In Bed With Boys & Bunting: Episode 2

Hello Lovelies!
We do hope you are all having a jolly good start to the week?
Well... After a really fun time filming our first video blog post and having a very positive response from you all, we're back with our second instalment of "In Bed With Boys & Bunting!!"
So pop the kettle on, put your feet up (or come join us in bed) and let's spend a little quality time together as we talk through our latest makes and have a good ol' chin wag with you all!



Some Links and Info from Episode 2


In true yarnaholic style, Matt has gone and purchased himself some MORE yarn!! This time it's Peer Gynt, from a Norwegian company Sandnes Garn. This company produces some gorgeous yarn, in amazing colours! Well worth having a peep at the website!



Matt has chosen a gorgeous turquoise, a minty blue and a cool grey from this line of superwash wool. He's working on a baby blanket and having a play around with some pattern ideas.


Here’s our “creepy” little bunny (a smaller variation of this bunny). She's actually quite cute but there’s just something a little bit ‘off’ about her. What do you think?


Candle making has been so much fun! It literally takes about half an hour or less, plus the wait for your candles to solidify. You can choose whatever perfume oil you like and make them big or small. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us on our Facebook Page.


Here you can see how we piped our Lemon Meringue Soap! We had to wait quite a while for the soap batter to get thick enough to pipe, but the results were worth the wait! We could probably take some piping lessons, but a little bit of clumsiness adds to the homemade feel of it, or at least that’s what we tell ourselves ;-).


Our cute little pooch Poppy, is a Bolonka Zwetna. She's 10 months old, of which we've had her for 8.
We love her fun personality and the companionship she brings, plus there's nothing like waking up to this ball of energy in the morning! We couldn't live without her!!


Our Japanese Flowe Blanket is one of our most prized possessions. We love how bright and colourful it is, the lovely luxurious alpaca yarn, but above all, we love the fact that we made it together!!
Here's a link to the original post that Matt wrote back in 2014, you'll find all of the details for the blanket here!


   

We hope that you enjoyed our second instalment of "In Bed with Boys and Bunting"?! If you have questions that you would like to see featured in future episodes then simply send us a quick note.
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Unitl next time...

11 comments

  1. What an absolutely beautiful and inspiring blog. Have loved reading According to Matt and was saddened when it wasn't updated any longer. So happy you guys are continuing together, the video segments are cool, really enjoyed a cup of green tea while watching it. I came across the "According to Matt" blog some time ago and fell in love with all the ideas and gorgeous things you were creating. One of my favorites was the bridal bouquet you made for a friend. That was one of the most artistically beautiful and well made bouquet ideas I have ever seen, an absolutely intriguing idea and different way of looking at something that is often rather boring and traditional. What a gift for the bride to have you as friends, and that you honored her special day in such a creative and memorable way. Such talent, keep up the good work and hope the shop expands to where we can all buy lots of things. Thanks for all the ideas,information, and knitting know-how, but especially giving us all such a cool blog to read again. I am from the south of Germany myself, but have been living in the US for over thirty years now. Are you guys thinking of moving back to Holland or England? You mentioned it briefly on the first video segment. Have fun knitting, hello - und tschues -from Texas Elke

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    1. Hey Elke!!! Thanks for the lovely message! I was also sad to stop writting over at according to Matt, but really wanted to move in a slightly different direction and I knew that I didn't have the time to manage both blogs.
      The wedding bouquet was one of my favourite projects, ! was very pleased with how that turned out, a very special gift for a very special day!! We love it here in Germany, but I imagine at some point we will move (probably to England). Thanks for taking the time to write to us, it really means alot! xxx

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  2. I love you guys & I love this video series! Keep 'em coming! For your shop: In addition to the crochet/knit pieces and patterns that you could sell... maybe consider curating a little collection of home decor pieces, small art pieces, stylable things like we see in the photographs of your amazing home? I love the way you guys blend the crochet into your home, it definitely inspires me to do the same. You guys have great style, and I think a curated collection (seasonal?) or something like that would be really fun, and also something you could feature on your blog? Just an idea.

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    1. Hey Stephanie!!! Thanks for the shop idea! It sounds absolutely lovely, we'll sure keep that in mind!! Yeah crochet is definitely an important part of our home, yet very subtle and not too much in your face. It's important to us that it really fits the rest of our home! Thanks again for sitting down and watching our vlog! xxx

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  3. Love it. Regret dearly that I only just stumbled upon According to Matt last month to find it had been canceled. Have loved going through your old posts but think you've done it one better now combined. This blog is now my top favourite and would be sad to see the blogs cut too short. You do it well with questions at the end and feel if ppl don't want to sit through the whole blog (personally think shame on them) it's easy for them to leave after your main segments. Personally I think they are amazing and like Denis have been learning to crochet online with the difference being I have been learning from you guys, that crochet library is very informative and well done.

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    1. Hey Jodie!! Thanks for the message!
      I was sad to stop working on According to Matt, but knew that I couldn't manage to work on both blogs. I am in the process though of updating all of my old "according to Matt" posts and will have a little section on Boys & Bunting. I thought that this was a good way of not wasting all of the pictures and ideas I've had over the years.
      It's great to hear that you have taken a look at our Library! We worked very hard on it and our very proud. It's nice to know that it is being used.
      Once again...thanks for taking the time to write to us! It really means the world :-) Matt xxx

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  4. Your lovely Poppy looks like a sister of my dog Trixie who is a Havanese. Tribe is 8 pounds and very fun. Best wishes to you for a long and happy life together with Poppy!

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    1. Hey Dawn!!! I love Havanese as well! Bolonkas and Havanese are from the same kind of dog family, so that's why they look so similar! Thanks for leaving a comment and watching us! Lots of hugs and kisses for you and Trixie!!!!

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  5. Loved the vlog this time around, and thanks so much for answering my question, it was so great to hear you both actually talking to me! Lots of fun and colour again, the Japanese flower blanket is simply stunning and brings a beautiful splash of colour to the room. Why not try selling a few more sewn stuff like Poppy's bow tie or poo bag holders? The ones that you have made look great! Keep going with the vlog and ideas, looking forward to the next one! Claire x

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    1. Hey Claire! Thanks for your comment! The bow tie is actually something we purchases, but would probably be quite easy to make! Good idea! Guess I have to get that sewing machine out from the cellar again ;-) Thanks for watching again! xxx

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  6. I'm a little late to this party having been very busy with uni but finally found a spare moment to watch this vlog and once again, the 40 minutes felt like it went by so fast! Thanks for such an entertaining episode again, guys. I'm really chuffed that my question was answered in person and have already started taking your advice and looking for inspiration because I'm currently going through a particularly bad case of crafters' block! It is slightly self-imposed because I discovered the fun of cross-stitching and at the moment, it's put my crocheting and knitting brain on hold, I think! That Japanese flower blanket never fails to take my breath away - looks like a flowing river of colours and it was great hearing about the extra symbolism it has for both of you. The soap is a fantastic idea - that sort of small, unique hand-crafted good would be immensely popular, I'd imagine. I'm currently working on small framed cross stitch designs (http://ravel.me/ThommyK/ac45l) to potentially sell at an art/craft stall for a charity concert I'm in as part of my med school orchestra and I've become quite obsessed! Anyway, loved the vlog, can't wait for the next one! :)

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