Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cat Girls

Last week my little daughters went to a performance about cats in a theater near us (no, it was not Cats). The kids were allowed to come to the show disguised as cats.There was a playground where kids could play before and after the show, built especially for cats (lots of wooden cheese blocks). This is what I made for my daughters.

Cat mask made of felt


Legging with cat tail

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Another movie recommendation:

Hesher - dramatic and at the same time hilarious movie about a little boy trying to survive after losing his mother (I know, the words 'hilarious' and 'losing mother' in one phrase sounds weird, but that's still how it is from time to time in this movie)



Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pillow Cover

This pillow cover was roaming around my craft room for months, while all I had to do was fill it and close it. But I have just done that, so now it's showtime!


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And I'm almost finished with the first of my two circle skirts. Just need to hem it and then I can wear it! A picture of the skirt is coming soon. I think the making of the other skirt will take a while, because I never feel like making the same thing twice at a short notice.

Some pleasant news: I booked a spring vacation today. We are going to what I think is the most beautiful island in the world (or at least in Europe, and I can say that, because I have been there a couple of times in my life): Menorca. See it for yourself below.

Binibequer vell (Old Binibeca)

Fishing boat



Decorated horse for Festes the Sant Joan
Festes de Sant Joan
Decorated tail for the Festes
House on Cala d'Algaiarens
Cami vell (Old road)
Cala Pilar (count the people on the beach...)
Es Moll Nou (the new mill)
Cala Galdana
Torre Trencada
The pictures are taken by myself and I would appreciate it if you would not use them elsewhere.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Box full of presents!


Did you see? Three followers this week!! YAY!! Thank you, ladies!

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Today I went to the market and bought these two fabrics. 


Especially the one with the flowers is beautiful, don’t you think? I want to make two circle skirts from it. It’s been a while since I made clothes for myself, most of the time the few things that I sew are for my daughters. The shopping for my own clothes is mostly done on the internet (because you may not believe this, but I HATE shopping). I found a very easy pattern for the skirts, so I don’t expect any problems. I think the skirts will look very pretty with the petticoat I bought some weeks ago.

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This weekend I’m going to visit a friend to see her little baby daughter. As a gift I made  her this paper box full of presents. The idea for the heart I found at the crafty cpa.

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And what do you think of my flower setting for Valentine’s Day?





Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Padded Play Mat


First of all: I have a follower! My first! Yippie-a-yee!

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Then: my latest project. I made this padded mat for an expecting friend for her baby to play on. She already knows it’s a girl, so picking colors wasn’t that difficult.



For a TUTORIAL of this play mat look here.


Linked to:
Skip to my Lou (Made by you Monday) 
Between Naps on the Porch (Metamorphosis Monday) 
Life Made Lovely (Life Made Lovely Monday)
Creations by Kara (Look What I Made) 
Serendipity and Spice (Manic Monday Linky Party)
My Girlish Whims (Your Whims Wednesday) 
Fabric Bows and More (Will See It Wednesday)
Sew Much Ado (We Did It Wednesday) 
Sugar and Dots (What I Whipped Up Wednesday) 
Ginger Snap Crafts (Wow Me Wednesday)
Sumo's Sweet Stuff (Market Yourself Wednesday)
Very Merry Vintage Style (Share the Love Wednesday)
Remodelaholic (Remodelaholic Anonymous)
My Romantic Home (Show and Tell Friday)
The Shabby nest (Frugal Friday)
Be different, act normal (Show and Tell Saturday) 
Six Sisters' Stuff (Strutt Your Stuff Saturday)
I Can't Stop Crafting (Head to Head Showdown)
How Sweet the Sound (Pink Saturday)


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At last: do you love movies, but need a clue because you have the feeling you’ve seen it all? I can recommend these three:
  • Dusk - The psychology behind the murder of a young girl by her closest friends

  • The Way Back – Six men escape from a labour camp in Siberia and walk four thousand miles to be free



  • Cell 211 – A first-day-at-the-job-guard becomes involved in a prison riot and tries to survive by acting as an inmate


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Tutti Frutti

My sister gave me two pots of tutti frutti yesterday and that brings back sweet memories… My dearest grandmother, who isn’t among us anymore, made the most delicious desert ever with it: custard with tutti frutti. Of course my grandmother didn’t use frutti from a pot, what do you think, but she bought dried frutti and let it soak overnight in water with sugar (if you have time, you should try this; it taste so much better than the instant variety).

What you need:
50 grams custard
65 gram sugar
1 liter milk
1 vanillia pod
tutti frutti

Drain the tutti frutti.

Put sugar and custard together and stir. Scrape the little seeds from the vanillia pod and add to the custard. Add six spoons of the milk to the custard and stir until smooth. Heat the remaining milk and add the custard while stirring the milk until boiling. Let it boil for three minutes. Serve with the frutti. Yummy!

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Little Princess

Finally, I did get some comments on something I made (namely the felted wool cats)! After two months of fruitless blogging without any reaction, I wondered if there were people out there that actually read my blog. But I’m proud to say: there are! Thank you Kelly, Pat, Jill and Denise for your kind regards. I start this new blogging year with refreshed enthusiasm!

This last week I worked on some head gear. Because of the upcoming birthday I made a little crown of felted wool for my daughter:


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