Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Crochet covered bottles


I'm still enjoying crocheting around all sorts of things.  These days I use small wine bottles and try out different patterns to cover them.  They become lovely vases if you just put one nice flower in them.
I especially love this blue colour!


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Origami stars and balloons

This weekend I was so fed up with all the chores I had to do inside and around the house, so ... I took a break.  I wanted to try this origami for a long time now and this week I had bought some nice origami paper to try it.  It was a great success!!  The kids and I loved it.  Once you know how to fold the paper, it gets really addictive. 
The stars are a little bit harder for them to make.  But they loved to make the balloons.  At this very moment they are using up the last pieces of paper, making these lovely balloons. They just shouted out they have made 74 little balloons. 
With the stars I am going to make a guirlande.  And for the balloons I still have to buy a string of LED fairy lights and then I just need to attach each balloon around a light.

I found the tutorial for the balloons at folding trees and she also has a nice tutorial to make the wishing stars.   
Tomorrow I will definitely get some more paper.  I hope you will enjoy this as much as we did!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Freshly baked cakes and brownies

For christmas I bought my teenage girls each a cookbook.  They both love baking.  So this holiday we are often spoiled with delicious and freshly baked cookies and muffins.  Our house smells wonderfully cozy when they are busy in the kitchen and they even clean up afterwards.  Yesterday they made brownies and little cakes with sundried tomatoes and black olives.  The cakes were made in small silicone loaf pans that came with one of the cookbooks, easy to use and so much more fun to look at. 

I really loved the little savoury cakes. For everyone who likes to try it, here is the recipe:

  • 2 eggs
  • 7 cl olive oil
  • 7 cl milk
  • 120 g flour
  • 70 g grated Gruy√®re
  • 1/2 package of baking powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 100 g sundried tomatoes cut in pieces
  • 100 g black olives without the seed and sliced
You mix everything together and use some of the olive slices to decorate on top. For these small cakes, you only have to bake them for half an hour in a preheated oven of 180 degrees celsius.

I'd like to wish all of you a wonderful 2012 with lots of
love, laughter, warmth, good health, joy, happiness and creativity!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Magical lights!

It's been a bit quiet on my blog but I have been really busy lately.  I'm using all my free time to crochet these lights.  I think they are perfect for my christmas gifts this year.  These purple ones are a gift for my mom.  She adores purple.  So these will probably match perfect with most of her outfits. It's not my favourite colour but I must admit they turned out all right.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

More candle holders

I have made some more candle holders.  This time I used a nice ochre colour.  Although it's more of an autumn colour, I love to use this colour also in winter time.  It adds an even warmer and cozy touch to the candle light.

I don't know if you can tell, but for the right one I've used just simple granny squares.
Because I'm enjoying myself so much crocheting, the other day I bought some more really nice colours.  So I'll be making lots more of these.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


 Today, I made this cake for my family.  I was inspired by a dutch magazine I bought this week.  There was a picture of a beautiful pie in it with these words written on the pie : WE ARE SO GOOD TOGETHER.  And indeed this is how I feel when I think of my kids and husband. 
Lately we've been a very busy family, even during the weekends.  And today, we were all at home so I decided to treat them well and I wanted to celebrate us just because we are a family. 

Of course my cake didn't look as pretty as the one in the magazine.  But they didn't care!!  We really enjoyed our little celebration today.

I hope you had a lovely weekend too!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Fair at the waldorf school

We had a very busy weekend.  It was the anual fair at the children's school.
With a bunch of lovely and very talented women we come together once a week to sow for this fair.  These are some of the things we made this year.


Of course we don't earn anything by selling this because the profit all goes to the school.  But we gain so much more.   Every week while we are working, we drink cappuccino, eat cake and have loads of fun.  There is always lots of laughter but also room for tears. It is so nice to be part of this amazing group!!

Ladies, thanks for being you every week again!  I think we did really well this year!