Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Winter Magic Festival

Every year I look forward to the Winter Magic Festival, the little village comes full of live and all the" locals" are trying to dress up as "magically" as they can.

Live bands are playing on every corner of the street so are artists performing their art

 and there is a big market with al sorts of food, crafts etc.....
Yes it is kind of cold at this time of the year, but if you are prepared for it ( hat, coat and gloves) you will have a wonderful time.

Friday, April 22, 2011


Finally I found some time to finish my crochet pillow, it was waiting for me a long time !

Since it is almost easter and the children have there holiday, we had to make some easter chickens

and  these little bird houses.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Play Dough

Making your own play dough is a bit more complicated then you think, at least for me!
It is sticky when you don't  use enough flour ( or to much water) or dry the other way around.
I found the best recipe for making it in one go......

1 cup flour
1 cup salt
1 cup water
1 ts oil
food colouring

You can make it by heating the water,oil and food colouring and slowly adding the salt and flour until a sort of mash (potato)Then let it cool and tadaaam....
You can mix all the ingredients without heating and just knead until ready ,this takes more kneading time!

After this it is Fun time!
If you got more then one child it is only fun time for the children.
My 2 year old daughter thought it was food ,mjammie, and after a while she got bored and thought it was funny throwing it around.
My 6 year old son was acting like a "real" boy and was banging and stumping it!
and my 8 year old other daughter was making more sense and she made a lot of things with it.
thank god my 16 year old daughter wasn't joining us!

Cleaning up was for mum

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pony Party

When we just moved in Emma had a late 8th birthday party , this thanks to Linda who is a friend of Michelle!She started a pony party business and asked if she could have a try out in our back garden!
It was great!
The children loved it and the ponies were adorable!
Thank god we have a big garden unlike our luxurious caravan , this is how I call our new home.
But that will be the subject for another post.
Thanks again Linda!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Back to the mountains

One week and we  are moving back to the mountains!

I cant wait, i am really excited.There are boxes everywhere it is a bit of a chaos but so far everything is  still under control.

Because we are moving to a much smaller space ( with extension possibilities  for the future  ) we had to sell a lot of our furniture's that I was attached to.My beloved dining table , the children's beds ( had to buy them a bunk bed)and much more…..but we are going back to a place that we love  and were we want  our children  to grow  up.

Didn't do much of creativity lately,possible I had no inspiration in the place were I am living now, I believe for people to be creative they have to be somewhere that inspires them to be so.Hopefully I will get my inspiration back!  

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

be organized

Wool everywhere, I have to be more organized.Simply starting with my "project" takes me 10 minutes!I use to have my wool in a bag, this doesn't work, also a basket is to complicated for me.So I saw this second hand picnic-case, just waiting for me....
I spray painted it ( incl.the grass in the garden) and glued some fabric in.This was a little bit messy.....
But I am very happy with the result.

I also had to change the stool pads, they ended up on the floor every time someone was sitting on them!Not such a good thinking project after all.

So I made a little border and they finally stay on the stool.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Summer days

It feels like summer is coming but looking on the calendar.... we are far from it!

The other day we went to the river bank, for a swim.......no, just with the feet in the ice cold water, NOT my feet that's for sure.

Others were just happy to play with the sand

Maybe that is why I choose to make this cushion in this bright summery colours .Also the colours of the backcloth that I used for the cushion , which was a present from my friend who bought it in India, inspired me.