It's almost King's Day, the day where the citizens of The Netherlands celebrate their majesty's birthday. The big day is next friday and because the king's surname is Van Oranje, which means From Orange, basically everything you can think of will be orange. I myself crocheted an orange little crown that fits around my Flemish Giant's ear. So if he wasn't my king bunny before, than now he is.
Look at him, so handsome. Of course you also can attach the little crown to a hair pin and wear it on your head.
I altered the pattern a little bit, but you can find the original pattern here!
One of my best and oldest (oldest in how long we are friends, not oldest in age) almost has her birthday. She loves cats, and I mean LOVES cats, and is a sort of shelter for all neighborhood stray cats. It began with one and now she has six that are permanent residents in her house, besides the cats that just walk by to get food and then stroll further to the next house.
So what other mochila could I make for her than one with cats?
And for the attentive reader: I've made this bag before, indeed. For my daughter's birthday, two years ago, I made the same Cat Mochila, just other colors.
Yesterday we came back from our spring vacation. We went to Menorca, my beloved island in the Mediterranean Sea. Last year we couldn't go, because the timing of school's spring holidays didn't fit up to our wishes (the holidays lasted only one week, for example, a week that actually wasn't in May but at the end of april, when it's still rather cold in Menorca and it's off season, so most things are closed), so we went to Sicily.
It were a great two weeks, as always, and we saw a lot of things we didn't see before. I come to Menorca since I was five year old, but I still haven't see all the island has to offer. The Cova des Colom for example, an enormous cave, is something that I just discovered this year, on Pinterest.
These little stone walls are one of the features of the island and are made by hand. Stone by stone, without any concrete or anything.
Fences like this are also a feature of the island. They're made of olive wood.