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Talent

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After a day like yesterday, I was again convinced of how untalented the talents on shows like Holland/Britain/insert country Got Talent are. Because these are the real talents of this world. This is hard earned, crafted, refined talent, not just talent that entertains the masses.

 Talent which makes you think differently about how fabric can create form with folds and absence. That makes you wonder how it all fits together...

Talent that renders you speechless because of its simplicity and elegance.
Talent that uses pattern in ways that just blow your mind.

And talent that wants you to get your machine out to make one of these. But where on earth can you buy zippers that long???

After only an hour in the company of the great creations by Azzedine Alaia (and of Iris Herpens, whose work is also remarkable!), I've learnt more about talent than from watching two weeks of mindless television*... Everyone who needs a bit of talent, go see!

*Although the guy that could sing the song from…

Birthday girl!

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Miss me? I bet ;) The last few weeks, I've been mostly working on one single large project, which is taking up most of my crafting time. Very little 'finished' projects to blog about, as a result!
But yesterday was such a fun day that it deserves a loooong looong post, to make up for the month-long absence!

It was my birthday yesterday. I'm a double 19 now, joy joy, and especially for me, the great people at Second Events organized a Yarn Fair, the Breidag. Well, maybe not especially for me, but still, it was a great way to spend my birthday!
The few days before the fair, I was busy busy busy as well... I had promised that everyone who'd come over to congratulate me would get a cupcake. And eh... I don't know if you know how many members Ravelry has in the Netherlands, but let's say I was glad I didn't invite them all over to my house, haha...
While I was at it, I also baked 'a few' cupcakes for the spinning group on Thursday and to put in the fr…