hello everybody! i'm back from a month of blogging vacation! i never meant to be "away" for so long, but it just happened and to be honest, it felt really good! i have loads of things to share with you guys and i really found new energy and motivation to start/finish some new projects! july was a great month; my boyfriend and i celebrated our 7-year anniversary and we spent two weeks camping in croatia and germany, which was great!
last year when we went camping, we borrowed everything from friends, because we weren't quite sure we were into camping at all. but it turned out we both loved it, and so we decided to buy our own equipment this year. we bought a cheap cutlery set and my boyfriend said he would like me to make a cutlery roll. so, the obedient and grateful housewife that i am (note the sarcasm), 4 or 5 hours later there was this: a camping cutlery roll; one of the best-looking things in our whole camping set! (why is everything they design for camping coloured khaki or beige???)
it rolls up just like a pencil roll or crochet hooks roll would do, and it has a fold-over flap so nothing will fall out.
i also went a little overboard with the patchwork on the outside. the reason for this was that i didn't have enough canvas fabric lying around, only some small leftover fabric from our pillows and some other small pieces. so, heavely inspired by Kelly's patchwork leftover blanket that she showed some time before, i decided to do a little patchwork. (which took me waaaay longer than i had planned, but i'm loving the end-result)
and, after two weeks of outdoor cooking, it proved to be a very handy and usefull object. no spoons or knives getting lost, and everything always in the right place. yay! success!