Before I went on vacation my friend and I went to Loods5, a lifestyle store not far from where I live. Sometimes we buy stuff there, but most of the time we go just for inspiration. One of the things I saw there were glass jars covered in metal wire instead of rope, like a sort of macrame. I really loved it, but thought I could make these myself. So I bought green wire and here they are!
This week my oldest daughter is attending Summer Survival Camp and my youngest is staying with her grandfather and -mother and becuase I have to work just two days this week, I have three whole days to myself. This first day I spend getting some inspiration for the coming fall and winter by shopping in one of my favorite stores, Loods 5. I didn't buy anything, except for plants and candles, because I just bought some new furniture for the kitchen and for the other rooms in my house I just don't need anything at the moment.
Unfortunately I could find just one plant pot that I liked, but in the Loods 5 store I saw pots made from woven rope or something and that made the idea of crocheted pots pop up in my mind. So back home I bought some rope and started crocheting. You can make these in less than an hour.
I really like the result and it isn't that much work at all.
When we were on vacation in Ruurlo, The Netherlands last week (how fast time flies when you're back to work, it seems like three months ago!) my daughters collected chestnuts, acorns, pinecones and such, as children do when fall comes. Normally it's roaming around the house in a plastic bag for a couple of week to be tossed away in the bin in the end, but this year, after my experimenting with plant pots crocheted from rope, I made a small basket for it, which is now standing by the front door, between the pumpkins and the heather.