Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Banner Necklace

Another thingy my youngest wants for her birthday, is a Banner Necklace. I saw this idea here and thought it wouldn't be difficult to make with polymere clay. So I did. 


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Barbara from Busy Fingers, Busy Life featured two of my projects this week!

My X-mas Ornaments




My Crochet Basket was featured by The Cottage Market.



Thanks, Barbara and Andrea! Nice start of the new year!


Busy Fingers, Busy Life 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Ghent

After a weekend Bruges this summer, we LOVE Belgium, so when we asked ourselves where to go for a nice weekend out, Ghent came to our mind immediately. So two weeks ago we stepped into the car and drove of. Here are some pictures:












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Friday, December 27, 2013

Birthday Skirt

In a couple of weeks we have the birthday party of my youngest daughter and that means sewing a dress of course! Well, actually it's a skirt this year. Ever since I saw the Besito Skirt by Lena Hoschek I wanted to make one and now I did. For my daughter, that is. It took me days to see through the pattern and the ruffles on the back, but after trying a lot of different things, I think I figured it out. Here's the result. 

Front
Back
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This week my Crochet Basket was featured by Homework!!


Thanks, Carolyn!

homework

Wanted #45

Nikolai Pullover Black Roses
by Lena Hoschek
WANTED

Absolutely Beautiful 
Sweater!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry X-mas!

Merry 
X-mas!!





Cream Puffs X-mas Tree

As promised is here the dessert I made for my little daughter's X-mas Diner at Elementary School:



It's made of Cream Puffs, White Rice Crisps Chocolate and Marzipan.



Monday, December 23, 2013

Crochet X-mas Tree

When I saw this cute little crochet X-mas Tree I just wanted to have one for myself, to decorate my tree with.



I found the pattern at Mis Tejidos by Luna

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Hama Snow Flakes

We are renovating our house and while I was looking for ideas for our kitchen, I came along this fun idea for X-mas decorations: snow flakes made of hama beads! Since my daughter has boxes full of those beads that I find everywhere, I finally found a way to eliminate them. Hooray and YAY! First we made the Hama X-mas Tree, but since I mentioned Hama Snowflakes in that post, there were some requests to show the flakes, too. So here you are:




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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Crochet Basket for X-mas Ornaments

Now that St Nicolaas is gone (a childrens fest people in The Netherlands celebrate), today we took the X-mas Tree out. I have balls in different colors, but this year it's all white and wood in my tree. My little daughters have found lots of pine apples this fall, so I could use them to fill my basket with. 
The pattern I saw on my favorite crochet blog, Le Blog de Anne




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Thursday, December 19, 2013

X-mas Bracelets for Kids

When I was looking for nice beads for a bracelet for myself, I found this little snowman, X-mas tree and Santa pendants, so the idea for this bracelet came quick. It's just one long chain that's wrapped around the wrist. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

X-mas Skirt

Every year my daughter has a X-mas Diner at Elementary School. Children are supposed to dress nicely and parents (read: mothers) are supposed to make something to eat. More about the treat I made will follow in a later post. For my daughter I made a simple circle skirt that I embellished with some green and red ribbon. After X-mas I can add ribbon in a not-so-X-massy color and than it will be a skirt like every other skirt.  



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

X-mas Tree Ornaments

Bought white polymer clay with sparkles and pressed it flat.
Cut out stars and hearts with cookie cutters. 
Pressed them on a cookie decorating mat.
Punched a little hole in them.
Put them in the oven for half an hour. 
That was all it took.


Friday, December 13, 2013

African Flower X-mas Stocking

Most of the time I link the things I make up to Link Parties and sometimes you see something somebody else made that you like so much, that you want to make one for yourself. That was the case with this X-mas Stocking: 



If you want to make one for yourself, too, you can find the pattern at Persia Lou!

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My Proud as a Peacock painting was featured by The Cottage Market!



Thanks, Andrea!

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