In the last four weeks I made another mochila, an order from my colleague. It's my fifth mochila and I'm a bit full of it. So I guess this will be the last mochila you will see from my hand for quite a while.
Friday, August 26, 2016
After making the Boot Belts, I had some beads left and I used them for making bracelets.
Monday, August 22, 2016
As I promised you a while ago, here are the pictures of the mochila I made for my daughter, for her birthday.
Friday, August 19, 2016
This week we celebrated my daughter's birthday and after making a couple of things in the last weeks, the party slowly got some sort of theme, namely Fruit. It started with the Confetti Cards, that had a sort of fruity colors.
Then I made the garland in colors of tropical fruit and I think it was then that I thought fruit could be the theme.
I had found plastic fruit pendants a while ago, that I absolutely didn't know what to do with, but just bought because I had to have them. Now I could use them to make a chain for decoration.
On Pinterest I saw this pattern for crocheted little pineapples that I couldn't resist.
And I even found the cutest little pineapple cocktail picks, that I used to decorate a Texas Tornado Cake (I made a version with pineapple).
Monday, August 15, 2016
In just a couple of days it's my daughter's birthday. She will become nine and at this age, your birthday is A Thing. So we're counting down for weeks, not to say months now. I already made cards, a bag and a garland, and today I made a little cake. Just for fun.
Friday, August 12, 2016
It's been raining for about, well, almost all summer now, so since it looks like fall around here, I thought I could just as well take out my old boots. To give them a little make over, I made some boot belts.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Since making my first mochila, I got a taste for it, so I made another one. No pattern required for this one, just for the bottom, so it was finished in just a couple of days.
One of my colleagues asked to make one for her, too. She chose a pattern and colors and I made a start a week ago.
Sunday, August 7, 2016
My daughters still have summer holidays and although we have returned from our holiday destination a couple of days ago, we will not sit at home for the rest of the holidays of course. Aside from the usual stuff like going to the movies, to the playground and to the zoo, we are going to a museum now and then.
Today we went to the Zaanse Schans. It's not really a museum, it's an outdoor area where you can find a couple of windmills and a lot of typical Dutch things (mostly old school Dutch things; nobody's walking around in folkloric costumes nowadays, other than for entertaining tourists). There's cheese, cloggs, tulips, cows and of course windmills. Some of the houses in the area are inhabited. Must be something you have to be into, I guess, having tourists walking around and over your property the whole day through.
Of course I took some pictures:
Entrance to a candy store and bakery
The green paint on the outside of the houses is typical for this little part of The Netherlands.
Beautiful mantelpiece with a lot of Delft's Blue tiles and an old fashioned heater. The little house is now used as a soap store.
Nice garden with beautiful facades in the background, painted in the same greens we've seen before
Young swan eating duckweed. It had the same size as his parents, so how long does it take before they loose the grayish down?
A lot of windmills. Those were used for sawing wood, making mustard, making dye and making oil.
If some thing is typical Dutch, it's wooden shoes, I guess. In this store they actually show you how they are made. As an obliged clogg wearing OR nurse I'm thinking about buying the read ones, just to distinguish (there are not a lot of things to distinguish with in terms of appaerance in my profession). So what do you think?
Musical accompaniment was taken care of by this little street organ.