With so much left-over yarn we decided to make the stripe pillows shown on top.Â They are the creation of Ingrid van Willenswaard, a knitter, crocheter, artist and blogger.Â Over the years she has made many things from wool to paper.Â She has also included many patterns and descriptions of her homemade projects on her blog. The author of three craft books also contributes to Dutch and English magazines in the form of DIY projects and/or illustrations.Â This Dutch maker is so successful that she has foregone a full-time job and concentrates solely on her creativity.Â In an article on Cosy Project she says this about her craft: Â
â€œI knit and crochet because it gives me a feeling of peace; itâ€™s a kind of meditation, the counting of the stitches and the focus on your hands leaving little room for worries. I donâ€™t have a special goal doing it â€“ itâ€™s just the fun of it.â€
â€œBecause I canâ€™t choose what I like most, I make a lot of different things,â€ says Ingrid. â€œI like to crochet, to knit, embroider, draw, make cards and fold paper. I am not a specialist â€“ I like to keep things simple and easy.â€
Images: Courtesy of Ingthings.