About me

Hello, and welcome to my blog. I’m Lies. I’m in my thirties, married to hubby, and together we have our little boy, now 2 years old. Us three and two cats live in Ghent, Belgium, where we are renovating our home.

Family shot

I work as an internal communication and adoption specialist in the IT department of a bank. And no, that does not mean that I adopt geeks 🙂 My task: making sure that as many of my colleagues as possible know what’s about to change IT-wise, and what they need to do to make it all work. My means: from quick cards and e-learning videos to internal campaigning. And it’s fun 🙂

I started this blog back in 2009. Then, this place was still called Knitty Crochety, and English was the only language I was writing in. My aim was to explain a bit more about the patterns I was using: what yarn did I use, which techniques, and what had I altered. If something wasn’t clear to me and I need to go and find how to do something, I wrote a tutorial about it myself. And I shared those tutorials on this blog.

Since then, a lot has changed. While Knitty Crochety was mainly aimed at, well, knitting and crochet, this blog has evolved to become Abfabulies (named after Absolutely Fabulous, and that’s the only link with this blog). And what can you find here?

  • Everything about the small and not so small projects I’m working on, divided in 4 main categories: sewing, knitting, crochet and home (containing my very small vegetable garden and our renovations)
  • Tutorials
  • Patterns

As I’ve said before, I started blogging in English. My biggest inspiration to start my own blog was Full of Fluff. Through stumbleupon I mainly found English blogs concerning crafty subjects, and it seemed logical to me to start blogging in English myself. Apart from that, I’m a translator in English, Russian and Dutch, and it seemed like good practice to blog in English. At that time, I had no idea how many Dutch blogs there were. When I found out how large the Dutch-speaking blogging community was, I started blogging in Dutch as well.

Browse around, if you want. And if you don’t know where to start, here’s a list of my top 5 blogposts:

  1. How to knit intarsia in the round
  2. How to use flock foil
  3. How to make a cardboard Christmas tree
  4. How to sew a BabyBjörn relax cover
  5. How to sew a welt pocket with zipper

Do you still have questions? Don’t hesitate to contact me 🙂


5 thoughts on “About me”

        1. herkenbaar! ik trek graag foto’s! ben niet fotogeniek! dus dat komt goed uit! 🙂
          ik leer net je blog kennen via verslag vergadering ekkergem … ik ben alvast enthousiast om ~brei/naai/haak/huis/tuin~ groepje te vervoegen in ekkergem … martinushuis … of ander huis?
          ik ga de eerst komende dagen deze blog verder uitspitten …
          ik ben handig in breien, liefst ingewikkelde steken met rondbreinaald! ik kan stimulans gebruken om mijn talrijke projectjes ‘aanpassen tweedehands-gekochte kledij’ op te starten … heb prima naaimachine die helaas nutteloos in de kast staat te treuren!
          ik zou het ook tof vinden andere creatievelingen te leren kennen en plezier te maken!

          1. Ha, super, iemand die ingewikkelde steken kan uitleggen 🙂 Ik kan van alles een beetje, maar heb nog redelijk wat bij te leren. En ‘t Martinushuis is niet ver om de naaimachine mee te sleuren 🙂

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