Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Yesterday I bought some cheap shirts for my daughters and ordered applications on the internet to decorate the shirts with. 

The singlets I decorated with crochet applications that I bought in a craft store. 

The longsleeves I decorated with iron on applications that I bought here.

A cheap way to have original shirts!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Gift Tags

My sister had to go to a baby shower this weekend and asked me a couple of weeks ago to make a play mat as a gift for her friend. I made this one:

It’s exactly the same as the one I made a while ago for a friend’s shower. I wrapped this one up in transparent foil and decorated it with paper streamers and this heart of polymer clay:

The inspiration for this I found here, at a blog called The Crafty CPA.


And again I found gorgeous orange flowers at the market this weekend!! 
I love orange for flowers!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Wanted #8

The Red Glamour Swimsuit by Pinup Couture 

Another item much wanted for my spring trip to Menorca!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Deer Skirt

This Saturday my little niece has her birthday. I made this skirt for her. Hopefully she (but especially her mother, because she’s the one who has to put it on) likes little deers! Actually it's two skirts: a black one with an application of a deer and a red underskirt with ruffles. 


As you may know by now I love watching movies. Last week I saw Thelma and Louise again and it’s still my favorite in the ‘road movie’ genre. Made me think of what is my Top 5 of favorite road movies.

1.      Thelma & Louise – about two women who find freedom in traveling around the country and don’t want to give it up, for nothing and no one

2.      The Straight Story – about a man who wants to visit his dying brother; he doesn’t have a car, so he takes his lawnmower

3. The World’s Fastest Indian – about Burt Munro, who has a fast Indian (motorcycle) and travels from New Zealand to Bonneville, Utah, to race the tracks

4. Transamerica –about a transsexual who has approval from her therapist for her sex change operation, on condition that she tells her son, who doesn’t know her yet, she is his father

5. Easy Rider – old one about two bikers traveling around the country on their bikes

Maybe you know other road movies you can recommend? I would love to hear from you! Thanks in advance!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sort of Grannies

Yesterday I made a start with some granny squares. The idea I found here, at a blog called Dutch Sisters. They look a bit different from the usual granny squares, but that’s just what I like about them. I don’t know yet what I will make of it. I would like a little blanket, but I know myself well enough: it will probably take to long, I’ll be bored after a while doing the same square over and over,  and then I give up. So maybe a pillow cover is a better idea.

Note by author: the finished project you can find here!


Then again a movie proposal in the horror genre:

The awakening – Also about a ghost in a house, just like my last recommendation (although this time it all takes place in a school). Very ominous.


By the way: don’t you love the colour of this tulips? Orange with a sort of flames all over it. Love it!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Wanted #7

40s Cutiepie Mary Jane Navy by Pinup Couture

I want this navy colored Mary Janes!   
They would perfectly match with my navy colored pencil skirt.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Story of Sjakie

About three weeks ago I lost my beloved cat Sjakie. He was very attached to our family, especially me, and before all he wanted to protect us from what he thought was evil. Fighting with other cats and even (large) dogs he therefore saw as his duty. Because of a fight with a neighborhood cat he got an abces in his neck, so we had to go to the vet to release it. But the vet identified cardiomyopathy of Sjakie’s little heart, also. He recommended us to go for an echografy of the heart at another clinic, because our vet didn’t have the proper equipment.
 I wanted Sjakie’s abces to heal first, before going to another clinic, because my cat was so stressed, he scratched everybody in the treatment chamber and even bit me.

Three weeks later I came home from work and found him panting and with paralyzed paws and tail. Due to his heart disease two embolisms had hit him, one in his aorta and one in his lungs. He was in a lot of pain, very short-breathed and scared to death.
I took him to the vet again, but the vet told me there was little to no hope. I couldn’t see my dear little friend in pain and anxiety, so I couldn’t do anything else than ask to free him of his suffering.

The next day I was off from work. It was the day I wanted to go to the clinic with Sjakie for the echografy, to see what caused the cardiomyopathy and if he could be treated. Just one day too late…

I still miss my little friend a lot and felt like making some Black Cat crafts. This crochet cat is the first one, another project found on Grietjekarwietje (this one with tutorial).

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Flower Power Waistcoat

The last three weeks I worked on this waistcoat kind of garment. The inspiration for it I found here, at a blog called Grietjekarwietje. You can find plenty of nice and beautiful crochet projects (some with tutorial) on that blog.

Such a clever pattern, don’t you think? It’s just one circle with holes for the arms.


My friend has a orange cat called Tiger. Tiger is getting on age and before he isn’t with us anymore, she wants to have a drawing of him. Nice gift birthday gift, I thought, so today I spend drawing Tiger.

I even had time to watch some movies this week, so I have another movie to propose:

The Woman in Black – as a lover of horror movies  I can really recommend this one. After seeing lots of horror movies it isn’t easy to startle me nowadays, but this one did more than once. It’s about a little village that is haunted by an evil spirit (euhm…, just like all other horror movies J )

Monday, March 5, 2012


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