Monday, February 27, 2017

DIY: crochet bunny basket


Easter is still pretty far away though, the stores here in Holland are already filled with Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies and other props. I guess I'll join this earlybird too because todayI have a DIY inspired by Easter itself: bunny basket crochet!

This bunny basket is also inspired by the mess I have in the bathroom and these bunny basket helps, well organize the mess in the bathroom by storing some things away. Plus it gives some color and vibe too don't you think? Anyway have fun crocheting! 

Pasen is nog vrij ver weg nog, maar de winkels in ons kikkerlandje is alweer gevuld met paasdingen zoals chocolade eitjes en konijnen en ander rekwisieten. Laat ik maar ook meedoen met deze vroege trend nietwaar, want vandaag heb ik een paas-DIY voor jullie in petto, namelijk: gehaakte konijnenmandje!

Het konijnenmandje is niet alleen geïnspireerd door Pasen zelf maar ook deels door de rommel in mijn badkamer. Kuch. De konijnmandjes zorgen ervoor dat de badkamer beetje opgeruimd is en fleurt ook nog eens op. Heel veel haakplezier dus!

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You`ll need:
8-9 hook size yarn // hook size 8-9 // pair of scissors // piece of thread (optional)
Lets begin!
From left to right.
So basically you work from an oval shape.

Finished! Easy right?
Time to fill the bunny basket with goodies, either on surface or hanging.
I have used a simple suction cup for this hanging job.
A bigger bunny? No problem! Feel free to explore with sizes because the steps and process will remain the same thing anyways!

I have made the second bunny basket with a starting row of 9 chains.

TIP: use a piece of thread to mark the beginning and the end of each row for easy working!
R1. Chain 6.
R2. Start in the 2nd chain (5th of R1) and create 1 doublecrochet in each stitch. In the last stitch (the start stitch of R1) you add 2 doublecrochet in here.
R3. Continue with 2x doublecrochet in each stitch, except the last stitch which you`ll make a slipstitch + add 2 chain. I use a piece of thread to mark the beginning and end of each row.
R4. In the same stitch where you create the slipstitch and the 2 extra chain, you`ll make a 1 doublecrochet in the same stitch but in the front loops. Continue making 1 doublecrochet in the front loops of each stitch, except the last stitch where you`ll create a slipstitch + add 2 chain.
R5. Repeat the steps of R4 but without the frontloops.
R6. Instead of chain 2 extra, chain 5-7 because we are making the bunny ears! In the 2nd stitch of this chain add 2 singlecrochet and then 1x singlecrochet in each chain your way down back to the edge of the basket. Hurray first bunny ear is complete! Singlecrochet the next 4 stitch. For our second bunny ear: chain 5-7 and you basically repeat the same process as the first bunny ear. Once your 2nd bunny ear is down 1x single crochet this row to the end, slipstitch and fasten off while leaving a tail.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Coming soon: my work-outfits, DIY & sketches


I'm releasing a sigh because next week is my one week off for the spring holiday in Holland! I've been working fulltime 5 days in a row and so I'm quite happy with this break. I'm planning to work on my art works because I have been missing doing them and posting them. There's also one topic I've been missing writing and posting about it too: DIY's and that's why I am happy that I'll be releasing some blogpost about DIY and even artwork very soon.  

Even een diepe zucht slaken want ik heb eindelijk een week vrij (want voorjaarsvakantie)! Ik werk sinds het begin van 2017 fulltime van 5 dagen in de week. Ik vind dat ik best blij mag zijn met deze break, want dan kan ik even mijn eigen ding doen zoals werken aan mijn art. Daarnaast kan ik niet wachten met het posten van DIY blogpost want dat is alweer een tijdje geleden. Ja, ja, ik hou me eraan om minstens 1 DIY post per maand te 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

HK/香港 HOTSPOT: Korean House


At Korean House in Hong Kong which did not really serve 100% Korean food (where was the bibimbap?) but more a mix of Asian food which is still fine by me. And what also was fine is their price because it only cost around 5 bucks to just use their buffet for 1,5 hour. Or! Pay another 5 bucks to include the Korean BBQ! Korean BBQ includes lots of meat and since I don't eat meat except fish, me and my aunt only picked the buffet package one only. One thing for sure, Korean House is a playground for dessertlovers!   

Bij Korean House in Hong Kong serveren ze alleen niet echt 100% Koreaans eten (waar was de bibimbap?) maar het was meer een mix van diverse Asian food wat natuurlijk nog steeds ok is! Wat ook zéér ok is, is de prijs. Je betaalt namelijk rond de €5 voor het buffet waar je 1,5 uur onbeperkt mag eten. Of betaal €5 extra dan krijg je de Koreaanse BBQ erbij! Sinds je bij Koreaans BBQ best veel vlees eet en ik helaas geen vlees meer eet, heb ik en mijn tante maar voor de buffet pakket van €5 gekozen. Een ding is zeker, Korean House is een speeltuin voor toetjesliefhebbers!

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And no that`s not a faucet but an equipment for indoor grill & BBQ on the table. And a great tripod for my camera too ha.

Korean House 韓舍 - Mongkok - Hong Kong 

Me and my auntie F. were seated in an almost empty dining area on the 9th floor.

Bae, I`m a freak at a buffet
But I`m also a pretend professional foodblogger and so I plated up all my food nicely.
Round 1
I was for a couple of weeks in Hong Kong and my taste buds were kind of craving for Western food and I remembered how happy I was to see and eat raw vegetables such as cherry tomatoes and cucumber!
Round 2
One downside is that there were no English translations at the buffet dishes and so when I grabbed this steamed bun I hoped it was 100% veggie steamed bun but that was unfortunate not the case. It was 50% veggie and 50% pork. Sigh, I gave it to my aunt.
Round 3
This is my third time scooping up and it`s also a transition between savory to sweet. Because I was starting to feel full and I really really want to safe space for dessert.
Crispy salmon fish chips!
This is why I want to reserve space for dessert
Because it`s all selfservice at Korean House and you can do whateva you want. Like the mango ice cream from above that I scooped up myself.
In line to make your own microwaved chocolate cupcake. It was more fun to make than to eat it but still.
I also made taiyaki pancakes which tasted yum and fresh!
ADDRESS: 9/F, Chong Hing Square, 601 Nathan Road, Mongkok - HONG KONG

FOOD: •••• 4/5
INTERIOR: •••• 4/5
SERVICE: ••• 3/5
PRICE: ••••· 4,⁵/5