to a beautiful organic farm.

Sometimes they offer workshops on different topics and I love to go, also because they serve wonderful, simple but delicious food.

This time we had gratinated ciabatta bread.

If you like to try it sprinkle some olive oil on a baking sheet and lay out the bread slices onto the oil. Top each bread with a nice sage leaf, some zucchini slices and a not too thin piece of pecorino cheese. Bake for a few minutes until the cheese is melted and the bread is crispy. Enjoy right from the oven. So delicious! Serve with a salad and you have a simple but perfect summer dish.

Do you have any simple ideas or tricks to help enjoying summer even more?

I would love to hear them! 

XOXO, Anette