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Travels: Austria and Slovenia

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You wouldn't guess it, but my daughters had holidays again these last two weeks and because experience learns that May/June is the best time to travel these days in Europe, because of the heat we had the couple of years in summer, we went on vacation. One of the countries on our bucketlist was Slovenie so off we went. We flew to Innsbruck, Austria, hired a car and drove to the Alpen Zoo, because we had to kill a couple of hours before our appartment would be ready. 



Some pictures of Innsbruck and Igls







The third day we went to Slovenia and to be honest: I wish we had spend all vacation there. What a beautiful country! Green, clean, friendly people, good food, very outdoory, comfortable houses, just great! The only sad thing was that we had lots of rain, but even with rain, we had a superb holiday!
Bled, the famous lake and the castle








Pineapple Cake

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Three months ago my daughter had her ninth Birthday and we still didn't have her party for class mates. Last weekend she asked if she could celebrate this weekend. A bit of a short notice, but since there's another two week school vacation coming up (again), I couldn't postpone. So, this weekend we had a party. My daughter wanted a pineapple cake (just the look, not the taste), so I made this one.

My First Easter Bunny of the Year

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Not the first bunny, because I already made a bunny as a baby present, but this one is for the Easter table.

But as you all know, since we have a bunny ourselves (a Flemish Giant weighing 9 kilograms, so he counts for ten bunnies, actually) I love bunnies, so I can't get enough of creating them.

This one is from the book Crocheted Wild Animals by Vanessa Mooncie



Here he is, the Giant of Flanders. Don't worry, he's still alive, just relaxing.




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Toothless, from How To Train Your Dragon, that I made for my daughter, was featured by Creative Jewish Mom!

Thanks, Sara

How To Train Your Dragon's Toothless

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If you have younger kids, chances are high you know the movie 'How To Train Your Dragon'. My youngest daugher is nine and she talks about one Toothless almost the whole day through. Toothless is a dragen, without teeth apparantly, and has the lead role in the before mentioned movie. I must say: he's an adoreble little dragon; black, with green eyes, and cute little wings. And he can spit fire.
As a surprise I bought a crochet pattern of Toothless to make for my daughter. 



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The Little Llama that I made a couple of weeks ago is featured by Ginx Crafts!


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Rope Plant Hangers

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For some reason every plant that I ever bought in my life, ended up dead after just a couple of weeks. Time and time again I bought a plant every now and then, to see if my vibrations, or aura, or spirit companions, or whatever had a better outcome on a new plant in my house and I'm very happy to say that since about six months such is the case! Not all plants, I must say (the ficus for example still hasn't a long life when it lives in my house, and I really don't know why), but most of them stay alive, and not only that, they grow! 
In the town I live is the most adorable little plant shop, with all kinds of special plants and exotic flowers. Sometimes I just find that I deserve new plants, because apparantly I take such good care of them lately, so yesterday I went in and bought three new ones. Because the window sills are full, I had to change to hanging plants, and besides those two I bought a little terrarium. 
For the hanging plants I made hangers myself by rope.