Thursday, February 28, 2008

Vilde arrived in Schilde

This little green doll is called Vilde and she arrived at our home yesterday. I bought her from Ravenhill. She is precious and will get a new home in our new nursery. OK, if it is a girl. If the baby is a boy, she will keep me company at my sewing table, together with the other matryoshka dolls I collected and am still collecting.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Pay it forward

I saw this on several blogs and it sounds like great fun. It’s the Pay It Forward Exchange. It’s based on the concept of the movie “Pay it Forward” where acts or deeds of kindness are done without expecting something in return, just passing it on, with hope that the recipients of the acts of kindness are passed on.
So here’s how it works:I will make and send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment to this post on my blog requesting to join this Pay It Forward exchange.

I will email each person for their mailing addresses and send a handmade gift and maybe some extra goodies. I won´t send it this month, but I promise to send you a handmade gift.

What YOU have to do in return, then, is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog to 3 different people. Unfortunately this is only possible for those of who have a blog. So come on.....and see who wants to pay it forward. :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Mod Mom giveaway

Check out these great prizes from mod mom:

tots-on-the-go :: 1 inline stroller with doubles kit $710

whole foods :: $100 gift card +3 heart gift baskets $250

barefoot books :: 12 eco books/cd + 1 grand prize $240

green works :: 12 green cleaners gift baskets $300

baby banz :: 4 child's sun protection swim sets $300

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blog for to participate in this great giveaway.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Babushka dolls

These gorgeous little dolls arrived in the mail this week. The left doll is from Erleperle and the right is a precious doll from Holland made by Dutch Sisters. They are the first two dolls I collected, but they won´t be the last, I think they are too cute.

They will both be joining the new nursery that I have to decorate. I am still not sure what colors to use or even a style. If anybody has a great idea? Please let me know. If it is a girl I will definitely go for the babushka doll theme and pinks, if it is a boy, I will keep the dolls all to myself. What do you think?

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Birthday party

Yesterday we (DH and me) had our birthday party. Most of our friends could make it, so we had a great time. I am glad that last year I started a wishlist, so I got the stuff I asked for. I also got some money so I will treat myself to a couple of patterns. I was soiled rotten and among a lot of things, I also got craft books:

I can't wait to try some of the patterns in these books.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Winter quilt arrived

My Swap winter quilt from 4 Season´s quilt swap arrived in the mail. It is a gorgeous Santa Clause on purple fabric, my favorite color! Thank you very much Anne I love it and it will get a special place on the wall next christmas.
At the moment I am making arrangements for our birthday party tomorrow. It will have a Tirol (Austria) theme, so I will show some pics.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Giveaways at ModMom

Check out these fabulous prizes that are in ModMom Valentine Giveaway:

roxio :: 10 mac digital burning software suites $1,000
tots-on-the-go :: 1 inline stroller with doubles kit $700+
kideko :: 1 mod luxury bedding set $260
blurb :: 10 publish-your-own professional books $300
global exchange :: 11 organic fair trade chocolates $250
itzbeen :: 6 digital baby care data trackers $150+
divvies :: 10 dozen vegan cupcakes $240
whole foods :: 3 heart healthy gift baskets $150
green works :: 12 green cleaners gift baskets $300
barefoot books :: 12 eco books/cd + 1 grand prize $240

Friday, February 08, 2008


Yes, I turned 36 today. Got some great presents from Niels and my kids and family. I was really spoiled and had a wondefull day. So I will keep this short and enjoy it some more.

Sunday, February 03, 2008


Yes, a lot of people already know, but we are expecting our forth child. I am about 14 weeks pregnant and we expect the new baby around July 25th.
So I better get started with a quilt and other handmade things I want to make. But where do I find the time with my two boys running around in the house?

Another thing: You are getting older when...
you go into a perfume store and the clerk doesn´t offer you a free perfume sample but three anti-wrinckle cream samples. Yes, it happened to me yesterday.