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Lama Lamp

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This week I saw the cutest little lama, for sale together with a lighted cactus, and although I didn't know what to do with, I had to buy it. Today I found some left over faux snow and shiny stars from Christmas and I came to the idea to make a little lamp with all stuff together. I bought a string of very small lights and took one of many empty vegetable jars that I keep in my closet, glued the battery holder to the inside of the lit of the jar and arranged the little lamps around it. The lama and cactus I glued to the bottom of the jar. The snow I sprinkled around it and to top it off I added the stars.  Finished was my little lamp!



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My other lama, Alicia Alpaca, was featured by Creative Jewish Mom this week!



Thank you, Sara!

Pineapple Cupcakes

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My youngest had her birthday this week and as usual she had to treat her class mates, so on her request I made cupcakes with pineapples.

Making cupcakes isn't something that I really like to do, mostly because the last couple of years I always had to make cupcakes for school, but as long as my daughters like it...

Alicia Alpaca

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Next week my youngest daughter has her Birthday. She will be become nine years old and when I asked what she wants the most for her Birthday, she answered that she really wants to go to London for a couple of days, because she wants to see the Big Ben. Don't you love that?! I don't know how she got the idea, but I really like it. Making memories with the whole family is so much better than more and more and more stuff, just after Sinterklaas and Christmas. I don't even know what to give anymore. 
So, London it will be. But because we will not be in London yet on the Birthday itself, I want to give her a little present. The animal she likes the most at the moment is an alpaca, so I made one for her from the book Animal Friends of Pica Pau from Yan Schenkel. I also bought her a couple of books about London, to get in the mood.





Skull Candle

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First things first: Happy New Year to you all! Let's hope it's a good one, without any fears.
Don't get me wrong: I like Christmas, specially the days before Christmas, but every year I'm glad it's over and everything is going back to normal. After this weekend school starts again and then finally I can start to clean up the house and make some things for my daughter's birthday in two weeks. Invitations for instance. 

For Christmas my daughter made a little candle in a jar at school. I so loved it, that I wanted to make one myself. With instructions from my daughter I bought fuse and pigment to color the wax. For my Birthday the same daugther had bought this skull glass and because I never drink from large glasses like this one, but still wanted to use it (of course, it was a present from my daughter!), I filled the glass with fuse and wax and made me a great candle!


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This week the first Christmas Cake I made for the christmas breakfast at my husband's …

Christmas Cake 2

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Yesterday we all, the whole family that is, went to my brother's house, to celebrate Christmas. I made another cake. I think this second one looks much better than the first one. 




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Both my Christmas wreath and my Clay Ornaments were featured by Stacey Embracing Change!





Thanks, Stacey!