December 22, 2009

Lots to do

Wow, I realised that it has been more than a week ago since I posted a message here.
Busy with christmas dinner and market at school, going outside and enjoying the snow, making some more christmas decorations for the tree, sending out lots of orders, meeting friends......
Found back this garland I made last year (easy to make, see instructions here):

Used some berry branches to put in my Anne Black vases:

Made this paper garland from origami paper for our christmas tree (like I made this one before with recycled paper):

Found 10 of these cute little candle holders (with candles) for only 50 cents in the second hand shop:

And since this is most probably my last post before christmas I would like to wish you all a very good christmas time together with your family!

December 13, 2009

Going to be a white (and red) christmas

Less than 2 weeks to go until christmas.
Making the house cosy with candles and christmas decorations.
I love using red and white for christmas, quite traditional. I made these two candle holders from felt and red/white stars ribbon. Very easy!
The ribbon is also for sale in the shop and if you buy for at least for 15 euros in the shop (until december 31), you will get one metre for free. Also great to use when giftwrapping your christmas presents.

December 7, 2009


The boys have been spoiled by Sinterklaas. They thought the "marble race court" was the best present they got, I like it too by the way... It is very relaxing to watch the marbles roll down ;).

I made some more notebooks as a present to give to my brother in law and to my dad. This time I use the iron-on velours on a Moleskine notebook, it worked very well (even better than with the one for Teun).

December 1, 2009

Preparations for Sinterklaas

While the boys were baking "pepernoten" with my mum and dad, I was making Sinterklaas presents.

A little boek for Teun to make drawings in, I made letters cut out of iron on velours and ironed these onto the book. A little experiment.

Clay stars for my mum and sister, cut out with a cookie-cutter. Already a bit to come in the mood for christmas with the red and white stars ribbon.
And now, I am off to the city to do some Sinterklaas shopping!