Friday, October 30, 2009

Autumn day

Yesterday at noon the autumn break started for the kids and since I had to work the boys went playing with one of son#1 classmates who happens to have a brother in the same class as son #2. Today a friend with whome son#1 skies came over to play and since the weather is awfull, we decided to bake some cookies. I must say the rsult looks yummie.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Apple and Pumpkin Pocket Pie Molds - Question

I saw these on the Williams and Sonoma site and they are just wonderful. We don´t have things like that here in Europe, especially Belgium. I envy all of you that live in teh States and have such great bakeware.
These are called Apple and Pumpkin Pocket Pie Molds. I especially like the apple one, since you can use it all year.

These are called Fall Forest Pie Cutters
If you look at the example on the site, the pie looks wonderful.
The only problem is that we can´t order from Williams Sonoma, they don´t send to the States and they also do not accept European credit cards. So I can´t order from them. Does anyone know of a store that carries their products that will send to Europe?

Monday, October 26, 2009

Weekend Germany

This weekend, we went to Germany, near Cochem and the Nurnburgring (for car fans). We visited a local ´Wild park´ and saw a lot of deer (even a white female deer, but she was very shy) and wild boar, OK there we didn´t get out of the car.
The deer are to shy and don´t normally come close to people, but we had an exception, see the pciture below.

And yes, our youngest son in tiroller outfit... He has a matching set.

And offcourse, the pretzel could not be missed, this is a sweet one, so it tasted a lot nicer that the salty ones. We also visited Cochem and I got a present, two nice tableclothes for Christmas, one white with red cross stitch figurines and one red and white checkered with red deer on top of it, very nice, I will have a nicely decorated table with christmas.

We had a great weekend and the food was wonderfull. Thank you very much Rik and Irene for giving us this weekend.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Aren´t these fantastic?

Aren´ these acorns the cutest? I really love them, they are so nice, they are from truLuxe. She sells them in her etsy store.
They represent eveything autumn I think.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday market

This morning we went to one of the typical Belgian sunday markets where they sell small animals, fresh fruits and other foodproducts and of course bric a brac. So I found a nice green woll sweater that I felted and my mum also had one in her cupboard, so I can make some more felt stuffies.
Noy much else going one overhere. The weather was nice this morning but now it is grey and cold so I will take my cross stitch and watch some Martha...
The kids are in their playroom playing some videogames, so I will have to pull them from the TV in a little while.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Yesterday I made this mittens from an old sweater of DH. I felted it and attempted a pair of mittens.
I think it worked out fine and I will give these mittens to my partner in the Roses swap I am in. Hopefully she will like them.
I can tell you that they are very warm and comfy. So this is an easy re-use of an old garment.
Yesterday evening I had diner with some friends in an italian restaurant and I could have used some of these, since the table we had booked was still occupied when we arrived and we had to wait 45 minutes before we could be seated...
But the food was delicious, and the company good, so all in all, a great evening.

Friday, October 09, 2009


Autumn is definitely here and the boys collect a whole lot of chestnuts, I think that is the name in english, we call them ´kastanjes´. So I decided to make Creme des Marons so they wouldn´t go to waste. Yummy on pancakes or better crepes.
The smaller ones I threw in the garden for our squirrel who is is also stashing nuts and stuff in our garden. Every morning I see him/her frantically stuffing stuff in the ground, knowing that he/she will never find them again... funny, and our garden gets planted with all sorts of stuff.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Keeping busy

I made this siccor fob (is that what you call it?) for a swap I am doing. I think it worked out fine, the size is OK and I like the rose fabrics. So I hope my swap partner also likes it.

And the post before this was my 300th post, so will Vintage Violet from Maximum rabbit designs contact me with her address? I will send you a nice something for my 300th post. Congratulations.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Who can help?

Who can help me finish this tin. I thought it would be a good idea to make it a little treehouse, so I finished the bottom part but I don´t have any inspiration for the top. Whos was a good idea to finish this tin?