My Precious Sweater

Dear people who are still visiting this blog every now and then to check if something new is on: after more than a year of silence I want to pick up where I have left. 
It's been a while, but it was a very busy year, that's why. We moved to another house in another town. I think I've told you that what my husband loves the most is home improvement jobs in our own house. In our old house weren't any jobs to do anymore and we needed more space anyway, so we bought a fixer upper in another town. We moved last summer and have been busy to make it a home every weekend since then. I just hadn't time, but also no motivation, inspiration and appetite to make/craft anything else, so I hadn't much to tell or show.

Now that there's more peace around here, I started to crochet again. Just this week I finished this sweater for my oldest daughter. She started at high school last summer and clothes and apparel are much more important for her now, I can tell. The color, w…

Travels: Austria and Slovenia

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

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

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.

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

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. 


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

Thank you very much!