Thursday, July 30, 2009

Vacation !

Yes, tonight my vacation officially started... We won´t leave for Spain for another 10 days, but my vacation started tonight at 17.30. I picked up son #3 at my parents place after work and son #1 and 2 will be brought by my PIL tomorrow morning.

And this is what I made last night. The middel pea is supposed to be spiderman. Does it look like spiderman? I was inspired by a picture on etsy when I was looking for spiderman fabric.

Monday, July 27, 2009

No luck

This weekend, I was planning on doing some craft shopping. I needed some Gutterman pink tread to finish my girly pink quilt.
I also needed some white fabric to finish a red/white quilt and some blue fabric to start my rocket quilt for Ruben. But no luck, I went to three different stores and neither had the fabric I wanted. And I forgot to look for the Gutterman tread three times... Is this getting older?

So I ended up starting some crochet. I want to try to crochet a tree like something around a cookie tin. Will show pics if I succeed.

But this morning my mum called me to tell me me she found some Spiderman cotton handkerchiefs, so I asked her to buy them and then I can make a Spiderman quilt for son #1. He asked for a Spiderman quilt for months now but Spiderman fabric is hard to find here in Belgium and The Netherlands, so this will be a start.

Monday, July 20, 2009

birthday party and new family member

Son#3´ birthday party was a success. The weather was OK, we only had to run inside two times. SO that was not to bad seeing how the weather was early this week. He got great presents and a lot of new clothes so he was spoiled.
My brother and sister in law also spent the weekend over at our place and they brought a fish tank and some fish, but now water plants. So this morning I visited the pet store for some decoration and plants and look what I saw...
Isn´t he great, I bought him and will let the boys name him, but I think Bubble suits him well. What do you think?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

T-shirt for the birthday boy

I made son #3 this T-shirt for his upcoming first birthday party. Next sunday we are having a BBQ for friends and family and I thought it was cool to get him a personalized T-shirt since he doesn´t like to wear a crown or anything on his head.
I used some left-over frog fabric from the Frog quilt and I think it worked out OK.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


This is the present we got Ruben for his first birthday. I think it is so cute, when I saw the little piano I immediately thought of (I think it is Linus) from Snoopy. Ruben loves his piano and plays it very well. He is especially very interested if you play a little tune.
The picture is courtesy of son #1.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

First birthday !

Today is a big day - Ruben turns 1, how fast time goes, I can remember myself going into hospital exactly one year ago. And not being suprised it was again a boy, I always for some reason knew it would be a boy again...

We will celebrate his birthday later this month because his godmother was not avaible next weekend and DH is on a business trip this week, so we will have a gardenparty in a couple of weeks. Hopefully the weather will be better than it has been the last couple of days.

The boys took cake and small presents with them to our daycare mum so they will have a party at her place.

Ruben, your dad, myself and your brothers wish you all the best and a wonderful birthday with lots of presents.

And no, the picture is not mine, I did some creative photoshopping. The cupcake is an idea from a designer called Beert van Stokkum. I think they are wonderful. If I had known them earlier, I would have bought one as a baby bath. Are they the cuttest? I also absolutely love his curtains, the one with the cowpainting.

And I see that blogger still says it is wednesday, but for us it is already thursday morning July 9th.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Looking for dr. Seuss fabric

I have no luck finding dr. Seuss fabric on the internet. I don´t like buying of ebay, so the choise is limited. My kids love the dr. Seuss books and I would like to make them a quilt.
Is there someone out there that has a piece of dr. Seuss fabric? Does not have to be the one in the picture , that is just an example. I would prefer swapping, just let me know what you are looking for. Or does anyone know where they still sell dr. Seuss fabric?
And while I am at it... also looking for star wars fabric. For DH...

Sunday, July 05, 2009

OK, I say this on the Martha site: the petticoat skirt, they are gorgeous, OK, that is my thought. I made a small one for a baby a while back again, but I will attempt to make one of these. The link on the marta site is a video which shows you how to do it.
I think they are lovely, don´t you?