Sunday, September 27, 2009

Handmade mushroom swap ! - CLOSED

Who is in for a handmade mushroom swap? Since it is almost october and I saw the first red and white toadstools appear in our backyard, I think it is a good idea for a swap.
Let´s say we send our parcels out October 31st. If you like to participate you must be willing to send out international. We will make at least 1 handmade toadstool with a total of three items ( must be mushroom related, fabric, stamp, etc...). You can buy 2 and make one yourself or make them all handmade, it is up to you.
Please make it a nice parcel so it will be a real treat receiving and opening it.
If you want to participate, please mail me (denheijer00 at - the two 00 are zero´s) the following information:
- Name
- address
- color preference
I hope you all want to participate, the more the merrier...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Two of my friends got married last weekend, to eachother ! Evelyn I know since kindergarten and Jeroen was one of my roommates in college. They met and history was made.
Saturday they got married and the bride looked fantastic, so did the groom. We had a lovely time having brunch with the newly weds and later at night at diner and the evening party.
We wish you all the best, Evelyn and Jeroen.
At the end of the evening the groom gave me a big present and this was what was inside...
All things mushroom, I just love them all, aren ´t they lovely?
The bracelet I bought myself two weeks ago from Mukkepuk, I love the combination red/white and Delfts blauw. So I had to show it off in this picture.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Walking with dinosaurs

This afternoon, we took son#1 en #2 to ´Walking with dinosaurs´. They loved it, it was a bit scary, but just enough to show that they were though.
If you have the opportunity, you should see it, it is amazing to see the technique that is necessary to make the dinosaurs move. The babies in the beginning are cute and it must be hard for kids to understand they they are robots and not real animals.

The show is really worth watching and OK, it was a lot of money, but I am glad we got tickets. ANd no I didn´t use a flsah to make this pictures. I know that that is very annoying, so I used the night scenen mode of my camer, no flash.
And now, we only have to convince son #2 that the T-rex is not real...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

WIP + giveaway in the near future

So this is what I have been working on the last couple of days. It is a christmas gift for my kids daycare mum. I haven´t made the progress I want since this week I had two parent-teacher meetings for the start of the new schoolyear...
Yesterdaynight I had a hennight for Evelyn from Eve´s little things , she is getting married next week. So we had a wonderful evening, but nor much crafting.
I have been looking through some craft books to get new ideas for my rose swap.

Concerning the giveaway... I will have a giveaway for my 300th post, which will be in the very near future - no, I am not posting 2009 at th emoment, but close. The third person to comment to my 300th post will receive some nice fabric. So check regurlarly and comment to my posts. I will make it worthwhile.

Thursday, September 03, 2009


I made this little hanger for a mum at Nic´s school whom is a photographer and who invited me to have coffee tomorrow at her place. If you wonder what the little black thing in the middle is? It is supposed to be a film roll...

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Back to school

And the boys are off, back to school.

We´re back

We are back from our summer holiday to Spain. The castle was our first B&B were we stayed on our way to Spain. The boys had a bedroom in the tower, so they were verey pleased with sleeping in a real castle.

We didn´t do that much during our holiday. We stayed near the beach at the Costa Brava, so the first week, we spent most of our time between lying on the beach, swimming in sea or in the swimming pool.

The second week we did some trips to different locations that are of interest. So we also paid a visit to Empuriabrava, which is called the Venice of Spain, with 34 km of canals... We rented an eco-boat and made a trip through the canals. Great fun also for the kids.

Although we had a great trip, personally it was too hot for me in Spain, so next time we go in a different month or in a airconditioned space, I don´t care, but August was too hot. I didn´t even get to do some crafts, also not because there was too much dust everywhere...

When we drove home from one of our boat trips, we passed a field where a lot of people where waiting for something, so we parked the car and took the kids with us. Afterwards, we realised that there were no small children there, but that is hindside.
When we got to the fence, there was nothing until they opened the door of a cattle trailer and this bull emerged.
And guess what... within a minute he broke through the fence, luckily on teh other side and a lot of people jumpedon the bull and the managed to get it back within the fence, but then we realized that is was more dangerous than we thought...
But the boys loved the bull and the sight of guys running away from the bull, boys... I think it was Jim Carrey that said ´ if it doesn´t kill you, it is hilarious´ , I am starting to believe, men think like that.

But as you can see, the kids loved it and we are happy to be back home with all the home comforts and crafts, LOL.