Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Aren´t these pillows fantastic? Kellie is hosting a giveaway on her site Don´t look now.
I immediately ordered her patterns for these pillows, because they are absolutely fabulous. Check out her blog, she has some gret tutorials as well.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Latest creation

This is my latest creation. I finished him this afternoon and right away took a picture of him. What is he you say? I don´t know.
I ;ade him with a little piece of cotton I had left over.

Friday, March 27, 2009


Today son #2 turned 3, so I made him a big brooch to wear to school.
And since he likes trucks so much, a truck cake for the class. You can buy these trucks and accessoiries in teh supermarket.

And the teacher also made some fun pictures from the celebrations in the class. He got to sit on the nice chair and got a crown (a bit big, but very pretty). I think he had a wonderful day. Congratulations Peter!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Today my FIL came to pick up my jeep to have it restored to it´s former glory. We will also have it repainted and I chose purple, so we will see.
And while we are on the subject of cars. My FIL gave us this picture of his dad´s trucks. He had his own flower company and these were the trucks they drove around in. On the billborad in front of the trucks it states ´Nic den Heijer´, the same name as DH and son#1. So this is a special picture and we will hang it in a special place in our home.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Birthday party - again...

Last thursday Niels´s co-workers came to visit Ruben, a belated visit, but better late than never. It was a bit of a journey for them since we live about 125 km away from his work. Ruben was spoilt as you can see.

Today we had a birthday party for the boys for family and friends and they to were very spoilt. Lots of books to tell stories from, playmobil and other toys and clothes.
Nic wanted a spiderman cake, so here it is:
Peter is into trucks and cars, so his grandpa bought him this truck cake, isn´t it fun? I think it looks fantastic.

Thank you very much everyone. The boys loved their presents.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Swap with An

I did a swap with An from vANalles en nog wat en this is what the postman brought me yesterday. I love the deerhead and I gave it a special place in Ruben´s bedroom. This is a picture of the head hanging on teh wall already.

I also love the reuseable flap for my sandwiches, I already have it in use, it is great. Thank you very much An, great swap.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Wanted: coffee addicted swappers

I admit it, I am addicted to my coffee. Not so much as I used to but still. I need my cup of coffee in the morning, noon, after lunch, in the afternoon, after diner, ...

So after the succes of the cupcake swap, I would like to organise a coffee swap. For this swap you must make at least one handmade item related to coffee, a miniquilt, a cup stuffie, a painting, etc. and some other coffee goodies.

And because I am quite busy myself, I suggest we swap at the end of april. Who´s in? I think this could be a fun theme for a swap, and I know I am not the only addicted to coffee.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hex quilt finished and given

Welcome sweetie pie, this is Arno, the wee one for whom I made the white and blue hexagon quilt for. I finished the quilt on sunday afternoon, and Arno was born monday morning. An, you must be very proud of such a beautiful son.
And this is a picture of the finished quilt, I think is turned out great. I hope it will keep you warm and comfy.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Today son#1 turns 5. I made him this brooch yesterdayevening because I was inspired by Blij als mij. He was very excited about it and wanted it pinned on his uniform this morning. I also made him a nice cake to give to the kids in his class.

How I remember him being born. The bombing in madrid hadn´t taken place yet, he was born at 00.10 on the 11th. And around 02.30 we left the hospital with a crying baby (because he was cold we guess, it was freezing that night). We went home and there we were, the three of us... nobody knew yet that he was born, we thought we would call friends and family in teh morning.
We didn´t know how to make a hot water bottle for him. DH thought it would be too hot, so he put in luke warm water, but then son #1 started crying, so DH held him until the nurse rang our doorbell in the morning and explained everything.
How fast the years go... Happy Birthday !!!

Saturday, March 07, 2009


OK, as you can see, we are ready for the birthdayparty. I made these cupcakes before I treated myself on an issue of Living... I left a couple of the cupcakes unfinished because I noticed that a lot of kids don´t like the icing.

And this gorgeous address book came with the mail yesterday. It was a belated birthday present from a friend in Holland. Tania, thank you very much, it is wonderful.

And this is what I treated myself on this morning. A copy of Living, a polka dot picknick blanket which is folded like a bag with a handle, so very handy... And some keycaps.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Party tomorrow

Tomorrow we are having son #1´s birthdayparty for his schoolfriends. Since most kids like the guinea pigs we have, and want to hold them. So I gave them a bath. So Chocolate and Mousse (that is the name son #1 gave them 4 years ago) are very nice and clean when children want to pick them up.

Have been busy with the babyquilt I am making for my friend An´s baby who we expect any day now. So I am quilting like a maniac to get it finished in time. When it is finished I will publish a picture of it.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Relaxed weekend

This weekend, we had no appointments, so we had some quality time with the kids. Yesterday we walked through teh park in Brasschaat, which is the town where I grew up.
In teh middle of the park, near the castle there are some very old trees and this own reminded me of some smock work I did. Isn´t the bark wonderful?
We walked to the playground were we had something to drink and I can show my newly purchased snack bags from Mama Made. They are wonderful and such a good alternative to disposable bags.
The polka dot bag I got as a birthday gift from Niels´s cousin. I love this little lunchbag.

Today we visited the market at Heist op den Berg where a lot of small farmers sell their own grown vegetables and animals. SO we bought some nice veggies and eggs and some fresly baked waffles, hmm. I have been quilting like a maniac to finish the babyquilt on time, the baby of my friend is due next week, so... we are very excited to see this little fellow.