Sunday, September 26, 2010

Autumn has arrived!

This shroom is standing in our garding, the first of many... We always have a lot of these ´vliegenzwammen´ as we call them in dutch.
So it is official, autumn has arrived. That is why we took a nice walk in the ´peerdsbos´, a sort of park, alias wood, where there are a lot of chestnut threes, so this was our loot:
The boys wondered what we should do with them. The small ones will go to our local squirrel, that lives under our roof... Yes, it has a nest in the roof above our bedroom.
The bigger ones will be heated on our wood stove or I can make creme des marrons...
Other suggestions?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Baby quilt

Still working on the babyquilt. Wednesday I popped by the craft store, because it was quicker than ordering from the internet. They had a matching backing so I started quilting. I am handquilting the quilt so steady as she goes. The colors turned out nice, I thought it would be a bit pale, but the reds make a good combination.

I also heard that the course I ordered (nautical technique) arrived at my PIL´s, so I will pick it up and start studying. I am looking forward to the study.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Cupcake pincushion

Isn´t this pincushion just gorgeous? I saw it on etsy by madeinlowell. I think it is just the cutest and would make a lovely and handy jewel when you are crafting.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

elephant on wheels

This weekend we were in Rijnsburg and I picked up a copy of this magazine. There are lots of wonderful ideas in there to make yourself and my SIL asked me to make one of the items in the magazines, it was a red crocheted elephant on wheels.
Something like this: an elephant on wheels made my Hillary Lang, only it should be crochet. SO I will see what I can do. Anyone any thougths on the wheels?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Star wars!

I saw these star wars sandwich cutters on the Williams & Sonoma website. My kids would eat their lunch without asking, and even DH.
Why are all these fun things not available for international order? I wrote to W&S but they are not planning on selling internationally, so I check out the website and look at all the gorgeous and fun bakeware, and sigh.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Our au pair arrived

Our au pair arrived yesterday from St Petersburg and she brought me these lovely nesting dolls. I just love them. How cute are the small ones.
I will ask my SIL to paint the blanc ones, if possible with our family... I hope she is up for the challenge. She makes wonderful paintings, so I hope she wants to paint us...
Still busy with the rocket quilt.

Saturday, September 04, 2010


OK, who recognizes this problem?

You don´t now what these are? These are the socks that have no twin in our household. From how long you ask? Just the last 6 months...
We must have a monster in our house, no, in our washing machine that only likes one sock, so no pairs, just the ones...
Every six months I throw away such a bunch of socks desperately looking for the twin. Are we the only household this happens to?

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Back to school

Today, school started again and the two eldest boys were expected in their new classes. For son #1 a big step since he is now going to primary school. A bigger schoolbag, no more toys in the classroom and paying attention... a big step for a six year old.
But they both did well, so afterwards we had pancakes in a local restaurant with playground.