- My first language is Afrikaans.
- I hate raw tomatoes, but I do like gherkins. Whenever we buy burgers, hubby takes the tomato off mine and I take the gherkins off his. It works out well.
- I wear orthopedic insoles for my dodgy turned-in ankles.
- Hubby and I met on the internet 12 years ago. Next month will be our 10 year wedding anniversary.
- My favourite drink is English Breakfast tea with soy milk.
- One of my subjects in High School was pottery.
- I stole a postcard from the Vatican City. It wasn’t on purpose – really, who in their right mind would steal at the Vatican City?! The layout of the gift shop is part gift shop and part post office, with tills allocated to each section. We didn’t know that so when I got to the post office part and paid for my postcard and stamp, they only charged me for the stamp but I only realised that after posting the postcard. Honestly, it was a mistake!
- I would love to have a Golden Retriever, but can’t as our house and garden is too small. His name would be Chutney.
- My green iPod Nano is engraved with “You rock my world” – it was a gift from hubby.
- I’m irresistibly drawn to milk jugs in any size. Small ones like the one from DovieMoon‘s Etsy shop or bigger ones filled with flowers like the yellow one from MyFrenchCottage Etsy shop. They seem so innocent and perfectly shaped for their function. I think it has to do with point no. 6 and the idea that in the good old days people really decantered milk into jugs – before modern conveniences like Tetrapack and long life milk. Milk jugs, doilies and granny squares seem to go together for me (and you know how I feel about crochet!)
P.S. I got the idea for this post from Messy La – a lovely, creative young lady from Scotland. She also has an Etsy shop, selling beautiful cards and christmas wreaths.
I recently joined your facebook page because I recently learned how to crochet. Do you have any material or suggestions for books where I can learn more about the basic stitches and the basic’s of how to crochet? It will really help.
Hi Natasha. Well, I taught myself with Youtube. Its so much easier that just a book as you can slow down the video or pause and some videos are already slowed down for you. So I would definitely recommend giving YouTube a go. Here is lesson one in a series of how to Crochet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVBnFHGbeK4
You can also have a look on MyPicot. They have a section called Basic Tutorials. Here is a link to the first of those photo tutorials http://www.mypicot.com/beta/crochet_tutorials_first_chain.html#.
My other way of learning was by taking a book from the library. Allmost any and all crochet pattern book will also provide you with instructions so you can use any book.
I hope this helps!
Always interesting to know about the dodgier part of people’s lifes…Must show you my lovely antique shop jugs and dilies from the grannies 🙂
Oh yes, please do show!
little messy la said:
I love this!! Its so nice to know all these little facts about you. I love the one about the postcard..I laughed so loud! Thank you for linking to me, I am so so glad you like my blog! La xxx
I’m glad to meet you, Natasja, and thank you very much for showing an object of my Etsy shop.
I like the hook and I find that your belongings are especially cute.
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