April 29, 2009


I see so many great recycling ideas on other blogs, like here and here and here, that I thought it would be nice to show you one of mine. It is a paper garland, made from a map, a magazine and some origami papers, sewn together with the sewing machine. I found the idea browsing the internet (sorry, I cannot remember where).

April 24, 2009

Dress (for me!)

I was always a bit afraid of making clothes..... You know, with the blind zippers and lots of fabric pieces and stuff.
Last year, I already made a few skirts and I must say, when you start making these, you want to make more and more, especially withe the nice weather coming up.
And you want to make other things for yourself, like this dress. It is from an Amy Butler pattern. No zippers, just buttons. And quite easy to make. But I am still not sure if I like the dress so much and I do not know if it is the pattern or the fabric. Anyone a suggestion for another good pattern for a dress?

April 21, 2009


To celebrate my moms 65th birthday, we went with the whole family to the Efteling last Sunday. The Efteling started as a playground with a fairy tale "forest" and it is now a amusement park with rollercoasters and other exciting attractions.
But the fairy tales are still there and they are still very nice to visit. Especially for the boys, who are too young to enjoy the excitement. What they liked most were the little toadstools where very friendly and (for us) recognisable music comes out.

April 14, 2009

Sunny Days

What a perfect easter! The weather was good, the company too!
We had a very nice easter brunch on Sunday, sitting outside in our friends garden, eating, talking and enjoying the sun.
I made these colourful placemats and coasters for them as a thank you gift.

On Monday, the boys went searching for easter eggs (in their pyjama's) in our garden.

April 10, 2009

Easter Eggs

Not a lot of time for crafting this week. Teun had a very bad ear infection since last weekend and that kept us kind of busy, especially during the nights. Pfew! Yesterday, he started taking antibiotics and luckily he feels a lot better now....
In between, I made some easter eggs for my friends, who we will visit coming sunday for an easter brunch and for my mom, who was so sweet to come and take care of Teun, so that I had some time to work.
I found the tutorial here, they are very easy to make, so perfect as a last minute gift. The egg holders are from the HEMA by the way. I love them (I love the HEMA too!).
Have a sunny easter!

April 2, 2009

Spring Birds

Wow, what a beautiful weather it was here Today! Feels finally like spring! And I guess that was what we all needed here.
To make the home a bit more spring-ish, I made these birds. Also to get in the mood for easter. And I made a template and working instructions for the birds for you as well. You can download it here in English or in Dutch.