Hexagon Cushions

A couple of weeks ago a friend asked me to make two cushions for her. The cushions had to be hexagons. Of course I said yes. Why not? Cut the fabric, stitch together, ready. 
It was only now that I had time after a couple of Parties & Celebrations-weekends. I thought the cushions would be ready in less than an hour. They were, but that's without the time I needed to refresh my math knowledge to calculate the measurements of the six sides of the hexagon. I knew the simplest way was to draw a circle, measure six parts with equal angles from the center and then connect the points where the lines crossed the circle, but I didn't have the tools to measure six equal angles. I tried a couple of other calculations, involving trapeziums, angles, Pythagoras and such, and slowly a headache started to develop. 
After a couple of attempts my husband came along and asked what I was doing, not seeing me very often with mathematical formulas all around me. He tried to help me out by sear…

Cactus Party

It's impossible that it slipped your mind that the birthday of my oldest daughter is all about cacti this year, on her request. She's the one that never comes up with a theme, but this year she made up for all the years without a theme. The latest and last one in this long series of cactus related birthday items is this Cactus Cake.

 And here I present you for once and for all the other Cactus Birthday Theme things:'

And now on to another theme! Next birthday party will be in January, when my youngest will become nine!
The Cactus Cupcakes were featured by My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies and Sum of Their Stories this week!

Thank you very much, Laurie and Julie!

Audrey Gazelle

Months ago I crocheted a gazelle, I named her Gisele Gazelle, from the book Animal Friends of Pica Pau by Yanina Schenkel. I gave it to a colleague, who just had a baby daughter. From all patterns in the book, I like the one of the gazelle the most, so now that I have another colleague who just became a dad of a baby daughter I made another one. 

Cactus Cupcakes

And here's another one in the endless stream of cactus related birthday party items: the treats for the class mates. It didn't take me as much time as I expected it to take, but even though I spend quite some hours in the kitchen. But, and that's what it's all about of course: my daughter loved the treats and I've never seen her more proud when she entered her class room with her Cactus Cupcakes!


The 50 Cake that I made for my parents was featured by The Cottage Market!

Thank you very much, Andrea!
My Fall Drawing and my Cactus Invitations were featured by Creative Jewish Mom!

Side Table Make Over

A couple of years ago I asked by husband to make a little side table from a wooden bar stool and a wooden plate. I painted it pink, because at the time that color matched with the rest of my interior.

Today I don't like the color anymore, but I still like the little table. After thinking about the color for a couple of days, I decided on night blue. Here's a before and after. 

What do you think?