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Who is 'De Fransze Slag'?

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My name is Marieke Douwes-Fransz, 42 summers young, happily married for 19 years and proud mother of 2 beautiful, funny, cool girls.
I can't remember when writing was not something I loved to do. I always had a few pens in my pocket and a piece of paper, just in case. A few years ago I discovered crochet. In my family there are a lot of creative people but mostly they use the sewing machine, paint-brush or knitting needles. I'm horrible with all of those items but the crochet hook seemed to be my perfect match.

Because writing is still my other passion I decided to combine these two so here it is! My own Blog (click) where you can read all about my crochet adventures and sometimes about the flowers and plants I discover in our small garden.

I have a few free patterns (click) which you can download in PDF. They are in Dutch but with the pictures it shouldn't be too difficult to follow.

Are you just as curious as I am to other bloggers and websites? I have collected my favourite websites here (click). Not only websites from my crochet heroes but also links to my favourite music, magazines and Instagrammers. My words are in Dutch but most sites are in English ;-)

It would be wonderful if you let me know what you think of this website. You can leave a comment below every blogpost but you can also add a message in my Guestbook (click)

I hope you enjoy reading my writings and that you come back for a visit every once in a while!

Where can you find me on Social Media?

With love,
Marieke