one I made for Lauren's ballet shoes. In hindsight I didn't think the eyelets were very nice on velvet, so some cord did the trick this time.
28 april 2011
26 april 2011
25 april 2011
tutorial, which I found on the pattern page of Eloleo's. For the lining I used the toile de jouy oilcloth again.
22 april 2011
...het strand. Wij wonen op fietsafstand van het strand en we zijn er dol op. Woensdagmiddag aten we al zanderige broodjes op het strand, maar vandaag hadden we echt een dagje strand. De kinderen gingen 'kopje onder' in het ijskoude, maar ik ben daar gek! Ik had mijn fototoestel niet mee, ben zo al pakezel genoeg, dus we doen een ander strandplaatje. Dit is in Theoule sur Mer in Frankrijk. Regelrecht het paradijs in!
18 april 2011
14 april 2011
Linnen on the outside, with an embroidered cross (so my husband never has to ask me again in what bag exactly the aspirine is), oilcloth on the inside. Because me and zippers don't get along very well, I used magnets, way more easy!
13 april 2011
Last two summers we've been to Italy. Le Marche, Umbria, Lago di Como, Rome... Ah, you know: dolce vita. We don't like to make reservations, but we like to stay on rather small campsites with big spots, so last two years in Italy we did make reservations. (Don't hesitate to contact me for campsite information!)
This year we might go to Spain. I wonder, maybe there are other campers like us. Would you know a campsite in the north of Spain, preferably Catalunya, were we can enjoy this sense of holiday? Small campsite, big spots, swimming pool and no animation for children, we're not demanding at all ;-)
12 april 2011
Still in the origami mood, and it is contagious. Last week our school held an auction for Japan and our eldest son teached his class to fold cranes. They've been folding like mad men. Every who contributed got one. I've made these bunnies and put them in a cardholder. I also hung a few in a willow branch. "What are these kangaroos doing in the easter tree...?". I used this tutorial.
I also made a free printable out of it. Since I have so many Swedish readers everyday, I've made a Swedish Easter card for them. By clicking on the picture, you can copy/paste it. If you print it on heavy weight paper it's a nice Easter card.Thank you all for stopping by. Feel free to say hello!
Edit: I noticed that the colors appear not like I intended them on a Mac. So I post just the plain picture, without the 'glad pask' (can't get the little circle on top). Sorry...
9 april 2011
8 april 2011
tradition as you wish, to make a drawing for our children's birthdays. There's nothing more in the world Valentijn would have loved more to get for his birthday than a cat. Poor kid, having Sneezy for a mother, he has to do with a paper one. Drawn with love, I must add. The idea was to draw a somewhat simplified cat. I'm afraid this one is aiming to much to look like a real one. I also did a linocut.
Tomorrow is the big day. We'll be at the soccer pitch first, to see Valentijn and his team become champion and after that we'll have his friends over for his birthday party. The boys talked about it all week, making assumptions about who's the mole. They are very excited and we are too, off course!