The new cro-shed

As I mentioned before, I have new plans for my cro-shed.

The storage room we originally wanted to convert, turned out to have more problems than we could handle.

So we came up with a new plan. My husband moved all his tools from the gardenshed into the one that was supposed to be my cro-shed. Than he demolished the gardenshed so we can build a new, slightly bigger one.

It’s already looking so great in my head!

The plan is to do it all ourselfs and with recycled matetials and furniture.

We already poured the concrete foundation. In spring when the weather is a bit better, we plan to build the wooden walls.

In the mean time, my husband is looking through secondhand sites for things we can use. It’s his new hobby by now.

He allready found a door and window, rooftiles, 3 cupboards and a table. One of the cupboards and the table are now in our livingroom, I made my temporary crochet room.

Slowly but steady, my cro-shed dream comes alive!

To be continued …

Love Ilse


A new beginning!

Hey, remember me? Yes, I’m the one who started this blog last year. I┬áhad so many good intentions, plans and ideas, but it turned out to be too much, so I decided to take a break from the blog.

I also had to say goodbye to our plans of turning over the storage room into my cro-shed. There were to many structural problems.

And to top it all off, I had a burn-out at the end of last year. I’ve been home from work for about 2 months.

As you can see, last year wasn’t great and I know it all sounds negative. But don’t worry, this all had to happen for me to stand where I am now. I didn’t realised this straight away though. To deal with my burn-out I had to think about the way I am, how I live my life, and it turned out I was doing it wrong. I had plenty of talks with my husband and mum, friends who are going through the same thing, a psychologist and read a book about it.

I learned how to listen to my body, not to feel guilty when I can’t do the things the way I want to. I’ve started to live differently. I’m thinking carefully about the things I want or have to do. Knowing I can’t do or have it all at the same time.

That’s been the greatest leasson of all. Not doing this for way to many years resolted in my burn-out and took away my energy.

So that’s me now, slowly building up my daily life, taking it one stap at a time. And yes, I still catch myself on going too fast again, but I’m getting better in reading the signs.


Phew, if you’re still reading, thanks! I know it has notting to do with crochet, but I just wanted to get this off my chest.

Ok, time for some crochet stuff.

After taking a break from my blog, I gave my full attention to my Instagram account. And that was a good idea. I just love being on Insta. I got to know lots of crocheters from all over the world, learned an discovered new things, joined instachallenges,… it’s so much fun! And I love being part of this lovely crochet community!

I also have new plans for the cro-shed and I’m planning to give crochet workshops for kids.

Again everything at my own pace.

So check out my blog every now and then, becouse I promise to post more often. Even if it’s just a little post.

‘Till later,

Love Ilse