Thursday, December 31, 2009

happy 2010

Whishing you all...........
the best year ever !

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas everyone !

Miss Amy loves playing in the snow .

Our letterbox , looking very nostalgic

Thank you all so much, for visiting me,
all the support
and all lovely comments.

I really appreciate it very much.

Here's wishing you a wonderful christmas !
Lots of l ove to you all.........

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

tagged for Christmas

I was tagged by Christine Burgess
to play along in this wonderful "Getting to Know You" meme.
Just check out her lovely blog!

Here are my answers to the questions asked:
1.Have you started your Christmas shopping?
Yes, but I sort of shop the whole year round :)
2.Tell me about one of your special traditions.
Can't think of one.
3. When do you put up your Tree?
I bought one yesterday , a fairly small one ,
one I can plant in the garden after Christmas.
4. Are you a Black Friday Shopper?
Oops I had to look up what it was
I am dutch so I am afraid we do not have this tradition .
5. Do you Travel at Christmas or Stay home?
We useally stay at home.
I love having 'a cosy stay at home' christmas,
surrounded by everything I love most.
6. What is your funniest Christmas memory?
I don't know , perhaps it's yet to come ? 7.
What is your favorite Christmas Movie of All time?
It's a Wonderful Life !

8. Do you do your own Christmas Baking, what’s your favorite treat ?
I do love to cook , and at Chistmas time I try new things every year,

so I don't really have a favourite treat.
9. Fake or Real Tree?
Defenitely real , I love the smell of a real tree.
10. What day (as a mom) does the actual panic set in to get it all done?
No panic , I plan things well ahead.
11. Are you still wrapping presents on Christmas Eve?
No , we don't do presents at Christmas, we have our good old
12. What is your favorite family fun time at Christmas?
I love the whole day, from hour to hour :)
13. What Christmas craft do you like the best?
Trying new things and making the house cosy .
14. Christmas music. Yes or No, and if yes What is your favorite song?
Hark the Herald Angels Sing!
15. When do you plan to finish all your shopping?
I have done most of my shopping ,there's only some delicous food shopping left to be done.

So, here are the 5 blogs I have tagged:
Just Be and Me

If you have been tagged it would be great if you would join in on the fun. This is what you need to do:
Just simply copy and paste the questions into your blog, and then answer them.Then tag 5 or more of your favorite blogs, and leave them a comment telling them they’ve been tagged.
When you post your blog, please spread some Christmas cheer, and leave a link back to this blog (
Top 10 Christmas), and the blog that you were tagged by which for me was Audrey's Country Crafts.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Dag Sinterklaasje...........

Dag Sinterklaasje,
tot volgend jaar !

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Award to all of you

The lovely Patricia of All Seasons gave my this beautiful award .
Thanks Patricia you have a wonderful Blog.
Now I have to tell 7 things about myself
and nominate 7 other Bloggers .
Well here it goes.........I.........
1- dream a lot
2- am left-handed
3- always have to do at least 3 things at one time.
4- like the changing of the seasons
5- love the smell of oilpaint
6- dream of owning a little boat
7- would very much like to go to Indonesia one day
As for nominating the award ......
I want to give the Award to you all,
my lovely readers,
thanks for visiting me so often
and for al your encouraging comments.
You all made me very happy
Blogging is great !

Monday, November 16, 2009


Sinterklaas and his 'Zwarte Piet' helpers
have arrived by steamboat from Spain
Kruidnoten, (small, round ginger bread-like cookies)
are on every table !

Thursday, November 12, 2009

How cute she was.......

I am doing a little( photo) project featuring ,
yeah you guessed...........Miss Amy,
and whilst going through some photo's on my computer
I came upon this sweet picture of her.
She must have been only a few months old..........
how cute she was ,
but luckely for us ,
she still ís !

Monday, November 9, 2009

allemaal kleurtjes/ All colors

has a great 'give-away'
on her lovely and very colourful Blog.
Why not have a look and join the fun ?
You might be the lucky winner in the end :)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

I just had to make a birdie too !

One of my favourite Blogs is Attic24,
Lucy crochets the most wonderful things
and has many tutorials of her lovely creations on her Blog as well.
For example this birdie tutorial,
I just had to make a birdie too !
Have a look at this Attic24 Inspired Flickr group for much more birdie creations.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Snow white ,Ice queen of the birds

I would like you to meet 'Snow white' ,
Ice queen of the birds.
She loves to be on top of a snowmountain,
so she can look down from the mountain top
and see the wonderful white world .
This is my latest painting
and it's for sale in my Etsy show right here.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Purple Patchwork prommised..........
the finished cushion.
I am very happy with the result .

Sunday, October 25, 2009

totally into purple

Each season I tend to change the livingroom into another colour theme.
For some reason I could not get the colour purple out of my head,
so purlpe it is now.
This is my latest crochet project , nearly finished,
I will show you the finished result as soon as it is ready.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die,
Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly,
Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams go,
Life is a barren field, Frozen with snow”Langston Hughes

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

finished result

This is how I covered the handle.
(Repeate this until the whole handle is covered.)

Close-up of the flower that I made to cheer the cover up.
It was a lovely job to make this coathanger cosy
and I am pleased with the result.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

.......and the winner is

Most of you were right ( I guess it wasn't too difficult after all :)
As you can see it is a cover for a coathanger !
Weerspiegeling you were the first to get it right ,
so you get to choose something from my Shop !
I will show you all the finished coathanger cosy tomorrow .

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Let's have some fun.......

I'd love to turn this into a contest.
Can you guess what it is going to be now ???
The first one who gets it right,
gets to choose something from my Etsy Shop.
How about that ?
Thádaááá....................ssssstààààààààrt guessing ................

Friday, October 2, 2009

a bit more revealed......

This part I had to make twice ,
and something is going to go inside of the two parts.
........know what it is going to be, now ?
..........keep guessing :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

a little more revealed........

Can you guess what it is going to be, now ?
to be continued :)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

small crochet project

Sometimes I just want to try to crochet something
that I haven't done before..........
to be continued :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009


“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
my love as deep.
The more I give thee,
the more I have,
For both are infinite.”

I wanted to try something different this time,
so I used ink, crocheted flowers a gold coloured charm
and some purple paper string
and sewed it all together on a piece of wallpaper.
It was great fun puting everything together,
and I like how it turned out.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

making ends meet

Remember this Blogpost ?
Well............tadááá ...............
this is what I made of the big ball of wool scraps .

Miss Amy loves the result as you can see.

Whishing you all a lovely and sunny weekend !

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Miss Amy ! is my Birthday today !

For the special occasion,
mamma made me a crocheted hat,
with the number 2 on it .
So I guess you know how old I am now :)

For my big day, mama and daddy got me lots of goodies!
They gave me lots of  presents,
and I also received some delicious treats.

Mama made me pose with my birthday hat on.
Birthdays are great! I had a super cool one!
Happy Birthday to me ! ! !
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