Sunday, November 29, 2009

New mittens... waiting for the cold

I needed new mittens and I wanted a pair of Lithuanian ones. So I searched on Dawanda and saw these. I loved them immediately so I ordered them from Agneta. And guess what...
She is Lithuanian! So genuine Lithuanian mittens for me. I love them and I can´t wait for it to get cold, so I can show them off.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Bob Maman jars

We always eat Bon Maman confiture and I was wondering what you can make with the jars; Normally I throw them away, but after a lecture of sustainability from DH, I was wondering...
This is what you start with:
And here are some examples of what you can make:

For the christmas experts among us:

I also found a link with projects. I know I am inspired...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sinterklaas is in the country

Yes, Sinterklaas (a dutch tradition) is back in the country and visiting all sorts of kids. This weekend he visited DH´s work and all the kids loved it. The Zwarte Pieten enterained the kids while Sinterklaas talked to the kids abouth their mischiefs this year. Afterwards all the kids got their presents and there was also a Kodak moment. Helas, son#3 looks the other way, but nevertheless an afternoon well spent.

This morning we had a tree planting event here in our community. All the kids that were born in 2008 got a three in a newly planted arboretum. So, Ruben got his own tree planted by me. DH stayed at a distance, since the place was very muddy and he was the only one not wearing rubber boots. Unfortunetaly I fogot my camera...
But there was a clown that made these balloons for the boys.

Son #3 a crocodil:
And son #3 a spiderman:

It was a very nice initiative by our community, and you never can have enough tree. Luckily (not) son #2 got his boot stuck in the mud and when trying to free himself, he fell over in... yes, you guessed it... the mud.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Since I was making my own clay figurines, I checked out etsy and look what I found. Aren´t these little figures wonderful? They are made and sold by Joojooland on etsy. The tattooted snail is handpainted. I love the detail in this ladies work.

And the ghost family is also adorable, I think. Love her work. And I am all inspired again to try to make some new clay items. Maybe this weekend, after our visit to Sinterklaas...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Day off

These two packages have left my house to their new addresses. I hope you like what I made you ladies.
Yesterday I had a day off work and I visited my friend Evelyn. We had some nice lunch and did some shatting. And since she also likes to craft, we did some fimo clay projects. I think they turned out well.

Monday, November 09, 2009


This package for the angel assignment is on its way to Italy. I hope Renate likes what I made and bought for her. Come to think of it, I forgot to put the card in the box, since I see it lying here in front of me. Sorry Renate...
And this is what was inside the package that arrived her today... Some wonderful goodies from Andrea. The quilt she made is gorgeous and will get a nice spot at my crafttable. I will then again make a pic of it. Thank you very much Andrea, you were a wonderful swap partner.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Mushroom art

Not much to tell here. I am still working on ly mushroom swaps, sorry girls, I am late. Sorry. I will make it worth your while. So I can´t post any items I am making right now, because my fellow swappers are also reading my blog.

So that is why I am placing a mushroom artsy craft, made by ´The Art and Craft of Mimi Kirchner´. She sells these tiny worlds and I just love them. They are so detailed, really nice work.