Sunday, July 30, 2006

Tree House

My dad made Nic and Peter a tree House. This picture was taken this morning when my dad and my DH started to build the house. As you can see Nic is helping.

My SIL´s website

I added a link to my Sister in Law´s website. She makes beautiful wall paintings, three of the pictures are taken in our house. The giraffe is in the children´s playroom. The sleepy sheep is in Peter´s room and the jungle is Nic´s bedroom wall.
I think she makes lovely paintings. See her work at

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Looking for white fabric

I am looking for white fabrics to make a babyquilt for friends of ours who are expecting their first baby. I like to make those babyquilts from traded fabrics rather than bought fabrics.
Are their quilters among you that would like to trade some white fabrics, I am looking for size 10 cm x 10 cm as a minimum. Just let me know what you are looking for, maybe I have it.



Thursday, July 27, 2006

Aren´t these pincushions, the cutest? I really think they are great looking and they are made by a dutch lady, see her website:
I have a couple of pincushions and for some reason I never use them, but when I see these, I think I would use one of these for sure.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Watering the plants

Since it is so hot here, I think this is a great way to water your plants:

This is the coolest plant pot I have ever seen…, but they are a bit expensive...

Friday, July 21, 2006

My DH´s boss brought me these two magazines from Japan, so I am very excited! I haven´t read them yet, but today is a public holiday here in Belgium, so I have time for myself to browse through them. Just got to go and make myself a cup of Java and start reading.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Today the ambient temperature reached an ultimate record of 37°C. At my office it was really nice to work due to the airco, but outside it was really hot.
Moeke went for a walk with the kids very early, so they had their walk for today, but not in the blistering heat. The kids spent the whole afternoon in the swimmingpool. At the moment it is still unpleasantly hot and we moved the kids and ourselves for the upstairs bedrooms to the guest bedroom downstairs where the heat is a bit better bearable.
Oh ja, the picture is one of the Cathedral in Antwerp.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

I did it!

Tomorrow, we have to return the income tax form, so we had a bit of stress here at home, getting it all filled in correctly, especially since my DH works in Holland, and I work in Belgium. But managed and got the thing in the tax office´s mailbox this evening! Yippie!
So I haven´t been able to do much cross stitching, am still trying to get trough DMC´s Wild ones ABC for my son Nic. It is also too hot to do much, temperature here is
33 °C and it is 20:30.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

An´s birthday

My friend An had her birthday yesterday. I had a great idea for a gift, however, they were closed so I couldn´t get her the gift on Saturday... (So Idea an 8, execution a 2).
So I made her this Wee one and she got a raincheque (I hope I spell this correctly). But it was a great evening.
Happy Birthday An!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Newest stuffes

My two newest stuffies. I made them after the Wee Ninja from Shawnimals Plush. I really like their simple form.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Peter´s first day

Well, today Peter went to ´Moeke´ his 'second' Mum, she takes take of other people´s children for a living.
She told me he did fine and Nic was also very proud that his little brother also went with him to Moeke.
Haven´t been able to do much crafty things, but tonight I will try to finish my octopus/cat-like stuffy.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Starting my very own blog

Well, I started my own webblog. I will try to keep you informed about live here in Belgium and about my craft projects.
As a first picture I included a picture of Nic and Peter taken the day before yesterday. They are lying on a quilt I bought second-hand.
The quilt was made with a lot of love and dumped in a second-hand store, so I couldn´t resist.