Both my little daughters just LOVE the books of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant by David McKee and want to have the colorful creature on their bedroom wall. It’s a very funny elephant
indeed, so I painted him for them. It took some time, but I
finished the two paintings yesterday!
My oldest daughter is fascinated by the illustration where Elmer is looking down in the ravine, so although it isn't the most beautiful illustration in the book, I had to paint this one for her.
My youngest loves colors, so I chose an illustration with lots of colors for her.
Recently I painted
our living room over in grey and white and since a lot of accessories don’t
match those colors anymore, I’m busy making things to redecorate. Last year I bought
this beautiful plate in Istanbul, but because it didn’t really look nice on the
terracotta colored wall we had before, it laid in a kitchen cabinet until now.
To have more things
in the same color combination I cross stitched this little home sign. The pattern for it I found at Kinkavel Krosses.
Tomorrow my friend has her birthday and along with a cooking book I want to give her a nice little self made present, so I made these colorful potholders for her. I found the idea for the potholders here, at a blog called Haak en Smaak. You can find the pattern here.
In between all the other projects I’m busy with (like painting my living room, crocheting a baby
blanket for my expecting sister in law, crocheting pillow covers and a star
mobile for the same sister in law, making Sinterklaas-decorations), I crocheted some snow white snowflakes
for the X-mas tree. A nice little project, that only takes less than one hour
per flake. Good for some variety.
You can find the pattern I used for the snow flakes at one of my favourite blogs of the moment: Le Blog de Anne.
We are making our
living room over, from Spanish style, with lots of terra cotta colors and wooden
furniture with black ironwork, to quiet grey and white. Last week I painted the
walls and my husband is painting the furniture over. It looks great, if I may
say so myself. And it always feels great to come home in a ‘new’ house, don’t
you think? Due to this make over, I didn’t have time to do much crafting for my
blog. However, I’m making new pillow covers to fit in our new living room:
Besides that I’m
working on decorations for my daughters school for the upcoming Sinterklaas
parties, a children's holiday that’s tremendously celebrated here in The Netherlands. Lots of things to do, indeed.